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Follow Summer is here and let's face it, productivity probably isn't at the top of your list. I totally get it, the whole world (at least on Facebook!) seems to be out sunning in the South of France and you're stuck at your desk. Want a way to cheer yourself up?...
Follow Be Your Own Best Cheerleader! "You can do it, yes you can! If you can't do it, no one can!" I have no idea if that's how that cheer is supposed to go, but who cares! I'm in a rah-rah mood this week so I'm going with it. In my business, things tend to slow down...
Follow Meet The Farmers! The above photo was taken on my trip last week to San Francisco, a #foodie paradise, and that #foodie word drives me crazy, but it happens to work here, and is a great example of a popular marketing trend I've been seeing a lot lately: selling...
Follow 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....

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Follow Be Your Own Best Cheerleader! "You can do it, yes you can! If you can't do it, no one can!" I have no idea if that's how that cheer is supposed to go, but who cares! I'm in a rah-rah mood this week so I'm going with it. In my business, things tend to slow down...
Follow So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur? So you have an idea for something you'd like to sell. A very cool product perhaps. Or you'd like to sell your services for something you're good at. Or maybe you plan to open a store and sell other people's products. Whatever...
Follow We’ve been using Instagram for years now with much success. I love technology (yeah for the 21st Century!) and have always been an early adaptor. Maybe it’s because I know a good thing when I see it! Or, maybe it’s just cuz I love trying new things! As an event...
Follow The Only Way To Get Where You're Going Is To Keep Going! So how's that for profound? I know you're thinking that I borrowed that deep and insightful phrase from a motivational poster. I can picture it now. It has an aerial shot of a horse running on the beach...

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Follow Let's Get Philosophical! I'm Quoting Seth Godin This Week... And You Should Too! For the last few weeks, I've been sharing quotes of things that I said in my book. Not just because I love the idea of someone quoting me — though who doesn't kinda love the idea...
Follow Let's Focus, People! It's The Thing That Sets Successful Businesses Apart! Are you trying to map a path to success? Well now that I've said that, that kind of sounds like a dumb question! Of course you are. You're here, reading this blog (yeah for you!). And...
Follow Let's Talk About The Dreaded "F" Word: Failure! (Gasp!) The topic I'm tackling this week is not for the faint of heart. It's failure with a capital F, business failure to be exact. If you shudder at the thought of having to abandon a venture already in...
Follow Need Ideas? Two Heads Are Better Than One! When you're running your own small business, it can feel like you're shouldering all the responsibility by yourself. The bills, payroll, customers, growth, new ideas, the list goes on! When it's your company,...
Follow Sounds like a plan! Start setting goals like a pro! I’m a big fan of spontaneity! "Wanna go for drinks in a few minutes?" Sure! "How about if we go get donuts this morning instead of making oatmeal?" OK! "Happy hour at the donut place, right now?" Now we’re...
Follow Want To Keep Being Profitable? Don't Be Afraid To Change Direction! When's the last time you got lost while driving? Not long ago, most of us would remember the answer to that question since it would have happened, like, last Tuesday! And would've involved lots...
Follow Summer is here and let's face it, productivity probably isn't at the top of your list. I totally get it, the whole world (at least on Facebook!) seems to be out sunning in the South of France and you're stuck at your desk. Want a way to cheer yourself up?...
Follow Improving Your Business Is A Process, Not A Quick Fix! Are you thinking you'd like to make a few changes to how you run your business? Feel more organized, more on top of your finances? Have time to focus more on the big picture? These are great goals. And the...
Follow “What Did You Do All Day?” How Well Can You Answer That Question? Do you remember having this kind of conversation with your parents when you were in high school? Parent: “How was school?” You: “Fine.” Parent: “What did you learn today?” You: “Nothing.” And...
Follow Running A Business Is Expensive! What's An Entrepreneur To Do? If you're in business for yourself, I'm going to guess that you always have two things within easy reach: coffee and your checkbook. Am I right? Who doesn't need caffeine? And when you're running a...
Follow Problem Solved! Here's The Prescription To Fix Your Ailing Business! I seem to be on a health kick lately! You know, adding some fruit to my cocktails, drinking green "shakes" on St. Patrick's Day (so what if they were spiked?), finding new ways to incorporate...
Follow Don't Be Afraid Of The Numbers! It's OK To Look! In one of my recent blogs, I wrote about the "It took me HOW long?" question, which you might find yourself asking when you wonder why you're insanely busy, yet not insanely rich. Hmmm... good question, right?...
Follow It Took Me HOW Long?! And What Do I Have To Show For It? I have an entire chapter in my book devoted to the "It took me HOW long?" question. If you're familiar with my blog, you might know that my book helps entrepreneurs address the mistakes they commonly...
Follow I was in Washington D.C. last week speaking at Georgetown, my Alma Mater. Friend and professor Jeff Reid hosted a reunion of our MBA class and invited us to speak to students currently in the program. I shared my own ups and downs of running a business and how...
Follow Is Your Business Philosophy Good For Business? Do you have a philosophy for how you run your business? Maybe you do. Maybe you haven't given it too much thought. I mean who has time for philosophizing when you can barely keep up with all the stuff you have to...
Follow Persistence Is A Big Factor In Small Business Success! Sometimes being in business for yourself can be a grind. Am I right? There's always so much to do and never enough time to do it. You've got to keep an eye on the details and the big picture. Plan for the...
Follow Are You A Born Entrepreneur? How To Take Care Of Business! I've been in business for myself for most of my adult life. Make that most of my entire life, since I started out peddling shrinkie dinks before I was old enough to safely operate an oven. But I still...
Follow Wanted: Hard-working self starters for new business venture; must be enthusiastic! Starting a business for the first time — especially if you're young — can be really scary. I've never done this before! But I still have college loans! Payroll? Has anyone seen...

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