Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The new Texas Governor’s Small Business 2019 Handbook is now online!

The Small Business Handbook provides in-depth information on starting a business in Texas including information on business formation, employee requirements, taxes and business financing. Also included, is information on programs and resources available to entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them start, grow and scale their business

Thursday, January 10, 2019

2 Years After Leaving My Corporate Job, These 11 Truths Have Held Up

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Written by: By Scott Mautz Keynote speaker and author, 'Find the Fire' and 'Make It Matter'@scott_mautz

Many dream of leaving corporate behind. But what's it like when the grind kicks in?

When I first left my corporate job to become an entrepreneur (speaking/writing/teaching), I knew the "honeymoon period" would be bliss. But would I be left with blisters?

The further we distance ourselves from a sandstorm, the clearer our vision. Thus, with more informed introspection, I share a two-year progress report of life post-corporate. I'm happy to share that my eyes haven't deceived me--it's an oasis I've found. Here are 11 reasons why.

1. My values are my org chart now.

I used to ponder my sector's organization chart and wonder how high I'd elevate. I'd compare myself to others in other roles. Now I compare myself only to who I was yesterday and whether or not I'm a better version of myself. Whether or not I'm filling the position that each of my non-negotiable values requires me to fill. My values are now my Board of Directors.

2. Working on what matters, matters.

When I'm creating, writing, speaking, influencing, I feel alive. I matter. The corporate chain of command has been replaced by a thread of command, a thread running through my life that commands happiness--in the form of meaningful work.

3. We're built for flexible days, not 9-5 ones.

When leaving corporate you immediately notice the purest of joys--flexibility. That hasn't changed. It's hard to explain how life-changing flexibility is until you have it. Freedom of choice. Flow to the work and what enables you to flow when you work. The Industrial Revolution did us wrong with its 9-5 handcuffs.

With flexibility, I'm also experiencing far more of the spaces-in-between with my family. Sometimes it's picking up my daughter from school. Other times it's helping to start dinner. Every time it adds up. It's the quiet spaces between the loud ones that echo.

4. Instead of wondering where the day went, I'm adding more of them to my life.

No more days that got away from me. I'm adding time now by being twice as productive. I'm adding time to my life (literally) by prioritizing more exercise, less stress, and a better diet.

5. Success still matters. Significance matters more.

One thing that hasn't changed since I left corporate is that I want to be successful. So sue me. And it turns out I really can do this entrepreneur thing--it's a massive world with plenty for those who hustle.

What has changed is that success isn't enough. Living a life of significance is the new corner office. Making a real imprint on something bigger than me counts most.

6. My ceiling is based on seeing possibilities, not promotions.

I no longer wait to see how I'm stacking up to others to see if I'll rise. I'm limited only by limited thinking, which is drowned out by sky's-the-limit thinking. What my boss thinks of me no longer defines me. Living up to others standards has been permanently replaced by living up to my own.

7. Learning and growth are no longer distant, they're constant.

In just two years I've learned so much about speaking, writing, and platform building. Necessity is the mother of motivation, after all. I've re-embraced the concept of challenge. I've remembered that "unstuck starts" with "u".

8. I control my meetings, they no longer control me.

Once a week I'll hold a few business-critical meetings. You remember, the kind with an actual point to them? It's hard to explain what a profoundly dampening effect meetings have on your life until you've warmed yourself by the fire of freedom.

9. I have fewer, but deeper relationships. Isn't that where we're all headed anyway?

Sure, I miss my co-workers (most of them). Some fade. Some find me. None are forgotten. All are appreciated. Fewer have burrowed in. I'm good with that.

10. Next year's revenue is always unknown. And it's thrilling.

Counting only on yourself for "survival" is satisfying at the most primal level. It's all we had originally as a species. As an entrepreneur, you're hunter, gatherer, and more. It's a life of variety. Between variety or a sameness to work, I'll take the former. I'm not bashing all corporate jobs, just what mine had become. I'll take the gig gconomy over the gag economy.

11. Everything has led up to what I'm doing now.

I harbor no ill-will toward my corporate days. It gave me everything I have today. There were times though when I didn't see the point to all the hours I was working.

I see it now though. It was all in preparation for what I'm supposed to be doing. I see now that all roads pointed to the one I'm on today. Sometimes, life waits to turn on the GPS.

Two years in and all's well. If you're considering this path, I hope this check-in helps you check out the potential.

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Friday, December 21, 2018

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Importance of Budgeting in Business

Source: https://wlf.com.au/importance-budgeting-business/

Some business owners begin their operation with a wave of optimism and enthusiasm but without a well thought out budget they find it is not possible to create a successful action plan.

When running a business it’s easy to get bogged down with day to day problems and miss the bigger picture. Successful businesses allocate time to create and manage budgets, prepare and review business plans and regularly monitor their financial situation and business performance.

Budgeting identifies current available capital, provides an estimate of expenditure and anticipates incoming revenue. By referring to the budget businesses can measure performance against expenditure and ensure that resources are available for initiatives that support business growth and development. It enables the business owner to concentrate on cash flow, reducing costs, improving profits and increasing returns on investment.

Budgeting is the basis for all business success. It helps with both planning and control of the finances of the business. If there is no control over spending, planning is futile and if there is no planning there are no business objectives to achieve.

A budget is a plan to:

  • control the finances of the business
  • ensure that the business can fund its current commitments
  • enable the business to meet it objectives and make confident financial decisions; and
  • make sure that the business has money for future projects.

The benefits of budgeting should never be underestimated when running a business:

  • budgeting estimates revenue, plans expenditure and restricts any spending that is not part of the plan
  • budgeting ensures that money is allocated to those things that support the strategic objectives of the business
  • a well communicated budget helps everyone understand the priorities of the business
  • the process of creating a budget provides opportunities to involve staff, resulting in them sharing the organisation’s vision; and
  • engaging the team in reviewing and comparing the budget with actuals can provide information that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the business.

If you’re running your business without a proper budget you may find you’re actually just running around in circles and not meeting your long-term goals. By taking the time now to set a budget, you will free up time in the future and give yourself the best chance of achieving the rewards you want for your hard work.

-Karen Banks, Advisor

Saturday, November 24, 2018

The financial power in numbers: Discover what your numbers really mean - Educational seminar

The first educational seminar hosted by Soledad Tanner Consulting LLC was “The financial Power in Numbers: Discover what your numbers really mean” was a total success!! We had a full house! Thanks to all who come to the event and made it a success.

Soledad Tanner, MIB- Founder of Soledad Tanner Consulting, LLC spoke about how to understand the numbers that create success for your business, Shahara Wright – Commercial Lawyer and Founder of The CEO Effect, LLC, spoke about Contract for your business, Sofia Ivanka - Founder of Building Smart Kids spoke about Education as an investment.

A huge thanks to all sponsors: Angelica Noyola CEO of Snapper Jack's Catering for providing the delicious food for the event (http://snapperjackscatering.com/), Rianne Rivadeneira CEO Rent-A-Spanish speaker for being our Master of Ceremony (https://riannerivadeneira.com/ ) and to Danelia Argueta – Marketing & Business Development Officer of Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union, for her “Random act of Kindness” rewards to our guests (https://www.cyfairfcu.org/).

Save the date: Next seminar will be: Tuesday February 19 @ 6:30 pm. Stayed tuned for details on the next event in this series. Reach out to me (832) 998-2136 for a complimentary consultation on how your business can be in the journey of improved profit & Productivity.

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