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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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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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Setting Boundaries as a Small Business Owner with Krysta Bye of SALT + LIGHT

Although Krysta Bye has been a small business owner for 10 years, she deiced to add one more business concept to her portfolio. As we life rolled into 2018, Krysta lunched Salt + Light. Here is what Krysta has to say about the ups and downs of business ownership and why it is so important…

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Larry Tessler, SCORE Mentor on Why “Passion” is His One Word for Entrepreneurs

When did you start your role as a small business mentor? It was in January 1999 that I reluctantly accepted an invitation of an old colleague of mine to attend a SCORE Chapter meeting. I believed I had neither the qualifications nor, even if I did, the time and effort it would require to do…

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The Importance of Finding a Mentor as a Small Business Owner

The most valuable asset we have in life is our relationships. We can all agree that a good and loyal friend to walk with us through life is a priceless jewel! But have you ever thought about how a mentor can be a relationship asset to your small business? Learning from a wiser soul who…

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