Entrepreneurship


Business Owners: Clarity Is Closer Than You Think

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Oct 2017

Business Owners: Clarity Is Closer Than You Think

We just had our fourth quarter leadership meeting, which serves as a lesson for me to keep my focus.  It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of running a business. My biggest takeaway from this meeting is the importance of being crystal clear on your core values. Any time I’ve lost my way, it’s because I was out of touch with my ‘why.’...

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How to Avoid a Hiring Disaster

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Aug 2017

How to Avoid a Hiring Disaster

Imagine a regular work afternoon – let’s say it’s about 2:00 pm.  If you’re in marketing, you’re likely typing away on the computer – responding to emails, writing content, or planning a promotion for a client. Now, imagine if one of your employees got up from their desk and came back with a glass of wine. Then, kept working. What would you think? What would...

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Things Only Business Owners Understand

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Jun 2017

Things Only Business Owners Understand

This past week was busier than usual. I took a vacation last weekend, and through Monday, so it was catch-up time on Tuesday, followed by the preparation of a huge announcement for my client taking place on Thursday. I knew the second half of the week would be intense and was grateful for the vacation, prior, to mentally prepare myself. I was talking with a...

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The Reality of Working from Home

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Jun 2017

The Reality of Working from Home

When asked what I do for a living, my answer is always the same, “I am a stay-at-home mother and I work for a social media company.” Some people want me to elaborate on what it means to work for a social media company, as a stay-at-home mom is self-explanatory. Then there are people that respond with something like this… Ohh… you “work” from home....

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Startup Era: Declining, Not Dying

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Apr 2017

Startup Era: Declining, Not Dying

In a post last week, Mark Schaefer questioned if we are reaching the end of the startup era. He argues that conglomerates like Facebook, who have virtually unlimited resources, destroy or acquire meaningful startups. While Mark is specifically speaking of tech businesses, companies like Walmart have been doing this for years – manufacturing a one-stop shop with grocery stores, hair salons, vision centers, photo centers...

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