3 Tips to Financially Prepare Your Small Business for the Holidays

It's important to be proactive when it comes to the holidays. They bring a host of financial challenges and opportunities for small businesses. Let's talk about three ways you can prep your business for the holidays, so that you're able to have a profitable and satisfying holiday season, without stressing out. Reflect on This Time In Past Years Look back [...]

How to Prepare Your Business for a Fulfilling Last Quarter

Preparing your business for the final quarter of the year is crucial to both business profits, and your own personal fulfillment. It's easy to get caught in the holiday rush. Instead, set aside some time to be more intentional. Think about how you want the next three months to go. Today, let's talk about a couple different exercises you can [...]

Boost Your Happiness By Clarifying Your Lifestyle Costs

Your business exists to support you; to fulfill your needs. If you don't have a clear picture of what those needs are, it can be difficult for your business to fill them. That's why it's so important to have a clear idea of your lifestyle costs. This gives you a foundation for your income goals. Here, you can clearly see [...]

Use Clear Record-Keeping To Amplify Your Business Profits: Here’s How

You've probably heard the saying, "Where attention goes, energy flows." This quote, which I first heard from Michael Bernard Beckwith, perfectly describes the relationship between you and your finances. The more you pay attention to them, the more you will see growth and change. I've seen this happen with clients over and over. This is especially the case with record-keeping. [...]

Avoid This Impostor Syndrome Pitfall By Connecting With Your Values

One major impostor-syndrome-induced pitfall I see people struggle with is this: overcompensation. Perhaps they're not getting enough paying clients, or not keeping track of their finances. Or they're missing some other metric in their business that makes them feel like they're "getting somewhere." Whatever the reason, people in this type of situation can sometimes fall into a pattern of overcompensating. [...]

Book Review: 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal by Elizabeth White

Elizabeth White might know impostor syndrome better than many of us. In her book, 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal, she discusses the financial insecurity that has become a reality for many older people, women, and marginalized groups in the workforce. This book is emotionally uplifting and full of resources. Here are a couple of my favorite points from the book: [...]

Why Financial Education is One of the Best Investments

When we evaluate whether an investment is worth making, one of the most important considerations is what type of return it offers. Financial education boasts an excellent return. This is true in the context of your business and your personal finances. Below, I go on to list the top three benefits of investing in financial education of any kind! Increasing [...]

Want to Grow Your Business? Check Your Impostor Syndrome First

Financial anxieties hold us back in many ways. Oversaving can prevent us from living our lives fully and meeting our needs. Similarly, impostor syndrome often holds us back from investing in our businesses and developing our experience as business owners. "What if I'm not _____ enough?" Out of all the questions impostor syndrome brings out of the shadows, this one [...]

How Much Should You Invest in Your Business?

When you're feeling ready to invest in yourself or your business, the next decision to make is, "How much do I spend?" This is different for everyone, but the key is to think about how the investment will pay off. How soon can you expect a return on purchasing equipment, or more education? Below, I have mapped out some questions for [...]

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