Making donations is an important way to give back as a business. Nonprofits do important work. Instead of donating a portion of my income to one nonprofit, I spread out the love among several. I used to spend quite a bit of my time volunteering. Sometimes volunteer hours are harder to give. I even wrote…

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The reason why self-talk is so insidious is because it changes how we behave. Self-talk determines how we approach life: business, relationships, opportunities. Everything. It’s an important behavior to address and reprogram. What is self-talk? Self-talk is our internal programming. It is the voice in our head. It’s the rule of thumb by which we…

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It’s 2019. Your small business definitely needs a website. Yes, your brick-and-mortar shop needs a website. Yes, your online store should be your website. Now that we agree, what happens? To build your own small business website, you need to get all of your figurative ducks in a row first. This means branding and content.…

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Procrastination isn’t always being lazy sitting on the beach. For those of us who work for our own businesses, it can be much more productive. I’ve talked about procrastination before. I never saw myself as someone who would procrastinate. After all, growing up I would do my homework during class. I always did my school…

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As a freelancer, how do you manage client work? When you are a freelancer, you often have to assimilate into your client’s pre-existing systems. It can be nerve-wracking. One client uses Asana, another communicates with What’s App. Three of your clients use Slack but one prefers email. Do you create your own Trello board and…

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