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    Save Your Small Business (Part 1) – A Direction Diva Series

    As an entrepreneur there is a natural ebb and flow to running a small business. There is nothing more exhilarating than bringing your passion to life and turning an idea into something successful. But many small business owners are looking for a lifeline. They may be on the verge of closing their businesses and start running their businesses more effectively. In a previous post, I talked about how many small biz owners in the military community need a reality check and I should know, because this Direction Diva had to do just that. I had to change the way I ran my blog and my overall business to save me from closing operations for good.…

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    Small Biz Life: Are You An Entrepreneur?

    With today’s economy, and the increasing draw down and downsizing, more and more people are looking for ways to get ahead. In doing so they are starting new companies, creating new products and making things happen. If you have ever been among a distinct group of people willing to step out of their comfort zone, and risk it all for an idea that you have, or a dream you want to create, you may be an entrepreneur. When we think of an entrepreneur, we often think of people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and even Donald Trump. In reality, there are millions of people who have taken the leap to build their…

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    WAHM Life: Reality Checks & The Importance of A Business Plan

    I’m sure my business partner is looking at the title of this post and cleaning the chi tea off of her computer screen as she chokes and digests the fact that I actually am blogging about the importance of planning. Maybe I should warn her….nah, what’s the fun in that, and besides it’s fun making her spit things all over 🙂 ! You on the other hand are probably reading this and wondering why she’s spitting, and choking right now. Truthfully, the fact is that having me as a business partner isn’t the easiest thing, and I’m fortunate that she “gets” me enough to stick around. You see, I’m a go with the…