About C.J. and Entrepreneurship

I have a passion for entrepreneurship that dates back to selling handmade jewelry at age 11. I’ve owned and managed several small businesses and have been continuously self-employed since 1990. For the past 20+ years, I’ve been helping entrepreneurs...
In Search of the True to Life Business

In Search of the True to Life Business

There is some territory I am feeling compelled to explore these days with my readers, clients, students, and colleagues. I want to talk about the true to life business. Those of you who, like myself, are small business owners, solo entrepreneurs, and self-employed...

Join the Tribe: Building your business by making a difference

If you’re a typical self-employed coach, you entered the coaching profession with a desire to help people and make a contribution. Without much prior experience in marketing and sales, you then set out to learn about building a coaching practice. But what happened...

Is It Time to Stop Blaming the Economy?

Every day, I hear self-employed professionals blaming the economy for their business woes. “People aren’t buying right now,” they say. Or, “With the economy this bad, I can’t…” Or, “When the economy improves,...

Getting Started as a Consultant

Start a Service Business Using Your Professional Skills and Talents Are you cut out to be a consultant? Consulting to businesses and organizations can result in higher earnings than working as an employee, provide you with needed income if you are laid off, and allow...

Social Entrepreneurship: Where Business and Social Change Meet

There’s a quiet revolution going on in the world of business. A 2005 survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported that 81% of business executives believe that “corporate citizenship” should be a priority, and 75% report their businesses are...