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Freelancer Case Studies: What These Two Freelancers Did To Start & Grow Their Businesses

I’m excited to share with you TWO freelancer case studies featuring Set Yourself Up For Freelancing Success students today! The first is a brand-new case study, and the…

8 Things to Consider When Entering Into a Business Partnership

Today we’re taking a slight detour from our usual solopreneur-focus to discuss the top 8 things to consider when entering into a business partnership. That’s because, after being…

Overcoming Fear in Business

I’ve been thinking a lot about overcoming fear in business lately—partly because I’m in the midst of relaunching the Goodbye 9 to 5 masterclass (fear is one of…

How to Give Back to the Community as a Home-Based Business Owner

Community is at the core of so many small home-based businesses—whether yours is an offline or online business, service-based business or product-based business.  So how can you start…

Why I never hired a business coach when I started my freelance business

I never hired a business coach when I started my freelance business.  Now, part of this was because I didn’t know much about business coaching (and it certainly…

How Choosing to Eat Healthier Is Like Choosing to Start a Business

Full disclosure: I’m writing this right now because the alternative is that I will go out to the movies, mostly for the purpose of eating a giant bag…

Why you NEED a Business Bestie

If there are only 3 things I have learned over my 8 years as a small business owner, it would be this:  No one will ever care about…

3 Steps to Boosting Your Confidence

Confidence issues can be killer—especially in the world of business!  Something I hear again and again from people is that they haven’t taken the leap to do XYZ…

My Freelancing Story: The 6-Year Journey to Success

Get the FREE 7-day e-course for new freelancers I didn’t always know I wanted to be a small business owner. In fact, 10 years ago I never would…

The WHY of Burnout: Your Burnout Assessment

Last week during the #CreativeCoffeeHour Twitter chat, one of the questions that came up was around what we can do to manage emotional burnout in creative work. I mentioned…

Why Failure Is a Good Thing

My Internet died AGAIN this week, hence the delayed blog post scheduling these last couple of days. I am currently working outside of the house but *hopefully* it will…

What I like about working out of coffee shops

It took me almost a year of freelancing full-time before I began working out of coffee shops semi-regularly. Be a freelancer! Grab your small biz checklist now >>…

“I get to” vs. “I have to”

I’m in Vancouver right now! Today I want to leave you with this question: What do you *get to* do today? When I came across the article How…

Should I Work On Weekends? (Freelance Tips)

This is a question that a lot of home-based freelancers / small business owners have. Should I work on weekends? Should I work in the evenings? Is it better…

5 Tips To Reset Your Busy Lifestyle

When I left my first Winnipeg advertising agency position to focus on my dream of self-employment, I found myself constantly checking my email or social media channels expecting someone to contact me. I…