Owning a Business With a 9-5

Boss With a 9-5

Are you a entrepreneur? Has your new business not taken off like you thought it would? Working for yourself isn’t a breeze, but preparation and discipline are essential.


it takes hard work

Yes, a boss with a 9-5…. that’s life. Unless, of course, you’re born into money or get lucky. Let’s face it, most of the successful people in the world today worked a 9-5 before. There are many stories about celebrities who came from the bottom and worked their way to the top. The important fact is that they reaped what they sowed at the end of the day. Having a normal job doesn’t make you less successful. Good things come to those who wait. Life does not just fall together within the snap of your fingers, it takes patience and dedication.

We live in a world where everyone wants everything now. Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay to have dreams and goals but everyone needs plan B. If you want to build your own business, that’s fine…but how are you going to work your way up to the top? Think about it, starting a business requires money. Whether you are going to rent out a place or set it up online. How will you make the money required to start the first step? Yes, you can take out a loan but remember that’s something you’ll soon have to pay back. Since you cannot look into the future what will you do if your business is not successful at first? How will you pay the bills or have enough money to take care of yourself? That’s where your 9-5 needs to come in my friend.

Now, there is an ideal way to be a worker and businessman/woman at the same time. No, it’s not easy, but this way will ensure you have some type of income. So, whatever your 9-5 may be, continue to work in that area regardless of your circumstance. Yes, I know this may not be your dream job but remember, we’re working our way to the top. While you’re working your 9-5, find ways to market your business. Before your product even launches, you should have multiple social media outlets along with a website to promote your business. This helps makes potential customers curious and also very excited for the launch. You can even set have free samples for people to try before the product releases. Networking is very important. Meet people who support your vision and will possibly collaborate with or sponsor you. This should all be done prior to the start of the business.

Budgeting is very important when it comes to starting your business. You should always make sure you have enough money to pay for your essentials before placing it somewhere else. This is why it’s always good to have a job. This is a guaranteed source of income for your pockets. Even if you decide to take out a loan, you will more comfortable when paying it back. Business always comes with trials and errors. Don’t be afraid to fail or reach out for help. Remember having a 9-5 doesn’t mean you are not successful. You have to fight for what you want in life but do it with conscious planning. Everything doesn’t go perfectly in the beginning but this is only a learning experience that helps you grow. Always have a plan, execute it, and find ways to improve.

Love and Hate Relationship with Mondays

New Week, New Challenges, Stronger You

Get rid of those Monday blues and let this be your greatest week yet! Energize your mind, body, and spirit. Take in those positive affirmations and continue to work toward your goals.


Wake Up!

Wake up, wake up, it is time to start the week again! Get out of bed, meditate, eat breakfast, and get your day started. A new week always provides new opportunities. Whether you need to scratch an item off your list or do something new. Maybe your plans went wrong last week or you did not reach your target goal. That is okay, because this week you will walk right into your goals…even surpass them. The only thing is, you have to get up!

Monday blues…I know, we all get them. Your weekend was too perfect but it’s time to go to work again. Or maybe your weekend wasn’t too great and you just need an extra day to relax. We have all been there. The weekend provides time for us to unwind, catch up, and gather notes on how our week went. The only problem is…the weekend doesn’t last forever, so our time has to be spent wisely. Although you probably cannot do everything you want, make sure to have some time to relax. Put all your distractions to the side and focus on yourself. Whether you go to the movies, watch Netflix, or eat your favorite ice cream. This really helps ease your stress and take away some of your worries.

Friday, Saturday…Sunday. What can you do to prepare yourself for the week? Actually, a lot can be done. I always like to see Sundays as a rest day. Out of all the days in the week, Sunday is the best day to organize. Bring out your calendar and plan your week out accordingly. Meal prep is if you must and set your goals for the new week. Sunday is the perfect day to reflect. Think about what went wrong with last week and more importantly how to make everything better. Explore new ways and ideas to push yourself this week! Always think of the bigger picture! Where you are at today is not compared to all the dreams you have for your future. How can you make this week’s activities closer to reaching those goals?

Yay, it’s finally Monday! You are refreshed and have a clear, open mind. It is time to get one step closer to your goals. Do NOT snooze your alarm clock or toss around in bed, get up. Look at your calendar you fixed last night and start crossing items off your list. You are your biggest enemy and distraction. Do NOT be discouraged. Sometimes life has its way of hitting us hard but the most important aspect is your comeback. Nobody remembers how you fall, what’s more important is your next step. Dust your shoulders off and run into the new week! Good things lie ahead of you, get up and claim it!

