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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NASE Partner’s with Dell for Technology Survey

Last month we partnered with Dell to survey our members about their technology usage and needs. From the impacts of COVID-19 to work-from-home to monitors and docking stations, this survey was insightful and very helpful. Thank you to everyone who participated. If you are interested in the results from this survey, follow this link to learn more.

Posted on Jun 24, 2021

5 Ideas to Make Your Small Business More Suited for 2021

The world has changed a lot since 2020, and it has not been easy for self-employed businesses and small businesses. However, those that have adapted to the new world faster and better than their competitors have managed to not just survive, but also thrive. Being able to handle the changes is crucial if a business is to go the distance.

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

How to Transition from the Corporate World to Self-Employment

Tens of millions of Americans have become freelancers in recent years. While this includes those who are simply looking for a side gig, many are steering into the self-employed lifestyle as a full-time career pivot. In fact, in 2019 it was reported that nearly a third of freelancers were working full time.

Posted on Jun 17, 2021

How to Negotiate Your Wages as a Freelance Worker

Wages are one of the touchiest subjects of the entire freelance lifestyle. When you’re a third-party worker looking into an organizational system from the outside, the question of compensation can be confusing, intimidating, and overwhelming.

Posted on Jun 02, 2021

Practical Tips for Improving Customer Trust in Your Small Business

Do you have a small business in which you’re struggling to build customer trust? If so, you’re not alone, for many entrepreneurs this can prove to be a common challenge. Large companies, corporations, and chains can often have a much easier time when it comes to building trust with customers, making it less of an uphill climb. But just because it’s a common challenge, it doesn’t mean there aren’t workable and effective solutions you can apply.

Posted on May 28, 2021

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

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