Former Hewlett-Packard Consultant Hopes to Help Entrepreneurs in the Upstate

Cathey Petkash can empathize with people who want to leave their corporate jobs and become entrepreneurs. That’s because she’s done it. In 2005, Petkash left behind an 18-year career with Hewlett-Packard’s professional services group to pursue her own entrepreneurial dream. And now she hopes to use that experience to help Upstate residents become self-employed. “A lot of people are [...]

2016-09-16T00:00:00+00:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming My Own Boss

Going into business for yourself is no easy task. Entrepreneurship creates a rigorous, fast-paced lifestyle that can easily overwhelm you if you aren’t focused on the right things.    Let’s take a look at 7 things you should know before taking the leap into business ownership:   Drop the idea of overnight success. Growing your [...]

6 Tips to Grow Your Small Business

As we all know, there is no secret recipe to the success of a business. Sustainability and longevity stems from thorough preparation, a rigorous work ethic and constant drive to exceed expectations. However, there are ways to help set yourself up for the fruition you desire.   Let’s take a look at 6 tips that [...]

5 Ways to Develop Long-Term Focus and Succeed

So you’ve started your new venture in business ownership, what’s next? Being strategic about every aspect of your new journey is essential to your success as an entrepreneur. Not only looking at short-term goals, but having a long-term vision and plan to achieve the vision you have set for you and your business. Let’s take [...]

Leadership Isn’t A Title — It’s A Lifestyle.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams   What characteristics define a leader? Let’s take a look.   They have a riveting vision. Every great leader has a vision so strong that it inspires everyone around them. We all have that [...]

2016-07-14T00:00:00+00:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

6-Steps To Mastering Productivity

We all have a to-do list that we strive to accomplish on a daily basis, but often times find ourselves coming up short to the expectations we establish. While there is certainly no substitute for hard work, there are many practical ways to ensure you are getting the most out of your day.   Check [...]

A 4-Step Guide To Franchise Ownership

So you want to be your own boss — what’s next? The franchising industry has become an exceptional alternative for entrepreneurs who would like to start their own business. The risk you take on is far less than that of starting a business from scratch, as the franchisor has done a majority of the work for you. [...]

4 Ideas for Maximizing Business Success

Revisiting your purpose. One of the most important things we can do as business owners is to consistently revisit the reason why we started our particular business venture. What was it that drove you to take on this new journey? Why did you decide that starting your own operation was the route you needed to [...]

2016-06-21T00:00:00+00:00June 21st, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Local Sponsorships Drive Your Business

This week’s blog is going to delve a little deeper into the franchise journey, as we explore using local sponsorships to drive business opportunities. The aim, of course, is to provide some key advice and angles for getting your franchise noticed and utilized by new customers. Sponsorships come in all shapes and sizes. Conceivably, a franchise owner might [...]

2015-03-13T00:00:00+00:00March 13th, 2015|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

Continue Your Education as a Business Owner

This week’s blog is going to delve into territory reserved for existing franchisees who desire a continuing education for the small business owner. We feel it is also important to maintain and nurture your franchise after you’ve set up a successful business. There are many types of entrepreneurs who would deem themselves fit to run a business. But [...]

2015-03-06T00:00:00+00:00March 6th, 2015|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |