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: , , , , , , |

6 Secrets to Stay in Control and Maximize Productivity

Life is hectic — especially in the business world. With the many ups and many downs associated with the lifestyle of an entrepreneur, it is vital that you keep yourself in the right mindset.   Let’s take a look at 6 secrets that could reframe your thinking, and help you get the most out of your days [...]

The 5 Habits of Every Successful Entrepreneur

Building a successful business isn’t an overnight process. More often than not, it will take years of hard work, passion and falling on your face before you master the art of being your own boss. However, with the right habits set in place, your road to success could be shorter than you think.    Let’s [...]

5 Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor

The path to becoming a successful business owner is filled with many ups, and many downs, all of which you won’t want to take on by yourself. Seeking guidance and direction from individuals that you trust and respect is one of the most crucial components to the longevity of any entrepreneurs success.   Let’s take [...]

The 3 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

When building your foundation for entrepreneurial success, there are many factors you will need to consider. Being your own boss comes with a lot of responsibility, making it essential that you stay concentrated on the right things.    It can be very difficult to know what exactly you should be doing as you begin looking into business [...]

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 [...]

4 Questions You Need To Answer Before Franchising

I hate my job, I hate my hours, and I’m ready to be my own boss. Seem pretty close to your thought process on a daily basis? If so, it is definitely time for change. Being in business for yourself is one of the biggest freedoms we can reward ourselves, and can completely rejuvenate our outlook [...]

5 Reasons You Need Failure as an Entrepreneur

Most of us have a predisposed bias towards failure. We see it as a sign of weakness or defeat, and give no real value to the lessons we learn by failing. The truth is, you’re going to have failures throughout this new entrepreneurial journey. We’re here to tell you that falling on your face from [...]

2016-08-04T00:00:00+00:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

6 Signs That You Need Career Change

We all hit a career crossroad at some point in our lives. For some, we find our dream jobs early on and the rest is history. For others, it’s a ticking time bomb until you can find a different position doing just about anything to get away from your current occupation.   If you find [...]

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 [...]