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Brand New Beginnings – Rebooting Your System to Reinvigorate Your Life

Today we’re talking about Fresh Starts. In this special training, we’ll discover what it means to make a fresh start, why new beginnings are essential, and simple ways to reboot your life.

This training is highly interactive, so go ahead and grab a notebook and a pen, and let’s get started.

Life is full of chapters and phases, and most of us have many of them in the course of a single lifetime. Every one of these chapters has…you guessed it: A beginning, a middle and an end. As one chapter closes out, it often signals the beginning of another. These transition points are golden opportunities to clean up what was, accept what is, and step excitedly into the newness of what will be. After all, as singer Dan Wilson of the band Semisonic said so eloquently:

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

Sometimes the chapters of your life are action packed and full of pizzazz. You’re going, growing, and getting things d…

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Home Business or Work-at-Home Job – Which Is Right for You?

Many people often want to work from home for a variety of reasons. Maybe you just had a child and want more work-life balance, or perhaps you have an illness that makes it difficult for you to get out of the house. Or maybe you just like being home and want the freedom to work your own way. Whatever the reasons you want to work at home, you’ll need to choose whether or not you want a job from home, or you want a business from home. Here are eight questions to help you decide. 1. Are You Self-Motivated? If you want your own business so that you can set your own hours, you will need to be very self-motivated. You’ll need to take time out of your day for marketing, interviewing clients, closing the deal and then doing the work too. You’ll be 100 percent responsible for delivering the work, billing and collecting. You’ll even be responsible for deciding the methods you’ll use to do the work. To do that you’ll need to be a very self-motivated individual. 2. What Skills Do You Ha…
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11 Small Business Grants All Women Entrepreneurs Should Apply For

All new business owners need as much capital as they can obtain. With female-owned firms accounting for an estimated 11.6 million small businesses in America, that financial need is especially important for female entrepreneurs. 

Statistics show female entrepreneurs are less likely to receive small business funding than their male counterparts and are more likely to receive a shorter-term loan with less capital and significantly higher interest rates.

Fortunately, several lenders, nonprofit organizations, and corporations have acknowledged the unique disadvantages faced by female entrepreneurs and begun to offer grant money to support self-employed women. 

From federal grants to state grants, the experts at ZenBusiness have pulled together 11 grants offered to women-owned startups to help jumpstart their businesses.

Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant

Amount available: Between $10,000 and $40,000

Previous re…

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