SALT LAKE CITY (April 9, 2018) – The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced the addition of nine new Women’s Business Centers, including one in Cedar City, Utah. The opening of these new centers will provide assistance and resources to entrepreneurs in new and expanded markets around the nation.
In today’s hectic world, it can be very challenging to keep your passion and energy as an entrepreneur. Business owners are being bombarded with daily task, challenges and strains on relationships that can lead one to lose focus and therefore, their passion in their own dream. Over the many years of my own entrepreneurial endeavors and coaching hundreds of clients through their own crazy journey, the following are some ways to assist you in staying on track and enjoying every piece of your dream.
Preparing to Apply for a Loan
The commercial loan process can be daunting for both the new and seasoned business owner. Following are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for the loan process.
The Formerly Reluctant Entrepreneur
Almost a year ago, I wrote my first post for this blog, The Reluctant Entrepreneur. Since then, I have interacted with amazing guest authors for the blog, attended WBC Business Essentials and Jump Start trainings almost weekly, completed the Build Your Dream Company Course twice, worked with WBC Business Consultant Deb Bilbao to create an Online Jump Start course, toured Southeastern Utah for our rural Virtual WBC launch events, and actually started my own business, Valkyrie Studios LLC.
You know the old saying….. It takes money to make money! That may be true, but it doesn’t have to be as much as you think, especially when it comes to marketing. With the digital era occupying more and more of the marketing space, you have the opportunity to market your business on just about any size budget. Read More
Marketing on a Budget
There are a variety of options for where and how to market your business. However, not all of them will be the most effective use of your time so it’s always important to keep you customer in mind while making your marketing plan. Read More
Bootstrapping Your Business
In my last blog post, Maximizing Your Resources, I talked about some non-monetary resources that you could utilize to get your business going. But, funding is always going to be an issue at some point, and often people’s first instinct is to try to get a loan or find an investor. Read More
Creative Re-use and Re-purposing
I’m in the car with my dad on a hot South Texas summer day coming home from the store, and he spies a dresser on the curb in our neighborhood. It’s perfect, he says, grabbing the wheeled platform from the garage. Let’s go! He somehow convinced my brother and me to go on this mission – and to push the rolling dresser back to the house for him. Read More