Tag «solopreneur»

Episode 21: 10 Habits for Successfully “Owning” (or Working) from Home

Happy New Year! In response to feedback from the listener survey I shared with the email list, I’m sharing 10 habits for successfully ‘owning’ from home. I’ve been a full-time solopreneur for about 15 months, and I had to learn some new habits and modify others. Owning a home-based business has some interesting challenges and isn’t quite the same as working from home.

The habits I rely upon for maintaining focus and staying productive are:

Shower and dress
Prioritize weekly (or more frequently)
Establish work areas for different tasks
Structure the schedule
Minimize distractions
Find and use appropriate audio and visual aides
Stay hydrated
Eat regularly
Schedule time with peers
Don’t forget to take days off
You can find more details in the show notes for this episode at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/21.

I’d love to hear your feedback and questions. Leave a comment on the show notes, Tweet me at @cyeshow, or leave a message at 646-713-8973.

If you enjoyed the show, please leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher. It helps the show become more discoverable to others! Thank you and have a great week.

The Reverse (or Double Reverse) 52-Week Money Challenge

Sharing is caring! Happy New Year! If you’re like many indie business owners and solopreneurs, you have some New Year’s Resolutions for your business. These Resolutions are probably not formulated well enough to be “official” business goals or objectives. But maybe, just maybe, you can achieve them with enough grit and determination. (Or, so you tell yourself …

Episode 19: The Failures Episode!

In today’s episode, I talk about the importance of failure for small business owners and share a major failure I experienced in my business in 2014, and what I learned from it.


You can find the show notes for today’s episode at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/19.

I’d love to hear your feedback and questions. Leave a comment on the show notes, Tweet me at @cyeshow, or leave a message at 1-646-713-8973.

If you enjoy the show (or even if you don’t!), please leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher. It helps the show become more discoverable.

Episode 18: 8 Best Investments I Made In My Business in 2014

In this week’s episode, I share the 8 best investments I made in my business in 2014. While the topic may seem oddly personal, I talk about why each investment added value to my business and what you might take away from the list to support your yarn-related business in 2015.

8 Best Investments I Made in My Business in 2014
1. (Improved) Web hosting
2. A (more reliable and faster) computer
3. Comfort tools
4. Monthly massage therapy
5. A (multi-functional and higher quality) tripod
6. (New) tools and training for business expansion
7. Conference (or face-to-face event) attendance
8. Time for networking with other solopreneurs

You can find show notes for today’s episode at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/18.

I’d love to hear your feedback and questions. Leave a comment on the show notes, Tweet me at @cyeshow, or leave a message at 646-713-8973.

If you enjoyed the show, please leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher. It helps the show become more discoverable to others!

Book Review: The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users – for a yarn industry indie

Sharing is caring! Book Review This post contains affiliate links. There’s a lot to like about The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users by Guy Kawasaki. (Although Peg Fitzpatrick is listed as a co-author, it seems that Guy did the actual writing – to avoid the dreaded disjointed feel of a grad …