Self Made: NASE's Blog

Welcome to the Self Made. This is a blog focused primarily on the self-employed and micro-business and full of fantastic posts by not only our team of experts but by YOU!  We realize that there are many ways to help the small businesses out there which is why we invite other business minded individuals to post here and help the rest of the community as well.

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Hiring a Consultant to Help With Your Startup: The Dos and Don'ts

Your startup can be a profitable vehicle for your ideas and entrepreneurial ambitions. With a robust business plan, helpful resources, and a solid work ethic you can make a serious impact in your industry. However, there will often come a time at which your best efforts are not enough to get you over a hurdle.

Posted on Apr 08, 2021

6 Considerations to Make Before Launching a Hotel Business

Launching your own hotel can seem like a natural next step for anyone who has experience in the hospitality industry. If you thrive in helping people enjoy the best in customer service, then being a hotelier could be the ideal career move. Here are some of the most important things you should consider before launching your own hotel business.

Posted on Apr 08, 2021

What Does It Take to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

There are both hard and soft skills that you’ll need to become an entrepreneur and do so successfully. For example, there are skills you might learn when you’re pursuing your degree, like accounting skills. Then, there are skills that aren’t taught, but you can learn them over time, such as critical thinking.

Posted on Apr 02, 2021

Tips to Structure and Design an Online Course

If you create an online course, it can be a great way to build your business and add an additional income stream. You’ll find that a lot of thought leaders and entrepreneurs have started creating courses for just those reasons. Once you create the course, beyond marketing it, it’s passive income that you can continue to generate.

Posted on Apr 02, 2021

Safe Online Holiday Shopping: What You Need to Know

Online shopping was and remains a fantastic way to shop even before the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but now that in-store shopping is not recommended, online shopping has become the standard way to shop this holiday season. You can take advantage of all the digital deals and holiday sales from the comfort and safety of your own home, but that doesn’t mean online shopping is risk-free. Fraud and scam efforts double during the holidays, so before you dive into online holiday shopping, follow these tips and tricks to ensure you keep yourself safe while browsing for the season’s hottest deals. You don’t need any special technical abilities or knowledge; this guide will tell you what you need to know so you can confidently and safely take advantage of all the Internet has to offer.

Posted on Dec 14, 2020

Top Tips To Follow When Starting A New Business

Each and every day, all over the globe, people from all walks of life decide to put their ideas into action and set up their very own businesses. Statistics show that more than half a million new businesses began every single month in 2018 alone, and that trend shows few signs of slowing down.

Posted on Dec 09, 2020

The eCommerce Black Friday Guide for Small Business

Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) are fast approaching as well as the rest of the holiday season shopping rush. If you are selling goods or services online as a small business owner then you must give yourself enough time to prepare. Especially this year, where many brick and mortar stores have limited hours or have closed completely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many things have changed during these unprecedented times, one thing you can count on is that people will continue to be on the hunt for the best deals. While big businesses always make bank during this weekend, small businesses can do incredibly well too. Here are some tips to start preparing your business now and stay ahead of the curve.

Posted on Nov 16, 2020

New Dell Technologies Partnership and Growth Grants

NASE is thrilled to share news about our new partnership with Dell Technologies, which makes learning and working easier and more interactive with their high-tech laptops, desktops, servers, mobile workstations, and electronics. Dell’s mission statement involves driving human progress by allowing better access to technology worldwide.

Posted on Sep 16, 2020

Tech Tools for Small Business Owners to Help Maintain Efficiencies During Critical Times

Entrepreneurs risk it all to launch and maintain a successful business. There are numerous hurdles to overcome along the way. Many small business owners are now facing new challenges given the current state of the economy and new regulations due to the pandemic. However, small business owners are quite resilient and are managing to thrive even during tough times. To help ease the transition into new territory there are many resources and tools that can be implemented. Technology, especially, can help to keep businesses on track.

Posted on Aug 25, 2020

How You Can Find New Clients as a Freelancer

The gig economy has been gaining ground for years. As of 2017, there were 55 million gig workers in the U.S. alone. Thanks to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely we’ll see an even greater rise in gig workers and freelancers throughout the country.

Posted on Aug 20, 2020

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