Great Marketing Tips for the Bold Solopreneur by Guest Blogger Ivan Serrano

A solo entrepreneur is a lot of things. What it’s not is a hobby, a leisure activity, or anything else that alludes to part-time commitment. It’s not for the meek, nor is it something that offers security for those who seek it. It’s a lifestyle choice which has you habitually thinking and bringing your A-game Read More …

A Tip from Jackie: The Importance of Passion–Finding Your Sweet Spot

Why does passion matter? When you have worked for a long time in some work that is simply a job, you lose something. You lose your zest for experimentation. You lose your willingness to stick to it to see the last detail tied up. You lose your interest in experimenting or learning new techniques or Read More …

10 Ways to Profit Using LinkedIn and 5 Tips for Leveraging its Power to Market and Build Your Business ‘Free’
by guest blogger Jean L. Serio, LinkedIn Expert

LinkedIn is a powerhouse. The top social site for businesses looking for clients, to get hired, and job seekers, it has over 200 million current members, and growing daily. From entrepreneurs, to corporations, there are thousands of potential clients and companies with jobs available, out there waiting to connect with you.

A Note from Jackie: Do Your Homework!

Well, it finally feels like autumn here in Portland, Oregon: pumpkin spice lattes are back on the menu at Starbucks, the leaves are turning red and gold…and the rain is pouring down. But I have to admit that I love this season, rain and all. I get that old “back-to-school” feeling. I think back to Read More …

“Diversify Your Risk and Income with a Portfolio Career” by guest blogger Laura Schlafly

This article originally appeared on the Mac’s List Blog of July 3, 2013. More people are patching together a livelihood from a variety of sources. Job security no longer comes from an employer, but from your marketable and transferrable skills. They’re creating their own portfolio career, which, according to Penelope Trunk, is: “Not the same Read More …

“7 Ways Blogging Can Improve Your Business” by guest blogger Tony Evans

According to recent business courses, if you want your business to be successful, you need to work on building a steady and stable presence online. Not only will this allow you to engage with customers, but it can also make your life much easier, in terms of PR and market research. Need a bit of Read More …

Shaped by the Power of “NO”

A note from Jackie… It is so easy to get distracted from working towards our goal. There are so many possibilities out there–so many choices, so many distractions. How in the world can we stay focused and on track? Case Study One of my Better, Smarter, Richer clients told a great story a few weeks Read More …

Five Things I Wish You Knew Before Starting Your Business by guest blogger Luna Jaffe

1. You have to love wearing many hats! You will be doing that thing you love – painting, writing, photography, coaching—but you will also be the business manager, accountant, marketer and salesperson. Each of these skills requires time to develop, which typically costs money. One of the biggest mistakes I see is not recognizing the Read More …

Keep Your Business Afloat For Free by guest blogger Jake French

The dream of creating value for clients based on your unique talents and expertise is at risk of failing if you don’t prepare yourself. Arguably the single most valuable tool for a solopreneur to possess is a highly focused “can do” mentality. Lucky for you there is a special on attitudes this week at www.JakeFrenchInspires.com, Read More …

Over 50 and Still Out of Work? Become an Entrepreneur! by guest blogger Laura Schlafly

This article originally appeared on the Mac’s List blog on May 1, 2013. Are you noticing more news articles about entrepreneurs who are starting up their businesses at ages 50+? It’s not your imagination! There is more press on this topic in the last six months than ever before. Why is that important to me Read More …