Unpopular opinion: there’s only one characteristic you absolutely need to be a good entrepreneur.
Learn how to have successful web design consultations – where your conversion rates are 90%!
Pivoting your business as a small business owner is both easy… and a challenge. Here’s a business strategy to take the pain out of adding and removing services. Back in 2012 I landed my first job in corporate America with a small startup company in Boston where I was...
Working all the time is a common challenge faced by many small business owners. The good thing is - YOU get to choose whether or not you have a good work-life balance. Back in 2017 when I first started my business as a side gig this is what I envisioned my life would...
Raising your prices with confidence is a true challenge for many business owners – myself included. Here are 4 specific times you have to increase your hourly or package rates.
There’s almost nothing worse than landing a difficult, challenging or complex client. Instead of working with difficult clients, look out for these warning signs and red flags so you can be sure you only work with your dream client!
Finding consistent clients is not the problem. It’s just not! Learn why ‘finding consistent clients’ isn’t the actual challenge we face when self-employed.
Saving for taxes is a requirement of being self-employed and it also can be a huge challenge. Learn about my experience saving too little only to then pay the government waaaaayyy too much money the following year!
Registering a business is one of the challenges of being self-employed. Learn about my experience starting as a sole proprietor, becoming an LLC and dissolving a business only to register it in a new state.
Learn the difference between an entrepreneur, solopreneur, and freelancer. Plus, what you should be calling yourself! Did you know there are roughly one million different ways to label yourself as a business owner? First we have the legal terms: Sole proprietor...
There are so many different lifestyles of an entrepreneur – the possibilities are endless! Here are different ways you can live the self-employed life.
After starting your own business it can be tough to adopt a business mindset. Ending a sales call where you don’t land the client makes it even more difficult. Kristen from Kristen Leigh has the top 4 things you should analyze when you don’t land the client.
Women entrepreneurs have come a long way in the business world. However, there are still a lot of business mindset hurdles holding women back. Check out the 5 challenges facing female entrepreneurs so you can cruise by them on your way to being your own boss.
Starting an online business while working 9-5 is tough. It's made harder when you focus what little time you have on the wrong things. These 3 habits will help you ditch your day job so you can be your own boss and start living your best life. The beginning of...
It's time to stop saying I am a freelancer. Proudly call yourself a business owner and grow your web design business by dropping the 'website design freelancer' title. Becoming a freelancer is one of the easiest ways to create a supplemental income online: create a...
I’ve talked about the benefits of a mastermind group before, but I haven’t talked about what joining a mastermind has taught me, most importantly, about myself. Learn from my experiences so you can quit your 9-5 with confidence.
As a new entrepreneur it’s easy to stress when it comes to picking out a web design business name. I’ve got 5 things that happen when you change your business name and how pivoting your business can actually help it grow.
With all the spammy sales pitches out there it can be difficult to confidently invest in yourself or business.
Learn to read between the lines of spammy sales pitches that offer big rewards for little work so that you can actually quit your 9-5 and build the online business of your dreams.
Shawn Spencer from Psych is the poster child for running a business authentically. My guess is that who you’re showing up as right now in your business, isn’t 100% your true self. Listen to me when I say this: Growing a business is so much easier, so much more fun, and so much more fulfilling when we do it in an authentic way!
My experience in Melyssa Griffin’s Bold Abundance Mastermind has been revolutionary. The benefits of a mastermind group like this range from improving your business mindset to being able to quit your 9-5. Come learn how joining the Bold Abundance Mastermind has transformed my business.
Trying to work less and make more money? Maybe you are building an online business so you can finally quit your 9-5. Either way, come learn about 4 things that happen when you run a successful business.
There's a big reason why your business needs to be online and it all has to do with how to reach your target audience in a bigger way. Whether you're developing a small business marketing plan, dealing with losing your job, wondering how to start an online business or...
Like most businesses, web design and other creative businesses have their seasons and periods of high and low sales. This means, when business is slow, you need to know what to work on. I’ve pulled together a list of 5 ways you can make the most of slow time at work.
Public Service Announcement for all Web Design Business Owners: It’s time to stop underpricing and undercharging for a website, learn how to price your services, and charge what you’re worth. Underpricing isn’t only hurtful to you but it’s hurtful to your fellow web designers, too.
When you work with a difficult client it can take a toll on your confidence as an entrepreneur. There are ways to handle and navigate difficult client relationships. In this blog post, I talk about how setting boundaries, keeping control of the project, and other strategies can help when you find yourself working with a challenging or complex client in your web design business.