Small business

The secret to writing ANYTHING quickly with Craig Clemens

I want to take a moment to welcome you to your first #MondayMotivation mission! This is a brand new season of She Takes on the World TV that has been a long time coming, in development for many months as part of Entrepreneur Magazine’s network. Every week I’m going to be releasing a new episode […]

Dear Natalie: How Do You Deal With Overwhelm?

Emails piling up. Back-to-back calls that barely leave you time for a cup of soup. Clients making “small requests” that require huge effort on your end. Team members missing deadlines, or needing piles of feedback, outlines, and notes. Loved ones asking for your time and attention when you’ve barely had a moment to shower, let […]

On Superhuman Surrender

Last week I had the wildest experience of my life at the beach — and I wanted to make sure I shared it with you right away. With our big launch edging ever-closer, I’ve spent the past month or so stuck inside and glued to my laptop, and last week I was officially worn out. […]

Secrets of a Superhuman September Part 1

About six years ago, I hit on a concept that still feels totally true for me: September is the new January. I was so excited about it at the time I named a workshop after it, and while I’ve seen it  used a few other places since, it still holds water. … But what does […]

Dear Natalie: Help! I’m Rebelling Against My Own Systems

I’m gonna go ahead and say it: I think creatives make some of the best business owners around. (…And not just because I’m a creative myself, and work with creatives all over the world.) Entrepreneurs who think outside the box have changed the world. Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Arianna Huffington are all […]

The #1 Goal-Killer for Women Entrepreneurs

If you asked me: “What’s the best part of working in the women’s entrepreneurial space?” I’d instantly know the answer: I get to call some of the coolest experts and innovators on the planet my friends… and have some powerful geniuses on speed dial. One such friend on the speed-dial list? Money Mindset Mentor Denise […]

How to Plan for Q3 — Brilliantly

Pinch me — is it Q3 already?! It feels like just last week I was dorkily dishing on my favorite ways to plan for Q2 — and now we’re more than halfway through the year, and it’s time to get yourself set up for another incredible quarter. I have to admit: It’s been such an […]

Dear Natalie: How Has L.A. Changed Your Business?

Oh, my new home in Los Angeles, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Your beaches. Your sunshine. Your total lack of winter. Your beautiful, bustling population of creatives. Did I mention the sunshine? (OK – I’ll stop counting now… and you’ll notice L.A. traffic did not make that list.) However, some […]

Dear Natalie: How Do I Build my Community?

Hello, and welcome to another episode of Dear Natalie, a new series where I’m answering your biggest, burning questions about business and life — and everything in between. This series is close to my heart because it’s so important to me that I speak directly to you about any challenges you may be facing in […]

Dear Natalie: What’s Your #1 Daily Routine?

At last: The big day’s finally here! I’m so excited to present you with the first of my brand new video series: Dear Natalie, where you and your fellow readers can ask me absolutely anything about life, business, wellness, and more. (Also: I’m in my new apartment in the video! Isn’t it beautiful?) This first […]

4 Of My Blog Posts That Taught Me Big Lessons

To me, the most wonderful thing about new beginnings is that they’re a chance to look forward to where I’m going, and back at where I’ve been. You might’ve noticed — especially with The Reflection Series we wrapped a couple of weeks ago, and in the “What’s still true for you?” segment of my recent […]

12 Questions For You To Answer At The Start Of A New Quarter

Want to know one of my favorite parts of getting through the first quarter of the year? Starting Q2, a.k.a. my favorite quarter (yep, I have a favorite!). I’m taking Q2 to dream about what’s next our my business, finish our new website (I can’t wait for this!), and plan for our busy Q4. To […]

Superhuman Health Recap! (And a little confession.)

