Every entrepreneur dreams about transitioning to working full-time on their business. Coming up with the right strategy for this transition can be a daunting task. Do you quit your job to work on your business, or do you work on your business as a side project while still working full-time? Regardless of how you go about it, making the leap to full-time is daunting. Bill D’Alessandro and I answer these and other related questions as we share our experiences becoming full time entrepreneurs.
Most entrepreneurs worry about how to continue growing their business once they hit the inevitable plateau. For many companies, this happens once they hit the high six to low seven figures. If your business has tapered off and you can’t seem to move the needle, here are six key questions you need to ask yourself to determine your next step.
When it comes to being a remote employee I qualify in every sense of the word. I live on an island twelve miles out to sea in a community of barely 400 people. We have a single grocery store, a solo gas pump and a ferry that leaves just three times a day. And for my job? I work remotely from home as the Community & Content Manager for eCommerceFuel.
It wasn’t always like this for me. I worked as a writer for giant corporations for the past ten years before finding the job that allowed me to work from home. I tell people that being a remote employee has saved my relationship, my health and my sanity. If you’ve ever fantasized about what it’s like to work as a remote employee, here are some of the myths (I do not work in pajamas) and the truths (I kinda miss work parties) about what it’s like to have a laptop for an office.
The countryside screamed past at 200 mph as I worked on my laptop, comfortable inside the train’s first-class cabin. Outside, weathered farmers worked fields by hand as women walked by carrying baskets.
The only evidence that it was 2015 vs. 1315 was the occasional worn-down tractor and the power lines that crossed the landscape. And, of course, the gleaming 21st century bullet train I rode in.
Some buyers will always look for the best deal around instead of the best product or brand available. They will price shop, compare and search for coupons, never developing any brand loyalty in their quest for the lowest price. While it can be tempting to blast coupons out all over the internet, using coupon affiliate sites to grab the attention of the bargain buyer can do more harm than good.
If you attended this year’s IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition) this past month in Chicago, you undoubtably walked away with lots of new ideas to bring to your business. But if you weren’t able to attend, then you’re in luck! Bill D’Alessandro joins me today to discuss the events of the conference. We talk about our biggest takeaways, the challenges and some surprising insights we gained from the world’s largest eCommerce conference and exhibition.
If you are like me and many other entrepreneurs, you know that one of the biggest perks of owning your own business is being able to be completely mobile. You may have an office that you work out of, but if you need to, you can unplug and work on your laptop from anywhere in the world with ease. But this convenience can come at a price to your health. Luckily James Olander, founder and creator of “The Roost” laptop stand, has created a solution for the modern working nomad.
If you’ve ever considered joining or starting a Mastermind group, you know that they’re often rife with problems. From choosing a schedule that works for everyone to staying on top of your take-aways and tasks, these groups vary in success for individuals. But if run correctly, a mastermind can be one of the best things that has ever happened to your business.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve heard that “laughter is the best medicine” at least once in your life. But did you know it’s also the cure-all for a prosperous business? In the world where a majority of entrepreneurs are constantly fearful of offending their customers, Matt Rutledge, founder of Woot.com, showed everyone that potential buyers like it when you’re funny.