Tag Archives: Human Interest

Biz Kid o’ the Day!

Being an entrepreneur has many benefits.  You can achieve financial and lifestyle freedom.  You can be of service to others, while steering your own course.  Perhaps best of all, you can have a powerful, positive impact on your kids.  Entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Rekindle the Passion for Your Business

Daylight Savings Time just ended. It’s 5 pm and dark outside.  All you want to do is go home and watch reruns of Modern Family.  I get it.  It takes energy and fizz and a sense of purpose to get up … Continue reading

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Should He Stay or Go?

Even as you read the title of this blog, did someone come to mind?  Is it time to decide about the person “on the bubble?” Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, was asked at the end of his remarkable … Continue reading

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What NOT to Say

Have you seen the TV show, What Not To Wear?  In one hour, they perform a fashion and grooming make-over on a disheveled woman (baggy sweats at the mall) or a way-too-casual man (tank top out to dinner.)  The show … Continue reading

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How to Create a Profitable Business Plan

Pull out your business plan and take a look at your mission, your vision and your goals for this year. How’s it going? What? No plan? No problem. Just consider how last year went and that’s what will probably happen … Continue reading

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5 Financial Survival Tips for the Suddenly Single

Perhaps you’ve opted for the stay-at-home lifestyle. You can get by on one person working and you are prioritizing children and family. Very cool! However, are you putting yourself at risk financially? Stuff happens. What if you were suddenly single? … Continue reading

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Why Go Green?

See these handsome fellows to the left?  No, it’s not a poster for the film Benjamin Buttons.  It’s Max and Hot Rod, my son and husband.  These two are the “green-est” guys I know.  They love to save energy.  They … Continue reading

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Unleash Your Beast

It has been a hot week, topped off by a scorching Sunday afternoon.  I emerged from the air-conditioned office to find Hot Rod working in his shop.  He didn’t notice the heat or the humidity, and barely noticed me.  He … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own Wonderful Team

Record unemployment?  You wouldn’t know it from the number of business owners I hear from looking for employees. “You just can’t find good, qualified help.” Well, that’s just whining.  And it’s not true.  The world, your market area, is full … Continue reading

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Publicity is Like Marketing…Only Better.

Publicity happens when someone other than you talks about you.  So, it’s more credible, right off the bat.  And it is usually free, which is really neat. You can increase the odds that someone else will notice you. And you … Continue reading

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