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The Best Methods for Setting Goals and Keeping Track Of Them

The first of the year is right around the corner. Even if you are not one prone to making New Year’s resolutions, you may still contemplate what the New Year could bring for you and your small business. Maybe it is the craze of the holidays followed by the quiet of a January week, or…

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Work at Something Worthy of Your Time and Talent

I was visiting with a boutique owner several weeks ago who told me that she opened her store to bring variety and uniqueness to her community; to help customers find a delightful surprise in each transaction. Five years later she finds herself sitting in a windowless office behind a desk piled so high with papers…

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Analyzing Operating and Gross Margins for Your Boutique

There are two areas of margin to review in your business: Gross Margin and Operating Margin. Many small business owners lose sight of the bottom line by focusing on top line revenue only. While your top line revenues may look outstanding, if either your gross margin or operating margins are not under control, your net…

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Creating a Morning Routine as an Entrepreneur

Did you ever consider that having a built in morning routine can give you a feeling of rest? Our minds, bodies and souls feel more at rest when we have built routine into our lives. Entrepreneurs are some of the busiest people. Filling many roles, wearing many hats, and making a magnitude of decisions daily…

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Possessing a Grateful Heart as an Entrepreneur

Contentment is a key component of rest. We will not find ourselves in a restful state of mind if we are not content with what we have, who we are and where we are. Entrepreneurs in particular struggle with contentment as it relates to who we are and where we are in our journey. Our…

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Taking Care of Yourself

Self-care as a business owner is not easy and often gets overlooked. In the early days of your business, and even after you are up and running, it is so easy to feel like we need to work all the time. If we don’t get it done, who will? Creating, building, growing and sustaining a…

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