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    Planning: Save Your Small Business (Part 2) – A Direction Diva Series

    As a small business owner you may be frustrated with various aspects of your business. You may feel as though you are working harder with no results, or perhaps it’s  gotten to the point that you are on the brink of closing your doors. I totally understand that owning a business can be frustrating, but the best part of entrepreneurship is that you have the power to change things. With a few tips, a bit of hard work and some sound advice, it’s possible to turn things around – and that is what this series is about. In part 1 of the Direction Diva’s Save Your Small Business Series we talked about the importance of having marketable products; today we go back…

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    3 Things Aspiring Entrepreneurs Need to Know

    So many of my fellow military spouses ask me about life as an entrepreneur. Recently Michelle Campbell from Mission Career shared these 3 great tips on entrepreneurship that you need to know! 3 Things Aspiring Entrepreneurs Need to Know by Michelle Campbell If you are one of the thousands of people who continue to struggle to build the career your desire, starting your own business may be the answer you’ve been looking for. The population of military spouse entrepreneurs is growing because many are realizing the benefits of taking back control over their professional lives and financial independence. If you have ever thought about starting a home-based business but haven’t…

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    Nurturing the Money Tree: Creating Income Part 3

    Part 1 of Nurturing the Money Tree talked about creating income by working for someone else while Part 2 of our series opened up the topic of working for yourself. Today we get to my favorite part and that’s Entrepreneurship! If Option #2, owning your own business, sparked your entrepreneurial spirit, then this blog post is for you. When toying with the idea of owning a business there are so many things to consider and lots of plans to make, and it’s important to know what you are getting into is to. I have found that the best way to do this is to spend time researching and talking to other…

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    Priorities and Getting Things Done…

    When every priority holds equal importance, nothing gets accomplished Priorities…Is any one thing really more important than another? As many of you know, my life is really busy. I try to balance multiple businesses, being an Army wife, mother, the house, errands….and the list goes on and on… So being pro-active I decided to make a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish, and got busy writing. Ten minutes and 2 pages later my jaw dropped and I laughed. No one could accomplish that list even if they had a staff of 5 to help. But the “issue” became a question of what takes priority…and the answer that…