A few weeks ago we wrapped up my Superhuman Entrepreneur series, where I sat down with my personal team of doctors, and dished the details on my road back to health after burnout. However, as the saying goes, though: All things must come to an end. That’s why I wanted to take some time to […]

Selena Soo Interview

Get Your Message In Front of Millions: Interview with Selena Soo

“What does it really mean to get publicity for my business anyway?” “Am I even ready to be featured in the media?” “I’m just getting started. Is seeking out publicity a good idea for me right now?” These are questions I hear all the time from my students and colleagues. And with good reason! So […]

How to Avoid Overachiever Burnout

One of the things I’m most proud of as an entrepreneur is my ability to really go hard after, and achieve, my goals. But (surprise surprise) that’s a mixed blessing. It turns out my ability to push myself at high levels can result in some serious repercussions for my health! Can you relate? For example, […]

5 Easy Tools to Break Tough Patterns

OK, you got me. I can’t hold it in any longer. I have to gush about something for a sec: I’m so grateful that I get to spend so much of my time helping people all over the world (like you) achieve their goals. I know — it sounds pretty nerdy (and it is) but […]

Hit your goals faster with these two priceless tools

As I’m sure you know by now – whether you’ve joined me inside the FREE Goal Standard Challenge with Entrepreneur Magazine or not –  a big part of setting and achieving your goals involves keeping your eyes on the prize, and moving forward. However, if you find you’re only looking in one direction through the […]

The Scoop on Marketing… 6 Tips for a Successful Business!

In business, marketing is the key to survival. Marketing takes a lot of planning, organizational skills, budget measures and timing. Proper planning and accountability measures will enable you to position your business for success.  To ensure maximum ROI (Return on Investment) of your marketing plan, these are 6 tips for a successful business:   1.   Update […]

How to Find the Best PR Firm for Your Your Business

Most small business owners know that working with a public relations firm can be an effective way to raise awareness for their business. Retaining a public relations firm can be more valuable and cost-effective than advertising. When a third party like a media outlet endorses your business, it can build credibility, as potential customers are […]

Wanna Be Successful? Make a Do-Not-Do List

“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” — Steve Jobs As women entrepreneurs, we often take on more than we can handle. Often the “to-do” lists from projects, family schedules, home, business, clients, staff, etc., can bury us. However, when I finally learned to make a Do-Not-Do list, I […]

Entrepreneurship is the New Women’s Movement

Back in January I started working on a little piece about the growing movement of women starting businesses. That “little” piece kept growing as I gathered more stats and quotes and listened to women entrepreneurs from all over the place tell me their stories following the release of my book. Forbes published the piece on […]

Headed in the Wrong Direction? It’s Time to Pivot

I want to let you in on a secret. It’s a little known fact, so be careful who you share it with. We entrepreneurs, rarely, if ever, do we get this whole business thing right the first time. Shocking, I know. More often than not, entrepreneurs run head-on into a brick wall of unknowns. When […]

Classic Tax Filing Mistakes

  For the few, the proud, the people who file their own taxes my hat goes off to them. It’s not an easy job to do, whether on paper or online and for those with small businesses, I normally advise making an appointment with a CPA. But for those who don’t yet have families or […]

3 Resolutions Your Small Business Needs to Keep

The hoopla of a New Year is fading out, we’re a few weeks into 2012, how are those new business resolutions going? According to an article on examiner.com, four out of five people will not keep up their New Year’s resolutions; not very promising odds. Though statistically hope looks quite bleak, here are the three […]

Dining With Your Briefcase: Business Dinner Etiquette

Going out to a nice restaurant for a first or second date has its own set of politics to keep in line with. What to wear, how much to dominate the conversation, who pays for the meal?  The dynamic of dating is changing and has been for years now—largely due to feminism ideals and partially […]

Making Your Business Legit: How to Choose Your Business Entity

So you’re taking on the world. Perhaps you’ve fled from the corporate box to stretch your arms as an entrepreneur that can change things; you’re going to be the change you want to see in the world.  Maybe you’re fresh out of college and have known your entrepreneurial destiny since you discovered your true passion […]

Cull Unprofitable Clients to Help Your Business Thrive

An important part of being a savvy business owner is knowing which business connections are worth your time and energy. Unfortunately, in the rush to stay competitive and maintain strong connections to clients, many business owners don’t take the time to prune dead-end clients, which can cost them substantial amounts of time and money as a result.