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Learning To Delegate

For everyone out there operating their own business, the urge is most likely very strong to operate every aspect of your business yourself. After all, as the old saying goes, “If you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself”, right? Wrong. See there’s another old saying you should be aware of. I honestly […]
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Launch!

You’ve crunched the numbers. You’ve fine tuned your product. Every i has been dotted, every t crossed. Every conceivable thing you can think of has been taken care of. You’ve planned, you’ve budgeted, you’ve built your team, your marketing is ready to go. It’s time for you to put your business out there in the […]
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Avoiding Burnout

Burnout is one of the worst things that can happen to any small business owner. Your focus and motivation all but disappear, your desire to work goes out the window, and the thought of getting down to business can actually become a depressing one, rather than exciting, as it should be. Obviously, this is bad […]
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Expanding Out of Your Home

Let me throw out a hypothetical situation at you, dear readers. You’ve been in business for yourself for a while. Your business, and consequently your Personal Independent Earnings, have grown to a point where operating from your home office is no longer feasible, you’re pulling in enough money to begin heavily reinvesting back into your […]
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Quality Standards: Aim High and Stay High

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed by now, the quality of products and services available these days is dropping at an alarming rate. Extremely expensive consumer electronics appear engineered to break, call centers where clients expect competent and timeless conflict resolution are instead outsourced to countries where the Customer Service Representatives barely speak English and […]
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When It Rains….

As I’ve become so fond of saying on this blog, there’s an old saying. “When it rains, it pours.” Anyone who’s ever, well, lived, knows this is true. When things go wrong, things tend to go really wrong. Often multiple things at once. In the most extreme of cases, this can lead to the flat […]
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With Great Power…

A very wise man once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Most of you may recognize this quote from the Spider-Man film series as spoken by the character Ben Parker, but it was originally written in 1962 by Stanley Martin Lieber. You will probably know him better by his pen name Stan Lee, the […]
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Don’t Sell Yourself Short: Time Is Money

As we’re so fond of saying around here, there’s an old saying. “Time is money.” And it is. Time is definitely money. Time you spend doing other things, is time you could be spending making money. As we’ve discussed previously, self-employed people are generally the hardest workers, with the longest hours. That doesn’t mean spend your every […]
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Interviews Are Terrible

For a business blog, that title sounds somewhat immature. Not exactly the kind of thing you’d expect to read around here, is it? But there’s really no better way to say it, and it is 100% fact. Interviews, specifically job interviews, are simply terrible. The whole process is hugely flawed. Answer me this. As an […]
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Don’t Be Evil: Avoiding A Bad Reputation

By now most people should be familiar with Google‘s infamous semi-informal company motto, “Don’t Be Evil.” This is a wonderful standard which every company, large or small, should try and hold itself to. That goes for all of you self-employed folks on the path to PIE too. As you no doubt learned at some point […]
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