How to Take Advantage of Trending Topics: A Brief List of Do’s & Don’t’s As everyone involved in the fashion world knows, trends and seasons guide the industry. When certain styles are “in,” it’s important to seize the moment and capitalize on those trends while they’re relevant ...
September 27, 2016youralteregos
I don’t know about you, but I love my smartphone. It’s my way of connecting with both the people I hardly ever see, and the people I see every day. There’s something thrilling about being able to send and receive messages so quickly-- even after having ...
September 16, 2016youralteregos
Strong leaders-- history’s full of ‘em. Strong leaders can be found throughout history across all fields -- from polyglots to military geniuses. They have some common characteristics that instill loyalty and pride in their teams. Small business owners know some of the qualities ...
September 9, 2016youralteregos
In Case You Somehow Forgot You Are a Business Owner “The struggle is real.” Unlike the teens who say this as they’re trying to perfect their makeup in the morning, you, small-business owner, have struggles. Real struggles. Whether it’s managing your company’s cash flow, staying positive...
August 31, 2016youralteregos
What’s Stopping You From Taking a Vacation While You’re Self-Employed? Absolutely Nothing. Picture this: It’s August, and you’re headed to the oceanfront for vacation, sipping a smoothie, a beach towel slung around your neck. You’re on the boardwalk, smiling at the people who pass by. It’s sunny, ...
August 18, 2016youralteregos
Everyone is happy when they accomplish something great. That's why we’ve all seen the “World’s Greatest” mugs: “World’s Greatest Teacher!” they proudly proclaim, with a cheerful red apple and an illustration of an A+. Or, “World’s Greatest Mom!” with images of hearts and flowers. We’d all like to ...
July 26, 2016youralteregos
Chief of Everything. Do you ever feel like that’s what you should be calling yourself? When I started my own business I was very much the Chief of Everything (CoE). I had to be. Eventually I needed to move past this role, but I believed no one could do it as ...
May 3, 2016youralteregos
Delegation -- it's almost a dirty word for many business owners. After building up up your business from the ground, now you need to put it into someone else's hand. Every client relationship is hard won. Each has idiosyncrasies and details that only you know. Your clients rely on you. ...
April 19, 2016youralteregos
Have you grown your business to the point of knowing you need help? Congratulations! Aren't you glad that you took the time to document your procedures? (You haven't?) I’m betting you’ve been thinking about how great it will feel once you no longer have to fill every spot on your ...
April 5, 2016youralteregos