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The Surprising Secret to Business Success: Replacing Yourself!

Posted by Susan Ford | Jul 11, 2024 | 0 Comments

You started your business as a labor of love, nurturing it through those challenging early years with grit and personal sacrifice. The last thing you’re probably thinking about is replacing yourself in the event you retire, die, or become incapacitated. But when you face these facts, you set your business up for success.

4 Steps to Creating an Original Trademark

Posted by Susan Ford | May 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Launching a new business or expanding an existing one brings the thrill of crafting a unique brand identity. This creative process is exhilarating, yet it's fraught with hidden dangers, notably the risk of infringing on another company’s established trademark. Learn how to avoid costly mistakes with 4 practical steps.

The 3 People Every Entrepreneur Needs On Their Team

Posted by Susan Ford | Jan 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

Owning a business can be a thrilling adventure and an outlet for your most creative ideas. But behind the scenes of creativity and ambition, there's a practical reality that every business owner faces. To succeed, you need more than ideas and drive—it's about having the right team in place. We’ll explore three critical roles that are essential to your business's success and how the support from these individuals can make all the difference between a business that fails and a business that achieves sustainable growth and progress.

How to Find Work-Life Balance As A Business Owner

Posted by Susan Ford | Dec 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

Having a mind for business isn’t a bad thing – after all, a lot of great ideas come to us when we least expect it. But if you find yourself frustrated, resentful, anxious, or feeling obligated to respond to emails and messages at all hours of the day and night, it’s time to reassess and redefine your business boundaries.

Mastering Time Management: 4 Effective Strategies for Busy Entrepreneurs - Part 2

Posted by Susan Ford | Nov 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you’re like many business owners, you probably feel like there isn’t enough time in the day for everything you need to do, let alone everything else you’d like to do. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Last week I explored how to use time blocking and task management tools to better manage your time and get more out of your work day. This week, I’m sharing two more methods every business owner should use to get more done, stay more organized, and have more time to take care of yourself and the people who depend on you.

Mastering Time Management: 4 Effective Strategies for Busy Entrepreneurs - Part 1

Posted by Susan Ford | Oct 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Time is your most valuable resource, and how you manage it can significantly impact the success of your business and your personal well-being. But finding effective ways to organize your schedule and manage your team can feel like a time-consuming task in itself. If you feel overwhelmed by your calendar or like there is no room in your day to take care of your personal needs, it’s time to revisit your time management methods. To help you reclaim control over your schedule, boost productivity, and reduce stress, consider these life-changing time management strategies.

4 Essential Legal Agreements No Business Should Be Without

Posted by Res Nova Law | Jan 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

When starting a new business, putting the right legal agreements in place is crucial for protecting your assets and relationships. Yet far too many new business owners put off—or even entirely overlook—creating these vital documents. You might not even know which agreements you need. The followi...

5 Tips For Creating A Business Plan That Works

Posted by Res Nova Law | Jan 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Far too many aspiring entrepreneurs jump-start their businesses without taking the time to plan properly. Just as a builder uses a blueprint to ensure a new construction project will be structurally sound, a carefully researched and well-thought-out business plan allows you to determine whether o...

Small Business Spotlight: Sue Malo

Posted by Susan Ford | Nov 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

This week we are shining our Small Business Spotlight on Sue Malo of RevLocal, a digital marketing company. Sue grew up in Portland and graduated from Willamette University. After living in Chicago for 30 years, she returned home to her family and roots in the Pacific Northwest in 2016. Sue cons...

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