Happiness – Don’t Forget to Smile

What Makes You Smile?

What can I say right now that will make you smile? Could it be a joke, old picture, or an embarrassing memory? No matter what it takes, it is important to always smile regardless of what you are going through. Happiness brings peace, which helps us remain balanced in life.


Happiness Comes From Within

No…I am not saying everything will be okay everyday but it is important to remember the things that make you smile. What are you fighting for? Where did you start from and where are you now? What is the rough day you had compared to some of the most difficult situations you faced in life? Exactly, so smile. Even though today may not be great, remember that tomorrow brings in new opportunity. Take a nap. Buy your favorite ice cream. Go for a run. Keep your mind aligned with things that are positive. Remember what makes you smile.

Have you ever noticed one of your loved ones having a bad day? What did you do to cheer them up? Did you just try talking to them by taking their mind off the subject? Did you notice when they finally started to smile and wipe their tears away…so, how did that make you feel? No one wants to see the people that they love in a bad mood, now think about yourself. The time you spend cheering other people up, do you use the same energy to make sure you are happy? It is important to protect your peace so do not forget about yourself. Make sure you have the opportunity to smile instead of acquiring stress. Tell jokes in your head, watch your favorite shows, and let positivity reign in your life.

What actually happens when you spend all day worrying? Think about it for a second… exactly, nothing. We are humans of course, I know we are not going to be happy all the time, but what good comes out of being sad or angry? It only takes up time and ends up hurting the people around us. Anger does not last a lifetime, but happiness does. It is better to be happy and spread joy to the people around you instead of bringing them down with you. So, if you are having a bad day, it is okay to have that moment to yourself but just make sure it does not last a lifetime. It will only discourage you and how far you have come. Breathe in, breathe out, and relax.

I ask again: What makes you smile? Take a piece of paper, jot some things down, and keep it close to your heart. Nobody’s life is perfect so remember the good things before you complain. Money cannot buy happiness or love. Yes, it is crucial to get your feelings across to people but it is not good to dwell in your thoughts. This will only limit you from your goals and tear you apart from the people that love you. Your anger will not make things magically get better but your laughter will bring joy.

Life Begins On the Other Side of Fear

Eh, Not for Me.

Sometimes we decide to follow a path that leaves us feeling lost at the end. The good thing about life is that it’s never too late to go back, revamp, and start all over. As long as we breathe, there will always be a purpose in our life. Remember…life begins on the other side of fear.


Perseverance is Key

So…you’ve reached a point. You just graduated from school and received your B.S. in Kinesiology…but right when you walk across that stage, you finally admit that you’re not happy. Or maybe you felt like you wanted to go to Occupational Therapy School but once you were already in the last semester of your program… realize it’s not for you.  Wait! There’s another scenario. Maybe you never wanted to major in Kinesiology…but at the same time never had a clue what you wanted to do with your life. The counseling didn’t work, nor did all the standardized tests, or the countless number of times you went to the career center. So, you just settled and ended up unhappy.

So…you’re here. You have your diploma, and everyone was there to celebrate your success. You eventually go back to your hometown and of course everyone asks you what your next plans are, but you don’t know how to confess how trapped you feel. How could you possibly tell your parents you went through four years of undergrad and suddenly decided you’d rather be in Marketing then see another A&P test. Well, the step step  starts with you.

Post grad stress brings a lot of burden but it can also be helpful at times. Getting your Bachelor’s degree doesn’t necessarily tie you down to a career path, but in other ways, helps you figure out the things you like, versus the things you don’t like.

 

Maybe all your life, you thought you were going to be a doctor, but after receiving your degree, you realize how much you love writing. This isn’t bad at all, it’s more so of an eye opener. In life, we often have to go through certain trials to learn what’s best for us. Your B.S. will always be there, but maybe it’s time for you to turn over a new leaf.

So you ask, how does the change begin? Change starts from acceptance. You have to accept the fact that your interest lies in another area. This may be hard because you feel like you’re going to disappoint to your parents or friends. They may have bragged about you going to law school or dentistry but you can’t live your dreams through other people. Once you’ve accepted change, the real work can finally begin. The next thing to do is explore your passions. Find out what makes you happy and expand in that area. Join local clubs, meet advisors, take classes, and seek internships in the field. It doesn’t matter if they’re paid or unpaid, this is simply for the experience. Once you gain knowledge in this area, you can determine if you would like to pursue a career or explore other options.

