The Boulevard of Expired Domains

Allison Nazarian Entrepreneurs, Just for fun, The Life of Allison

My name is Allison and I am addicted to buying domain names. I am in recovery. I’m making progress. I’m getting better. But like any addiction, it is a lifelong thing. At my highest point, I had around 100-110 domain names. For those of you who are hardcore, this is nothing. For the rest of you normal people, this is …

Warning Signs From A Potential Client

Allison Nazarian Entrepreneurs

So…I have been doing this thing (and by “this thing” I mean copywriting, running the show, being my own boss, wearing a million hats, etc.) for long enough to  know. You know….to know. To spot him or her. The potential client who represents everything you would prefer to not work with. Ever. Often a super-nice person, and well-meaning, too. But …

Am I the only one who thinks this is outrageous?

Allison Nazarian Entrepreneurs, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

I read this article in this month’s Inc Magazine. Basically, a small business woman in North Carolina decided to write about her experiences with what she felt was a one-step-below-a-scam service that offered to create a documentary-like advertorial for her business for some $20+K (a significant amount for a small business, or for anyone for that matter). Her honesty (from …

Rules…know ’em, love ’em and then break ’em!

Allison Nazarian Entrepreneurs, Unsolicited Advice from Allison

How many of you play by the rules? Your own rules, your competitors’ rules, your colleagues’ rules, life’s rules, you know: THE RULES? If you asked me, I would definitely say I’m one to follow the rules. I’ve always been that person. But you know what? Following the rules isn’t always enough and isn’t always the best course of action. …

Whatsa matter…can’t stand the heat?

Allison Nazarian Entrepreneurs

Those of you who know me personally know that I, well, struggle with being a better taker of criticism. I’m just not that thick-skinned. Even if it’s meant well, if it’s not personal or if it is incredibly valuable, I still feel that sting, that defensiveness, well up in me. That’s why this article in Entrepreneur was very motivating for me. In …