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8 11, 2018

How to Prepare Yourself for the Next Recession

By |November 8th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|0 Comments

stevepb / Pixabay If you've been keeping up with the business news lately, then you are aware that there's been a lot of discussion about the next recession. Few who experienced the 2008 downturn were left untouched in some way, even if they held onto their jobs. Many people's pensions were wiped out, [...]

1 11, 2018

How to Leverage #GivingTuesday for Your Company Brand

By |November 1st, 2018|blog, Business|0 Comments

By now you may have heard about Giving Tuesday, which is on Tuesday, November 27th, and perhaps you've wondered how to get your business involved. It makes good sense to associate your brand to the most prominent social good day of the year because it provides you with a competitive advantage. Savvy business leaders understand [...]

25 10, 2018

How to Close Your First Deal in Business

By |October 25th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on How to Close Your First Deal in Business

rawpixel / Pixabay Recently a colleague of mine reached out to me to see what he should be doing now that he was in the process of negotiating his first deal. It would be a sweet deal for the company in the six-figure range, so there was a lot of pressure on his [...]

18 10, 2018

The Second Act Comes as an Encore Entrepreneur

By |October 18th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on The Second Act Comes as an Encore Entrepreneur

Free-Photos / Pixabay A lot of ink is spent taking time to understand how to bend to the interests, ways of communications and, yes, whims of the bright shiny new generation. We all do it because it's an essential part of business. Millennials, increasingly, represent a large piece of the market share of [...]

4 10, 2018

Amazon Isn’t Killing Your Business, You Are

By |October 4th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Amazon Isn’t Killing Your Business, You Are

PatternPictures / Pixabay A few days ago, I went to the store to pick up a few items after work, which was the peak time in retail. When I went to pay, I looked at two registers with cashiers and very long lines. I then chose to contend with self-service, and when I [...]

27 09, 2018

YOU Matter; You Can Do Anything

By |September 27th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on YOU Matter; You Can Do Anything

sasint / Pixabay If you're a business leader, you likely have your share of critics. I know I have my own fan club. I've told this story in other mediums, but I think it bears repeating because sometimes the world can be a very tough place that seems to serve to beat people [...]

20 09, 2018

Have You Seen a Purple McDonald’s Logo?

By |September 20th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Have You Seen a Purple McDonald’s Logo?

andreas160578 / Pixabay Do you ever think of selling your company one day? Even if you don’t believe you would ever sell your business, brand consistency, promise, experience and image are vital to the success of your company. I’ve heard it many times from small business owners that they can’t make a significant [...]

6 09, 2018

5 Simple Steps to Make a Career Change

By |September 6th, 2018|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on 5 Simple Steps to Make a Career Change

geralt / Pixabay With a new school year, many people turn to also look for a new career or work opportunity. Is this the year that you finally decide to break with a dead-end job that's taking you nowhere or a boss who causes your blood pressure to rise? Are you done giving [...]

30 08, 2018

5 Essential Questions to Ask About Your Business Competitors

By |August 30th, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on 5 Essential Questions to Ask About Your Business Competitors

Sophieja23 / Pixabay Are you thinking of starting a new business or have you done it yet and wondered the crucial questions to ask about competition? America is a nation of entrepreneurs, and small businesses are the leading providers or work opportunities for people. We need great entrepreneurs to continue to propel the [...]

23 08, 2018

Why A Small Shop Is Better Than a Chain Store

By |August 23rd, 2018|blog, Business, personal|Comments Off on Why A Small Shop Is Better Than a Chain Store

michael_schueller / Pixabay A couple of weeks ago, I visited a small, independently owned pharmacy. I know that's quickly becoming a rarity, but I'm glad I did. I've been to the chain store pharmacies, and I have to tell you that I often leave feeling like less of a person than a dollar [...]