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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: 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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Karen Waldrop Talks About Being Passionate About Your Small Business

Be Passionate About Your Small Business In Karen’s words: I went full-time music in 2011 & have been playing music full time since! The sound of my music is what makes it unique. Although I am an artist I am a small business owner as well! Building Waldrup Worldwide- my music family – is so…

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Building a Consistant Brand For Your Boutique Business

At btqBOX, we think it’s super important to build a consistent brand for your boutique. Why is a brand important? As a boutique owner, your goal should be clear: Make the world aware of your boutique brand name. Your brand belongs to YOU! To achieve this goal, you and your team have to work together…

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Esther of Oily Blends on the Best Parts of Being a Small Business Owner

It’s important to Esther to give the women of her Florida community a place to work and create and help build a business. As we explore more boutique brands, read about what inspires her in this week’s blog. (In Esther’s words) I started oily Blends in July 2015. It is important to me that the…

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Resiliency, Rest, and Trusting the Timing with Kathryn Vigness

Kathryn’s one word to entrepreneurs? “Show up every single day. The best journeys are the ones off the well-worn path.”. This lady is a Rockstar! (In Kathryn’s words): I started my coaching business as a side hustle in 2013, which morphed into speaking and writing as I left the corporate world after the birth of…

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