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Busy? Are you out of control?

It seems like everywhere you look, anyone you might talk to, people are busy. And not just kind of busy, but crazy busy. Busy to the point that they are feeling exhausted. Busy to the point that they are miserable, neglecting things that make them happy or make them feel good (longer walks, the time […]

Lessons from my Dad…

I often find myself thinking about my dad. He passed away a few years ago and although he’s not here, I still find myself uncovering and appreciating the many lessons he taught me. And a lot of those lessons have been particularly important to me since I started my own business (now over 13 years […]

How Small Businesses Can Drive Leads with Blogging and Social Media Marketing

*Note – this is a guest post from Marquis Matson (see bottom of the post for more details) As a small business owner, you need all the help you can get to increase visibility for your business and generate new leads. Blogging and social media marketing are two proven approaches combined by successful small businesses […]

Want better Marketing? A different approach…

Small business owners generally have a healthy fear of marketing. Not all of them – a few have it figured out (or have a marketing background). But a majority struggle with it – and that’s too bad, because it doesn’t have to be that complicated. The fear is understandable – marketing is often presented as […]

2020 Leadership – What to do now…

Let’s face it, you and your team have been thrown more than a few curve balls this year. 2020 is going to be in the history books for a lot of reasons, but for business classes, they’ll be studying how companies reacted to the impacts and what it took to survive (or thrive). Fundamentally your […]

Are you looking Upstream?

What’s more effective – downstream reactions or upstream proactive solutions? Where do you focus your efforts? Think back to a time when your business was running normally – these days that might be a couple of months ago, but give it a shot. Here’s the question: When things were more routine, were you spending more […]