Christina Shaw on Being a Single Parent, Running Her Agency, and Finding the Right People

Christina Shaw on Being a Single Parent, Running Her Agency, and Finding the Right People

People automatically think single parents are always struggling and stressed out, but Christina Shaw, owner of an Allstate Agency on Long Island since 2009 and single mom to 2 girls, says that for her, that’s simply not true. She says that she’s not struggling financially, she’s not stressed out, and that she has great...

Balancing Running a Business and Having a Family

Balancing Running a Business and Having a Family

The good ol' American Dream may have been passed down many generations, but the spirit from which it was born is timeless. We were once explorers, settlers, and adventurers, and now entrepreneurs. People who strike gold today often do so by launching a unique business idea like an app, a social network or a...

Michelle Poniewozik

Family Business: How A Daughter’s Partnership Helped Her Dad’s Plumbing Business

Everyone has an opinion about working with their relatives, and many people like to heartily declare "I could NEVER work with my family!" but Michelle Poniewozik begs to differ. Customer Experience Coordinator, marketing, admin, sales—you name it; Michelle wears many hats at her family owned and operated HVAC business, Iceberg's One Hour Heating &...

5 Time Management Tips for Busy Mompreneurs

5 Time Management Tips for Busy Mompreneurs

 As a mom who also has a full-time job running your own business, you likely have more things to do than the time to do them. You might feel as if you can barely handle being a mom and running your business. Because time management can be a challenge, you can use these strategies...

3 Important Family Discussions to Have Before Starting a Business

3 Important Family Discussions to Have Before Starting a Business

At Smart Hustle, we like to focus on the entrepreneur or small business owner, but when it comes down to it, starting a business impacts the entire family. The decision to leave a traditional 9-5 with a steady income and venture out on your own has consequences for family and spousal relationships. Growing the...

Ignition Video Series: When Family Doesn’t Support Your Entrepreneurial Dream

Ignition Video Series: When Family Doesn't Support Your Entrepreneurial Dream When someone makes the decision to become an entrepreneur, not everyone fully understands why or what that means.  Family especially, are often concerned about the amount of time that being an entrepreneur requires, the lack of stability and sometimes the lack of money.  In this episode of Ignition,...