Sunday, November 8, 2020

Tips for Starting a Business During the Pandemic

Guest Post written by Derek Goodman
Image via Pexels

Image via Pexels


The pandemic has derailed plans for many. From postponed weddings to canceled vacations, this has been a year of forced flexibility. While it may seem a daunting time to launch a new business, budding entrepreneurs shouldn’t be discouraged by the shifting landscape caused by COVID-19. There are still opportunities to succeed as a business owner.

Entrepreneurship amidst a pandemic

Although it may seem counter-intuitive, just as Entrepreneur suggests, a crisis can be a game changer: often, troubling times shake up the status quo and usher in new opportunities. Not only does it pop the bubble of tradition, but it also creates new needs and changes the rules.

The status quo often goes unchallenged in prosperous times, because as the adage goes, if it’s not broken, why fix it? However, conflict often leads to growth, and this pandemic has forced entire industries to question their practices and find ways to survive in a changing world. As an entrepreneur, you’ll have the opportunity to adapt and provide something new to your customers, making the rules up as you go. 

Silver linings for new businesses

Starting your business as others are calling it quits could feel risky, but there are some great reasons to start a business right now: interest rates are much lower than usual, and for new businesses such as restaurants and cafes, there might be an opportunity to find low-cost equipment from other businesses that have closed.

Many business owners choose to get business loans to help raise startup funds. The pandemic created some new options for entrepreneurs looking to get business loans, as the CARES Act was developed specifically in response to COVID-19’s impact on small businesses. See if you qualify and take advantage of the low-interest rates available during the pandemic.

Making the most of your funding

As you start to build your business, making the most of your startup capital is vital. Make a solid plan for how you’ll use the funds; as Business News Daily recommends, think in terms of focusing on growth potential with every dollar.

One great way to spend startup money is on the equipment you’ll need to do your business. This will be different for every business. For instance, if you run a small e-commerce website, a new laptop might be ideal. Or, if you’re in construction, buying new tools or machinery might be necessary to get started. Using money from business loans or startup investments to pay for essential equipment will help you launch your business without roadblocks.

If you have your sights set on expansion, using startup funds for hiring is a great idea. When you hire staff, you relieve yourself of daily tasks and will have more time to focus on growing the business. Another great aspect of hiring is that you can begin to offer new services, which will eventually help bring in more cash flow.

Going back to school

If it still doesn’t feel like the right time to start a business, consider going back to school to help propel your entrepreneurial aspirations. By obtaining an online business degree, you’ll learn valuable skills for how to create and grow your business dreams when the time is right. You can learn business management, management and leadership, or marketing that will help you launch your company with confidence and knowledge to back you up.

If you have an entrepreneurial streak, don’t let the pandemic wipe out your dreams. Rather, use these resources to develop your business idea. Because of the pandemic, you have an opportunity to get low-interest business loans that you can use to buy equipment, hire staff, and invest in the future of your business. However, if you feel like you need more knowledge to help you get started, consider pursuing an online business degree to help you achieve your entrepreneurial dreams.

If you need help getting your business off the ground, Chronic Behavior can help with everything from promoting your business to making sure you have the right overall business strategy that supports your passions. Stop by our website today for more information about what we offer!

 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Fall Into Fashion with Phoenix Fashion Week and Chronic Behavior LLC



Join us by hosting your very own Watch Party for the Style Trend Show Fall-November 21, 2020 (7pm pst) Show Launch + Virtual Red Carpet Watch Party

Get your Tickets at this Link ==> https://bit.ly/2S4T8ms

Chronic Behavior LLC will be hosting a watch party and virtual red carpet for our very special guests!!  We participated in the July 2020 event for the very first virtual fashion show and loved every minute of it.  We love seeing the innovation and the brand love that Phoenix Fashion Week has for their designers, stylists, beauty consultants, hair and make-up teams, and all the sponsors.  

Our team is excited to share our interviews and live news from our watch party during the event!! Get your tickets to host your own watch party and join in the fun!! 

