Category Archives: Women in Business

A Whole New Way of Thinking?

The problem with thinking is that you are not doing anything.  In our world, doing is deemed better than thinking.  I think…we do too much thoughtlessly.  I think we should think more.  Then, we can do less and gain more. … Continue reading

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Duck Dynasty v. Kardashians – TV’s Family Businesses Square Off

Family businesses are the back-bone of small businesses in the United States.   They comprise 80 to 90 percent of all businesses, and they face many heartbreaking issues, like divorce, succession planning, turf battles, and “why can’t you be more like … Continue reading

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Why Kooky Family Businesses Matter

Recently, I chatted with Monaica Ledell of MommyBreadwinner.com about what it takes to be successful in business.  We agreed that a winning business of your own can expand peace, prosperity and freedom.  It can also help make the house payment and … Continue reading

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The 5 Most Important Minutes of Your Day

I used to answer the clanging alarm clock by shouting, “NOOOOOO!” as I reached out to SHUT IT OFF.   While that may sound harmless, even humorous, I realized that it probably was not the best way to greet the … Continue reading

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How to Get Certified as a Diversity Business Owner

I’m proud to be a woman business owner.  I have heard the inspiring and discouraging statistics.  While most businesses are currently being started by woman, only 3% of all woman owned businesses reach the $1 million mark in sales.  It’s … Continue reading

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Everyday Success Tips: Small Effort = BIG Impact

Dayna Steele and I chat it up about rock star business principles and her new book, 101 Ways to Rock Your World: Everyday Activities for Success Every Day. You can make small changes and reap BIG results.  Dayna has interviewed … Continue reading

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The Secret Power of Gratitude for Business Today

How a simple “thank you” can increase your revenue Economic times being what they are, business people are leaving no stone unturned in search of revenue generating ideas. While the days of lavish parties and expensive junkets may be over, … Continue reading

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Do Business Owners Know What Their Customers Want?

Research Shows 90% Do Not… What customers value most changes constantly, and the pace of change has increased exponentially with the economic recession. The businesses who become relevant by addressing what customers really value at any given time will be … Continue reading

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Ditch the Pitch

You’re at a networking event. One by one everyone stands up and gives their elevator pitch. They’re going around the room, table by table. Pretty soon it’s your turn. Your heart starts beating fast. You break out in a sweat. … Continue reading

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Career Quilting

As a kid, I operated with a simple career plan:  If I wanted to learn how to do something, I got a job doing that.  That’s how I became a skier…starting as a ski rental technician, becoming a ski patroller, … Continue reading

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