New Entrepreneur? 7 Steps To Boosting Your Confidence and BusinessWhen you're a new business owner, everything seems a little scary and overwhelming. It's hard to take charge and assert yourself when you don't have the experience to fall back upon.And if you're not confident, your potential customers won't be confident in you.How do you become self-assured without having experience as a business owner?
Business Setbacks and Bourbon: The 4 Steps To Aging Both The Right WaySetbacks when you're an entrepreneur happen. The longer you're in small business, the more frequently you have to build up your resiliency and learn to overcome them.Some will be minor. Others will threaten your success.Not everyone will handle it the same way, but those who get past their setbacks all have gone through a process.I believe that processing setbacks is a lot like aging bourbon.
7 Reasons Discomfort Can Make You A Better Copywriter (Or Business Owner)
Is there something you could do in your business that makes you so uncomfortable you panic at the thought of it?A business that takes no risks and doesn't grow doesn't stay around very long.Without stepping out of our comfort zones and taking risks with what makes us UNcomfortable, we never improve.Here are 7 ways discomfort will benefit you and your brand:
The Emotional Entrepreneur: How To Move Forward After Hitting A Wall
The difference between success and failure is how long you decide to wallow in your own self-pity. It's not okay to let everything go by the wayside with your business. You need to figure out what to do to get out of the pit you dug for yourself.So what can you do to keep moving forward after hitting a wall?
Here are a few things to try when you find yourself having trouble getting back into a productive mindset:
Want To Get The Edge On Your Competition For Free? Try CourtesyIs courtesy in business nearly extinct? Perhaps we should be doing more to save courtesy and let it thrive. After all, it can have tremendous positive impact for both customers and businesses.
Do You Know How To Write Right? SEO vs CopyWriting vs Content Writing
As a small business owner, you know you need to get your message across to potential customers. You also know the best way to get the most impact is by employing a freelance copywriter, SEO writer, or content creator.
But do you know which type of professional service you need?
Extra, Extra...Read All About It: 10 Secrets To Writing Better Headlines
You could make a strong argument that the headline is the single most important piece of your copy.Without a catchy headline, the benefits of your product might never be seen.So how do you create a headline that grabs attention? Let's look at 10 ways you can improve your headlines.
The 9 Circles of Hell in Small Business Collaborations: See You Soon?As small business owners, we realize the importance of collaborations for growth. But what is stopping us from enjoying success when joining forces?
Grammar and Spelling and Punctuation: Oh My! Why it pays to Write Right.How much time and effort do you put into your writing? You might use spellcheck, but do you consider much more than that? Do you spend more time searching for the perfect emoji than you do creating your message? Does it matter?Yes. It definitely matters.
How My Copywriting Was Helped By Kayak Racing: A Small Biz Marathon
Instead of looking at small business ownership as a sprint to success, look at it as a marathon or an ultra event.
Here's how training to race is the same way you should "train" for business success.
Born of Frustration: How To Channel Pain Into Small Business SuccessAccording to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of U.S. small businesses fail within the first year. By the end of their fifth year, roughly 50% are struggling.So how do the success stories overcome the odds and succeed?They embrace their pain.
Your Biggest Business Competitor? The Answer Is Smiling Right At You.
So often when we go into business for ourselves, we focus on how fast we can become successful. But what does that success look like? It's different things to different people.
So who should you look at to measure your business success?
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