Blog Archive: Business Building


Self-Care and Strong Boundaries — A Power Combo for the Ages.
Paula Eder - The Time Finder Expert, Founder of Finding Time

Self-care doesn’t necessarily come naturally.

No, indeed, it’s a skill that you develop with practice. And strong boundaries are a key ingredient in your efforts to take good care of yourself.

By Paula Eder


Is Your Business Turning Into Your Wardrobe?
Robert Gerrish - Small Business Speaker, Writer & Commentator - Supporting Those Going it Alone

If you’re anything like me, you’re hanging onto clothes that you promise yourself you’ll wear one day. So what happens when you can’t squeeze any more on the rails? The answer isn’t pretty.

By Robert Gerrish


Finding Clients, Setting Rates, and Landing Gigs – 2017 Freelancing Trends
Terri Zwierzynski - The Solo-CEO: Content Marketing Strategist

Don’t let the title fool you – this freelancing study by Hubstaff includes data that would apply any solo or small business owner who provides small-to-large businesses with design and development, sales and marketing, administrative support, writing, and other services.

Freelancer's average rates by countryDiscover some really interesting advice about setting your prices (having a website makes a HUGE difference!); getting clients (and how to weed out the ones not worth pursuing); and focusing on the types of projects that will bring you the best return on your investment (teaching/coaching may not be it!)

By Terri Zwierzynski


There’s No Such Thing as a Self-Made Millionaire
Fabienne Fredrickson - Founder of Boldheart.com (Previously ClientAttraction.com)

Let’s face it. We cannot do it all.

At least, not on our own.

In fact, I’ve never heard of an actual “self-made millionaire.” (They don’t exist.)

By Fabienne Fredrickson


Do This and You Can Take a Year Off
Fabienne Fredrickson - Founder of Boldheart.com (Previously ClientAttraction.com)

Hello from the States! It’s so wonderful to be back to see my friends and enjoy being near the beach. Most especially, it’s been awesome to work in person with so many of our Boldheart Business members who came from around the world to get their business from 6 figures to 7 figures. The list of those getting there this year is growing! #7in2017

By Fabienne Fredrickson


Flip It! Does Everyone REALLY Have a Special Gift? [Video]
Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW) - Love-Based Biz Strategist and Copywriter

Over the years, I’ve found there are two groups of people. Well, three actually. One group not only knows they have a special gift that needs to get out to the world, but what it is.

The second group feels like they should have a special gift to get out into the world or maybe they want to have a special something to help make the world a better place, but they don’t know what it is.

By Michele Pariza Wacek (Michele PW)


What if it Takes 10 Years?
Robert Gerrish - Small Business Speaker, Writer & Commentator - Supporting Those Going it Alone

If shortly after starting your business, someone with a crystal ball told you it would be a decade before you really felt you’d cracked it, what would you do? Here’s what I reckon.

By Robert Gerrish


How to Systematize Your Follow Up Game
Christine Gallagher - Online and Relationship Marketing Mentor and Coach

When it comes to lead generation vs. follow up, what is all the marketing and networking worth if you don’t follow up on the leads? Following up is 90% of the game, but HOW do you do it? Everyone tells us how important it is, but what does it actually mean?

By Christine Gallagher


Challenge: Read a Business Book a Week
Robert Gerrish - Small Business Speaker, Writer & Commentator - Supporting Those Going it Alone

If, like me, you devour novels somewhat easier than business books, and yet a niggling little part of you knows you’re missing out, join my challenge.

Starting this week – and for a trial period of 12 weeks – Read a business-related book each and every week. I’ve amassed a little mountain of ‘must-read’ tomes and frankly the pile is bugging me. Here’s the plan:

By Robert Gerrish


Simple Strategy for Generating Revenues for Soloentrepreneurs
Kathleen Gage - The Street Smarts Marketer™, CEO and founder of Turning Point, Inc. and Maxwell Publishing

Success tip! If business is slow, or you feel like you’re just not advancing the way you want, for one week do this…

Rather than playing around on social media, watching fun videos, checking out the latest tweets that truthfully have nothing to do with improving the quality of your life, focus on building your business.

By Kathleen Gage

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