BusinessFreedom Economy
April 8, 2017

The Importance of Self-Care as an Entrepreneur

Being your own boss isn’t easy. It takes a lot of your energy, focus and time to manage every aspect of your business. And sometimes, it just doesn’t come together the way you want it to. You may find yourself thinking about work during family time. Or, you might find yourself losing track of projects because you’ve simply taken on too much. When you invest everything - financially, physically and mentally - into your business, it is all too easy to put your self-care on the back burner. But in order to thrive professionally and personally, you must recognize that…
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BusinessFreedom Economy
April 1, 2017

Why Ambition Isn’t Enough: 5 Traits You Need to Succeed in Business

As entrepreneurs, we often hear a lot about ambition. We’re told, “If you have the drive, you will succeed.” And, to an extent, that is true. In business, your ambition must be greater than your fears and your doubts. Your ambition must drive you to seek innovation and education to better your brand. Your ambition is the daily dedication to building something greater. It is the force that pushes you forward at all costs – even if only in baby steps. So, yes, ambition is vital to the success of any entrepreneur. But the embodiment of a well-rounded entrepreneur includes…
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BusinessFreedom Economy
March 31, 2017

5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Entrepreneurship is a scary path to travel. It is filled with uncertainty from the moment you step off the ledge and take a leap of faith to pursue your passion. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate your uncharted territory alone, because there are many who have forged their own paths to success ahead of you. The mark of a smart business person is someone who recognizes that their learning is never complete. Take advantage of the information available to you from people who have found success in their own unique pursuits. Even if their business model looks nothing like yours,…
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BusinessFreedom Economy
March 30, 2017

What’s New in Social Media and How to Use It for Your Business

As an entrepreneur, you already know that social media is a powerful tool to boost your marketing and connect you to a larger network of potential clients. It can help you create a more personal and unique brand by allowing you to engage in more meaningful conversations. And it allows you to maintain a constant presence in the lives of your audience. These are obvious benefits to harnessing the power of social media in a general sense, but like all things in business, social media is constantly evolving. It’s important to keep track of new developments to find ways to…
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BusinessFreedom Economy
March 24, 2017

How to Grow Your Bank Account in Your First Year

Growing a business from nothing is an uphill battle, especially in your first year. It’s difficult to turn a profit when you’re just getting started. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to see growth in your bank account in your first year of business. With careful planning and a lot of hard work, you are certain to prosper. Here are a few ways to plan for success and ensure that you’ll stay out of the red in your very first year as a business owner. Start with Some Money in the Bank You’ve probably heard a few rags to riches…
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BusinessFreedom Economy
March 23, 2017

5 Tools Every Solopreneur Needs

Managing a small business as a solopreneur is a heavy burden to carry alone. Trying to keep your projects, invoices, payments, bills and countless other things in order is incredibly overwhelming. Yet business owners all over the world are finding ways to make it work. And how do they do it? Successful solopreneurs see the value in taking help where it is offered. They make use of the tools available to them to maximize their efforts and drive their business towards success. What tools do you need to help your business thrive? Organization For all business owners, organization is of vital…
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BusinessFreedom Economy
March 17, 2017

Top 5 Tips to Make Your Personal Branding More Authentic

You’ve probably heard the word “authenticity” tossed around more times than you can count lately. Be yourself, be authentic, show your personality. The topic of personal branding has become a popular subject across all entrepreneur-centric publications in the past year – and with good reason. Personal branding is the most important part of your business. It sets you apart from others within your industry and carves out a space that belongs only to you. So, not to sound like a broken record but, when talking about personal branding, your authenticity really is your secret weapon. But, beyond just addressing the…
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BusinessFreedom Economy
March 17, 2017

Why You Need Networking Events as a Solopreneur

If you own a business, chances are you’ve had more than a few opportunities to attend networking events. And as a solopreneur, maybe it seems like networking events aren’t really for you. You might think your business is too small to participate in a large event. Or, perhaps you don’t see the value in spending a few hours listening to other people talk about their businesses.  But you may want to rethink your feelings on networking events because they have incredible potential to be a game changers for your business. Here are 4 reasons you should take advantage of networking…
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BusinessFreedom Economy
March 16, 2017

4 of the Bad Habits That Might Be Holding You Back

Bad habits – everybody has a few. Maybe you bite your nails, or you forget to text people back. Or maybe you leave dirty dishes in the sink. None of these are particularly damaging to your everyday life, but what about the bad habits that are affecting your business? Are you stuck in a business rut? If so, don’t panic. It happens to every entrepreneur at some point in their career. But you don’t have to stay stuck. Here are 4 bad habits to keep an eye out for that could be holding you back. Once you recognize them, you…
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BusinessFreedom Economy
March 16, 2017

5 Ways to Build Your Business While Working a Full-Time Job

Do you spend your 9-5 work day imagining what it would be like to be your own boss, set your own hours and get paid to do something you truly love? You’re not alone. According to a recent study, 53 million Americans are doing some sort of freelance work – whether as a supplement to their full-time employment or as their full-time means of income as a small business owner. As technology progresses, there are increasingly more opportunities for entrepreneurs in the freedom economy. And while the idea of walking out of your day job to go start your freelance…
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