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My name is Natalie Peace, and I believe the world needs more entrepreneurs who measure success on multiple bottom lines. I believe you can create powerful, positive change in the world when you use your values to build a wildly profitable business, even if you're just starting out at your kitchen table. Sign up on the right side of the page here, to make sure you get all my best tips and tools for business success.Learn More About My Business Philosophy »

How to Protect Your Ideas

Patents, copyright, trademarks–it’s all just legal mumbo-jumbo that isn’t really relevant for a small business-owner, right? Well, it depends. If you’re not doing anything terribly new or unique in the market, you probably don’t need to worry about this stuff. And while I find it fascinating (sorry, I’m a geek – what can I say?)…

Contribution vs. Competition

“This is the moment – the most important moment right now. Which is: We are about contribution. That’s what our job is. It’s not about impressing people. It’s not about the next job. It’s about contributing something. The competition game is all about success and failure. We judge ourselves by other people’s standards, or by…

How to Write a Business Plan

A business plan is your dream on paper, where you consider your business from every angle and write it all down. It doesn’t need to be extremely formal, at least not at first. Let yourself have fun with this process while you’re creating direction for your business. Answering key questions for yourself will help narrow…

Who Can You Talk to About Your Big Idea?

When you’re inspired with a genius idea for a new business, you can make a couple of very big mistakes: 1. Don’t tell anybody about it because you’re afraid they will laugh at you, or steal your idea. 2. Tell the wrong people. It’s been said before and I’ll say it again: you cannot create…

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

You may have a thousand ideas swimming in your head, waiting to be turned into the next million-dollar business. Or you might not have a clue what direction to go in. Where do you get inspiration from? And how can you tell if an idea is OK, horrible, or great? I explored this topic in…

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You?

For my first segment of The New Entrepreneur, I wanted to focus on this question. It’s a big one, and many people don’t take the time to think about it before they dive headfirst into a new business. Other people assume they’ll be bad at business, and scare themselves out of amazing opportunities. However, if…