How do you create a powerful business name? You start with (1) homework, (2) brainstorming with friends (preferably with a bottle of wine), (3) remembering what NOT to do and (4) following these 6 best tips on how to name your business. Some of these you might be surprised by! Check this out and share … Continue reading Tips on Naming Your Business: How to Create a Powerful Business Name
Have you ever used the SBDC (Small Business Development Center) with UGA before? I just started for the first time today. They take you in as a client - you fill out some basic info (a simple one-pager) to start. My particular advisor / resource partner (not sure what to call him yet) wanted the … Continue reading The SBDC: A Great (and FREE) Resource for Entrepreneurs
March 27, 2019 | Atlanta, GA The very definition of an entrepreneur means you’re about to attempt to wear many hats that you were never intended to nor qualified to wear. In fact, 66% of small to medium-sized business owners are personally responsible for three or more of the following areas of their business: branding … Continue reading BrandTech Day helps entrepreneurs with two of their biggest struggles: branding and technology
It's been about ninety days now since we last came to you with our Kanban Board idea, so we thought we'd stop in to let you know how it's coming along. A Kanban Board is a method for getting things done - and in our case - not just any little thing, but the most important … Continue reading How’s the Kanban Board Coming Along?
So what DO you get that entrepreneur in your life? We asked a few of our entrepreneur friends (and we're also sharing from our own experience) what's on their list that would be specifically helpful to them as an entrepreneur. Here you go! What else should be on the list by the way? Let us … Continue reading The 2018 Entrepreneur Christmas Wish List
Wanna know what to get your favorite people this year but out of ideas (as per the usual?!)? We've got you covered. Check out our top 10 favorites here - FULL of our #ShopSmall loves - that will not disappoint! Check back here for updates to the list all the way up through Christmas Day … Continue reading Top 10 #ShopSmall Gifts of 2018: The ADS Christmas Wish List
What's most sacred to you in your life? Your time? Your family? Your relationships? Your sanity? Holidays are a good reminder of that. But let's face it: (A) Work doesn't stop just because the holidays roll around (especially for us entrepreneurs) and (B) although the holidays are supposed to be fun and merry, it can … Continue reading 10 Pre-Holiday Mindset Tips from the Author of Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
Last week we asked the question: WHY do we sabotage our own business dreams? Today we're coming back to you with a special weekend-edition response to that - giving you 5 of our best ways we've found to NOT sabotage our dreams. This is a bit of encouragement we wanted to share with you that … Continue reading Are we playing small or serving the world?
Why Authentic Effort is Needed for Authentic Marketing Magic: so today I brought you along with me for a bit of a fall run. Running by the river is a great way for me to clear my head, get some creative juices flowing, etc. And while running, a message came to me literally through a … Continue reading Stop Sabotaging Your Business Dreams!
The world is full of insecurities and it's not hard to see why. Fill in the blank: I hate _______ about myself. It's not just about "being fat" - it's about things like not being married, not having kids, not having finished that college degree, not having that house, that car, that...that, that. It is … Continue reading Why loving yourself is important for business