If you love making handmade items, then you may have considered turning your passion into a business. But many craft-lovers get hung up wondering if they have what it takes to sell their designs successfully. Luckily, with the emergence of online marketplaces like Etsy and ArtFire, it has never been easier to get up and running. The set-up fees are very low when you are … [Read more...] about Could You Turn Your Craft Hobby Into a Business?
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One thing that holds so many people back from starting their business is the lack of capital. The truth is that we can make up for that in spades with passion. When you truly have passion for your idea it quickly turns into momentum and real progress is made regardless of the size of your bank account. When people ask me why I started my business, they expect to hear something … [Read more...] about When Starting a Business – Passion Trumps Cash!
When my husband was diagnosed with a rare liver disease, I made an astonishing discovery: the risks I took at my job actually helped me manage the ordeal. As a professional ski patroller, I carry explosives, start avalanches, hike in chest deep snow, and haul heavy toboggans carrying gravely injured skiers. We women patrollers do this side by side with the men. While some might … [Read more...] about Risky Business: Why Women Excel In Dangerous Careers
I’m not good enough. 4 little words. 4 narsty little words. Sound familiar? How many times have you heard those words in your internal dialog? Too many to count? You’re not alone! We all have this fear. Unfortunately it likes to sneak up on us in the most inopportune times, when we are thinking of expanding ourselves or our horizons. What starts as a burst of excitement can … [Read more...] about How to Thrive in Business & Life: Overcoming Our Most Common Fear
Some people know what their calling is at a very young age and that passion just sticks with them for life. Nancy Shapiro was born to teach. Now, she's turned that gift of helping others into a business called Cue Sticks. Through Cue Sticks, Nancy teaches the power of positive thinking. Cue Sticks are daily reminders that come in the form of either a temporary tattoo … [Read more...] about Cue Sticks: Getting Started in Your Own Business