It’s very important to realize that things aren’t as easy as they seem. Most of the times, your passion will not pay the bills immediately. The good news is, you still have a degree you can work with. Working with your degree doesn’t mean you’ll have the career forever. This is just a way to help your expenses such as food, water, rent, and other life necessities for the time being. Continue to let your passion shine through your work, but also be reasonable with yourself.

It’s truly never too late to start over again. As long as you’re living and in good health, each day presents a new opportunity. Turning over a new leaf takes confidence and you have to believe in yourself.  Remember…focus on your goals! Life is not a competition at all! It’s okay to take some time away to explore new opportunities or ideas. Don’t compare your situation to anyone else. This journey may not be easy, but following your passion truly brings genuine  joy.

Direct Cellars- Have Wine Delivered to Your Doorsteps Every Month!

We Love Wine

Are you a wine connoisseur? Well, what if i told you that there’s a way to have new selections of wines delivered to your doorstep every month? Oh…do I have your attention now? Well, let’s learn more about Direct Cellars.


Direct Cellars

Wine is truly calming for any occasion! Girls night, parties, gatherings, or even to help celebrate a test score! Direct Cellars is here to help deliver to your wine needs, regardless of the celebration. Founded in 2014, the mission of Direct Cellars is to provide incredible services for our customers which allows them to enjoy new wines without leaving the comfort of their homes. With offices in Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, and Settle, Direct Cellars is rapidly growing and we would love to have you be a part of the family.

So, how do you sign up to be in one of the top Premier Wine Clubs in the country? Follow these steps:

Step 1- Tell us where you’re from!
  • This way we can make sure our shipments are provided in your area! We cannot ship to P.O. boxes; a physical address must be provided for wine shipments.
Step 2- Pick Your Favorite Package
  • We have four different packages for you to choose from! Let us know how much wine will meet your needs, and of course, we will always deliver!
Elite Level:
  • The Elite Level package includes 12  bottles of wine which are valued at $250! This also provides a business service package and gives membership into our Premium Elite Case Club that gives a 40% discount on all future wine orders! Our Elite Level is valued for over $750 but for our customers there’s just a one-time payment of $450! After this payment, customers will pay $79.95 monthly for four bottles of wine!
Social Level:
  • Our Social package starts with a one-time payment of $249 which includes 4 bottles of wine, a business service package, and membership into our Premium Elite Case Club! The Premium Elite Case Club gives our members 20% off all future wine orders. Monthly payments for the Social Level will be $79.95 which provides 4 bottles of wine delivered to your doorstep every month!
Club 4:
  • This package gives our members four bottles of wine for a monthly payment of $79.95. This package also includes an optional 20% off Case Club for $50 or 40% off Case Club for $100.
Club 2:
  • Our Club 2 package gives our members two bottles of wine for $49.95 monthly. This package also has the option of 20% off Case Club for $50 or 40% off Case Club for $100!

-Our services here at Direct Cellars also offers a non-product business services package!

Step 3- Tell Us What to Send!
  • The next step is choosing which wines you want delivered to your doorstep! Our services make sure our customers are always up to date with the latest products! Members have the choice of choosing from either red, white, or a combination of both wines. There will always be something new to try and you will never be disappointed!
Step 4,5, and 6- Shipment, Verification, & Order Placement
  • We are finally at the last stage! The only thing left to do is tell us where we’re shipping your new selection of wines too! After becoming a member, this step becomes even easier! We provide all members with an ID which creates a login for our website and saves previous shipment information!
Promise:

Our promise is to provide quality wines for our customers each month. We choose from the finest wines in the country and provide them for our customers below the retail price! If you don’t like our selection, our customers always receive full credit for another wine choice with no additional cost! Here at Direct Cellars, you will never have to drive for wine again, because it’s only a doorbell away!

Aider Solutions – In With the New

IN WITH THE NEW

Check out our latest editions and updates to Aider Solutions!


out with the old

Aider Solutions is very excited to introduce some of our new features and updates to the site! As we all know, Aider Solutions is one of the many websites owned by Bold Media Inc. As we all know, Aider Solutions is our consulting firm that specializes in helping our clients with recruitment, training, strategy, and assessment. These great updates introduce new features for our users that help make our site more accessible and handy for those looking for the right resources!

