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What Everyone Can Learn From Millennials

What Everyone Can Learn From Millennials

I think that millennials have gotten a bad rap. When you look at the breakdown of when the generation starts I fall within the range. But honestly, it’s so close that you could probably age me out of the group as well. Anyway, you hear so many negative things about millennials. We see things constantly about how lazy they are or how they don’t know how to do anything for themselves and they aren’t hard workers. There is this stigma that…

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6 Recommendations When Starting a Business

6 Recommendations When Starting a Business

6 Recommendations When Starting a Business I remember when my husband and I were starting our business. We wanted to move on from our full-time jobs. So, we jumped right into starting a business and just learned as we went. This was good for some reasons (I could have spent years “researching” to avoid taking the leap), but bad for other reasons. I was thinking earlier about all the things that I learned from our first business that I will…

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Why We Started a Small Business and Why We Sold It (Part 3)

Why We Started a Small Business and Why We Sold It (Part 3)

Last week I began sharing how my husband and I reached the point of starting a small business. Click here if you missed the beginning and want to catch up. It became a job But one day it happened—the small business that we grew from nothing had become a job. We dreaded going to complete jobs. We were frustrated with our employees. They were most likely frustrated with us. We felt stuck again. At first, we thought we were just…

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Why We Started a Small Business and Why We Sold It (Part 2)

Why We Started a Small Business and Why We Sold It (Part 2)

At the end of last week I began the story of how we became self-employed. You can read Part 1 of the story here. And now it continues… Our first customer In the seventh month, my husband was able to secure our first customer and things began to change. We were in no way experts in the industry. My husband had a little bit of experience from a night job when he was in school and I had no experience…

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Why We started a Small Business and Why We Sold It (Part 1)

Why We started a Small Business and Why We Sold It (Part 1)

Do you know what it’s like to feel trapped at your job? To have a job that you never really intended to turn into a career? Do you spend the week looking forward to the weekend and then spend the weekend dreading Monday? My husband and I lived like this for years. He didn’t want to work for anyone else. He wanted to be his own boss, set his own hours, and enjoy the work that he did. I wanted…

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Series: Our Small Business Story

Series: Our Small Business Story

Heads up… later this week I will begin posting a short series on our small business story. I will include how we started a business, quit our jobs, and then eventually reached the point of selling it. I think that there are a lot of reasons people think of to not step out and start the business that they have dreamed of. People use every excuse possible: lack of schooling, not knowing the legal or tax side of starting a…

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