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[20 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Create Your Best Life Ever

I really like to take a moment at this time of year to think about what I have accomplished (and give myself loads of pats on the back of course), and what I still want to accomplish in my business…….I know it can be hard to set aside some time while you are wildly trying to get as many sales as possible in the last few weeks of the year….. but, give it a try if you want to give your brain a jolt of new ideas.  They just might …

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[5 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Do you really need a partner?

I have had many partners over the past 19 years, some good and some horrendous. I have been speaking on many investor tele-summits this past summer and wanted to recap a few main points for you in case you missed out……and hopefully I can help you avoid all the yucky stuff.

 

So many entrepreneurs assume that business will be easier if there is a partner to share the “burden” with. What they fail to look at, is the reasons they are hoping someone will be there for them. All things considered, it sounds fun …

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[6 Jun 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
Procrastination Fascination

 
 
Do you procrastinate?
 
I have never ever ever ever ever ever…..been a procrastinator ……..until recently.   I have found myself whiling away the time gardening, puttering around my new house, hiking, biking and frankly behaving like an alien has taken over my body and mind.   There is part of me that loves it as it is so FUN, and then there is the “normal” part of me that is horrified that I am wasting even one second of my precious work day while my kids are in school.
 
Well, I have had to …

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[5 Mar 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
Who To Hire First

How do you know who to hire first?
 
If you are doing your own shipping then I suggest hiring a part time person to take that over to free up your time. This is the most menial job you are doing (besides maybe cleaning your office) and can easily be passed on.  When I was shipping $1M a year, we had a guy who worked 2 days a week and got it all done! 
 
Having someone else do this time consuming task will leave you time to do the things that bring in …

Bootstrapping, Business, Customer Service, Drop Shipping, Nuts & Bolts, Sales, Start Up, Tips From The Entreprenette Handbook, Websites, Wholesale »

[4 Jan 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
The top 5 business mistakes and how to surpass them

When I first started out with my handbag company I was in the dark about everything. I had never taken a business course of any kind, and was really relying on my own savvy to get through it all…….not knowing (or even being aware) of what big mistakes I was making every day.   All this cost me so much money…meaning that I didn’t understand costing, margins, or budgets (even though I managed million dollar movie budgets, but somehow when it was my own money I just put on blinders). It was so …

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