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    Quitting: Save Your Small Business (Part 3) – A Direction Diva Series

    In an earlier post in the Save Your Small Business series I talked about planning. Before that I spoke about tips and strategies for finding success here and here. Today I want to talk about quitting. In the small business world I see a lot of people give up the minute the water gets a little choppy. They started their journey dipping a toe in to test the waters and when the reality of being in business for yourself isn’t all warm and welcoming they run for the hills in hopes of finding something that is easier to find success with. I  wondered what would happen if we had that same attitude as parents? What would…

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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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    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…