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Build BEST: Why Messing Up In Business Is OK

Impostor. Let’s start with the simple definition. Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. The first time I heard her speak at a UPS conference in Dallas, Texas I thought she was talking…

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Build BEST: Feeling Empowered By Knowing Your Numbers

We get so caught up in the day to day. Even I am guilty of not paying attention to my numbers. Let’s be honest. When I first had the dream of opening a retail store I had big goals in mind. I want to build a brand, have multiple brick and mortar locations and hire…

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Build BEST: Practice A Grateful Spirit

It was a gentle rebuke. It was delivered softly by the delivery of one of my  most loyal employees, but it was a rebuke non the less. She told me that when she came up to my desk to visit with me and I kept typing or writing or looking at my work while listening…

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Build BEST: Using Strategy To Build Team

Appearing larger than life in business is ego building for sure. I can say from experience that it is pretty cool to say you have a “team of twelve” (believe me I said it many times). But when I began to shut down my last company, I was surprised by how lean and mean I…

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Build BEST: Discovering Your Super Power As An Entrepreneur

When starting the journey as an entrepreneur, I don’t think we can fully understand that we cannot and will never be all things to all people, places or things. I have been around small business my entire life. My father was an entrepreneur, my grandfather was an entrepreneur. We grew up talking about ‘job sites”…

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Build BEST: Small Business Owners Can Be Nimble and Creative

Owners Stephanie and Emily of Java Skin Care talk about being nimble and creative in small business ownership with their coffee skincare company. In their words: Everyone loves coffee! The word java is synonymous with coffee’s origins and history but for us JAVA pays homage to our hero ingredient- organic raw coffee that we source…

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Build BEST: 5 Ways To Market Your Business On A Shoestring Budget

5 Ways to Market on a Shoestring Budget Marketing your store is key to the growth of your boutique. While there are many marketing and advertising options on the market, not every way is cost effective or will fit in your budget. Below are five ways to market you business on a shoestring budget. Create An Email…

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Build BEST: Time Management Tips For Your Small Business or Boutique

[TODAY’S Inspiration] Work + Travel Time management. Why is it so difficult to manage our time as small business owners? To further complicate things, it is exceptionally difficult to manage our time when we travel for business. What do you all do when you travel? Constantly check phones/email or is your Out Of Office on?…

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Build BEST: Courage To Create a Team Of Accountability In Your Business

 It takes COURAGE to be SUCCESSFUL   “Accept responsibility for your actions. Be accountable for your results. Take ownership of your mistakes”. It takes courage to change, to look at something from someone else’s point of view, to step out and do things differently than what you know or how you “have always done them”. Change means risk. With risk comes FEAR! People who…

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Paige Yelle Talks About Getting Trapped in the Pit of Comparison in Business and Instead Choosing Gratitidue

Paige Yelle talks candidly about small business ownership and about “working to live, not living to work”. In Paige’s words: I worked in a cubicle for multiple years, then came home when our first daughter was born. Our daughters are now 9 and 7. Having a small business provides us  some extra income, while still…

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