Get your Tickets at this Link ==> https://bit.ly/2S4T8ms




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TICKETS ARE LIVE! A GLOBAL VIRTUAL FASHION EXPERIENCE
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Ticket Announcement - We are EXCITED to announce our NEXT unique day of high fashion from (10) curated designers from around the world that will be streamed to your living room or FAB watch party! This is a Couture level ticket!

This is your ticket to (10) high fashion shows from the comfort of your home. Including fashionable giveaways, voting challenges, LIVE digital meet & greets, behind the scenes story lines, digital Pop-Up shopping and we are just getting started! Your ticket will also include our Digital Swag Bag full of fashionable goodies, savings, and fun! Grab your ticket today!

10 Curated Global Designer Brands + Top Models

Multiple Continents + Unique Runways, Prominent Landmarks & Landscapes

Virtual Red Carpets & Fashion Forward Watch Parties!!



Virtual Event Experience: Held on Saturday November 21, 2020 (7:00pm pst), our guests will be treated to a fashion forward event that will feature (10) hand selected high fashion global brands and designers, VIRTUAL Red Carpets, Fashionable WATCH PARTIES, pre-event mixers and concerts on INSTAGRAM LIVE, perfect for enjoying back stories and the personalities of creative brands and new digital friends.

Grab your tickets today!

GROUPS: BOOK your fashionable watch party and virtual red carpet with us today --> (VIP@phoenixfashionweek.com)

THE GOAL is to FALL INTO FASHION this November while creating a global meet-up point for designers, media, retailers, stylists, and fashion enthusiasts, allowing everyone to share their creative vision and natural passion for fashion.  

COVID-19 Practices: It's always fashionable to stay healthy.  Our team will first and foremost follow ALL CDC and Arizona health guidelines. Including team social distancing, required facemasks, proper hand sanitizer and soap and water for hand washing.  We have spent considerable time to create a safe and consistent system to effectively produce a virtual fashion show that will include NOT HAVING a traditional hair and make-up room backstage.

RUNWAY: Runway models will be socially distanced on the runway. We know that with the current pandemic we are motivated to still practice proper safe health measures, while pushing our industry fashion forward.




Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Nail Tech Chronicle, A New Comedy Short Film


If you ever wondered what a day in the life of a nail tech was like, wonder no more. From morning to night, you never know what type of customer will walk through your doors. Get ready to watch, learn, and laugh.

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PHOENIX
 - Sept. 21, 2020 - PRLog -- Chronic Behavior LLC announces their latest film production, "The Nail Tech Chronicle."  The film is scheduled to be released as a YouTube Premiere on the Chronic Behavior Productions Channel.

The comedy is based on a day in the life of a nail tech salon owner who has just opened his shop and is still in the process of settling in. With each customer that walks in the door, the stories just keep getting more and more interesting.  But that's all in a day's work for the nail tech, to listen and serve the customer, right?

The premiere will be available for viewing on Chronic Behavior Productions YouTube Channel on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and full film details are available on www.chronicbehavior.com and IMDB. Watch parties are encouraged for this night of laughs.

"We couldn't have imagined how perfect the story would turn out, but as we filmed we knew we had something special," says Eva Louis, Director for the film. "We wanted to approach the film differently and we're excited to share the results with the world. Each of the actors brought something unique and entertaining to the film."

The cast of characters includes Angie Gomez as the Mafia Boss, Deana Moody as the Extreme One, Melissa Vo as the Twin Sisters, Dawn Nixon as the Indecisive One, Roxanne Ruane as the Spiritual One, Dant├Ęs Louis as the Nail Tech, and Toy Taylor as "Simona".  The Chronic Behavior LLC production team thanks and credits "The Creative Toy Box", a beauty salon owned and operated by Toy Taylor, for their collaboration and a great location where the filming took place back at the beginning of March 2020 before the stay-at-home executive order in Arizona.