When you are starting out as a new business your main issue and hurdle to get over is getting your name out there and known

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When someone gets in contact with you and their asking you to play and the rate of pay is either non-existent or very minimal I would run through a checklist of questions…


Need Home Improvement Help? These Tips Are For You!

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Working From Home Is Real

The Internet can provide limitless knowledge to help you in nearly any area. Running a successful work from home business is definitely one subject you will find interesting. This article contains information that can help you start your own business, or improve the home business enterprise you currently have.

You should be prepared to give a soundbite that can simply explain your business. If you are able to talk about your business in a couple sentences, it will impress prospective clients. This will help you come up with a slogan that expresses your business’ main objective.

Even when you are working from home, you should take pride in your appearance. In a home office scenario, you may feel the desire to work in your pajamas. Dress business casual, as you would for most jobs outside the home. Getting dressed professionally will help you feel professional and improve your productivity.


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All One Big Happy Hustle

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Thanks to a couple of my favorite bloggers*, I’ve been thinking about the “side hustle” lately. Seems the popular term for side job has shifted from “gig” to “hustle,” and with it, comes a more pejorative connotation.

Let’s start here: once upon a time, when graduating with my MFA in Creative Writing, I learned of an opportunity to do part-time contract work in internal communications—for the credit card company headquartered nearby. Not for a hip advertising firm. Not even for a nonprofit with a compelling cause. Nope, this job would require clocking in and out for the Fortune 500 company sometimes referred to around town as “the devil.”

Internal communications for the devil meant digesting leadership meeting notes on risk management and summarizing and synthesizing said notes into digestible PowerPoint presentations. (Oh, the myriad PowerPoint presentations!) And then came the fun of organizing the presentation…

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