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Starting a Work From Home Micro-Business has Different Rules & Requirements

August 17, 2021
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On September 7th, 2021 I will have run a work from home business for 14 years successfully.  Over that time, I’ve discovered that although my little one-woman show gets categorized as a small business, that moniker doesn’t always fit or benefit my home office operation. Instead, my business is better categorized as a micro-business as are a…

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3 Mindsets That Sabotage Your Dream to Work From Home

August 5, 2021
work from home dreams

Do you still have work from home dreams of a lifestyle you’d love to attain or a home business you’d like to start? Do you remember how to dream big like our kids do? As we grow, we often grow into the mindset that we have to work hard and we can’t take chances –…

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What’s Stopping You From Starting a Work From Home Business?

August 2, 2021
working from home business

I often tell the story of how I started my business. From getting a pink slip to the fear of ending up homeless, it seems to resonate with folks. But I don’t often share the fact that looking back I really wish I’d been brave enough to start my business before I was forced to…

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Why This is the Perfect Time to Say Goodbye to Your Boss

July 6, 2021
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The pandemic taught us a lot of things.  Some good, some not so good. One important thing that lockdowns and quarantines taught us is that just because business has always been done a certain way doesn’t mean it’s because it’s the best way. If you hate your job or feel overworked and underappreciated now just…

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How To Make Traditional Business Cards Work For You In The Digital Age.

June 17, 2021
how to make business cards work for you in digital age

Purchasing traditional business cards used to be one of the first official things you did when you started your own business.  Today, with everything from file storage to forms being offered electronically, many business startups are abandoning the traditional business card altogether. But should they?  Is it possible this paper dinosaur could be a powerful…

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We Should View These Lessons As A Gift From 2020

December 17, 2020
gift from 2020

Well, here we are again.  At the end of another year. Normally I’d be writing about yearly accomplishments and setting goals for the new year. But 2020 has been as far from a normal year as you can get.  So, there will be no ‘normal’ year end post. Instead, I would like to share a…

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Will the Pandemic Destroy Small Businesses?

May 12, 2020

Here in the State of Maine, as in much of the country, a vocal group of people are demanding our state open for business.  They claim that the shutdown is going to kill small Maine businesses.  Luckily, we have a governor who is being cautious and making sure businesses can operate with new safety measures…

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