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Mental toughness, fortitude and resilience… Are these necessary for successful business ownership

Starting a business and being a successful business owner is one of the best feelings. It is so awesome to have that feeling of accomplishment and being able to have the life you have long desired and deserved. BUT…becoming a successful business owner is HARD. Anyone who says it is easy, just have patience, if you have passion you will be fine has most likely never built a successful business. Read more ›

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Do you ever wonder “what is my business vision, where is all of this actually leading?”

Have you defined your business vision?   Your vision of yourself and for your business? Think about what is most important to you and what you want for your future.   As health care providers we often think of what is most important for our patients and clients, our focus is to help them achieve their vision and goals. How often do you think about your business vision, what is most important to you? Read more ›

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4 Ways To Start Transitioning To Business Ownership

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Do you worry about how to make the transition from full time job to business ownership and owning your new health business? Are you ready to take this from fantasy or side hustle to real life and wonder how to do that? If you are like most people then you may very well find that you are going to want to transition into this one step at a time. The measures that you take early on can really help you to secure your place and move towards success.   Read more ›

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Adventure Averse or Entrepreneur: You Choose

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Ignite Your Passion would like to thank Linda Verde for being this week’s guest blogger

I love the idea of adventure.  Even in my sixties I sometimes think about running away to sea. Of course, I would need a huge supply of Gravol —but that’s the thing: knowing I may be seasick doesn’t detract from the allure of the adventure. I can see myself deftly climbing the rigging and feeling the snap of the sails as they catch the wind. Then comes the reality check. Going to sea may be a bit drastic, especially at this stage in my life. So, instead, I am an entrepreneur. Read more ›

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Do I need a Business Consultant or Business Coach? What is the Difference?

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The online business world has a tremendous number of business consultants and coaches who offer their services to help people achieve essentially anything you can imagine.  Through the development of my marketing plan I conducted an analysis of my competitors to see what they offer, their value proposition, their pricing, target market, etc.  I reviewed websites that offer similar services to my businesses (www.theneotericgroup.com and www.nickimorris.com) and realized that many offer broad “consulting and coaching” services.  Read more ›

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4 Business Pitfalls Made When Starting a Business and How to Avoid Them

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It is important to avoid the common business pitfalls often made when starting out.  Like many people considering starting their own business you likely have some apprehension when it comes to launching your business, and that’s understandable.   You want to make the most out of it, make a living, serve your clients and be a success. You want to show that your passion and your desire was all something you could turn into a career path of entrepreneurship. Read more ›

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Scale Your Business – 5 Tips For Starting Out Small and then Growing

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Does your business’ bottom line (profit) freak you out? Do you find that you want to grow and scale your business but are so consumed with making it a success that you can’t focus on today’s priorities?   Are you always wondering what it’s going to take to truly make your business a success? If you are worried about what the future may bring, then you can’t possibly focus on the here and now. Read more ›

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Challenge Your Beliefs and Have a Success Mindset

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Ignite Your Passion would like to thank Sarah Wall of Body Mind Spirit for her Success Mindset contribution as our guest blogger this week.

I’ve been reading a few articles lately about how easy it is to fail as an entrepreneur or start-up and that 80 to 90% of businesses don’t make it within the first year. While statistically that may be true, how’s that for a dose of discouragement for anyone who’s thinking of going out on their own? Read more ›

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Achieve 4 Great Benefits with the Right Approach to Business Networking

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You may realize that there is true value in business networking, but feel unsure of how to approach this. If you are thinking of starting your own business or you have recently launched, then this is an excellent time to start networking.  It is a great time to meet other entrepreneurs and like-minded people who you can bounce ideas off of. It’s a wonderful way of getting tips and insight from those who have done it before. Read more ›

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How to Hack Your Morning Habits and Enjoy a Productive Day

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Ignite Your Passion would like to thank Dee Trethewey for being this week’s guest blogger

Rise and Shine,” they say. What does this even mean?   If you’re not a morning person, then it’s likely that anyone who utters the words “rise and shine” to you, might end up with a black eye! So, is it really possible to hack your morning habits and enjoy a productive day? Read more ›

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Testimonials

K. Parris

I chose Nicki for her knowledge of the healthcare sector at a time when my company needed to improve its marketing and lead generation. She listened to my needs and together we developed a strategy to target the audience I wanted to reach. With her help I assessed the market, determined if my business idea was viable, confirmed my pricing strategy and developed my marketing material. Through her expertise, I expanded into new markets and connected with her contacts in the health sector. It was a highly valuable experience, resulting in new and exciting opportunities for my expanding business.

