Category Archives: start up

Do You Need An Office Space Outside Of The Home? INS 21

Do You Need An Office Space Outside Of The Home? INS 21

Do I need to have an actual office space outside of the home to be taken seriously, or can working from home be viewed as a “real” office for my business? Does your business require an actual office space to perform the day-to-day tasks? It obviously depends on what kind of service you are providing,… Continue Reading

Where is My Audience? Blogging Tips to Consider.

Where is My Audience? Blogging Tips to Consider.

We’ve often talked about nurses as storytellers here in the community, and on RN.FM Radio. To my knowledge there are just a small handful of professions that have this level of intimacy with what they do. I’m sure that specific areas of social work and mental health could weigh in on this as well. We… Continue Reading

How to Pick Your Health Insurance if You are Self Employed-Tips & Tricks

How to Pick Your Health Insurance if You are Self Employed-Tips & Tricks

Having health insurance is very important, as it can help alleviate some medical expenses, including visiting the doctor or getting prescriptions filled. If you or your spouse have an employer, chances are that you will receive health insurance through them. If you own your own business though, you’ll need to search for and choose your… Continue Reading

Work at Home Productivity Boosters

Work at Home Productivity Boosters

There is an estimated 2.2 million self-employed workers that now make their living working from home full time. Unsurprisingly, nearly a third finds their productivity slowed by procrastination and the distractions of an informal work environment. While children and the call of household chores rank highest for interfering with getting daily tasks done, difficulties tend… Continue Reading

Why Great Ideas Are Often Rejected

Why Great Ideas Are Often Rejected

There is evidence to support the claim that people carry an inherent bias against creativity. Many of us have received criticism or an unfavourable response with regards to a new idea that we have put forward and experts are speculating that this might be because of a natural preference towards structure and stability with the… Continue Reading

Six Degrees of Kevin Ross

Six Degrees of Kevin Ross

My wife brought to my attention an article in Parents® Magazine about choice careers that our kids will be vying for in the near future. I may be biased here, but the predictions that healthcare will remain in the top ten fastest areas for job growth seems like a pretty safe bet. So as per… Continue Reading

Haute couture just helps you feel better.

Haute couture just helps you feel better.

Let me first start this post by thanking all of you who follow the community here at Innovative Nurse. To those who reach out via all of the platforms I frequent, I do pay attention. One new follower(s) on Twitter, @annieandisabel really got my attention this past week. I’m often intrigued by what other nurse entrepreneurs are doing… Continue Reading

Opportunities for Growth

Opportunities for Growth

Doesn’t this just sound better? Opportunities for growth, or areas for improvement? I had the very distinct pleasure of being on a call with Lori Minky Radcliffe, fitness nurse advocate and entrepreneur where I discussed some of the mistakes that new entrepreneurs make when trying to start their businesses. Instead of a mistake, I’ll refer to… Continue Reading

Does your business need a band-aid?

Does your business need a band-aid?

Is your business headed for the ICU before it even gets launched. Better yet is your business taking you from the patient’s bedside, whipping you around like a rag doll, and putting you in that very same bed? I’ve mentioned it before either here or on RN.FM Radio, but I’ve left a little skin in… Continue Reading

I want my two dollars

I want my two dollars

As a business owner there are challenges in both getting paid what you’re worth, and in some cases actually getting paid. The latter is truly unfortunate. I couldn’t have said it any better than the paperboy Johnny in the movie Better off Dead: For the first challenge I’ll go ahead and repeat myself. Whether I‘ve had… Continue Reading

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