Start A Business


 How to Start A Business

Starting a business is a very popular goal. No matter the background or interests of an individual, the pursuit of becoming an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, CEO, Executive Director or other business leader or community leader can be exhilarating and very fulfilling.

Entrepreneurship is indeed a true way to fulfill your passion and generate income for your livelihood. Many people have started businesses and became very successful – Oprah WinfreyBill Gates, David StewardEwing Kauffman. One of my favorite entrepreneurs is Annie Malone.

This website is dedicated to helping more entrepreneurs start and grow businesses with encouragement to reinvest their dollars into their communities.

Visitors of this site can expect to gain knowledge and resources to build stronger businesses. They can also become a part of a community of like-minded people striving for the same.

 Entrepreneur Manifesto

When it comes to becoming a business owner, I encourage anyone to try, especially those of us who are not in strict environments with extreme barriers that prevent us from doing so.

To start a business is to pursue a freedom that many of us see others take on but many of us also let fear get in the way.

It is a way to express creativity and claim control when you feel you have no control anywhere else in your life.

Women that come to me for support have a strong desire to contribute their talents to the world, in ways best suited for them and different from how they are presently working. They are moms committed to their families and/or educated professionals with great skills they would like to use outside of Corporate America.

Do you feel overwhelmed with all the things you want to do but continue experiencing any of the following?

You don’t:

  • know which idea to choose first
  • know the first step to take to just get started
  • have enough time to focus on creating a plan

As an entrepreneur who has spent time in Corporate America, became a mom, and wanted to own a business as well as  give to my community, I have experienced this overwhelm in these areas. I continued to have the desire to “not put all my eggs in one basket” and “create multiple streams of income.” It took me a while to even understand what those meant for me but I finally got it. Over time, I created systems and grew the confidence to change that overwhelm into productivity with peace and sanity.

If you can relate to any of the above, this is an online sanctuary made just for you. I am dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs through the start-up and growth of their companies with business tips, resources and inspiration. Business information and advice is presented in a concise and actionable way to not only give you the reason something is important but also how to get it done with respect to the minimal amount of time you have to even read the blog.

You can expect to gain knowledge and resources from this website to help you and your company strengthen and grow in:

  • Entrepreneurism
  • Parenting
  • Relaxation & Play
  • Entrepreneur Profiles – business lessons historic and current from entrepreneurs of diverse areas of business

Be a part of a community of like-minded entrepreneurs striving for the same by remaining engaged in one or more of the following ways:

Join the Cardinal Rules community on Facebook
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View this blog and community as a sanctuary for entrepreneurs to refresh, relax and release.

About Yolanda Brown, MBA

Yolanda Brown has coached and consulted entrepreneurs since 2003. She has directly helped over 100 entrepreneurs across the Southeast U.S. by writing and developing business plans, marketing plans, commercial loan packaging, MWBE application packaging and much more. She began blogging in 2005 and freelance business writing in 2010 which has impacted many more entrepreneurs across the country. She earned an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and professional certifications from Dartmouth College, U.S. Minority Business Development Agency and National Development Council.

After starting a family, she realized how important it was to pursue her own entrepreneurial dream (beyond consulting) to leave a legacy for her children. Now as a single mother to two fast-growing boys, she created a vision for having multiple streams of income including a portion from online business. She enjoys being an entrepreneurship cheerleader and founded Cardinal Rules as an outlet to share her business expertise in a more flexible and wide-reaching platform than one-on-one consulting could offer.

You can contact Yolanda directly through the contact page. Also follow on Twitter @yolandanichole, Facebook and Google+.

Thank you for learning more about Cardinal Rules. Happy reading!