4 Things to Consider Before Going into Business With Someone You Know
Guest post in our entrepreneurial series. Enjoy! – Kimberly
Business partnerships between people who already know each other can be incredibly fruitful. They involve banding together and sharing capital, expertise, and experience to create a thriving enterprise. Partnering up with a friend or family member may seem like an excellent idea. However, you need to exercise caution when going into business with someone you are close to. Business partnership and friends do not always mix, and incompatibility in business can lead to strained relationships and broken friendships. Here are a few things that you should consider before choosing a business partner.
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Do You Share a Similar Vision?
If you are considering starting a business, you probably already have some idea about the product or service you would like to provide, the industry you want to be in, and the type of business you want to run. When it comes down to company identity, it is essential that you both share a similar vision for your brand. In order for it to succeed, business partners need to unify to fulfill brand promises, enforce standards and live up to the company beliefs and values.
Have You Worked With Them Before?
Having a strong connection with someone in a personal way does not always mean you will work well together in business. Being comfortable with your business partner and having the ability to be honest and straight with them is important. However, possessing existing experience working with them already will help you gauge their work style and what they will be like as a partner. If you lack this experience, try working together on a smaller project to see how you work together as a team.Continue reading
You Can Beat Autoimmune!
We are delighted to host this guest post in support of the wonderful work that Palmer Kippola is doing to help people reclaim their best lives. Enjoy! – Kimberly
I’m Palmer Kippola, certified Functional Medicine Health Coach and I used to have MS.
If you’re plagued with frustrating or debilitating autoimmune symptoms like profound fatigue, aches and pains, numbness and tingling, brain fog, or all of the above you’re not alone. About one in five Americans, or roughly ten percent of the world’s population, suffers from one of the more than 100 autoimmune diseases. It’s estimated that the prevalence and cost of autoimmune disease is greater than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined, and it’s one of the top ten causes of death in women under age sixty-four. Long haul COVID may very well be classified as an autoimmune disease too.
Autoimmunity is epidemic today but it doesn’t have to be that way.
While it took me more than two decades of trial and error to finally reverse the MS, and another 5 years to study how that was even possible, it can be far quicker, more straightforward, and less costly to reverse or prevent autoimmune conditions today.
You may be thinking all this sounds a little too good to be true. And who can blame you? You probably haven’t heard many people say, “I used to have MS,” and most likely, your doctor hasn’t mentioned anything beyond the use of prescription medication to “manage” your condition. Although millions of Americans suffer from at least one of the myriad autoimmune disorders, the best the current medical establishment can provide is little more than medications, which may in an ironic twist, trigger additional autoimmune conditions, and even cancer. That’s because most conventional doctors have never learned how to effectively treat chronic disease, like autoimmune disorders, type 2 diabetes, and dementia.
In other words, what your doctor doesn’t know can hurt you. Thankfully, despite Western medicine’s current limitations, groundbreaking studies in the last decade have given us the science we need to prevent, and yes, even reverse autoimmune disorders.Continue reading
Fascinating Careers to Consider
Guest post in our career series. Enjoy! – Kimberly
Deciding on your career can be difficult and is absolutely a process that should not be rushed. However, the best way to help you make a choice is to choose in shorter lists and then consider your top options against one another. That way, you can avoid being overwhelmed. To that end, this article aims to highlight a handful of interesting career options for you to consider, to help you make your final choice.
An important area that is rarely discussed as a career possibility is that of a delivery driver. There are plenty of courier jobs available to anyone who knows how to look, which means you can usually find good work driving deliveries. Beyond that, delivery drivers are vital to the supply chains of almost every business, which means there will always be work to be had.
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The demand for content writers is as high as it has ever been, and that means that there is plenty of work to be had writing content for all sorts of companies, for any number of purposes. If you are good with words and interested in the process, then all you need to do is have a look online, and you are sure to find a plethora of content writing jobs available.Continue reading
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