Entries by Jen Chester

Focus Today and Play Tomorrow

Focus Today and Play Tomorrow

Are you one of those people who have a ton of things to do, yet not sure what to get started on first? Are all tasks of equal importance, so nothing gets completed? If you’ve experienced any of this, then you’re in good company—because so have I.

Often times I’ll sit down with the intention of reading and answering emails when suddenly I realize, an email has swept me away to a thread on Facebook. From there, I’m engaged and reading about something totally Read More >>

You’re the Driver: Five tricks to turn your dream into reality

Have you ever had a burning desire to start something magnificent, but then felt overwhelmed with all the details? Still working the 9-5 job while wishing you were selling your hand-crafted jewelry online? Want to learn to code with ease? Balance a spinning basketball on your finger? All these skills start somewhere.

Not sure where to begin? Or where to turn for help? These questions could make it easy for some people to become discouraged and eventually talk themselves out of what could be a Read More >>

Small Business & Collecting Payments in a Bad Economy

Let’s face it, our economy has become incredibly unstable (thanks to good old Uncle Sam and a few choice banks amongst other things). It seems as though smaller businesses sometimes are delayed in being paid come bill collection time because larger corporations know we don’t have much leverage over them. There are a lot of us who share the same issues, so I’ve come up with a few (hopefully) helpful tricks and tips to prevent some anxieties that probably accompany most small business owners.
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Save Money by Paying Online

Not long ago, I saw a shared image on Facebook which listed all the basic things we should do in order to keep our lives simple. We already know these—but need to be reminded sometimes of how simple life really is.

While gathering all the reporting info and documents my accountant requested for last year’s taxes, I thought about that image. The simplicity of the words written in this short, sweet post rang true to me (as it had with the other 2.4K “likes”).

As the paper gathering