Media/News

One of our updates include a Media/News section. We’ve created this space to help our users keep in touch with all news relevant in the areas our firm specializes in. Sometimes we may miss topics that can be helpful to us because we’re business or just forgot to check the news during the day. It’s important to be aware of the major issues, successes, or new ideas that focus with your area of work. This way, you won’t be behind or miss a new opportunity at the door. This section will be used to broadcast relating news to our users and will help them stay ahead of the game!

Testimonials

Introducing our testimonial page to…Aider Solutions! Who doesn’t love testimonials! Testimonials are used to ensure that clients can trust and invest in whoever they choose to make business with. For our clients, is this a great way to leave feedback to any service you have received from Aider Solutions. To our potential clients, this is an awesome way for you to explore all our work and can answer some of the questions you may have! Our testimonial section is a way to introduce our services and show everyone the phenomenal work we offer!

Academic Coaching/Tutoring

Do you need a tutor for a class or major exam you’ve been studying for? Well, yes, you’ve guessed it right! Tutoring is now offered on our site! Whether you’re looking for help with your SAT or the final in your PSYC class…we do almost everything! School can be a challenge at times, but everything is possible with the correct help and guidance. Our tutoring program focuses on hitting the problem area of our clients and working one-on-one to help ensure success. We also help teach amazing study skills that help prepare our clients for any exam that comes their way!

Profile Page Updates

Have you created a profile page with Aider Solutions? If not, it’s time to get started! We have new descriptions that help first time users create a profile with no problem! There are also tons of new features to add to your profile such as: YouTube Pages, Certifications, Blogs, Volunteer Work, and etc.! Customizing your profile helps us find the best job for you! These new updates and features will help us enhance our services for our clients.

 

So…why haven’t you seen the new and improved Aider Solutions site? It’s only a click away! There are so many incredible things for you to check out. Remember, at Aider Solutions we’re here to help!

Introducing Jozii – A New Way to Help Score Your Next Internship

Introducing Jozii

Looking for a new site to help with your internship searches? Do you need a great new place to network? Well…look no further of course,  Jozii is finally here!


The New Wave to Find Internships

Bold Media Inc. is happy to announce the purchase of our new website – Jozii! For an undisclosed amount, Bold Media Inc. now owns all the rights and privileges to the brand Jozii! The website will be partnering with Aider Solutions to help students make their internship searches more easier! The purpose of Jozii is to ultimately help students find a part-time internship that best suits their needs! Currently, the brand is transforming the college recruitment market by expanding the opportunities and ways to network for students around the globe!

Aider Solutions is our consulting firm that specializes in helping our clients with recruitment, training, strategy, and assessment. Our strategy client areas include: education, banking, technology, consumer brands, and start-ups! Recruitment client specialties include: sale teams, undergraduate/ graduate interns, and industrial organizational psychologists. Aider Solutions partnership with Jozii will only ensure more success in the area of recruitment for students seeking internships at a professional level. Our internships help students grow and learn more about the field which they will potentially seek employment for in the near future.

Our main website, Bold Media Inc. is an interweb conglomerate that consists of 15 different websites which include both Aider Solutions and Jozii. Though Bold Media Inc. does own its own websites, it also specializes in helping others build theirs. Bold Media Inc. is the expert of all topics but also focuses on e-commerce, social media consulting, search engine marketing and third party-commerce optimization.

Students and interns can expect much to come from Jozii and Aider Solutions! With the current partnership formed, there will be tons of resources available for students who need guidance through and after college. Internship opportunities will also be available for students looking for their dream jobs but would like some experience in the area beforehand! Remember, the purpose of our recruitment is to help make it easier for students to find internships that will give them the skills and experience needed for future professions!

 

 

Review, Own, Do!

Do you even #ROD?

Do you suffer from anxiety before taking an Exam? Have you ever flipped to the first page of a test and went completely blank? If so,  let’s find out how #ROD can help you secure your next A!


Review, Own, Do!

The school semester has officially begun and the first rounds of exams are right around the corner! We all know what that means: full libraries, late study sessions, and cramming!

The cool thing is, there’s no need to be stressed about this exam season at all. As long as you’re using our #ROD tips, all your exams this semester should be a breeze!

