After weeks of begging, you’ve convinced your boss to let you work from home. Remote working! It’s the dream, right? As a freelance writer and remote worker myself, I can tell you that the rumors are all true: working from home is the best. I can work while the laundry’s going. I can take the dog for a walk whenever he needs to go. I can pace around when I’m mulling over an idea or a turn of phrase without disturbing anyone. I can work whenever I feel most productive, whether that’s at 9:00 a.m. sharp, or at two in the morning when inspiration suddenly strikes out of the blue.
Typically on the Webs blog we are focused on you as a small business owner or as an entrepreneur. But today, we are going to focus on you as an individual; to better yourself as that business owner or entrepreneur.
Of course, we are referring to personal branding.
Personal Branding is defined as:
the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands
In which case, for those of you who feel it’s impossible to distinguish between you and your company, you can understand that personal branding is just as important as your company’s brand itself.
Success doesn’t always come easy. While many aspiring entrepreneurs would like to start out on top, it often takes years (or decades) of dedicated and diligent work to grow your small business into a corporate powerhouse.
Luckily, there are plenty of examples of businesses that started from humble beginnings and eventually grew into successful giants of their respective industries. Here are just a few examples of how far hard work, ingenuity, and a dash of business sense can take you.
All entrepreneurs start out with a vision; a vision for a fantastically successful business that makes a difference.
But to make that vision a reality, having a clear business plan to reach your goals is essential.
To help you, Washington State University created an infographic that guides you through creating the perfect plan for your business.
The graphic outlines key questions to ask yourself before searching for investors, applying for business loans, or trying to improve your existing business.