BUSINESS 101: BRAINSTORMING

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Today’s post contains a free printable worksheet for general brainstorming. This is a great way to get you thinking about your business as a “big picture” so you focus on both short and long term goals. If you are seriously considering entrepreneurship, general planning is a great way to start when you don’t know where to begin or simply need to rework previous plans. We will take a more in-depth look at these plans a bit later.

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BUSINESS 101: ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Please let me introduce you to my first mini blog series for “Business 101.” I am in the process of creating some really cool business worksheets for planning and brainstorming. Each blog post in this series will feature a new downloadable business worksheet and some information illustrating its usefulness. You can expect a new one every other day. Today’s post contains a free printable checklist for those considering entrepreneurship.

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FREE PRINTABLE: HABIT TRACKER

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Now that you have downloaded the standard sized PDF of my time tracker, you have probably mastered the art of time management. Print out this cute habit tracker and place it in it’s rightful place next to your time tracker. Really, your binder will feel naked without it.

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FREE PRINTABLE: WEEKLY TIME TRACKER

When you work a full time job and try to run a business on the side it is easy to feel like you never have time for anything. After putting much blame on my crazy work schedule, I decided to create this time tracker to really figure out where all of my time goes. You can download a standard sized PDF of it here and try it for yourself. It prints well in color or grayscale and has margins large enough to use a standard three hole punch, if desired.

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5 THINGS I LEARNED FROM A FAILED JEWELRY BUSINESS

Jewelry design began at an early age for me. Most items at my disposal fell apart quickly and typically irritated my skin, so I needed to find an alternative. As a result, I mastered a craft that provided the creative outlet I craved and produced unique and high quality jewelry. It was not too long before people began to notice my craftsmanship and request custom orders for various designs. This is what I learned from those sales.

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