DISC is a behavioral model based on the work of Dr. William Moulton Marston (1893–1947) to examine the behavior of individuals in their environment or within a specific situation. I think it gives us as solopreneurs a framework for understanding ourselves, our clients, and our collaborators.
This is “How I Made My First $10,000,” a new, ongoing feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs hit the challenging $10k milestone. If you would like to be the “How I Made My First $10,000,” please send me an email. Name of solopreneur: Treg Stark Name of business: (At […]
This is my interview with Lisa Duncan, co-founder of Duncan+Coleverria, Inc., which created of Flipside Workspace. What is Flipside Workspace? Flipside Workspace is a virtual work environment that mimics the experience of working in a physical office space. When did it launch? We moved our office (Duncan+Coleverria, Inc.) into Flipside in 2011 and began using […]
As solo-business owners, we embrace the “solopreneur” lifestyle — we treasure the independence and flexibility that it gives us. But being a solopreneur doesn’t mean you shouldn’t collaborate with others. Look at the music industry, for example. I’ve always thought of musicians as solopreneurs. They learn their crafts individually and often in isolation, but they […]
My flagship/main/original business is Straight River Media, which provides marketing communications for small businesses. From “day one” of my business formation in December of 1993, Straight River Media has operated as a virtual corporation. This means that if a project requires a particular creative skill that’s outside of my expertise, I have trusted resources at […]
This is The Solopreneur Life’s “Featured Soloist,” the purpose of which is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. Today we meet Kathryn Vercillo. If you would like to be the “Featured Soloist,” please send me an e-mail, Larry@TheSolopreneurLife.com. Name of solopreneur: Kathryn Vercillo Name of business […]
These Are the Results of The Solopreneur Life’sCrowdsourced Question #1 The Solopreneur Life Crowdsourced Question (the name just rolls of the tongue!) is a new, occasional feature for The Solopreneur Life. It’s kind of the like the “Person on the Street” feature that newspapers used to publish. I’m hedging my bets and saying “occasional.” While […]
It’s often said that the best ideas are the ones that happen accidentally. I’m feeling that way about The Solopreneur Life’s “Get Connected” social network. “Get Connected” was kind of an after-thought, a value-add to the “Relationship Marketing for Solopreneurs” home-study course that I co-created with industrial psychologist Jim Sheard, Ph.D. I envisioned “Get Connected” […]
If you are thinking about ditching your solo business to become part of a duet, I urge you to answer the questions in this article with brutal honestly. Answering these questions could be worth thousands of dollars to you and your prospective business partner.