Simple Ways to Be a Better Entrepreneur

Melanie Rembrandt

Since our initial launch date, Melanie Rembrandt has been an integral part of the StartupNation team.

As the founder of Rembrandt Communications®, LLC,, Melanie is one of the country's top, public-relations consultants, an SEO copywriter and a published writer with over 20 years of extensive experience and an excellent track-record for success.

She specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the attention and credibility they need via targeted public-relations and SEO copywriting efforts (including Web site copy that sells, newsletters, eReports, social media, blogs, SEO press releases, e-mail auto responders, direct marketing, and more!).

Melanie offers tips and insights via her blogs and monthly newsletter, "Rembrandt Writes Insights®." And she provides in-depth training presentations to various businesses and organizations nationwide.

Melanie is also the author of "Secrets of Becoming a Publicist," published by American Writers & Artists, Inc., "Simple Publicity," published by 1WinPress, StartupNation's "7 Steps to Successful Public Relations," and the host of the SmallBiz America Radio Channel, "PR and SEO Quick Tips with Melanie Rembrandt."

A magna cum laude graduate of the prestigious UCLA School of Theater,Film and Television, Melanie is the official small-business PR expert for StartupNation and Pink Magazine Online. She’s open to your questions, comments and suggestions at and @rembrandtwrites on Twitter.

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Are you an entrepreneur who is stressed out about work and getting projects done on time? Check out these three, simple tips to help you get back on track… fast!

1. Work extra hours at strange times.

If you are a morning person, try to get up one hour earlier and start working. If you are a night owl, start your day a little later and work longer into the night.

You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish when everyone else is sleeping. Then, after you get caught up, you can go back to your regular schedule. (But you may not want to!)

2. Stop and think.

If you are rushing to meet deadlines non-stop, it’s time to hold your calls and get organized. Take a few minutes to look at your schedule.

Figure out your priorities and how much time you’ll need to finish each task. If it’s overwhelming, look at hiring a virtual assistant, temporary worker or intern.

Yes, it will take some time to train that person, but in the long run, you’ll have more time to finish important priorities, meet deadlines and plan ahead.

3. Take a day off.

If you are working seven days a week, you’ll probably start to get tired, feel sick and lose any kind of passion you originally had for your business.

While it takes a lot of time and effort to have a successful business, there’s no reason to “kill” yourself in the process.

Try to set aside one day a week to relax. Do something that you like to do and have fun.

By taking some time off of work, you’ll be able to approach your work with a fresh perspective and have more energy to accomplish more.

Feel the Love, Again.

These are just three, simple tips, but they can help you feel a lot better about being an entrepreneur and the future of your business!

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