Monetize your passion. Nothing brings greater joy than getting paid to do what you love.
Plan ahead for financial obstacles. Stressing about making ends meet takes the joy out of doing what you love. Make sure you have enough financing to support your dreams until your business is afloat.
Create multiple streams of income. Think of more than one strategy for your business to make money. This approach will protect your business from changes in the marketplace. For example, CLC offers teleconferences, private counseling, as well as group training sessions.
Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.