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Investor’s Business Daily

Budding Entrepreneurs Boost Home Office Productivity

Entrepreneurs launch from the dining room, bedroom and coffee table. How to keep virtual businesses buzzing with professionalism and productivity….Read more   Nasdaq.com

 

Lending to Friends and Family: Your 4-Step Guide

You probably already know that lending money to friends or relatives can be fraught with risk. Your generous offer of a personal loan may lead to resentment, anger and even cause cherished relationships to end. Yet you’re going to do it anyway. ….Read more   Yahoo! Finance

4 Ways to Succeed as a Post-Retirement Entrepreneur

Castrina even says these late-bloomer entrepreneurs have a greater chance of succeeding than their younger counterparts, as their finances are typically in better shape, their personal life is more stable and they know what their weaknesses are. “At 50 years of age and older, you know your Achilles heel. At 20, you don’t think you have one,” says Castrina. ….Read More   American Society for Training and Development: ASTD

Thinking About Starting a Business? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Do any of these scenarios hit home?

  • Like 70 percent of today’s workers you just aren’t engaged at work. You feel undervalued and like no big opportunities will ever come your way.
  • Your daughter is planning a wedding that you’ll be financing.
  • Or finally, after decades on the nine-to-five treadmill, you’re ready to retire—but a little worried about how far your bank account will stretch.

In any of these scenarios, you might find yourself thinking: “Gee, it would be nice to start that business I’ve always dreamed about. Then I’d feel like I have more control over not just my finances but my life right now!”………Read More   Investors Business Daily

Hire The Right Attorney To Safeguard Your Business

The best entrepreneurs are proactive: They initiate problem-solving strategies rather than wait and react to crises. Thinking proactively is especially important when hiring an attorney. ……..Read More   Alister & Paine

Protect Your Business: Three “Players” You Must Have on Your Offensive Line

If you’re a business owner who wants Super Bowl-level success for your business you should put together an offensive line that can provide your business the same level of protection. ………Read More   Contractors Equipment Directory

Five Business Expenses You Should Never, Ever Skimp On

If you’re bootstrapping your own business, you know all about doing more with less. The ability to stretch a budget is a survival skill, especially in those cash-strapped early days. ………Read More   IT Business Net

Five Surprisingly Great Times to Launch Your Business

Many people want to start their own businesses, but feel that “it’s just not the right time.” Sean C. Castrina explains why five common excuses should actually be used as motivation to become your own boss. ………Read More   azcentral.com

5 penny-pinching pitfalls for business owners

Anyone who’s ever bootstrapped a business knows all about the art of doing more with less. Stretching budgets can be a survival skill that keeps you always looking for ways to save a buck. But if your goal is cost cutting at any cost, watch out, says Sean Castrina, a business coach and serial entrepreneur who’s started 15 businesses in several industries. ………Read More   Silicon India

Steps To Up The Ante For Post-Retirement Entrepreneurs

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” The famous American writer Mark Twain, was absolutely right when he compared aging of body with aging of mind. Breaking the conventional notion that startups and entrepreneurship goes only with young brains, we have been witnessing an increasing number of older demography dictating the course of the game.  ………Read More   NBCnews.com

4 Ways to Succeed as a Post-Retirement Entrepreneur

Van Thomas has a young business. His self-named hair care line, Van Thomas Concepts, launched in March of 2013 when Thomas was a mature 63 years of age. Thomas is just one of many examples of baby boomers who are choosing post-retirement entrepreneurism.  ………Read More   Ask Dr. Job

Start Business While Holding Job

No matter how satisfied you are in your job, you still would like to be your own boss and run your own company.  But you’re afraid to try it. You don’t want to take the risks. You don’t know how to get financial backing and, most importantly, you don’t want to quit you job and take that leap. ………Read More   Ask Dr. Job

Advice for ‘Mompreneurs’

There’s lots of advice for small business owners, even more for women in business, but stay-at-home moms, who would like to become entrepreneurs didn’t seem to get much encouragement.Until now. ………Read More   The Independent

