How to Keep Your Small Business Without Losing Your Family

Unfortunately, work often competes with family.  Ideally, the two would work together, but … The small business owner always feels this tension.  The traits that make a small business person successful in the work place include strong work ethic, creativity, and determination.  The book Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership: How to Become an Effective Leader by Confronting Potential … [Read more...]

Starting Your First Business: 5 Things You Should Know

Today’s article is a guest post by Joel who is a CFP® that has started 5 small businesses: a health insurance agency and 4 other Internet companies that hold a portfolio of different money making websites. Some of his most recent projects include a website for comparing credit cards, a website  for comparing car insurance, and a website for comparing homeowners insurance quotes. (Craig’s Note: … [Read more...]

How to Successfully Transition from Hobby to Side Job

Many of the things you currently enjoy doing as a hobby can be tweaked or adjusted to become another form of income.  It might take some creativity.  It might takes some marketing.  It might just happen.  Here are some examples of things people enjoy that can be turned into a source of income:  babysitting, baking, cutting grass, blogging, carpentry, plumbing, sewing, scrapbooking, house … [Read more...]