Thinking About Starting Your Own Business? Read This First!

Thinking about starting your own business? Get tips and a list of action steps you can take to help you be successful, plus a FREE business plan worksheet.Questions To Ask Yourself And Actions To Take If You Are Thinking About Starting Your Own Business

By Jennifer Spears

Starting your own business is kind of like swimming in a really big pond…or maybe even the ocean. There are some really big fish, but there are more fish that are on the smaller side. Some are even teeny tiny…still darting around, not really knowing what they are doing. Every once in awhile though, one of those teeny tiny fish shows a little spark…a hunger…as if they are suddenly awakened to the possibilities that exist in the pond. Although they can only see what is in the water right around them, they no longer see what lies in the unknown darkness ahead as scary, but as exciting and exhilarating.

And with that…a small business owner is born! Continue reading “Thinking About Starting Your Own Business? Read This First!”

Positive Affirmations For Small Business Success

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Positive Affirmations For Small Business Success…and a Happier Life!!!

By Jennifer Spears

Can spending a few minutes every morning reading and reciting positive affirmations really help your small business?

Yes! It can! Continue reading “Positive Affirmations For Small Business Success”

A Look Back At Our First Year Of Self-Employment

 

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A Look Back At Our First Year Of Self-Employment: What We’ve Learned, What We’d Change…And A Nasty Little Secret!!!

By Jennifer Spears

Do you know what is coming up in just a few days? As of February 5…my dear hubs has been “pretired” for exactly one year! As we look back at our first year of self-employment, I’m excited about all that we’ve overcome, accomplished…and learned about ourselves! Continue reading “A Look Back At Our First Year Of Self-Employment”

What We Say When People Ask Us How We Do It

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What We Say When People Ask Us How We Do It

By Jennifer Spears

People ask us all the time how we do it. How we support ourselves and our 5 children that are still at home, with our small business.  

We could take the time to explain that we had been dreaming of and planning for our escape from the rat race for years.  

We could explain how we had scrimped and saved, putting away enough money to buy the most precious thing ever…time. 

We could…but honestly, even though we did do those things, when it came right down to it, we had to decide that it was time. Continue reading “What We Say When People Ask Us How We Do It”

10 Reasons Why It Sucks To Work At Home

10 Reasons Why It Sucks To Work At Home

10 Reasons Why It Sucks To Work At Home…And Why We Do It Anyway!

By Jennifer Spears

It sucks to work at home sometimes, so as I sit down to write my 50th blog post (Yay me!), I thought I would talk a little bit about that, and also try to explain why we do it anyway! 

So here they are, in no particular order…10 reasons why it sucks to work at home! Continue reading “10 Reasons Why It Sucks To Work At Home”

Why We Encourage Our Kids To Start A Hobby Business

Why We Encourage Our Kids To Start A Hobby Business

Why We Encourage Our Kids To Start A Hobby Business…

By Jennifer Spears

Today is an exciting day! Our 7 year old son has been anxiously awaiting the mail for the last few days. He’s sure the package he’s been waiting for will come today. Today is the day that he finally gets to start his hobby business! Continue reading “Why We Encourage Our Kids To Start A Hobby Business”