10 Simple Steps to Turn a Bad Business Day into a Good One

Some days we just feel off, or overwhelmed. These negative feelings can affect our work and the work of those around us.

Sometimes it’s best to just take a minute to turn lemons into lemonade. Here are a few quick tricks to turn a bad business day into a good one when your day seems like it’s going south.

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Creative Ways to Get Funding Without Going to the Bank

Are you having a tough time finding financing for your small business or just don’t know where to turn?

Today there are more financing opportunities out there than ever before — if you know where to look.

We tapped into the expertise of Linda Jenkins (pictured), CEO of the Gold Alliance Group, for some advice. She is the author of “Creative Financing: How to Get a Small Business Loan Without a Banker” and provides consulting for business owners seeking creative financing ideas.

According to Jenkins, “If you are trying to finance a start-up or grow your business, don’t be afraid to approach a bank. Just realize that less than 30 percent of businesses are actually funded that way.”

Don’t get discouraged with those kinds of odds. This is where you have to get creative.

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Finding the Right Balance of Time and Money

BY:  CARL RICHARDS

One summer, a friend of mine planned a river trip. The closest public airport was a day and a half’s drive from the river. So my friend decided to hire a private plane to get his group to the destination in a few hours. I know this choice sounds extravagant, but it represents a choice we’ve probably all experienced at some point.

My friend had the money, but he didn’t have the time. For him, time had become a supervaluable commodity, and saving a day and half was worth the price of the private plane. We make a similar decision, for example, when we spend more to book a faster direct flight or pay for overnight delivery. At these moments, we’ve made the decision that our time is worth more than our money.

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