Business by the Book: Interview with Seminar Instructor Albert Diepeveen

I recently caught up with Albert Diepeveen who has been a Business by the Book seminar instructor for over 15 years.  Business by the Book was written by Larry Burkett to help business owners manage their business based upon biblical principles of financial stewardship.  I read the book several years ago and found it to be […]

10 Tips to Effectively Use Social Media for Small Business Marketing

Using social media for small business should be a part of any  business owner’s marketing plans.  The important thing to keep in mind is that social media tools are simply communication tools.  You can use social media tools to build relationships with people, share content and product information, respond to customer service questions and issues […]

4 Reasons it Might be Time to Quit a Small Business

The decision to push forward or quit your business is never quite as easy as you might think. For one, a business is typically your baby. You have a passion for it, and personal reasons why it’s become a business. Next, there is the matter of quitting. I don’t know about you, but I don’t […]

Going from Hobby to Business: 9 Business Start – Up Tips

I’ve officially been a small business owner for almost four years. My small business is very small, but it does provide some extra spending each month. However, I’ve found that even with a small business, I’ve learned a tremendous amount about operating a business. No matter how small your business may be, you still have […]

5 Business Start Up Mistakes to Avoid

Are you thinking of starting a new business or perhaps already have one? I’ve had my blogging business for nearly 4 years now and have learned a lot along the way. There are plenty of business start up mistakes to avoid, but based on my experience, I believe these 5 are among the most important […]

How to Get More Customers (or Subscribers) in Just a Few Weeks for Your Online Business

When I first started blogging and operating a website I thought that simply being online would bring traffic, subscribers and advertising sales.  I had the “build it and they will come” theory.  Obviously, this isn’t how the internet works.  You can’t just build an online store or blog and expect people to start showing up […]

5 Questions to Ask Before Moving Forward with Your Next Business Idea

If you’re entrepreneurial minded, you’re probably constantly thinking of new ideas to start a business or grow your existing business.  I can’t tell you how many business ideas for websites and blogs I’ve come up with in the last 4 years, since starting One Money Design.  I think I’ve started at least 4 others that […]

5 Things to Do Everyday to Grow Your Online Brand

I’ve mentioned before that this blog has become a little side business and makes some extra money for our family each month through the advertising.  Given that it’s officially a business, there are a number of things I have to do to keep it running and try to grow my online brand. I’ve found it’s […]

Starting a Business Opportunity And How It Can Benefit You

When I think about all the things that have made me successful or what at least got me to the point where I am now financially stable, being a business owner has been a strong part of that.  Currently I run two great businesses. The first is my personal finance blog which I started in […]

Give Your Business A Great Story

One of my favorite things to do is to go to the movies. A great drama, science fiction, comedy all have one thing in common; they have a great story! The story about the characters captures our attention and before we know it, we find ourselves in the middle of the story and emotionally invested. […]