To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate, That is the Question

A quick internet search will reveal that there are three main ways in which you can own your business- sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation. This lesson will focus on the differences between sole proprietorships and corporations. Sole Proprietorship Corporation You are the business and the business is you Business is a separate legal entity You […]

The Power of Relationships

Earlier this year, I found a small lump under my left arm. Eternal optimist that I am, I thought nothing of it and only mentioned it to my family doctor in an offhand, just-in-passing way while taking one of my sons to see her. My family doctor sent me for test after test despite my […]

A Roof or New Shoes?

A client said to me the other day that I was like a roof. This was news to me, so I asked her to explain. “ It’s like when I needed to decide between fixing the roof on my rental home and buying new shoes I had fallen in love with. I knew I needed […]

What Game Of Thrones Can Teach You About Business Partnerships

I am a huge Game of Thrones fan! From the moment the head of the main character (or so I thought) fell, I knew this was not your average, predictable show. I will be bereft of my fix until next year so I’ve been re-watching old episodes and it occurred to me how much this […]

How to Create Contracts that Get You Paid!

Lesson One- Happiness is…. Getting Paid Let’s start off by admitting that as much as we love what we do, as small business owners, we do this to make money. Repeat after me: I AM NOT A CHARITY Let’s also admit that we have clients who have not really gotten on board with this concept […]

Five Things You Should Know Before You Sign Your Next Contract

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] In an ideal world, you’d have a lawyer at the ready to review everything you want to sign. As we’re dreaming, let’s also conjure up the dream house with kids who always eat everything you cook for dinner and who never lose their mittens the first week of winter. Just my dream? […]