Sunday, February 16, 2014

Open Your Dream Business

Nora Jackson turned her dream into a reality.  She opened her multipurpose shop, Nora’s and More, late in 2013.
Nora’s and More was created from Jackson’s love of serving those in the community, particularly teens and young adults.
Learn more about her story here.

Photo courtesy:  Dan DeChiaro

Sunday, February 09, 2014

How Many Olympic Athletes Run Their Own Business?

U.S. Olympic curler Debbie McCormick (pictured) paid her bills by working part time at a Home Depot in Rio, Wisconsin for nearly ten years.  When she was let go from her job in 2010, she need a job fast.

Big challenge?  She would have to take about two months off, including the entire month of February, in order to compete in her fourth Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.

So rather than get another part-time job, McCormick felt starting her own business made more sense. She now runs Goldline Mobile Pro Shop and travels to curling tournaments selling equipment made by Mississauga, Ontario-based Goldline Curling.

Read the entire article here.

To Debbie, we wish her the best of luck competing and we hope she comes back a winner.  We are so proud she is represents our USA team!

Photo courtesy:  Chase N

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Demystifying Work/Life Balance

We all know that being an entrepreneur is not easy.  It's intense, involves long hours and requires nearly total devotion to make the business a success.  However, in this article, and it's a good one, the author says:
... I can tell you that if you don’t make time for the activities and people you love, you will burn out very quickly.
Good advice.  And there's more.  Better get reading.

A Healthy Work/Life Balance Is No Unicorn

Illustration credit:  Anley Piers