New year same insgishts

I want to shed some encouraging light on even my dull business outlooks. Things that can detour us from starting a business can vary, but the main things that we can all agree on would be :

  • World News
  • Finances
  • Other failed businesses
  • Lack of motivation/understanding
  • Partnerships having two different views on how to handle the business

What can one do about these types of hardships? I want to offer a few suggestions.

  • Have an outline, goal timeline, and proposal written-Many need help on building their plans beyond paper. That’s where I can step in and help. Note: there is a free consultation where I will dedicate 30 minutes in not only hearing your plans but trying to give you the best advice that I can offer. You are not obligated to pay if after the 30 minutes my services is not to your liking or I have solved your problem(s)
  • Attending workshops- I will be offering workshops for experienced and non-business owners alike. We can all learn from each other and; build, network and hopefully take something away from the information provided. Stay tuned, I will be having my first webinar in the coming months. If all goes well, there will be a meet up in New York City, Washington DC and Philadelphia. But as you can see these are later time-lined goals I have set for myself. It all starts with a plan.

With that being said, what are some hardships that you are facing? Whether its a first-time business problem or a mature business problem. Feel free to ask and comment below.

 

Times Article

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via 5 Tips for Surviving Uncomfortable Conversations — TIME

Random Networking Locations:CoffeeShops

if you know me I am an advent coffee drinker, but don’t worry this is not one of my coffee blog post, but more of an informative way for you to the network.

I know this is coming from the worlds most introverted person, but I feel at home when sitting in coffee shops. From Starbucks or Peets to fewer household names such (awesome shops) as Compass coffee.

People seem to share more intimate conversations in this public area because it is a safe place. If you are coffee, tea, water or pastry inclined, you can find yourself immersed in conversation and good food.

I have an example:

Le Pain Quotidien is where I met a network while eating my avocado toast and drinking coffee. We spoke for almost two hours! Did you believe that I didn’t have a business card but left my information with her? Maybe she will read this.

If she does, thank you. You are the motivation for my post. Starting a business is hard, but starting a business with nontraditional constants makes it worth your while. I have a larger percentage of keeping it around.

Don’t forget to have your business cards handy, that will the next blog post.