 

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I chose Nicki for her knowledge of the healthcare sector at a time when my company needed to improve its marketing and lead generation. She listened to my needs and together we developed a strategy to target the audience I wanted to reach. With her help I assessed the market, determined if my business idea was viable, confirmed my pricing strategy and developed my marketing material. Through her expertise, I expanded into new markets and connected with her contacts in the health sector. It was a highly valuable experience, resulting in new and exciting opportunities for my expanding business.  

T. Gill

Nicki, thank you so much for your coaching, support, and encouragement in helping carve out my career path. Your continued support means so much to me. I am thankful that I decided to reach out to you.
 

 

T. Gill

2016-04-14T12:29:20+00:00

T. Gill

Nicki, thank you so much for your coaching, support, and encouragement in helping carve out my career path. Your continued support means so much to me. I am thankful that I decided to reach out to you.    

S. Gaur

A coach and leader takes people where they want to go…..Nicki has done just that. She is an inspiring leader, a great coach, an excellent mentor who has the keen eye to recognize skills. If it wasn’t for her coaching, I would not have done my Project Management certification. Big thanks for all your guidance, mentoring and coaching, I look up to you and consider you my role model.
 

 

S. Gaur

2016-04-14T12:27:56+00:00

S. Gaur

A coach and leader takes people where they want to go…..Nicki has done just that. She is an inspiring leader, a great coach, an excellent mentor who has the keen eye to recognize skills. If it wasn’t for her coaching, I would not have done my Project Management certification. Big thanks for all your guidance, mentoring and coaching, I look up to you and consider you my role model.    

R. Hurtubise

I really appreciated hearing you speak a few weeks back. Your experience that you were able to share as well as your enthusiasm was enlightening.
 

 

R.  Hurtubise

2016-04-25T08:46:06+00:00

R.  Hurtubise

I really appreciated hearing you speak a few weeks back. Your experience that you were able to share as well as your enthusiasm was enlightening.    

D. Fairley

I just wanted to say a big thank you. I am grateful for the coaching, leadership and guidance that you bring to me in this time of transition. You were able to help me build a solid, well thought out, foundational framework on which to build, regardless of our ultimate size.
 

 

D. Fairley

2016-04-25T08:46:54+00:00

D. Fairley

I just wanted to say a big thank you. I am grateful for the coaching, leadership and guidance that you bring to me in this time of transition. You were able to help me build a solid, well thought out, foundational framework on which to build, regardless of our ultimate size.    

S. Doody

I engaged Nicki to coach me and support the start-up and opening my own independent dental hygiene office. I had the dental hygiene knowledge however needed someone with the business expertise to guide me. From the planning stage to execution of the plan Nicki brought her knowledge, passion and drive that made my dream a reality! I would highly recommend Nicki!
 

 

Owner Relax & Smile Dental Hygiene Spa

2016-04-25T08:47:40+00:00

Owner Relax & Smile Dental Hygiene Spa

I engaged Nicki to coach me and support the start-up and opening my own independent dental hygiene office. I had the dental hygiene knowledge however needed someone with the business expertise to guide me. From the planning stage to execution of the plan Nicki brought her knowledge, passion and drive that made my dream a reality! I would highly recommend Nicki!    

C. Lacy

Nicki became my coach during a time when my career was stagnating and I was lacking confidence and unsure of my next steps. Nicki’s personalized coaching plan, mentorship and support, allowed me to identify my own needs both professionally and personally and helped me to find the perfect path where I could use all of my skills, knowledge and abilities. I am very grateful to Nicki and highly recommend her as an effective business coach.

 

 

C. Lacy

2016-04-25T08:48:54+00:00

C. Lacy

Nicki became my coach during a time when my career was stagnating and I was lacking confidence and unsure of my next steps. Nicki’s personalized coaching plan, mentorship and support, allowed me to identify my own needs both professionally and personally and helped me to find the perfect path where I could use all of my skills, knowledge and abilities. I am very grateful to Nicki and highly recommend her as an effective business coach.    

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