Using Downtime Well: 26 things you can do when business is slow

Using Downtime Well Entrepreneur downtime – the rarity that it is at times – is a tool business owners can use to their benefit. When utilized correctly and efficiently, you will find that it is not only incredibly opportunistic, but that it actually improves your business. Harvest the seeds you’ve faithfully sown all the while,…

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My Entrepreversary

Each year I celebrate my divinely executed exit from corporate employment on March 31st and my step into business ownership on April 1st (no joke!). I call it my entrepreversary and last week I celebrated twelve years! Twelve years that I’ve been running my own show, managing my own schedule, serving some absolutely amazing businesses,…

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Home Office Makeover FTW!

Did you catch my post on Feb 12th? Propel’s office has been a fun journey and evolution over these last 12 years. Today, I’m revealing the “after” of Q1: 2021’s home office makeover – (for the win)!! To see the ‘before’ check out Propel’s Office Evolution here. For the past couple years I have been…

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Early Mornings Require Organization

For me, prepping for early mornings and full days requires organization and starting the night before:✔️to-do list organized✔️inbox organized✔️schedule organized✔️projects and team organized Hitting the ground running, as I’m doing a lot in this season, takes organization so I can get a quick workout in before the sun is up! BAM! 💪🏼💥 What tricks do…

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Entrepreneurs Wear the All The Hats

Entrepreneurs often wear all the hats. From bookkeeping, admin tasks, team development, planning, project management, sales and marketing, to being their own IT department, every day can be different knowing you might have to switch hats mid-task to handle a more immediate issue. That’s me. That was this week… When I started Propel, I made…

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Did You Ask for the Sale?

Ask for the sale by Kris Carey

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was on the organizing committee for a huge event. We rented out a venue that could hold 1500 people and hoped to fill it as full as possible. We engaged a well-known author and speaker. We had multiple teams of volunteers handling the event…

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“Open For Business”

Small businesses are my passion. I’ve been the daughter of a small business couple since 1990 and I’ve seen, supported, and worked in every aspect of the entreprenuer’s life since then, advocating for their success and survival. Small businesses have been challenged, detoured, and all-out stopped in the last year and it’s been sad to…

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Making Time for Personal Priorities

As a business owner since 2009, I’ve found that many times over the years I’ve had to learn the value of taking time to invest in personal priorities. As a responsibilitarian, my clients and the workloads often even take precedence over my own self-care. But some weeks, months, and even years (Hello, 2020!) call for…

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The Road Less Traveled

Truthfully, I miss my love affair with Portland. The small businesses, landmarks, cornerstones of commerce, parks, and other treasured places that provide comfort in knowing they have held history, value, purpose, and meaning in our town. For a few reasons I don’t commute as often as I used to and because of that I have…

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