heresmycard I love a fresh business card. One that is crisp, clean, and pulled from out of the cool card holder taken from the purse, the pocket, the bag, or the phone case. People who offer me their business card are telling me that they are legit, have something to offer that I may be interested in, and want to stay connected to me.

i-quit1When you first hung out your small business shingle or applied for that perfect Encore Career position you likely were thinking:

·     “I can’t wait to get away from this awful job.”

·     “I just want to be home with my kids.”

·     “This dead-end job is going nowhere.”

·     “I’m tired of working crazy hours and holidays.”

·     “I know I’m worth more than they’re paying me.”

kiss-your-cubicle1Let’s face it, the last thing you want to do now that you’ve decided to finally leave the 9 to 5 job is to add more stress to your life. Isn’t that why you decided to build your own business and create your own career opportunity in the first place? You’re looking for freedom from your awful boss, nasty coworkers, and the limitations of a fixed salary, or you simply want to be in control of your career.