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A Remote Worker’s Guide to Balancing Home and Work

You don’t have to give up life balance when you work remotely. Enjoy more health and happiness by drawing sensible boundaries between your personal and professional life.

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10 Self-Development Ideas for Entrepreneurs with Limited Time and Energy

Entrepreneurs are short on time, so they must approach self-development and maintaining balance in their lives intelligently and efficiently. Try these tips today.

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Why You Need a Mastermind Group and How to Create One

A mastermind group can speed up your progress, provide support and accountability, and help to grow your business. If you can’t find one, you can start one!

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Are You Afraid of Success? How to overcome your fears

Fear of success is a common obstacle to consistent and lasting success. Overcome your fear of success and achieve the greatness you deserve.

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5 Stages of Business Growth for an E-commerce Business

When you've invested a whole lot of effort to get your consumer product business up and running, it's natural to be impatient about seeing a return on your investment. But with so many potential ways to grow the business, it's hard to know how to best focus your time and limited resources. The answer depends […]

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5 Business Books that Changed my Life

I LOVE learning new things and deepening my skill set. That’s why I read over 50 books a year, with about 70% of the titles being focussed on business or personal development. It’s one of the best ways to keep my mind nimble while ensuring that I’m constantly growing and applying new ideas. The books […]

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Why the reseller / dropshipping ecommerce model sucks (unless you do these 3 things)

If you sell products which are not strongly differentiated in terms of features, or that are available through other sellers in identical or similar form, you are engaged in the reseller / dropshipping ecommerce business model. Advantages of the reseller / dropshipping ecommerce business model. The advantage of the online reseller / dropshipping ecommerce business model is that […]

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What do you stand for?

Successful indie brands transcend the traditional marketing playbook and inspire fanatical loyalty by standing for something that matters. But before your company can stand for something, you've got to answer the question: what do you stand for?

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From the basement to an 8-figure exit: the Mabel’s Labels Story with Julie Ellis

Julie Ellis a co-founder of Mabel’s Labels, one of Canada’s greatest small business success stories. Back in 2002, Julie and her three partners Julie Cole, Cynthia Esp and Tricia Mumby decided they could do better than the scribbles on masking tape that were being passed off as labels to keep track of for kids clothing […]

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The 3 Ps of consumer products brand success

My wife, Amy launched our e-commerce business nearly 10 years ago. At the time I was running a design and marketing agency so I helped her design our e-commerce business’s initial branding and online presence. As our e-commerce business began to grow significantly and eventually became too much for Amy to manage by herself, I […]

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4 tricks for uncovering your next great product idea

our e-commerce business’s first Diaper bag was a flop. It was actually a sales rep’s suggestion (after she rejected us) that we design a unisex model, which lead to the development of the Charlie Diaper Bag - our first bonafide success. Then, while Amy was standing at a tradeshow with a single $175 diaper bag […]

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6 Reasons Why its the perfect time to launch an Indie Brand

Whether you're already running your own consumer product brand or are just in the planning phase, the environment has never been better to launch an indie brand - and you’re perfectly positioned to take advantage of the incredible opportunities available to entrepreneurs today.   Why there’s never been a better time to launch an Indie Brand: […]

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The Dream and the Reality of Entrepreneurship

I’ve only had one real job in my life and that was over 16 years ago. I consider myself essentially unemployable and I wear it as a badge of pride. But that doesn’t mean I don't work hard and that I have an easy life - quite the opposite. I sometimes get the impression that a […]

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What the hell is an Indie Brand?

While technically Indie Brands is a generic term that could describe any independently owned company, in popular use the term has come to represent a new breed of entrepreneur that is progressive, creative and not afraid to rewrite the rules of traditional business.  These entrepreneurs are harnessing shifts in technology, manufacturing and human behavior to break through […]

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5 Reasons Why Businesses Fail

My first business failed. It was not a failure to launch and find customers. In fact, the business existed for over 13 years and we worked with plenty of clients, including well-known brands. At our peak, we had 12 employees and generated revenues of over $1,000,000 a year.  But despite all that, we failed due […]

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About Dan Chadney

Ever felt like your business should be getting more attention online? I felt the same way until I learned how to leverage SEO and digital marketing tactics to scale my e-commerce business to 6 figures per year. Before starting this blog, I spent 20 years as a web designer, front-end developer and SEO marketing specialist. Check out my online business guides and learn how to make money online!
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