Do you have a budget? We’ve been surprised by how much variance there is among the city’s most successful entrepreneurs and artists and creatives. Some budget, some don’t. Some track every penny, others are less rigorous. We’ve shared some thoughtful responses from the community below.

Jalaine and Steven Campbell | Vacation Rental Managers

Absolutely, a sound budget is paramount when it comes to any kind of business. In property management specifically, there are countless expenses that come with the day to day operations, and while these may seem like trivial costs from a distance, they add up quickly and can affect revenue more than you might expect. Read more>>

Erinn Bridgman | Strategic Money Mastery Coach

As a numbers coach, I definitely have a budget! I love tracking all things numbers on the spreadsheets I’ve created for my clients in my Proprietary Money Matrix system. Read more>>

Tranavia G. | Founder and Owner of Flowe Boutique

Initially, I didn’t have a budget. I would spend my last dollar restocking inventory, purchasing promotion, and changing out packaging. I eventually got tired of not having money for my personal expenses, so I created separate accounts and budgets for personal and business. Read more>>

Aswand Cruickshank | Career Coach

“It’s important to have an end to a journey. But it’s the journey that matters in the end.” Read more>>

Sondra Wilkerson | Nail Tech & Business Owner

“opportunity and success favor the prepared”. If planning for success in business, it is of upmost importance that you be organized and prepared. Read more>>

Ingeborg Frye | Artist

My favorite quote would be ” Keep your eye on the doughnut and not on the Hole”. It applies to many things in life; your career path, education, relationships, Just life in general. And as we all know , life does have a tendency to throw a few curveballs. How you deal with it guides the outcome. So, staying focussed and not become discouraged or unglued by a bump , or even a hill , in the road is instrumental. Read more>>