Posts by TMarieHilton

Navigating the Ebb and Flow of Small Business Ownership

navigating the ebb and flow of business

Once upon a time, you imagined your small business, complete with a vision of a steady, comfortable level of activity.  Chances are, you realized that was as good as a storybook fantasy soon after you opened your doors. The truth of the matter is, there is a definite ebb and flow of small business ownership.…

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Your Business Feels Like a Job? 5 Steps to Reclaim Your Passion.

does your business feel like a job

For most small business owners, the impetus to trek out into the world of business ownership is a combination of passion and hating their current job. To be honest, hatred of their job is often the starting point to discovering their passion and a business model that fits it. Owners like me, who have been…

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24 Online Collaboration Tools That Let You Leave The Office Space Behind

online collaboration

Location-less offices, remote employees, virtual assistants, and online service providers.  This is the changing face of today’s small business offices.  Business is becoming less and less tied to a location for various reasons.  Reducing the cost of running a business is at the top of that list. Depending on which of the aforementioned choices you…

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6 Signs You’ve Fallen Into The Employee Mentality Pit

As the instructor of a best-selling online course teaching individuals how to work from home as a virtual assistant, I get plenty of questions.  A recent one reminded me of one of the pitfalls to avoid when starting and running your own business.  It’s entirely too easy to fall into the deep, dark pit of…

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Forget Resolutions, in 2019 I’m Going to Reach…What About You?

words not resolutions

Welcome to 2019.  To be completely honest, I’ve never been much of a “New Year’ fan.  All the hoopla about making resolutions that wind up broken before winter winds stop blowing. I grew tired of the marketing cry of an entire industry telling us we weren’t thin, fit, rich or organized enough and that we…

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