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The Reads:

Launch Pad

December 2019

Money Matters

With personal and business financial priorities not always aligning, sometimes the task of managing both can feel like a juggling act for small-business owners.

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Michele Chiappetta
November 2019

Communication Breakdown

Difficult conversations are an inevitable part of business. But as uncomfortable as they can be, avoiding them can make the situation even worse.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
October 2019

Plan to Plan

The idea of crafting a business plan often gives new business owners a sense of dread, even impending doom. But it’s necessary.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
September 2019

Retirement Ready

While it's fun to splurge on a new car, if you're not safeguarding your financial future, eventually you'll be struggling instead of enjoying the freedom that small business ownership is all about.

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Michele Chiappetta
August 2019

Building Bridges

Developing a strategy for how you handle networking one-on-ones is a matter of planning and practice to fine-tune what works best for you.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
July 2019

Anxiety Antidotes

For self-employed business owners, health coverage is an ongoing battle between finding affordable medical insurance and being able to cover enough operating costs to keep their company viable.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
June 2019

Are You a Road Warrior?

Travel weariness can make it difficult to concentrate on the tasks away from home while still worrying about the work that needs to get done for your business.

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Michele Chiappetta
May 2019

Network Know-How

Learning how to network effectively is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their personal and professional life.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
April 2019

Grow Your Own Way

Outsourcing can provide continuity, operational expense control and risk management. It can also improve your work/life balance.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
March 2019

The Changing Workplace

Coworking is creating and adapting to a trusted community of like-minded individuals to exchange thought and collaborate on projects — all within creative spaces.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
February 2019

Space to Grow

Choosing the right location to work from is about more than where you can get a refill on your coffee. The right spot may very well determine how productive and successful you are at your work.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
January 2019

Finding a Sweet Spot

Is a work-life balance possible? Yes, but it means we have to work at creating and preserving a space in our lives for the things that matter most.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
December 2018

Staying Savvy

At some point, all small-business owners will find themselves in need of inspiration. And there's nothing better than books, blogs, podcasts and online forums to give you the revitalizing boost.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
November 2018

Banish Your Barriers

An unexamined mindset is not a good place from which to run your business. All those unruly doubts and “I can’ts” can sink you.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
October 2018

The Business Plan

As you probably know, most efforts to start a business end in failure. Fortunately, there are things you can do to guard against wasting time and money and improve your odds.

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Michele Chiappetta