The Real Reason to Be Your Own Boss

When it comes down to it, the real reason I’m my own boss is because of salad. Let me explain . . .  Back in 2010, I was a book editor working in an enormous skyscraper in downtown Chicago. I wore a suit every day, strutted around in high heels, and felt oh-so-business-y and professional.…

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Editor’s Notebook 275

The Editor’s Notebook is my place to share the things I’m loving this week and other random links that have caught my eye. Enjoy! What I’m Loving This Week Book I’m currently reading: A spooky graphic novel for book and tea lovers. 15 Fun & Free Things To Do This Fall. Save your money for…

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The Best Renovation Ideas for Your Home

If you want more use out of your house and you don’t have to move, then consider making some renovations. There are many ways to add value to your home while focusing on your needs, space, and design. Here are the best renovation ideas for your home. Anything That Creates Space Creating space is the #1…

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5 Ways to Succeed in Your First Year of Business

Most new small businesses don’t get past 2 years and don’t see a profit. Poor planning is common for entrepreneurs, so follow these tips to succeed in your first year in business. Budget for Everything Create a budget for everything, from office supplies to end-of-year bonuses. Many small businesses struggle to manage their money, and…

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3 Essential Tips for Purchasing Your First Home

Purchasing your first home can seem complicated because you want a home that’s right for where you are now and in the future. Saving money for a deposit can also feel time-consuming. Here are 3 essential tips for purchasing your first home.  Make a List of Everything You Need Make a focused list of everything…

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4 Best Management Tips for Manufacturing Companies

Good management is key to your success as a manufacturing company. Here are 4 best management tips for manufacturing companies who want to thrive in today’s competitive market. Develop a Strong Business Plan Your business plan should outline your goals and strategies, as well as your expected results. Make sure your business plan is realistic…

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How to Stick to a Budget for Business Conference Expenses

Businesses regularly host events and retreats as part of their marketing. Without these events, it’s hard to tell people about their products, services, new operating procedures, or development itinerary.  But events can be expensive, so here are the easiest ways to stick to a budget for business conference expenses. Get Sponsorship Find a sponsor from…

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