Is it a good business idea?

June 23, 2015

If you are going to be an entrepreneur, choose something you find fascinating. If you simply intend to invest in a business, ask yourself these questions first posed by Jayson Demers.

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Entrepreneurs: do you get the business and the results you want?

July 25, 2011

Are you making a difference? Are you getting clients? Are you making a profit? Are you seeing the results you want for your business?

If not, take a look at Michele Welch’s checklist and pinpoint the actions or attitudes you need to change. Even a small change can make a big difference and, as Michele points out, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insane.

10 ways to give as an entrepreneur

October 14, 2010

You may be head of a startup company or CEO of a multi-million dollar company. The principle of giving is the same: do it.

1. Volunteer your time.
2. Share your expertise.
3. Provide instructions for saving time or money.
4. Use your unique talents for the community good.
5. Offer to lend a non-profit technology or resources for a specific project.
6. Mentor business students.
7. Coach someone exploring entrepreneurship as a recareer option.
8. Support an existing cause.
9. Start a social consciousness campaign of your own.
10. Encourage your employees to match your contributions.

Giving is good for the soul. It is good for business, too.

Fun at work

January 29, 2009

Get ready for Fun At Work Day. It’s January 30 according to Chase’s Calendar of Events 2009.


As an entrepreneur and virtual assistant, I get to make work fun every day. While most of you can’t just leave your desk and take a walk around the pond for a spot of fun, here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Play with trade show giveaways like fold up fliers, balsa gliders, stress relief balls,  and foam sports equipment to decide which to brand with your logo.
  • Do the unexpected–cancel all afternoon meetings and hold a ping-pong tournament in the conference room.
  • Plan a company picnic even if you have to hold it indoors because of the weather.
  • Go on a ten minute online treasure hunt to  find the best free stuff. Everyone wins by getting to try out these discoveries.
  • Auction off unclaimed items in the lost and found box. Bidding currency is a donation of time to the company’s charitable outreach (if you need a suggestion, we donate time to Good Works, an organization improving living conditions for low-income families in Chester County, Pennsylvania).  
  • Collect and display employee baby pictures. The person with the most correct matches of employee name and picture gets to go home an hour early.
  • If all else fails, take frequent five minute breaks from your greatest source of irritation at work.

What does your company do to boost morale and make work fun?

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