Confessions of a Newb: The Biggest Surprises from My First Foray Into Software Development

Chris and Matthias working on Edgar's code this April. Most of the team still hadn't seen it by then!

Last week, I wrote a little about what you need to keep in mind if you want to create your own software, like an app. (I hope it was helpful!) See, right now, I’m getting ready for the big public launch of my OWN piece of software – my very first one! – and it’s… [Read More]

Why You Really, Really Need to Stop Looking for the Next Big Thing for Your Business

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I’m not exactly what you’d call a car person. I know the basics – press foot to pedal, engine go vroom – but you’re not gonna catch me hookin’ up nitrous oxide tanks and calculating what kind of spoiler creates the best wind resistance. What I DO know, though, is that doing a lot of… [Read More]

Is Hiring a Social Media Intern for Your Small Business the Best Idea Ever, or the Worst?

hiring an intern for social media

I always like to ask people what frustrates them about blogging and social media, and usually, they say the same thing. It isn’t that they don’t like writing blog posts about their business. It isn’t that they don’t love spending time interacting directly with fans and followers! It’s that they hate, hate, HATE all the… [Read More]

How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Your Inner Dictator

Laura and Beyonce would totally be BFFs

As an entrepreneur, how confident are you in asking for the things you want? Do you feel guilty asking someone to make revisions to a logo design, because you figure they already worked sooooo hard on it? Do you worry that your people might resent you for having specific demands? Do you start lots of… [Read More]

Think You Don’t Need Any Help Running Your Business? Here Are 4 Reasons You’re Wrong

Laura in Paris - 2014

In all the time I lived in London, I always wanted to take the chunnel. The chunnel is the railway tunnel that runs between the UK and Paris, so in just a few hours, you can go from Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower. Cool, right? Until two months ago, though, I had never actually… [Read More]

Why You Still Feel Broke Even When Your Business Is Raking It In

J.D. Roth - Founder of Get Rich Slowly

Entrepreneurs aren’t great money managers. That’s not to say they mismanage their business finances – most don’t – but they often struggle to effectively manage their personal economies. My father was a serial entrepreneur. His businesses flourished, but at home he was constantly broke. When dad died, my brothers and I took over his final… [Read More]

Reframing Failure: How to Turn a Flop Into a Success

Pinball paddles

Every entrepreneur has a great idea that flops, myself included. It’s not if or when something flops that matters – it’s what you do next. Some people have little freak-outs. Others dive into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. A third group calls it quits. The funny thing is that none of those reactions change… [Read More]

How Marie Forleo’s B-School Turned My Idea Into a Seven-Figure Business

Marie Forleo and Laura Roeder

Ever had an AMAZING business idea, but weren’t sure how to turn it into a reality? It happens ALL. THE. TIME. And it’s not because people don’t have the drive to make it happen, either! It’s because they don’t have the TOOLS. After all, what good is a sports car if you don’t know how… [Read More]

How To Create Your Own Pinnable Graphics

Jessica Kupferman

As one of the newest social media websites, Pinterest has already climbed to the #3 spot in social media for most visitors right behind Facebook and Twitter. How about that for growth? No matter what type of business you’re in, you probably have a few tips or words of inspiration that you can share with… [Read More]

3 Delegation Nightmares You’ll Avoid Thanks To These Strategies For Systematic Success

new hire quote

One of the most impressive things about Laura Roeder is how quickly she transformed LKR Social Media into a highly lucrative empire. During my recent interview with her, she shared part of what made this remarkable growth possible: “If you want to grow your business past a certain level, you’ve got to add more people…. [Read More]