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By Holly Reisem Hanna
When I became pregnant with my daughter, I was 99% certain that I would want to stay at home with her. To prepare for this journey, I immediately started saving the majority of my paychecks so that I could enjoy this time off comfortably. Luckily, my husband covered our healthcare benefits with his job, so when the time came to leave my full-time nursing gig to raise my daughter, the transition was an easy one.
But after nine months of play-dates and a dwindling bank account, I felt the urge to exercise my brain and more importantly, add some cash flow to my checking account. At the time, I had no idea what I wanted to do; I just knew that I wanted to work at home while caring for my daughter. (more…)
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By Carole Bennett
My grandmother was a remarkable woman; she witnessed nearly a century of human events, including some of the most dramatic changes in human history, while always continuing to stay connected and relevant to the present. She was the first entrepreneur in our family; in later life, during a time most people are enjoying retirement, she created a small business, decorating tables and providing catering setups for special events – while managing to be a quarter-century breast cancer survivor. Somehow, she also still managed to find time for family and one of her favorite pastimes, embroidery – I still cherish the peacock embroidery she did for me.
One of her secrets to success was an innate ability to prioritize, and stay prepared for all eventualities. She embraced life and held a deep regard for the joys of living; however, she was still mindful of the certain eventuality of her passing. She took great pains to ensure everything would go smoothly when her time came, planning details with family members and care providers – nothing left to chance. Now I’m preparing to say goodbye, and in the quiet hours before, reviewing all the arrangements I’ve made for the impact of her loss on my own small business. (more…)
By Dawn Berryman
Now that you’ve decided to take the plunge into business ownership, you need to organize your thoughts and put your plan down on paper. Writing a business plan can be intimidating but it is definitely a necessary step.
There are many things that will affect your plan and the way it evolves and grows over time. Like a marketing plan, a business plan is a fluid document. Meaning it will grow and change as your business grows and changes. Over time, it’s important to keep your plan up to date because it’s a crucial reference tool. (more…)