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Do You Have An Identity Crisis? Let's Fix That! One of the challenges small business owners face is getting customers to notice them. If yours is a retail business, you're vying for people's attention as they drive by or hurry on their way to someplace else. Factor in...
Who Knew Uber Was the Antidote to Stress? Like almost all of us who are (or try to be) good at what we do, I fret/think about/whine and stress about my business. Like a lot. I'm always looking to tweak something, fix it, improve, whatever. #ShockerTypeACheckingIn....

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Do You Have An Identity Crisis? Let's Fix That! One of the challenges small business owners face is getting customers to notice them. If yours is a retail business, you're vying for people's attention as they drive by or hurry on their way to someplace else. Factor in...
Do You Build Growth & Change Into Your Business Plan? You Should! Progress happens! It's a fact of life, a fact of business. It's what happens in the world, what keeps things moving forward. Onward and upward, as they say. (Not sure who "they" are, but I'm...
Let's Talk Legends: Visionaries Who've Made It Bigger Than Big! I've been on a "people I admire" kick lately in this blog. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Richard Branson, just to make us all feel like total slackers and envious that no matter what we do, we Yanks...
Wait... Don't Wipe Your Mouth On That Napkin! It Could Be Valuable! Successful business ideas can come to you at any moment, not just when you're conveniently situated in your office conference room. Don't you love it when you're sitting in a diner and you have a...

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The Man, The Myth, The Legend! The Legendary Sir Richard Branson! I came across some Richard Branson quotes recently that I absolutely love. Love, love what this man has to say! And yes, I'm sharing them with you this week so you can love them too. That put me into...
Developing Skills So You Can Take Charge Of Your Future!  Ever look at someone and wonder how they do it all? No silly, I don't mean me! My life isn't that big of a mystery anyway. You might wonder what on earth I'm doing sometimes, but that's a topic for another...
All That Stuff You Learned In Yoga? Bring It With You To Work! Has this ever happened to you? You go to the gym, or whatever thing starts your day off right and clears your head: walking the dog, meditating, breakfast with your SO, yoga. Woo hoo! Next you have coffee....
It's the 4th Quarter – Time To Revisit Your Goals & Business Plan! OK, don't freak out... but the end is near, sort of. I'm talking about the fourth quarter! The final opportunity to meet your annual goals. Last chance to get things on the books for 2018. No...
Growing Your Business The Way You Want Is Like ABC, Easy As 1-2-3! The internet is brimming with advice on how to improve your company, build a business, be the best entrepreneur EVER! Everywhere you click, you'll find articles, blogs, videos, you name it, from...
Sleep Is Overrated. And Other Things I've Figured Out Since Starting My Business! Is sleep really overrated? I guess my answer to that depends on how tired I am! But if there's one thing I've realized about how many zzz's I need, it's that I can get by with a lot less...
Best Thing I Ever Did Was Start My Own Business! Becoming an entrepreneur is pretty much the best thing I ever did! (No offense, kids! You're great too.) I mean the best thing I ever did professionally. Not sure why I'm worried about offending my kids. It's not like...
What's In A Word? Persevere Vs. Severe! This week, I'm sharing some quotes that are centered around the ideas of hard work and not giving up, which are frequent and favorite themes of small business owners, I've noticed. That led me to pondering the heavy-sounding,...
Whoops I Did It Again! To Err Is Human, So Let's Learn From All Those Errors! No one's perfect. We all do stupid stuff and make dumb mistakes. Ever forget to pay a bill? That time you ran out of gas? Forgot someone's name? Mortifying! Sometimes, there are mistakes...
Design Inspiration From One Of My Small-Biz-Turned-Giant-Biz Heroes! Move over Martha, there's a new mogul in town! I'm talking about Joanna Gaines, the new maven of all things stylish and tasty in the home, kitchen, garden and beyond. Of course Martha Stewart still...
Life Isn't All Rainbows & Unicorns! Some Advice On Dealing With That.  Oh life, so messy and unpredictable. Sh** happens. And then we have to deal with it. Not always fun, right? Last week, I was in a hurry to get somewhere important — if you must know, happy hour...
Are You A Creative Or A Business Type? You're Probably Both! This week, I've got innovation and entrepreneurship on the brain. I think it's a blog hangover from last week when I wrote about Jeff Bezos and how he started Amazon in his freaking garage. When I first...
Do You Like Being A Small Biz Owner? Or Would You Prefer To Be A Business Giant? I love being a small business owner! Wouldn't trade my gig for anything! Although maybe I could be persuaded under the right circumstances... but you know what I mean. I like managing my...
Are You A Now Or Later When It Comes To Getting Stuff Done? So be honest, when you read the question above, did you say in your head, "Can we just talk about that later?" It's OK if you did. That's pretty much what I said as I was writing it. Not like it's a hard...
Small Business Can Feel Like A Survival Of The Fittest – Or Toughest – Test!  Sometimes the easiest way to convey an idea is with a metaphor. (Sorry if I'm making you flash back to high school English class.) We do this all the time without even realizing it. "That's...
Let's Talk About My Favorite F Word: Failure! I was just looking back at some of my past blogs — it's Thursday and I needed a little throwback inspiration! —  and failure and fear of failure seem to be something I talk about A LOT. I'm fun that way. I found blogs...
Who Can Think About Serious Business When It's This Stinkin' Hot?!! People — it's HOT! Not that I need to tell you that. Maybe it's even hotter where you live. (Sorry!) But here I am trying to write something enlightening about business growth strategies and all I can...
Crazy! Good! That About Sums Up My Life Running A Small Business! I talk a lot about being busy — more specifically, how it's not good enough to just be busy, you have to also be productive and profitable! Otherwise, what's the point of all your busy-ness? That's kind...
How To Make The Most Of Your Time And Be More Productive! This week, I'm talking about multitasking and time management. Maybe this will turn out to be more of a multitasking vs. time management post, depending where I go with this. Not sure yet! But the topic...