7+ Tools You Need to Get Started as a Solopreneur

You can’t start your solopreneur career or freelance successfully without the right tools, especially if freelancing is your business and not just a hobby. Sure, you’ve probably got some of what you need lying around at home, but if you want to take a professional approach you’ll need to invest in the tools and technology necessary to make it easy to run a business that your clients will love. I’ve been freelancing for more than …

How to Manage Your Productivity & Workflow with Google Calendar

When you start a work at home or freelance business, one thing you need to do fast is manage your workload. There are dozens of tools out there to help you do that all requiring different levels of investment. But after more than 10 years of running my own freelance writing business, I found that one essential tool, that’s both simple and free, is Google Calendar. It’s the easiest way to get started with scheduling, …

Multitasking Doesn’t Work (So Here’s How to Do It Better)

If you’re think you’re multitasking successfully, you’re probably wrong. For 98% of us, says Psychology Today, multitasking is an abject failure because our brains just aren’t wired to handle it. That’s right multitasking doesn’t work. Except for the 2% of supertaskers, whose brains work better the more stuff they have to handle, multitasking turns our brains mush and productivity and effectiveness take a hit. For the rest of us, trying to do more than one …

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Hiring Hacks! How to Get More Help on a Tight Budget

Whether you recently started your business, or you’ve been at it for 20 years, there will always be more work to do and not enough hands to do it. So there you are, hard at work but your biggest ideas still not brought to life. As a busy entrepreneur, you’re faced with a common dilemma. Do you refuse to work more hours at the expense of staying stuck at your current growth level? Or do …

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Want More Free Time? Schedule Every Minute of Your Day

Now that you’ve started your own business your time is finally yours. Or is it? You unchained yourself from the corporate cubicle and said goodbye to the long commutes, scheduled break times, and clock watching. It’s a wonderful feeling controlling your own schedule and doing whatever you choose each day. But a lack of structure can also sink you right from the start. So many new entrepreneurs look forward to the freedom and flexibility of …

Got Obstacles? Lucky You! Success is Around the Corner

There are no obstacles on the path, the obstacles are the path. – Zen quote Recently I was talking with Audra Casino, our podcaster/AV-master extraordinaire here at Mirasee. I remarked how I’ve come to learn that all of the struggles, challenges, and apparent obstacles I’ve encountered on my path to success (still very much in process) have actually been part of the path… not obstructions to it.

Bouncing Back After a Business Failure

So you screwed up. What next? There’s something you notice a lot in online marketing – the story of how an entrepreneur tried, failed, recovered and then succeeded. It’s a good story and an important story. But it kind of misses a little something sometimes. Let’s be honest.

Overcome Your Entrepreneurial Fears: Stories from People Who’ve Done It

You’ve done it. You’ve decided to start your own business and quit your job. Congratulations! Even if you’re one of the lucky ones and have enough cash stockpiled for a decent “runway,” you probably still feel a twinge of fear and uncertainty around your decision despite your confidence in your obsessive work ethic and ability to focus.