Business networking isn’t new; any place where people gathered to exchange ideas and contact information, get to know each other and transact business with each other were all precursors. Think of the Agoras of the ancient Greeks, Stonehenge, the salons of Paris at the time of the Revolution, the Continental Congress of our own history; [...]

Have you ever experienced the January blahs or the February blues? Think you are alone? Is it just the major letdown after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? The issue may be more than that and can have a serious impact on the productivity of your team just when you need them to [...]

Schedule Emails to Send Later, Email Reminders and Email Tracking Boomerang for Gmail lets you take control of when you send and receive email messages. SEND AN EMAIL LATER With Boomerang, you can write an email now and schedule it to be sent automatically at the perfect time. Just write the messages as you normally [...]

When I embarked on the life of an entrepreneur after a corporate reduction in force during the Great Recession of 2008, I admit to being terribly naïve about running my own business. After all, I had an MBA and had been in the corporate realm for over 30 years – how hard could it be, [...]

So, you decided to take the leap into owning your own business. Once that monumental decision is made, the challenges to move forward can be daunting. For seasoned entrepreneurs as well as newly minted ones, one of the biggest questions is “who can I turn to” for unbiased, qualified advice? Here are some organizations that [...]

“March Madness” evokes a lot of challenges, not the least of which is the college basketball brackets. For those procrastinators among us, it is reflective of the mad dash to get the first quarter of the calendar year heading in the right direction to allow our businesses to kick into high gear. Here are four [...]

If you break out into a cold sweat and your heart pounds when you simply look at April 15th on the calendar, you are not alone. You don’t have to panic, however, if you follow these simple steps to get your tax house in order for the season. Since taxes are the second unavoidable thing [...]

Small business may be the fuel of the economy, but small business owners need fuel as well. And just when you thought it was safe to drive up to the pump, you realize that price on the side of the pump is per gallon, not for the entire tank. Long gone are the days when [...]

No, we are not referring to contemporary dance legend Twyla Tharp. We are talking about Twylah with an “h”, a free tool that helps to make your Twitter Tweets searchable and drive search engine optimization (SEO). If you have avoided Twitter because you think ‘what’s the point”, you may want to reconsider now that there [...]

In the September 2010 newsletter article, the ABC’s of Delegation, we explored some tips on the “how” of delegation. That article spurred some requests on the “what”, so this month, we will suggest some “whats” that can get you out from behind your desk and allow you to focus on the business of your business. [...]