Knowing the Rules Doesn’t Mean You Have to Follow Every One

I know that people go to college for years and years in order to get their business degrees and learn all the rules and regulations and philosophies regarding how to run a successful business. While some us running our own home businesses might have that education and training, others of us do not. And, it can be somewhat intimidating thinking that there are so many things we do NOT know about business. BUT, learning and knowing all the rules and regulations does not mean that we have to follow and incorporate them all in our little entrepreneurial operations. I do … Continue reading

Taking the Focus OFF Yourself and Your Business

I can get fixated. With so much riding on my building my home business, things can get out of balance and out of whack. I’m sure I am not alone when I confess that sometimes I can get into a rut where it is all about me and my business. While keeping the drum of public relations going can be a good thing, it can also be incredibly rejuvenating and re-energizing to take some of the focus OFF for a good change of pace… I suppose too much of anything can be a “bad” thing and that goes for ego … Continue reading

Is Your Business Mission-driven or Profit-driven?

What is motivating your home business? Having a good understanding of what it is you are trying to accomplish and what is motivating you in your home business operation can help you stay on track–and get back on track–as you maneuver through the challenges of every day. All businesses–whether huge corporations or small home businesses–can identify the very core of what is motivating operations. A “mission driven” business is one where there is a clear, identified mission that motivates employees and is key in all major decisions. Nonprofit organizations are all mission-driven, but there are many other businesses that consider … Continue reading