The low-risk way to start a business

You have a respectable, steady job. You provide for your family. You do home improvement projects on the weekends and even find the time to coach your son’s Little League team. But as you slog away at your 9 to 5 and go through the motions of daily life, in your own mind you feel that true success is still eluding you. You tell yourself that you should be grateful just to have a way to pay the bills (especially in the wake of the Great Recession), but you can’t quite stifle that little voice that whispers, “There ought to be something more.” ………Read More   Small Business Digest

New Trend In Start-Ups; “Mompreneurs”

There is a growing trend in small business start-ups. Men who stay home to raise their children are starting enterprises. One such “mompreneurs,” is business coach Sean C. Castrina. He argues that launching a home-based business is more doable than would-be “monpreneurs” may think…. as long as they know the right steps to take. ………Read More   Product Design & Development

6 Questions to Ask Before Becoming a Part-Time Entrepreneur

Chances are at some point in your career you’ve dreamed of owning your own business. But the risks involved in becoming an entrepreneur, you think, are just too great. After all, you can’t gamble your current steady income, your credit, and your family’s comfort on a venture that may or may not succeed. ………Read More   The Globe and Mail

Ten rules for starting your own business in retirement

Most people look forward to retirement, viewing it as a time of relaxation, freedom, and fun. Finally, I’ll be able to do what I want, they think. No boss breathing down my neck; no need to get up at a certain time; no stress. And for the first few weeks or months, retirement lives up to the hype. But to their surprise, many retirees soon find themselves pining for something to do.………Read More   Yahoo News

Lending to Friends and Family

You probably already know that lending money to friends or relatives can be fraught with risk. Your generous offer of a personal loan may lead to resentment, anger and even cause cherished relationships to end. Yet you’re going to do it anyway. ………Read More   Daily Venus Diva

Five Rules of Business for Entrepreneurial Stay-at-Home Moms

If you’re a stay-at-home mom, there are many good reasons why you might want to start your own small business: Maybe you want to kick in extra money to the family income. Maybe you want to flex your marketable skills, talents, or creativity. Or maybe you simply have a little extra time to fill now that your kids are older and at school during the day. However, if you’re like many women, you may be struggling to find a reason why you personally will be able to take your dreams from “concept” to “company.” ………Read More   Morning Post Exchange

Why a Small Business Might Be the Perfect “Retirement” Gig (and 10 Rules for Starting Your Own)

Charlottesville, VA – Most people look forward to retirement, viewing it as a time of relaxation, freedom, and fun. Finally, I’ll be able to do what I want, they think. No boss breathing down my neck; no need to get up at a certain time; no stress. And for the first few weeks or months, retirement lives up to the hype. But to their surprise, many retirees soon find themselves pining for something to do. They get bored and lonely. They miss feeling challenged and purposeful. Often, too, they’re constrained by a tight budget. And before long they find themselves wondering, Now why did I think retirement was such a good idea, again? ………Read More     Morning Post Exchange

Dissatisfied with Your Job? Man Up and Create Your Own.

Many men dream of being their own boss but aren’t willing to risk leaving the stability of their 9 to 5s. Here, I tell you how you can keep your 9 to 5 and achieve your small business dreams by becoming a part-time entrepreneur. You have a respectable, steady job. You provide for your family. You do home improvement projects on the weekends and even find the time to coach your son’s Little League team. But as you slog away at your 9 to 5 and go through the motions of daily life, in your own mind, you feel that true success is still eluding you. You tell yourself that you should be grateful just to have a way to pay the bills (especially in the wake of the Great Recession!), but you can’t quite stifle that little voice that whispers, There ought to be something more. ………Read More     Young Upstarts: Voice of a New Generation

Becoming A Part-Time Entrepreneur Is Easier Than You Think

You have a respectable, steady job. You provide for your family. You do home improvement projects on the weekends and even find the time to coach your son’s Little League team. But as you slog away at your 9 to 5 and go through the motions of daily life, in your own mind, you feel that true success is still eluding you. You tell yourself that you should be grateful just to have a way to pay the bills (especially in the wake of the Great Recession!), but you can’t quite stifle that little voice that whispers, There ought to be something more.  ………Read More