Brainstorming on the Beach: How Vacationing Leads to Breakthroughs

Guest Post by Allison Rice Did you know that you’re more likely to come up with breakthrough ideas if you’re on vacation than if you’re in your home office doing business as usual? Taking off time from your business and getting outside your daily routine is not only important for work/life balance, but it’s proven […]

Ways To Stay Safe While Looking For Online Jobs

Google the words “legitimate work from home jobs” and you’ll find around 4 million listings. Some of the listings truly are legitimate, but others are clearly scams. Sara Sutton Fell’s business, FlexJobs, is one of the exceptions. FlexJobs offers legitimate work from home jobs — every company is screened carefully before any of its jobs […]

Create the Perfect Team With Your Competitors

Guest Post by Lucinda Cross A good way to increase profits, reduce risk and broaden your market is by joining forces with a competitor. Maybe not all of the time, but a project or two may be a good way for both of you to grow your businesses and to see if a long-term association […]

How to Become an Expert: 3 Easy Steps

If you’re a physician, attorney, architect or other professional who has to pass a test to be certified, you’re considered an expert. If you’re not in a field with a standardized test to prove you’re an expert, you’ll need to prove your expertise in other ways. After all, when the media, prospects or clients need […]

Boost Your Business With E-Booklets

Let’s say you’re an expert on SEO or public relations. Why not write a downloadable or electronically delivered tips e-booklet about it and make some dough along with it? Long before any of us figured out what an easy and practical way e-booklets are to make money, Paulette Ensign, the Booklet Queen, was writing, selling […]

6 Tips for Staying Safe While Searching for Virtual Jobs

One of the questions people ask me often is whether or not to trust online job listings. My usual answer is to research any company before you respond to an ad. I know there are even more points to consider, so I asked Sara Sutton Fell, founder of FlexJobs, to share her advice. Guest Post […]

Use the Pumpkin Plan to Grow Your Business

If you haven’t heard of Mike Michalowicz, creator of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, then you may be taking your business too seriously. Mike’s in-your-face style of writing, and his funny, yet there’s-a-point videos, break small business issues and challenges into manageable, bite-size pieces. In his new book, The Pumpkin Plan, Mike takes the same approach. […]

10 Actions You Can Take in 10 Minutes or Less to Move Your Business Forward

Guest post by Michelle Shaeffer Sometimes we’ve only got a few minutes here and there to work on our home-based businesses.  Don’t let this stop you from marketing and building your business network! If you’ve got just 10 minutes, you can take positive actions that will help you move forward. If I had to write […]