My Thoughts, My Views and My Ideas

My Thoughts, My Views and My Ideas

More Than a Niche…Finding Your Ideal Client

I think there has been a time in all of our journeys where we have come across an article or quiz with a title somewhere along the lines of “7 Things To Do To Find Your Ideal Client” or “Ways to Help You Discover Your Niche”.  Show of hands… who has seen...

What Business Empowerment Means To Me

“Empower” - It’s a word we hear all the time lately.  People state they EMPOWER female entrepreneurs, EMPOWER small business owners, EMPOWER one another to do better.  But what does that word really mean? The definition of empower is to give (someone) the...

Why SEO is Important for Small Business

Guest Author: Melissa McGraw Did you know that over 75% of people searching on Google don’t even go past page 1?    I know SEO (search engine optimization) can be downright intimidating but it can also be your best friend when it comes to getting found online. You...

Why You Need A Strategic Plan As An Entrepreneur

“What is the difference between strategic planning and the traditional business planning?”   Do you know the answer to that question??? How about this one, “Why as an online entrepreneur do you need both and is it necessary for you to have a strategic plan...

3 Signs You Are Lacking Clarity in Your Business

I love working with entrepreneurs!  The energy and excitement they bring is contagious.  It’s like a breath of fresh air! They always have new ideas flying through their head and have a passion that is undeniable.  I always get so excited to work with them and bring...

Goals without Action, are just Dreams

I’m guessing you are thinking that the title of this blog is a pretty loaded statement.  So let me clarify what I mean by that statement. I am not saying that you shouldn’t have dreams and goals.  By all means...DREAM AWAY! But I want to see your goals and...

What is a Privacy Policy? And Do I Need One?

Guest Author: Nicole Cheri Oden Chances are you’ve got an opt-in form on a landing page or your website. Or you have some other way of gathering email addresses (or other personal information) in exchange for your freebie or discount. Or you ask for a person’s email...

Do you have skills you are leaving behind?

Do you know what skills you have?  When was the last time you've taken inventory of all the skills you really have? I think, oftentimes, we tend to forget about skills that we have because we're not using them on a daily basis.  Sometimes we've invested so...

DIY Courses: Why They Really Don’t Save You Money

Let me preface this blog post with a quick statement - I am NOT a hater of DIY courses and I am not slamming the creators of these courses. If they work for you, that is wonderful.  I am so happy that this option exists in the online space for so many. I...

3 Important Steps Before Putting Together your 2019 Biz Plan

Biz planning is on everyone’s mind right now; new year, new goals, new plans and new visions.  It is an exciting time of year, but also one that can get overwhelming very quickly. It does not have to be that way!   When we talk about biz planning, most...

5 Benefits of Cutting Back Your Time on Social Media

When you’re so accustomed to using social media on a daily basis, cutting back can prove to be really difficult. However, it can help to remind yourself of the reasons you want to cut down, along with the benefits it will bring. To give you some...

How to STOP Over Committing Yourself this Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us, and suddenly the squares on your calendar that have had ample space all year don’t seem big enough to squeeze in all the activities. It tends to be a nonstop, fast-moving time of year, and the stress from the extreme amount of...

#MondayMentions – Mind, Body, Spirit Apps

Monday Mentions is a weekly roundup of my favorite free (or cheap) apps, softwares and products. I love apps that help me create, save me time, organize my life, and help me run my business.  But, a key part of being an entrepreneur and business owner is...

How to Start a Successful Day When You Can’t Get Out of Bed

Okay, I admit it. I hate mornings. There--I said it. Many professionals advise everyone, especially entrepreneurs, to create an early morning routine for yourself where you set the alarm to buzz before the sun comes up, meditate, enjoy a cup of coffee, go for a walk,...

#MondayMentions – Three Must Have Financial Apps

Monday Mentions is a weekly roundup of my favorite free (or cheap) apps, softwares and products. Holy Crap! Can you believe we are in the last two months of 2018? This year absolutely flew by. If you are anything like me, then the anxiety of year-end and tax season...

Are you settling for “Close Enough”?

Are you settling for "close enough"? I was golfing with my husband this weekend and one of my putts landed just short of the hole.  “Close enough,” my husband muttered, “you can take it,” as he walked toward our balls to pick them up.    For those of you who aren’t...

An Important Lesson Learned From “The Voice”

There is such an amazing lesson to learn from The Voice the other night if you take the time to notice it. One thing I absolutely love about The Voice is that the judges decide solely on talent and what they hear and not at all on what they see.  So many...

#MondayMentions-3 Alternatives to Canva

Monday Mentions is a weekly roundup of my favorite free (or cheap) apps, softwares and products. Creating amazing graphics for your social media, blogs, worksheets, ebooks, etc can be daunting and time consuming.  Luckily, there are programs out there to...

5 Ways A Business Strategist Can Help You & Your Business

As an entrepreneur and small business owner, you may have heard the term Business Strategist at some point before...but, what is a business strategist, what do they do, and can they help you? According to Wikipedia; A strategist is a person with...

#MondayMentions – Video Editing Apps

Monday Mentions is a weekly roundup of my favorite free (or cheap) apps, softwares and products. I love learning new things, and I love technology.  I am always on the hunt for something new; the latest and greatest things that can make my life easier.  We...

Life is Meant to Be Lived

Living in Florida, two of the most popular questions asked are: Where are you from? What made you decide to move to Florida?   My short answer is always Upstate NY and the blue sky (especially since we lived in a location often named in the top gloomiest...

Money-Making Activities – What Are They?

  If you have been in business for a while or even if you are just starting out, you will hear the phrase “money-making activities” regularly.  Everyone will tell you to make sure you are doing those money-making activities EVERY DAY or at least every week in...

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