Our fears often hold us back from achieving what we want, both in business and in life. In the video and transcript below, I’ll share my version of the 4 Fear Responses diagram that has been extremely popular over the years.Continue reading “Grace LaConte Explains the 4 Responses to Fear Diagram [Video]”
Financial Facts About Women-Owned Business
The 5 Challenges of Being a Female Business Owner
Can women business owners expect to generate the same or higher profit as male owners? How has COVID impacted business outcomes?
Let’s take a look at some facts about why female business owners face unique challenges, along with practical ways to offer support.Continue reading “The 5 Challenges of Being a Female Business Owner”
7 Characteristics of Female Business Owners
More Companies are Owned by Women, Especially Minority Founders
Women’s History Month might be over after March 31, but female business owners have a year-round impact. In the spirit of International Women’s Day and this year’s motto, Break the Bias, we can envision a world that is more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and where differences are valued and celebrated.
Let’s take a look at some facts about what makes female business owners unique, along with practical ways to offer support.Continue reading “7 Characteristics of Female Business Owners”
My 2020 Business Year In Review (a Year Late)
It has taken me 14 months to finally take stock of what took place in my business. As with many owners, 2020 did not deliver the outcomes I was expecting.
The idea of re-living those disappointments felt so painful… that I decided to delay the Year In Review process until now.
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Which 64 Business Industries are Growing Despite the Pandemic
Customer habits are changing as a result of the COVID pandemic. In order to remain competitive, nearly every business owner has had to adapt their delivery, communication method, and product offering.
This change is obvious for industries such as food service, hair salons, nail care, and other in-person businesses where profit margins have been hit especially hard… resulting in the closure of 200,000 businesses (and counting). However, some areas of the market are actually enjoying tremendous profitability.
Want to know what they are?Continue reading “Which 64 Business Industries are Growing Despite the Pandemic”
What’s the Difference Between an Entrepreneur and a Business Owner?
Although they sound alike, the terms “Entrepreneur” and “Business Owner” are very different. Whether you are an independent practitioner, contractor, or just curious about what these words mean, I want to explain why they are so different.
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How to Tell if It’s Time to Quit [Podcast]
Nobody wants to talk about it, but… should you quit?
In this episode, Grace explains the two ways to approach every business decision and 4 ways to face a difficult problem (based on a famous song by Kenny Rogers!)
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Have You Ever Served the Wrong Kind of Customer?
I have made lots of mistakes as a consultant. Most of these happened because I didn’t know myself — my limitations, personality type, and blind spots.
A lot of business owners feel the need to convince customers they are worthy to solve their problems. But this can seem like desperation… and it results in offering too much to the wrong type of customer.
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Weathering the COVID-19 Storm as a Business Owner
As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact more communities across the US and other countries, business owners are especially concerned about how they will continue to operate with a sudden decrease in sales, personnel, materials, or all three.
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