small business

Stop Neglecting Your #1 Business Asset!

Enjoy this week's guest post from Becky Upchurch, founder of Higher Good Coaching. If you are a small business owner, you already know that the process of launching, building, and scaling a business is full of challenges along the way. In fact, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only about 50% of small businesses survive [...]

Stop Neglecting Your #1 Business Asset!2019-06-13T22:30:58-07:00

HeartBeet: The Trials and Tribulations of Restaurant Ownership

For this week's guest blog, I've partnered together with the team at Business Impact NW to help them share the story of one of their small business clients. HeartBeet had been in business for ten years at their location on 65th Street when the City of Seattle announced they were going to replace parking on [...]

HeartBeet: The Trials and Tribulations of Restaurant Ownership2019-06-13T22:29:29-07:00

5 Tips to Running Your Business While Raising Your Family

It can be tough juggling your home life and business, but this week's guest blog from Meredith Raber has some great tips on how! Running your own business is a serious undertaking, but so is raising your family. Many might think trying to do both at the same time is crazy, but it can be [...]

5 Tips to Running Your Business While Raising Your Family2019-06-13T22:29:16-07:00

How Great Client Onboarding Saves You Time WAY After Onboarding’s Done

Enjoy this great guest blog from Business Operations Consultant Melissa Morris. If you’re a service-based business owner than you’ve surely heard the term client onboarding (if you haven’t, that’s ok because I’m going to tell you all about it!). Client onboarding is that crucial time when a prospect becomes a client. Onboarding typically starts with [...]

How Great Client Onboarding Saves You Time WAY After Onboarding’s Done2019-06-13T22:29:03-07:00

I know WHAT to do but HOW do I get started?

Enjoy this week's guest post from Britt Sullivan on taking the next step in your business. You’ve worked hard to learn all this great info on how to start or run your business successfully. You know what you need to do to take your business to the next level.   So now what? Now it’s [...]

I know WHAT to do but HOW do I get started?2019-06-13T22:28:50-07:00

Getting Started With Etsy

Thinking of starting an Etsy shop? This week's guest post from Leah of Boynton Fly Away Studio will help you get started. Owning and running an Etsy shop is a thrilling experience. I have to admit however that I was slightly overwhelmed by just how much work went into the business side of selling my [...]

Getting Started With Etsy2019-06-13T22:28:06-07:00

As a Business Owner, Your “Weakness” May Be Your Biggest Strength

This week's guest post is from Parenting Specialist Rachel Bailey on why you shouldn't hide your "weakness". Many of us know that running a successful business is about solving a problem for our clients or customers. But when I started my business, I was the one with the problem. At the time, I was working [...]

As a Business Owner, Your “Weakness” May Be Your Biggest Strength2019-06-13T22:27:46-07:00

What to Wear to Work – When You Work at Home

This guest post from Regina Ackley is perfect advice on dressing for success when working from home. I’ve been a work from home professional for over eight years now. I started out working for different companies but am currently running my own at-home business. I have to admit that working from home definitely has its [...]

What to Wear to Work – When You Work at Home2019-06-13T22:27:30-07:00

12 Must-Have WordPress Plugins To Help You Scale Your Online Business

In this week's guest post, Kelly Kilgallon from Tap House Media shares some helpful Wordpress plugins to enhance your website. Custom building WordPress websites can be a beautiful process for an agency owner like me. Seeing ideas come to life with thoughtful and strategic lines of CSS only solidifies that I’ve become the tech nerd I [...]

12 Must-Have WordPress Plugins To Help You Scale Your Online Business2019-06-13T22:26:44-07:00

Why Small Businesses Need to Learn to Love Business Operations

This week's guest post comes from Alexandra Suchman, founder of AIS Collaborations. My clients tend to be creative, passionate, right-brained thinkers for whom words like “operations,” “systems”, and “infrastructure” are like nails on a chalkboard. Since my business is helping other small businesses achieve their missions with less stress, clutter, and tediousness, I knew I [...]

Why Small Businesses Need to Learn to Love Business Operations2019-06-13T22:26:33-07:00