Inspiration

Articles about the entrepreneur lifestyle, productivity, and how to grow professionally.

You are getting sleepy, very sleepy—or not!

Running your own businesses isn’t a normal 9-5, and many entrepreneurs find themselves burning the midnight oil. Learn why sleep is important for small business owners and how getting into the right sleep schedule can benefit your business.

Stress and project management: How to navigate when under a time crunch

Running a business means being pulled in a lot of different directions, and wearing many hats. This post walks you through tips to help manage your competing priorities so that you can minimize your stress.

Spooky business: Four entrepreneurs who were haunted by a dream

For small business owners, the idea of giving up their dreams is scarier than zombies, vampires, and unpaid invoices combined. This Halloween, we asked some entrepreneurs about their scariest moments—the times they almost quit (but then didn’t, because they ain’t afraid of no ghosts).

How to maximize your holiday sales by starting right now

It may be too early to start setting up your holiday decorations, but that doesn’t have to stop you from planning for the holidays. Here are the ways you can prepare for the holiday season in order to maximize sales and re-engage past prospects and customers.

Five ways entrepreneurs can make relevant connections

Self-employment is a growing career path, which makes networking a really important skill to master. Here are five tips on how to network in today’s world, and how it can help you find clients, grow your skills, and get support as an entrepreneur.

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The ultimate small business autumn reading (and listening!) guide

No matter where you are with your business—dreaming about it, launching it, or actively running it—these books and podcasts should help you reach your next goal.

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Five tools to help you nail small business content marketing

Content marketing is gaining popularity as a cost-effective way to grow your customer base. Here are five of the best, low-cost, easy-to-use tools to make it easier.

Eight ways to stay motivated as you build your business

Motivation is a limited resource, which you’ve probably figured out by now. Entrepreneurs are responsible for everything that’s happening with their business. Your customers, your employees, your costs, and even your competition your competition—your job is to oversee everything, all the time.

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10 inspiring quotes from female business leaders

If you’re dreaming of owning a business but not confident in your leadership skills, it helps to hear some inspiring advice from the people who’ve already taken that leap. Learn from the wise words of 10 inspiring female leaders.