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Even Solopreneurs Need a Support System – How to Create Yours

Whether you’re a [tag]virtual assistant[/tag] or a [tag]home-based small business[/tag] owner, you’re working constantly to keep all the balls in the air. With the daily obligations of running your household, taking care of your family, and providing services to clients, a solopreneur can often find herself out of energy and out of ideas. Asking for help can seem like an admission of failure, but on the contrary, can lead to a tremendous boost in motivation and productivity. In his article “Going it Alone,” Andrew Brown, the “Small Business Guru” suggests creating a support system for yourself, consisting of a friends or mentors as well as online networking groups. Mr. Brown cites the book The Wisdom of Crowds, by James Suroweicki, which in simple terms, promotes the theory that talking with others helps us to work through a problem. He suggests that though the idea may seem “…counterintuitive, an average group of moderately intelligent people, working together, will make better decisions than one brilliant mastermind.” Read the article Here.

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