Sometimes you are so over your head with work and obligations that you forget what it’s like to not be constantly running around, on your way to an appointment, or buried under projects and paperwork. In the midst of all the chaos, it’s important to make sure that you are living a healthy and well-balanced…

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calculate

  Your business’ financial picture is vital to growth and planning. As business owners, we invest a lot of time, effort and money on bookkeeping and accounting. Whether you do your own bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparations, accounting doesn’t come naturally to everyone. The good news is – you have options like using an online…

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They say that patience is a virtue, but when your business suddenly needs to hire or you feel desperate for clients, can beggars be choosers? Even though times may feel tense, that doesn’t mean you should take any Joe Shmoe that walks in the door. You’re potentially going to be seeing this person frequently, passing…

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dice

I often find that I put myself in “no risk, no reward” situations. Through my travels and life experiences thus far, I’ve discovered the saying to remain true. If I have learned anything, it’s that you truly do not know what you are capable of if you do not push the boundaries and step outside…

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UPDATE: 11/19/13 It is with a sad heart that I write this update about my friend Phil Marcus. In July, Phil was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer and I learned last Friday that he passed away on November 4th, making this thanks just 8 days shy of Phil publicly seeing just how much I…

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glasses

At some point in any career, we all reach a point of asking ourselves “why am I doing this?” Whether it’s the daily grind of 9-5, the blood, sweat, and tears of a startup, or the many hats of owning a business, there’s always a tradeoff and a reward. But, hopefully for all of us,…

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network

Why it’s important to be part of a strong business community. Business is all about people: your team members, your clients and customers, your network. Developing a strong business community creates a network around you that can lend invaluable support to your growing business. Knowing who to build into your community is simpler than you…

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propel office

The lessons our first 4 years in business taught us After being in business for almost four years, one thing I can say with assurance is: we’re not in Kansas anymore! Owning a business is much different than I thought it would be, both in good ways and challenging ways. There have been difficulties, triumphs,…

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business model

5 keys to creating a dynamic and successful business model Building a business requires a unique mix of being a Master Strategist and a Creative Genius. Most of us probably find ourselves identifying more strongly with one or the other instead of both: we’re either really good at creating outlines and seeing the big picture,…

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