Today we’re taking a slight detour from our usual solopreneur-focus to discuss the top 8 things to consider when entering into a business partnership. That’s because, after being a sole business owner for 8 years, I started working with a business partner exactly four weeks ago. Discover the top 8 things to consider when entering into a business partnership in this small business tips article! You'll learn the questions you NEED to ask if you're thinking about going into business with someone else...

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The project? A new small business podcast! The podcast is a collaborative effort between myself and Dan—it’s called Candid Conversations, and it’s a podcast sharing the adventures of small business owners and communications specialists.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about overcoming fear in business lately—partly because I’m in the midst of relaunching the Goodbye 9 to 5 masterclass (fear is one of the BIGGEST things holding people back from quitting their day jobs!), and partly because I’ve been going through a lot of fear related to business lately, myself. Stop letting fear hold you back in business! In this article, get 5 tips for HOW to overcome fear in business... learn what you need to know about overcoming fear in business so you can finally quit your day job and take your small business to the next level!

It’s been just two weeks since I started a small business podcast with my biz bestie, and last week we started serious conversations about launching a full business together as a partnership. Exciting but scary big projects in the works.

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Last Monday, I had a plan for my week. I was going to prepare for the upcoming launch of the Goodbye 9 to 5 masterclass, do some client work, write a guest blog post, and prepare daily action items for the April Begin Your Biz Challenge. What I did NOT have planned into my schedule was to start a small business podcast. Find out what happened when my biz bestie suggested we co-host a new small business podcast... and why I'm excited about this brand new project! Click on over to learn all about this podcast, exclusively for small business owners and communications specialists, right now

So when my biz bestie Dan messaged me on Monday evening with a new idea he had of co-hosting a podcast together, I didn’t REALLY have the extra time to be able to do it… but it sounded like the perfect project.

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You know you want to start a freelance business… but where do you even BEGIN? Today, I’m going to break down for you exactly how to start a freelance business.

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Consider this your step-by-step guide to starting a freelance business:
Step #1 for how to start a freelance business: Decide what kind of business you want to haveLearn how to start a freelance business with this step-by-step guide! In just 7 steps, you'll get exactly what you need to get starting with building you awesome freelance business. Click on over to get the goods now!

You need to know what kind of freelance business you want to have before you get started with it. Choose something that you have some experience and education in,

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There just are NOT enough hours in the day. And especially when you’re working full-time and running a small business on the side, it can feel nearly impossible to do anything besides work, work, work! Are youworking full-time and running a small business on the side? Feeling as though you have ZERO time to make it work? Getting overwhelmed with it all? Use these 5 tips to make managing your side business that much easier... even if you have a hectic full-time job!

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Luckily, it IS possible to work full-time at a 9 to 5 job while managing your home-based business on the side.

Yes, really!

In fact, I did it for years.

I built up my freelance business while I was working a stressful,

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Today I want to do something a little different than usual. Today I want to walk you through my business—specifically, the processes I use for creating my online small business courses, programs, and free content. Discover the process I use for creating and pricing my online small business courses in this article! Click on over to get all the juicy details, plus freebies for growing your profitable small business and solopreneur tips for working from home full-time. Get the goods now!

To begin with, it’s worth mentioning that my business is basically divided into two main components: the freelancing side of things (where I have clients) and the business strategy/coaching side of things (where I have students).

(Curious about how much time I spend on each part of my business and where my money comes from? Check out this article featuring an income breakdown of how I make money online)

For our purposes in this article,

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If you want to escape the 9 to 5 life and start your own home-based business, there are two big foundational things you need to do: Tired of the 9 to 5? It's time to let it go and live your dream of being a home-based business owner! But BEFORE you escape the 9 to 5 grind, you should definitely get your business started. Don't make the mistake of quitting your 9 to 5 job without the foundations of your business already in place! Click on over to read the article about why this is so important

1) Set up the systems and strategies in place so as to ensure a smooth, seamless transition out of the 9 to 5 office life and into working from home full-time (pssst… that’s exactly what I teach in the Goodbye 9 to 5 masterclass!)

2) Get started with your small business NOW (before you quit your 9 to 5 job!)

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You know you want to be a solopreneur and work from home full-time… but what you DON’T know is the type of business you want to have! Never fear—in today’s article, we’re going over a handy three-step process you can use for how to discover your perfect, profitable small business idea. Discover your perfect, profitable small business idea with this simple 3-step process! This method is a great way to get started with building your home-based business and get your ideas all organized in one place. Click on over to start right now!

(Pssst… I strongly recommend you get started with choosing your small business idea and starting to offer services BEFORE you quit your 9 to 5 job. More on that next week!)

First things first: get the free workbook so you can jot down notes for choosing your perfect,

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In the one-on-one coaching industry, it’s pretty common to get a 20-minute free discovery call/clarity call (or whatever you want to refer to it as), in order to get a “taste” for what your coach is like and to determine whether or not you’ll be a good fit, before you commit to that person for small business coaching services. Find out why I DON'T offer free consulting calls for my small business coaching services... and what I do instead! This article breaks it down (plus shares some other pretty great free resources for your solopreneur business!). Click on over to get the goods now...

I don’t do that—and I don’t believe I ever will.

Today I wanted to talk about why I’ve chosen not to offer free consulting calls for the Biz Bestie Program, AKA my small business coaching services,

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After almost a decade of freelancing, I STILL get butterflies in my stomach when I’m about to submit a completed project to a client. Grab your freelance writing project checklist and learn 5 things you need to do BEFORE you submit your freelance writing project to clients! It's okay to feel a little nervous about submitting a final draft to your client, but this blog post + checklist will help you to feel a little more confident (and ensure that your completed work is truly AWESOME). Click on over to get the goods now!

What if they don’t like it?

What if they HATE it?

What if my work is actually just garbage?

(It’s actually pretty funny that I still get a little nervous every time I submit a project to a client, because they nearly always come back to let me know that they love the work and it’s exactly what they wanted. This is very normal for a freelancers!)

Luckily,

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