The Dark Side To Bootstrapping Your Business

The average entrepreneur is not rich. They do not have financers. They often have to sacrifice for success. Today's post is about you. Depending on the business, your sacrifice can be big or small. Some have sold their car to finance success. Some may take out an old-fashioned business loan. Wracking up credit card debt … Continue reading The Dark Side To Bootstrapping Your Business

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The Patent Battle Gone Right: The Little Guy vs L’Oreal

In true David vs Goliath form, Olaplex took on L'Oreal in court over a patent dispute. Spoiler: David (Olaplex) won! It is not uncommon to hear stories of big business smashing small companies by stealing ideas. Court is almost always futile because they have a lot more money than your average bootstrapping, garage inventor. That … Continue reading The Patent Battle Gone Right: The Little Guy vs L’Oreal

Are Direct Sales Strategies A Trap For Homemakers?

There are varying viewpoints when it comes to direct sales/multi-level marketing (MLM). Some feel it is the opportunity they dreamed about. Some feel it is a financial trap. Ultimately it is your decision. However, some believe the money spent is not worth the income that shows on their 1099. I beg to differ, of course. … Continue reading Are Direct Sales Strategies A Trap For Homemakers?

Should Your Business Hang The ‘Now Hiring’ Sign? Questions To Ask Yourself!

New businesses struggle with knowing when they should and should not hire. It is a difficult question to answer. INC recently shared 3 signs for whether you need to hire, and I have a few ideas to help you decide whether it is what you need! The major question you need to ask yourself is, … Continue reading Should Your Business Hang The ‘Now Hiring’ Sign? Questions To Ask Yourself!