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The Most Interesting Blog Post In The World

Branding 101 - What I Learned from the Most Interesting Man in the World! Recently, I was invited to speak at the Business Experts Forum at the Harvard Faculty Club.  How exciting!  Our assignment was to share our most important, essential, legacy message...in 5 minutes.  As I was putting my materials together for the event, I struggled [...]

Must You LOVE Your Business?

In previous conversations, I may have left you with a misunderstanding.  Allow me to clear it up. If there is something that you just must do, then you do it.  However, it does not have to make money. It may be that your art or gift or skill can be delivered in such a way [...]

Are You Teachable?

As a business expert, I am expected to offer advice.  The danger is that I become so committed to what I know works that I am no longer teachable.  Attending seminars and webinars, listening to great speakers, is one of the habits I have developed that helps me stay teachable.   Teachable means willing [...]

Is Your Business Killing You?

I got into the family plumbing business when my husband's partner died.  My husband, Hotrod, and his best friend, Richard Yox, started the company together.  They had been friends since they were 8 and 9 years old.  While Hotrod is a laid back guy, Yox could get wound up.  His health, while not great to [...]

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 teach children this priceless lesson:  You can manufacture your own money. Emily Ridgeway has great mentors…her entrepreneurial parents.  Ed and Stacey Ridgeway own Mason’s Chimney Service Company.  We’ve worked together for a few years.  They have put their business plan together and participated in our Biz Plan Challenge program.  Along the way, their kids have picked up a thing or two about making money and living the dream.  Stacey sent me this email the other day.  It inspired me!  Hope it does you, too.  Here’s an excerpt… […]