The easiest way to build a business you love and that loves you back is to do it deliberately. In other words, put together a business development plan designed to get you precisely where you want to go. But, where do you even start, when it comes to creating such a plan? Luckily, it's not as complicated as you think to craft a simple, effective business plan around … [Read more...] about A Simple Business Development Plan to Build a Business You Love AND That Loves You Back
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With so many online business models to choose from, how do you determine which business model is the best one for you? Ah, the million dollar question. Before I answer that, let me share my online business models story. In 1998, I made the decision to quit my job and start my own business. As I taught myself to read when I was three years old because I wanted to write … [Read more...] about [Online Business Models] 3 Steps to Help You Choose the Right One for You
Note from Michele: This is a guest article from Shawn Driscoll, who just joined the Love-Based Business family with "Love-Based Business Models." One of the keys to having a business you love is having a business you feel aligned with, and that all starts with your business model. But, how do you choose the right business model for you, especially when there are so many best … [Read more...] about [Best Business Models] Top 10 Signs That It’s Time to Shift Your Business Model
As someone who is currently building a multiple-passion business (in my case, I'm building not one, not two, but THREE businesses (or four, depending on how you count them: my fiction brand, my love-based publishing company and nonfiction brand and my copywriting company), I have a lot to share around the specifics of how to start a business around multiple … [Read more...] about 3 Critical Steps to Building a Business Around Multiple Passions
First off, I'm a big believer in having a mentor. No matter what you're trying to do -- start a business, grow a business, lose weight, write a book, start a new career -- having a mentor who can answer questions and help guide you through can be hugely helpful. The challenge is, how do you make sure you're finding the right mentor for you? Well, there are a few things … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! How Do I Find a Mentor?
Do you hate marketing? If you do, you're not alone. “Marketing" is one of those words that can strike so many feelings into the heart of any entrepreneur … and love is typically NOT one of them! Which words or phrases come to mind for you when you think about marketing? Marketing scares me. It makes me feel inauthentic. I don’t even know where to start. I … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! What Do I Do if I Hate Marketing?
What does it mean to go big or go home? Typically it means giving it your all. So, whatever it is you're doing -- playing a game, starting a business, writing a book, becoming an artist -- you're going big. Even more than that, you're doing whatever you can to grow as big as you can. It's not just enough to start a business, you want to grow a multi-million-dollar … [Read more...] about [Video] Flip It! Should You Go Big or Go Home?