Is it Red, Yellow or Green?
Red Yellow Green These colors are visible on every stoplight in America. There are 75 days left this year — less when you exclude holidays, conferences, days off, etc. If... Read More
Raising Your Rates: Consider this first
We use Keap, specifically the Max Classic version, to send you this article each week. Anyone who’s checked it out knows it’s not inexpensive. And last week we got an... Read More
Time Management: A new approach to productivity
What if you knew you had about 4,000 total weeks to live? That life is finite (whatever your number of weeks). What would be important to you if you viewed... Read More
Non-financial benefits of your business
With any Q3 planning you may have done/be doing, consider the non-financial benefits your business gives you… In what feels like forever ago, I worked in Peace Corps’ marketing department,... Read More
Becoming a positive disruptor
The national satellite company I worked for was closing its Massachusetts’ office’s doors – as the last employee I locked the doors on my way out on New Year’s Eve... Read More
Moving backburner projects off the backburner
Every business tends to have a backburner – those projects that “you’ll get to” at some point.  And, for me, the more books I read/the more things I want to... Read More
How to future proof your business
Inflation is down a smidge, gas is the highest I’ve seen it ($4.19 here outside Myrtle Beach, SC), services keep increasing (while “good service” is harder to find) and finding... Read More
Increasing Revenue and Profitability: 4 Internal Steps
There’s just something about the shift in energy when leaving our normal surroundings and going somewhere else to write/strategize… as long as wherever you’re going has what you need to... Read More
Grow your business: 5 ways to start today
It feels like we were just wondering where Q1 went and POOF!, we’re now at the end of April.  After a conversation with a colleague last week, I want to... Read More
Strategy, Tactics and Why I’m not a Coach
Last Sunday I logged into my Gmail account to see they’d changed the inbox.  Shortly after, I posted a note on my blog about the change and how it affects entrepreneurs who... Read More
Being true to your process…
A client reached out and asked for a quick call before heading into a strategy session with one of his clients. The question was simple: Did I have any thoughts... Read More
Are you making time for this?
Years ago I used to feel guilty for picking up a book or taking a stroll to clear my head "during the workday". After all, "if I wasn't on the... Read More
Increase credibility by replacing these two phrases
I've managed an online team for 16 years and was recently referred to as a "founding grandmother" in the online world by Carrie Wilkinson (formerly branded as The Barefoot Executive)... Read More
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Overcome Biz Overwhelm
Get Clients, Add Leverage & Increase Profits without the stress and drama! Ever turn on your computer in the morning and feel a twinge of "Where do I start?" or "What will... Read More
When It Comes to Naming…
In speaking with a client recently, she asked me what the business name "The Martini Way" meant, if it described a process, a system or... It's none of those. It's... Read More
Paying Yourself as a Biz Owner
As a business owner, there are two primary ways you can pay yourself from your business: Take a salary and your business gives you a W-2 at the end of... Read More
An Unexpected Result From This One Decision
Have you ever prepared to sell a house?   Painting the walls, increasing curb appeal with some bushes/flowers, decluttering to make it "showable", upgrading appliances, etc. only to discover, once... Read More
Craving a Reboot? Shift Your Energy
Have you ever just craved a reboot? Something to shift up the energy? That was me two weekends ago. While I love what I do and am so grateful to... Read More