Category: Business 101

Introducing… Profit Personas™!

Reading Time: 8 minutes Introducing… Profit Personas™! by Connie VanderzandenOne of the things I’ve learned in my 30 years of experience working with entrepreneurs is that there are 4 main business personality types or personas. One of my goals for 2021 has been to take these personas and crystallize them into a way that helps you make better business and […]

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How to NOT Save Money on Taxes When You’re Self-Employed… and 2 Things to Do Instead

Reading Time: 2 minutes How to NOT Save Money on Taxes When You’re Self-Employed… and 2 Things to Do Instead by Connie VanderzandenOh, I am fired up today!I recently read an article on HerMoney.com — a website I generally trust — that has really gotten my goat! I’ll link the article below in the resources section, but essentially, the author […]

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If Money took a StrengthsFinder Test

Reading Time: 6 minutes If Money took a StrengthsFinder Test by Connie VanderzandenIt’s no secret I’m a big fan of using personality assessments and similar tools in order to improve my communication and other interpersonal skills, especially when it comes to working with my team. So I got to wondering… What if Money took the Clifton StrengthsFinder test? Which strengths […]

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6 Ways Money Talks & How it Influences Our Communication Styles

Reading Time: 7 minutes 6 Ways Money Talks & How it Influences Our Communication Styles by Connie VanderzandenCan you remember the moment you realized that money influences when and how others communicate with you? I certainly can and SPOILER ALERT! It was not my finest moment. 🤦‍♀️What do I mean by influence? I’m talking about the intersection between another person’s expectations […]

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DNA & the Tax Man: Does your fear of taxes reside in your DNA?

Reading Time: 7 minutes DNA & the Tax Man: Does your fear of taxes reside in your DNA? by Connie VanderzandenOver the last few days, I’ve found myself mentioning several times that while February was energetically way better than the last part of 2020, March may be a different story. Then, in the middle of explaining what I meant to […]

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5 Tips for Hiring a Team (and Common Mistakes to Avoid!)

Reading Time: 7 minutes 5 Tips for Hiring a Team (and Common Mistakes to Avoid!) by Connie VanderzandenExpansion and hiring seem to be top of my mind for my clients right now. Whether it’s the relief that 2020 is over and the hope that 2021 will be better, or the simple truth that they’re tired of being the bottleneck in their […]

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Yes, It’s Possible to Make a Business Plan for 2021.

Reading Time: 8 minutes Yes, It’s Possible to Make a Business Plan for 2021. Here’s How. by Connie VanderzandenThere is something special about opening up a brand new planner… so clean, so fresh, and so full of possibilities. Yet when I opened up a new planner on the weekend, (by the way, the Full Focus Planner in French Blue has the […]

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How to Find Your Perfect Tax Pro (and Why You Should Find Them in November, NOT January… or April…)

Reading Time: 6 minutes How to Find Your Perfect Tax Pro (and Why You Should Find Them in November, NOT January… or April…)  by Connie VanderzandenAs I went to bed last night, I asked my spirit team to help out with some creative tasks. As in, what the hell was this blog post going to be about? A theme […]

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Connie’s (Gentle) Guide to Stop Equating Debt to a 4-Letter Word

Reading Time: 10 minutes Connie’s (Gentle) Guide to Stop Equating Debt to a 4-Letter Word by Connie VanderzandenAs I sat down to write this post, my original intention was to discuss debt repayment and how that fits into an intentional cash handling system. You know — a nice, safe, appropriate and respectable business conversation to have.And then, my brain immediately […]

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COVID Punching Holes in Your Bank Account? 2 Ways to Punch Back – And Come Out on Top

Reading Time: 7 minutes COVID Punching Holes in Your Bank Account?2 Ways to Punch Back – And Come Out on Top by Connie VanderzandenA few pandemic-style punches to your business’s proverbial mid-section may have left you gasping for breath. That right jab back in March forced most of us into taking some type of pause. As we danced around the […]

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