Pay Attention To The Things You Don’t Get Paid For

There are the things you get paid for... ...and then there are all the other things you do really well. Whether you're looking for a new revenue stream or a contingency plan, it pays to pay attention to the things you don't get paid for. Here's what I mean: every...

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Why It’s Worth It To Get Your Act Together

Why It’s Worth It To Get Your Act Together

Seven years ago, I had my first phone call with bookkeepers for my business. I was sick to my stomach and fighting back tears. Not because they were mean––they are wonderful––but because I was scared out of my mind and embarrassed by my lack of organization. I fully...

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Make A Plan So You Can Ditch The Plan

Make A Plan So You Can Ditch The Plan

"There's a difference between going with a muse, going with what's happening in the room... and never having a plan in the first place."–– Jason Crandell, on Yogaland That line struck me from the most recent Yogaland podcast episode with Andrea Ferretti and...

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Why A Strategy Of Restraint Is Key To Success

Why A Strategy Of Restraint Is Key To Success

I've had acne since the moment I hit puberty. Certainly worse than average--but not so bad that I ever really considered serious medication for it. It's made me extremely self-conscious and I tried all manner of things to get rid of it or cover it up. In the...

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Don’t Compromise On The Follow-Through

Don’t Compromise On The Follow-Through

Like many self-starters, I have not historically been a great finisher. I can whip out new ideas and plan out new projects with the best of them. But seeing it to completion? Not so much. It's one of my own personal forms of self-sabotage and something that I've...

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Do The Opposite Of “Normal” To Stand Out

Do The Opposite Of “Normal” To Stand Out

Every small business owner wants to figure out how to stand out and earn attention for their brand. And, we normally make it a lot more complicated than it needs to be. Think about some of the biggest players in your industry: How do they run their businesses?What...

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You Can’t Escape From Customer Service

You Can’t Escape From Customer Service

I worked in retail from the ago of 16 to the age of 26. On one hand, I loved it. I got to be helpful every day and make it easier for people to get what they need. On the other hand, it was completely draining. As the hours tick on, you start asking yourself: Why are...

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Tara is a podcaster, small business community leader, strategist, and speaker. She’s been helping small business owners build stronger businesses for over a decade.  

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