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20 Apr Meet The Entrepreneur: Amy Krasner, Holistic Nutritionist & Natural Chef

After growing up with her own health challenges, Amy Krasner decided to pursue a career where she could assist those who were seeking holistic treatments, and aid them in their journey to create a more vibrant life. With a firm belief that good nutrition is an essential part of healthy living, Amy founded her San Diego practice, Nourished Balanced, and now helps others increase their energy levels, improve their digestion and feel healthier, overall. She advocates for the principles of creating positive change by not only curating food, but by improving the mindsets and relationships her clients have with the world around...

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06 Apr 5 Morning Tips To Boost Your Productivity

morning tips to boost your productivity

When you were a kid, you probably had a pretty solid morning routine. You ate a healthy breakfast, you got yourself ready for the day, and you probably even took some time to do something you loved, like reading or shooting hoops before you headed off to school. Parents and marketing corporations alike make sure kids are reminded to “start their days off right.” But somewhere along the line, as we reached adulthood, it became noble to jump out of bed, throw on whatever is clean, and rush out the front door, surviving on—if we’re lucky—a cup of coffee. It’s easy...

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21 Mar How to Automate Your Bookkeeping

automate your bookkeeping

Tax season. The time of year when small business owners everywhere realize their mistake in putting off their bookkeeping; the stress, the late nights, the scramble to get things pulled together in time - sound familiar? The financial side of running a business can get a bad reputation. And we totally get it—nobody likes staying up until 4AM buried in a desk full of receipts. But if nothing more than the growth of your company sparked your interest the last time you checked your finances, it’s definitely time we talked about your bookkeeping. Thankfully, we live in an age where technology not...

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03 Mar From Cubicles To Coffee Shops: Working Remotely And Thriving

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You’re a laptop-wielding coffee drinker. You’re a part of  a new kind of workforce that settles into coffee shops and stays out of cubicles. You’re a remote worker. Considering that each year the number of jobs allowing employees to work outside of traditional office spaces grows, you’re not alone. Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of Flexjobs, says that the positive impact of these new work options is changing company cultures and the bottom line. In fact, getting in tune with this trend can not only allow you to partner with people in other locations, it can allow you to thrive...

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01 Mar Improve, Boost, Enhance: A Coach’s Guide To Running Their Business

It might have happened while you were daydreaming during your 9-5 office job. It may have caught you while you were talking to friends about how much you love helping others develop their ideas, goals, and success—but somehow, you were bit by the coaching bug. We hate to tell you this, but there’s no easy cure. Luckily, you probably aren’t looking for a cure. In fact, we feel like it’s a pretty safe to say that you love your job. After all, you get to help people help themselves! But what if we told you there was a way to improve,...

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24 Feb Building Your Business: Fantastic Hacks And Where To Find Them

To be a successful business owner in today’s world, it takes more than just tenacity; it takes knowing the best ways to manage your resources, and how to keep that initial vision glistening after years of hard work and dedication. We know that running a business is filled with all types of mysteries and unknowns. But luckily, there are resources that can take away some of the mystery, and can help you soar above and beyond your competition! No more bumping around aimlessly—we’ve compiled some of the best business hacks for you to use while managing your business. And from marketing to...

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16 Feb Defensive Competitor Analysis: Building Your Business To Thrive

beat your competition

Let’s imagine your business as a castle. Strong, shining and vibrant, it’s situated in a prime location, standing magnificent, for the entire world to see. You’ve done well. You’ve put in hours and the hard work that it takes to create such an accomplishment. And the structure shows your attention to detail and your dedication in its construction. But as is the case with so many beautiful things, your castle attracts those who would seek to destroy or conquer it. And while you’ve done your best to offensively study your enemies, and feel prepared to take them on, the question filling your head is,...

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11 Feb A Lot Like Love: Rekindling Your Entrepreneurial Flame

Ask any entrepreneur how they feel about their business and you’re likely to hear something that sounds a bit like the premise for this years’ hit rom-com: they couldn’t stop thinking about it, it found them, and everything fell into place when they least expected it. It’s true, the ingredients may be there for a beautiful romance—but as with most relationships, you’ll probably also hear about the struggles. Because the fact is, it’s hard to be a business owner and stick it out through the good and the bad. And even having the tenacity to stick with it still requires more...

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09 Feb 5 Things You Need to Automate This Year

It’s 5 o’clock, you’re drained, and you’re ready to call it a day. Even after getting to the office early and having a productive 8 hours, you still didn’t get to all of the items on your to-do list. Now may be a good time to take a step back and see where your time is really being spent. Once you add it all up, you’ll likely find that it’s the little things that only take a few minutes that are eating up your time. The answer to this dilemma? Automate your business. With the plethora of apps available online, you can put...

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02 Feb Taking Your Competitor Analysis To The Next Level

Competitor Analysis

Competition is healthy. Knowing your company’s competition is healthier. If you’ve watched an episode of the TV show Shark Tank you know that one of the key factors for entrepreneurs to get an investment in their business is for them to have a solid understanding of their market; and with that, their competition. Every episode, you’ll hear one of the show’s celebrity investors ask some version of the question, “Tell me about your competitors.” Why? Because knowing your competition means being able to create a game plan for how to surpass them. This knowledge is paramount in running a successful business, but can sometimes get overlooked...

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