Tag Archives: Managing Stress

Learning To Balance Happiness and Success

Don't be an unhappy entrepreneur.

Do you consider yourself to be a happy person? Do you consider yourself to be a success as an entrepreneur? Do you think you will only be happy once you obtain what you consider to be a certain level of success? Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying, “Success breeds happiness“, which basically means that if Read more

Are You Past Your Sell-By Date?

Tim Knox: Are You Past Your Sell-By Date?

I was having coffee with a client recently, a very successful woman in her early sixties, and she said she sometimes felt like she was, “past her sell-by date”. While I had never heard that expression used to mean that one’s best days were behind them, the meaning struck a chord in me. I think we all feel that way Read more

How Do You Come Up With A Great Small Business Idea?

Small Business Advice with Tim Knox

One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “What business should I start?” Actually that’s the short version. The longer version is, “What business should I start that will make me a ton of money really, really fast?” Short or long version, my advice is always the same: forget about making a ton of money Read more

Are You Ever Too Old or Too Young To Start Your Own Small Business?

Small Business Advice With Tim Knox, does age matter

One of the questions I get most, from people of all ages is: are you ever too old or too young to start a business? Great question, and one that normally depends on two things: maturity when you’re young and finances when you’re older (notice I didn’t say old). The truth is, age really doesn’t matter Read more

What’s Stopping You From Starting Your Own Small Business?

Tim Knox Entrepreneur Code

I’ve never been one to push people in a direction I didn’t think they were meant to go.  I’m not so egotistical that I think I know what’s best for anyone other than myself. On the other hand, I counsel with many new and old entrepreneurs and if I feel they are on the wrong Read more

Do You Want Fries With That Management Style?

Tim Knox Small Business Advice For entrepreneurs

I’ve written many times about my vast experience in the fast food industry, not as a worker, but as an often mistreated customer. Each story typically involved bad food, apathetic employees, horrible customer service, and a vow never to return. That vow usually ended up in the dumpster when my craving for a chicken burrito Read more

How Big Is Your Really Big Idea, Really?

Tim Knox Small Business Advice

One of my coaching clients stopped by the other day to tell me that they had a great idea for what she called “an amazing new product”. She went on to say, “There is nothing like it on the market and no competition that I can find. It’s a can’t miss, slam dunk, absolutely no doubt about it winner!” I Read more

The Entrepreneur’s Checklist

Small Business Advice Entrepreneur's Checklist

I was asked for the millionth time the other day what personality traits I thought were most important to entrepreneurial success. I immediately gave my now-automatic reply about passion and dedication and hard work and blah, blah, blah… Later, after taking some time to ponder the question a little deeply (I normally operate in shallow waters), Read more

Don’t Worry Yourself Out Of Business

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This is a quote from an email I received this week from a frustrated entrepreneur who asked to remain nameless. “Tim, I never get ANYTHING done because I can’t stop worrying about EVERYTHING!!!!” For the sake of wear and tear on my keyboard I left out a dozen or so exclamation points, but I think you get Read more

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