Tips for Future Entrepreneurs

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Jul 18, 2011 in , , | No Comments


Is your dream to be your own boss?

Since you’ll be in charge, there are a few things to establish in order to keep your business running smoothly:

  • Find Help-You may want to do it all, but stick with your expertise. Money tight? Find a willing (and smart) classmate to do what you can’t, or won’t.
  • Unproductive-Pick a task that can be done in 15 minutes, or less. Deadline approaching? Manage your time by estimating how long each job might take to finish–then record how long it actually did take to complete. Use this information to gauge other project deadlines. Don’t procrastinate until you are down to the wire–begin a project as soon as you get it. Sometimes outlining it from the beginning can assist in establishing a daily “to-do” list.

BYOB: Be Your Own Boss

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Dec 30, 2010 in , , | No Comments

Create That Job!

Do you know someone who has an adventurous spirit? The type that ventured out on their own and created a successful business?

It seemed as if they did this effortlessly, yet if the truth be told, they worked 18 hour days, 7 days a week in order to bring their business into the winners arena. Is this the norm for all independents? Certainly not, there are many who began businesses while keeping their 9-5 job, or during a time when they opted to stay home and raise children. In those instances, choices were made by them to limit the time and energy devoted to their vision.  Some may have waited until they were laid off (or retired) to bring their business to fruition. Others were students, newly graduated from college, who struck out on their own to begin a business.