Being a business owner is a constant learning curve. There are always new opportunities, new challenges, and new situations forcing us to learn and grow. For me, there’s never a shortage of “lessons” I’m being taught. Here are a few business life lessons I’ve been learning the last several months: Make time to invest in your…Read More
Being an entrepreneur is no joke! It often calls for long days, sleepless nights, and nonexistent weekends. The flipside, however, is what makes it worth it: doing what you love to make a difference in your sphere of influence. Some days, the rewards clearly outweigh the challenges. But other days, the obstacles seem insurmountable and…Read More
An unlikely role model for start-ups is NASA. Since the mid 1960’s, their budget has been shrinking. In some respects, it’s beginning to behave like a start-up, causing the best and brightest minds in the country to apply their intellect to cost analysis in addition to engineering form and function. Space exploration is being accomplished…Read More
As a small business owner, you innately possess an advantage: your entrepreneurial spirit. This driving force is at the heart of your business, pushing you harder and asking you to dream bigger. The entrepreneurial spirit is not something you can teach; it’s simply something you possess. This powerful drive takes an idea and makes it…Read More
Building a website is not easy business. You can outsource it to a professional web designer or try to build it yourself. One can be expensive and the other headache inducing. Thankfully, there are platforms out there that make the process easy and cost-efficient.
The first step is to pick a website platform to build your website on. But, how do you choose? Which one is the right one for your business? With all of the options available to users, picking one platform can seem overwhelming.
First and foremost we have some questions to answer.Read More
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,…Read More
Recently, Propel’s Founder and CEO, Jamie Teasdale, had the opportunity to sit down with Jessica Baker of Hearts on Fire Blogcast. In this interview, Jamie shares her own story to becoming an entrepreneur, and how Propel came into being. You can listen to the interview here on Jessica’s blog. Jamie’s takeaway? Be a conduit for your…Read More
At the end of every year, most of us busy biz owners begin to look at what we hope to accomplish in the New Year. We set goals and budgets, make plans and promises to do better or more business than we did the year before. We thrive on searching for the areas that need…Read More