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October 6, 2017

If you’re my age or older, there’s a pretty good chance that at some point you learned to drive a manual transmission (aka a stick shift). It’s also likely that you’re familiar with terms like “3-on-the-tree” and “four-on-the-floor.” If you’re younger than 50, it’s les...

September 17, 2017

Inquisitive minds, creative thinkers, and the ability to constructively challenge a peer are valued in the business industry.  However, it’s a very natural human trait to be paralyzingly terrified of public speaking, even when you are an expert on your content.  What i...

August 5, 2017

Does your business need a boost? Do you have a new product you want to promote? Has your marketing content gone stale?  A social media contest may be the best strategy you haven’t tried yet!

Running a successful social media contest involves planning and precision, but...

August 3, 2017

I usually hear people talk about authenticity in business in terms of being real or genuine in corporate dealings and personal interactions. I certainly don't want to dispute or diminish the importance of being real, but I also don't feel the need to contribute another...

July 17, 2017

The definition of networking as written by Ivan Misner is:

“The process of developing and activating your relationships to increase your business, enhance your knowledge, expand your sphere of influence or serve the community.” (Misner)

Online building relationships incl...

June 19, 2017

“If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

Creativity is a skill that anyone can learn with hard work and perseverance. Gone are the days when we can hide behind the excuse that we aren’t a “creative type.” In today’s fast-paced society,...

April 25, 2017

Is the juggling act just not working anymore? Are the sales calls getting pushed aside? Are the supplies running low? Is your weekly bookkeeping getting messy and disorganized? Business owners and entrepreneurs are drowning in daily tasks that are keeping them from the...

April 11, 2017

It’s 3:08pm on Wednesday afternoon.  You’re 9 phone calls, 36 emails, and 3 coffees into the day — but there’s no end in sight.

First there was an 8:00am meeting, where you gave an energetic (if rushed) presentation on policy changes for employees. It was basically well...

February 20, 2017

Does your company have issues? If you answered “no,” you are kidding yourself and may need to hang up your entrepreneurial hat. Issues exist in every business. Perhaps the more challenging and important question is, “What are you doing about your business issues?”

Facin...

February 13, 2017

From door-to-door sales to social media content, from buying off the rack to Amazon Prime; the way people from different demographics respond to marketing strategies and spend their money varies from generation to generation.

One of the greatest marketing challenges for...

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