Author: Alison Setton

In my last blog I discussed why it important to work on your Start-up costs, business competition and customer acquisition in order to create a successful business. Let us look at product inventory and legal regulations in this blog. 4. Building product inventory Do as much research as you can, then stock your literal (or […]

There are many details to consider and seemingly endless tasks to keep organized after the initial excitement of being your own boss and keeping your own hours has faded. Here are 5 things to consider when creating a business of your own: 1. Startup cost The startup cost of your business depends on the type […]

In part 1 and Part 2 of my blog on “Own Your Financial Future,” I discussed why it is important for women to take control of their financial future and how to do it. This blog continues the discussion on the importance of “Emergency Funds” and “Income Protection” in your financial plan. Have an Emergency […]

Last week I wrote about the imperative for women to take control of their financial future. Now it’s time to look at how to build a financial plan to help you do just that. After understanding a client’s goals, I help my clients look at six intertwined elements of a financial plan: 1.      Cash Flow […]

In 2015, women controlled over $40 Trillion, about 30% of global private wealth and growing. Along with this, 95% of women will be their family’s primary financial decision maker at some point. According to Bridget Brennan, CEO of Female Factor, “Women drive 70-80% of all consumer purchasing, through a combination of their buying power and […]

In my last blog, I discussed how to protect your family and business with life insurance. Here are two more ideas for you to build a strong safety net. Idea #2 Protect yourself with Disability and Critical Illness insurance Disability Insurance (DI) and Critical Illness insurance (CI) are complementary types of coverage, and are often […]

An entrepreneur’s optimism is a key factor in her success. And yet, that same optimism can sometimes lead business owners to gloss over the troubling “What if…?” questions. Despite our attempts to control our destiny, life happens. The difference between a successful, long term business owner and financial ruin may just come down to having […]