lonely road - Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Is Not About The Money

lonely road - EntrepreneurshipI constantly get into disagreements with my other half about working too hard and being too focused on money.  He thinks that I have both of those issues. I agree to disagree.

Yes, I work hard.  I put in nine to ten hour days at work then get home and run my own small business and then find time to write articles for this site. I don’t get as much sleep as I should but that doesn’t bother me.  It’s not the money that motivates me, entrepreneurship is about the freedom. 

I’m more than a little focused on getting completely out of debt and I have a very short time table to do so. With over $130,000 owed to creditors and a goal of paying it all off in less than five years, I am extremely aggressive in my narrow-minded focus of paying debt and amassing retirement funds.  The goal is that once everyone is paid I will work for myself on my own terms – effectively retiring at 40[…]

international-business - eCommerce

Going International with Your eCommerce Store

Online shopping has exploded in the past decade. The demand for a wider selection of products, better prices, and convenience has created an entirely new marketplace. However, you may be missing out on a whole other audience if you’re not paying attention to the potential of international customers. For example, according to the New York Times, online shopping in China skyrocketed into a $211 billion business in 2012, making the country one of the world’s foremost nations of online shoppers. There is potentially a hidden customer base you may not even know exists, and if you don’t take steps to make your business accessible to international shoppers, they may never find you either. […]