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  • Invest in Planning Before Investing Dollars

    Planning is underrated! Evaluating an opportunity on paper can save time, money and frustration for entrepreneurs who seek to start a new business or expand an existing one. Planning does not have to be overwhelming. Here are three examples where planning can be very effective: o    Industry conferences can be well worth the cost, but they can also be a huge disappointment ...

    Posted at September 2, 2015 | By : | Categories : Analyze,Our Work,Plan | 0 Comment
  • What Would You Do in a Threatening Situation?

    There have been two news stories this week about the reaction of nearby humans to imminent threats. Through these stories, we can see that there are three possible responses to a crisis. In case you missed one or both of these events, I have included two links below – but here are summaries of what happened: First, there were the high-speed train travelers ...

    Posted at August 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Understanding Your Business: Cash Flow Matters

    Developing an accurate Profit & Loss statement is a good start, but small business owners must continually monitor their cash position. An all-to-common landmine for entrepreneurs is a shortage of cash to pay the bills. If this goes on for an extended period of time, the result may well be bankruptcy or dissolution. Positive ...

    Posted at August 26, 2015 | By : | Categories : Analyze,Our Work,Plan | 0 Comment
  • Is Our Anger Helpful?

    There are a lot of angry people. Too, too many. We are angry when others condemn a choice we have made. We are angry when others condemn us through the labels they put on us. We are angry when our views are not understood. We are angry because people and institutions we believed in have let us down. We are angry because life has not given us what we believe ...

    Posted at August 16, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit,Uncategorized | 1 Comment
  • When Are You Open For Business?

    Do your prospects and customers know when they can reach you? For the self-employed, there is a difference between the hours in which we are working, and the hours in which we can be reached by prospects and customers. The former is likely to be longer – perhaps much ...

    Posted at August 15, 2015 | By : | Categories : Analyze,Market,Our Work,Plan | 0 Comment
  • Take Care of Your Physical Self

    We work hard to create success for our businesses. We also have many personal responsibilities – bills to pay, homes and cars to maintain, and people to support emotionally. Therefore, it is often easy to push aside our own physical health needs. We should not forget about our physical selves!  Twenty-six years of self-employment have taught me that it is critical to: o ...

    Posted at August 10, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • Make Them Happy

    “My job is to make you happy,” our waitress said with a genuine smile. When is the last time someone told you that? In an authentic way? Is this what your small business does? Do ...

    Posted at July 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : Analyze,Market,Our Work,Plan,Produce | 0 Comment
  • Five Reasons Why We Need Sadness

    I do not like to feel sad, and I am sure that you do not like to either. But, sadness is essential to the human condition. In fact, it helps us in five important ways. First, sadness helps us think through our priorities. Are we sad about something important, or are we caught up in distractions that should be ignored ...

    Posted at July 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 4 Comments
  • A Compassion Marketing Home Run!

    Today I connected in a new way with a large corporation. Really connected. I think more highly of this company than in the past, and will shop there whenever I need their products. I offer this tale as a challenge to small business ...

    Posted at July 22, 2015 | By : | Categories : Market,Our Work | 0 Comment
  • Pushing Past Lethargy

    Some people, such as my husband, are passionate about physical exercise. He looks forward to heading off to the gym, or riding his bike, or rollerblading – almost every day. I, on the other hand, do not ...

    Posted at July 17, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives | 2 Comments