 

 

REVIEW:

It’s here, your exam booklet is right in front of your face. Take a deep breathe, in and out…there’s no need to panic! Turn it over to the first page, become comfortable with the exam and use the next one minute to REVIEW the entire exam. By doing this technique, it helps relax your mind because you begin to see familiar material you’ve studied for by physically reading the questions on the page! This technique is great for relieving anxiety also because it helps replace your fear with confidence!

 

OWN:

Second step…OWN your exam by writing your name on the top page of course! This step helps you build even more confidence because you already went over the material and now it’s time to show your exam who’s the boss! This step is basically like signing a contract because once you write your name on it, there’s no way to back out…go for it!

 

 

 

DO:

Last step is to finally DO the exam! Take another deep breath and turn to the first page. You’ve already reviewed the material, signed your contract, and now it’s time to ace the exam!

Always remember about #ROD before taking an exam! These skills help shake out your anxiety, relax, then finally help you breeze through any exam!

Post Grad Advice for Entry Level Job Searches

ADVICE FOR ENTRY LEVEL JOB SEARCHES

Are you a recent grad looking for your first job, or do you need help nailing your first interview? Job searches may seem difficult but here are some amazing tips to help make everything easier!


YOUR FUTURE STARTS NOW

TAKE A DEEP BREATH

At times, we as people have the tendency of making things seem more difficult than they actually are…and this can even happen as we’re job searching. Our nerves get bad, we become super jittery, and can’t stand the sight of rejection. This is okay though, it happens to the most of us. Good news is, there’s always a way to improve in any area!

  • Keep your RESUME short and simple

Updating your resume is essential when searching for a job. It’s important to make your resume presentable and easy to read! Remember, get to the point. You do not have to include your life story or how you started a lemonade stand as a child! Make sure to list the important positions you have experience in relating to the profession you are applying for. For example, if you are applying to be an Accountant, make sure to include the experience you have in this area, such as jobs, internships, or even accounting firms you may have shadowed for! There’s no need to talk about your first fast food job on the page, just pinpoint the main facts and keep it pushing. Employers don’t have the time to read a ten-page essay, keep your resume limited to one.

 

  • Make sure your SOCIAL MEDIA is appropriate or place it on private

It’s important to remember that we all live in a new age and social media is accessible to almost anyone…including employers. Remember what you post online and think before you do!

There have been many stories of employees getting fired from their jobs because of what they posted online! Here’s the solution to this problem: keep it cute, or put it on mute…literally! Sometimes it may even be better to create a professional account separate from your personal one. This way, employers can see how engaged you are in your field and not pictures or stories from your weekend. It’s still okay to have your social media pages but if you’re looking for a job you want to make sure you leave a great first impression!

  • Make CONNECTIONS

It’s always good to have an introduction set in your head when you are meeting someone new. Make sure to include your degree, goals, and what you are aspiring to be. Remember to always build as many connections as you possibly can. Whether it is from your school alumni, old professors, or clubs you joined in the past. These connections are great for future recommendation letters and references. People you meet can easily help you reach the next level you are looking for in life, all you have to do is take that step!

  • INTERVIEW Preparations

Finally, the last stage to your job search has come…interview time! Practice makes permanent. Make sure to do some research on the company you are interviewing with, this makes a great first impression! Also, always keep one or two questions in the back of your head that you can ask the interviewer at the end. Be prepared to answer questions such as your strengths and weaknesses, what you can bring to the table, and why you are the perfect candidate for the job. Don’t be afraid to sell yourself, it’s your time to shine! Have your outfit set the day before, your attire should be professional and remember: to be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late!

  • REJECTION is a part of life

So, after your interview begins the wait period. Usually after a week or two at most, you’ll get a call back. If it’s good news, congrats and welcome to your first job. If it’s the opposite, there’s no need to worry. Rejection is a part of life, and most of the time it’s only preparing us for the better things in store.

Don’t be afraid to ask the interviewer what went wrong—this can help you prepare for more interviews in the future. See where things can improve, go back to the drawing board, revamp, then be prepared to come back even stronger!

Other HELPFUL tips:

  1. CREATE a generic cover letter
  2. Read ALL of the application requirements
  3. Keep EYE CONTACT during your interview
  4. Lookout for CAREER FAIRS and NETWORKING opportunities
  5. Be CONFIDENT!