6 things 2017 taught (or reminded) me.

 

I’m always in my own head. When I’m awake, asleep, whatever. I’m always pondering over something or the other, asking questions. Why did that happen? Why did he do this? What should I have done differently? This mistake I made hurts so much, how would things have turned out if I had taken a different decision? The questions are endless. They are with in the car, they are with me at my desk. They are hovering around in my sleep, haunting me.

Usually, I find an issue to worry about per time, thinking and overthinking it. A lot of times, each matter gives way to another and other times, I draw lessons from them.

As a Creative Entrepreneur who never set out to be one, I started 2017 wondering what I was doing and how I was going to do it. I took the plunge anyway and I would like to share some of my most personal experiences and possibly encourage someone.

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Keep On Top Of Your Online Business

The online world is growing every year, and more people are turning to the internet to invest their time and money in the array of products and services available. However, all companies know that they need a strong online presence, so most will have a website and a plethora of social media platforms to utilize and reach their customers and clients. Therefore, there is plenty of competition out there, and in order to stand out from the rest; you need to ensure that you’re putting all your efforts into your online space and making sure that it’s working hard to draw in customer traffic.

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Lessons from WIMBIZ , 2017 Annual Conference et al

Every time I attend an event such as the Wimbiz 2017 Annual Conference, I have two reasons and in the end, two different learning categories. Learning something new is a given and the networking is, no doubt, matchless but what matters the most is the inspiration that comes with spending those two days with women from different walks of life usually with different philosophies, levels of success and  sectors foreign to mine.

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Three key things to be mindful of in the first 5 years of Business (mini post)

Us entrepreneurs are a funny breed. You could say we’re contradictions. To start a business, you need to be willing to throw caution to the wind. But, to make it last, you need to plan everything down to the fine details. So, we need to be spontaneous, while also making detailed plans. Sound difficult? That’s because it is.

But, if you’ve got the spontaneity sorted, the planning aspect may not be as tricky as you’re thinking. There are countless guides online which can help you develop the skill.

 

In life, it’s useful to have a five-year plan. This way, you have something to aim towards. This would also be a good place to start with your business. From the off, you should think where you want to be in five years time, and how you can get there. To help you decide, here are some of the things which should feature.

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Amazing Ways That Apps Can Improve Your Business

As a business owner, you will continuously be looking for ways to improve the efficiency of your business, better customer service, and increase sales. Apps, whether it be your own or someone else’s, can be incredibly useful tools for just this. You will be surprised by just how much apps can help to improve the day-to-day running of your business. Here are some of the best ways that they can help.

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Taking Your Store Online: Ideas For Ecommerce Success

There’s no escaping the fact that the digital age is here and growing in strength each day. More and more business are taking themselves online to reach a wider audience of potential clients and consumers, and some companies begin their journey in an internet setting. If you’re the owner of a retail store and feel the time is right to take yourself online so that your business can grow; there’s no better time to get things underway that right now. Competition is fierce, and there will be plenty of other choices regarding what you offer and sell, for customers to choose from, so you need to ensure that you’re off to a great start.

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10 Ways To Turn Your Blogging Hobby Into A Profitable Enterprise

When you first start your blog, you may find that it’s something that you do just for fun. When you have a passion for writing, or the topic that you’re covering, you can find yourself starting a blog out of pure enjoyment. But before long, you may realize that you have the potential to turn it into something much more. Because blogs can often become legitimate businesses in their own right. In fact, some bloggers can make an incredible income from writing about what they love. You just have to start thinking of your blog as a business and not as a hobby.

When you’re not used to the business world, or you’ve never really thought about running your blog in any way other than how you do it now, you may have no idea where to start with this. So you’ve come to the right place. The blogging world can be quite complex, but when you do start to treat yours like the business you want it to be, it will all start to feel so much more natural. If you’re ready to start making some money from your blog, and turn it into a profitable enterprise, then here are ten things that will help you to do that.

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