What are you REALLY worth?

What are you REALLY worth? Comparisons
by Linda Reyburn Shirey Ideally, every small business owners could charge what they really want – what they’re really worth – but that doesn’t always happen. Our main challenges come down to four areas: price, comparisons, time, and confidence.   Challenge: Price This is the most quoted and least understood reason why a client will or will not accept your work. Many times, the...

Different Tears for Different Times

Different Tears for Different Times
By Linda Reyburn Shirey If you’ve ever tried to explain the difference between crying for joy and crying for sorrow – to a friend or spouse – this article will satisfy the listener’s skepticism about different emotions sparking different tears (“Looking At Tears Under a Microscope“). Sometimes, as women in small businesses, we get some erroneous ideas about tears: 1....

Fighting the Internal Battle

Fighting the Internal Battle
By Linda Reyburn Shirey   If you’re looking for a reason to be paranoid, as a small business owner, you really don’t have to go far. Taxes. Paperwork. Competitors. Employees. Things you should Know How To Do Already. Technology. What’s really more debilitating is cultivating a habit of internal fear. As any student of history should know, it’s often not the outside or...

Trying New Things and Female Entrepreneur Guilt

Trying New Things and Female Entrepreneur Guilt
By Linda Reyburn Shirey People often say that it’s important to Try New Things. In the spirit of “why not”, I’m manfully working my way through the expansion of my musical boundaries: Icelandic music. (Thanks a lot, Buzzfeed.) The only really big problem with Trying New Things is that ….well…..they’re new. They take time to work through and time to learn, and we keep hearing that this...

5 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance

WebMD Feature By Jen Uscher (Reviewed By Hansa D. Bhargava, MD) If you’re finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of your job and the rest of your life, you’re not alone. Many people are putting in extra hours, or using their smartphones to be on call when they’re not physically at work. “A lot of people are having a more difficult time finding balance...