All across the country, entrepreneurs are starting, or thinking about starting, small businesses. Yet, the kinds of businesses these resourceful individuals are pursuing are as varied as a map of the United States. Bid on Equipment, the online marketplace, released an infographic last year that shows the kinds of businesses most popular with entrepreneurs and wannabe business […] The post Popular Small Businesses by State appeared first on SmallBizClub.
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Many experts are certain that successful entrepreneurs are the ones with the most inspiration (passion and dream), while others will assert that it’s about more perspiration (working harder). In my experience, both are always required in heavy doses. There are no “can’t fail” shortcuts or “get rich quick” scenarios. That’s why all those so-called million […] The post 5 Key Successes Will Sustain Entrepreneur Inspiration appeared first on SmallBizClub.
Being your own boss sounds great, right? Make your own hours, nobody to tell you what to do, no more office politics. While being an independent contractor, such as a consultant or freelancer, can offer many life-changing benefits over a regular day job, you might want to think twice before you take the plunge. Here […] The post Contractor or Employee? 7 Things to Consider Before Leaving Your Day Job appeared first on SmallBizClub.
Many of us sit in our office cubicles dreaming. Escaping the 9 to 5. Telling the boss you have fired “them.” Packing your bags and not coming back. But most of us never make the step. Daring to dream is where it starts and stops. Doubt creeps in. Fear It is the human condition. Our […] The post The Secret to Escaping Your Day Job appeared first on SmallBizClub.
Today, many small business owners are engaged in knowledge commerce, selling their expertise on a topic to students or businesses who want to learn. These “infopreneurs” are a growing class of small business owners and freelancers, that seek to teach students anything from cooking to accounting. Becoming an infopreneur isn’t easy, but here are some […] The post Thriving with Knowledge Commerce appeared first on SmallBizClub.
I was bored. The college professor was droning on at the front of the class. Many of us have had that experience. After completing high school I had selected accounting as my career choice. The college was chosen. It was a few months in. And the reality was becoming clear. I hated accounting. But I […] The post 7 Steps to Design a Life (and Business) That Makes You Happy appeared first on SmallBizClub.
The way in which we work has seen a shift over the past few years. With the internet bringing us endless opportunities many have decided to shun the traditional 9-5 in favor of a more flexible working routine. Whether you’ve decided to go down the freelance route, set-up your own business or work flexi-time, there’s […] The post Can You Earn a Living from Multi-Level Marketing? appeared first on SmallBizClub.
Quick Books Community for Self-Employed is a fun place for me to hang out and to hear everyone’s stories. What a great crowd. If you’re running a small business or thinking about it, you should join the conversation. There’s no cost. Recently, I answered the questions Gina Bianchini asked the community, “What One Thing Did […] The post 5 Tips for Small Business Startups appeared first on SmallBizClub.
“Stop trading time for money.” Thanks to the Tim Ferrisses of the world, that has become the rallying cry of people who are stuck in a job they don’t like and who want to create the freedom to quit and do something different. They say it with pride, confident they are making the smart, strategic […] The post Want to Stop Trading Time for Money? Avoid This #1 Mistake! appeared first on SmallBizClub.
I was devastated. I had just completed a test and the results were in. And they weren’t good. Not what I wanted or expected. But it wasn’t an ordinary test. It was the standardized “IQ” test developed by Alfred Binet in the early 1900’s that many of us have had to endure. The findings had […] The post The Winning Mindset That You Need for Success appeared first on SmallBizClub.