My Thoughts, My Views and My Ideas

My Thoughts, My Views and My Ideas

From Small Town to Doing Business in the Online Space

From Small Town to Doing Business in the Online Space

Have you ever wanted more out of your professional life? Maybe you are like me and you have some sort of degree that you aren’t using. That was my case! I had a degree in Advertising that I paid for, but wasn’t using because of the location where I lived.  That...

Pivoting in Business for Success

Pivoting in Business for Success

“Pivot” - a word often used in business or in entrepreneurship. But what does pivoting in business mean? And why do people use it so much? Everyone has a different definition of it, but I like to think of it more as “evolution” or “growth”. Many times people have a...

5 Ways to Create Authority and Increase Your Audience

5 Ways to Create Authority and Increase Your Audience

“I need more clients.” This is something I hear almost on an everyday basis. And as much as I would love to tell you that there is a magic potion to magically attract all of the right clients to your business instantly, there isn’t. However, building an audience and...

My Top 5 Business Books for Entrepreneurs

My Top 5 Business Books for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are always reading.  And always learning. They are always looking to increase their skills and mindset.  I’ll be honest, reading was NEVER my favorite past time. But since fully diving into the entrepreneurial journey, I am TOTALLY addicted to personal...

10 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From The Lion King

10 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From The Lion King

If you were born in the 80s, chances are you remember the iconic movie The Lion King. It was a great movie that taught us life lessons as children or maybe we just loved the music and how cute the lion pups were. Either way, it had a great feel good story, right? And...

10 Healthy and Vibrant Life Hacks For The Busy Entrepreneur

10 Healthy and Vibrant Life Hacks For The Busy Entrepreneur

As a busy entrepreneur, how do you stay in alignment?  How do you stay balanced, healthy, well and true to yourself when your days are mostly spent focused on deadlines, networking, phone calls, video conferences, promos, launches, social media, marketing, and...

4 Types of Market Research to Grow Your Biz

4 Types of Market Research to Grow Your Biz

When you are an entrepreneur, market research is necessary! But you may be wondering which market research method is best for your business! The answer is ALL OF THEM! There is not one method listed below that is more important or a better fit. It’s just a matter of...

5 Steps to go from Idea to Implementation

5 Steps to go from Idea to Implementation

As a business owner, you probably experience daily, a new idea (or 12) popping into your head. How do you know which ideas you SHOULD implement and which ones your shouldn’t? You can’t possibly implement every single one...so some you have to take and run with, and...

Forming Strategic Partnerships

Forming Strategic Partnerships

When I say the words “strategic partnership”, what comes to your mind? Is it high level companies joining forces and take over a market? What about collaboration? Does that spark some interest? What if I told you that YOU could create strategic partnerships with other...

Have You Lost Your Spark?

Have You Lost Your Spark?

Hey YOU! Yeah YOU! I have a couple questions for you, well actually, more than a couple.  They are: Are you finding yourself feeling stuck? Are you asking yourself "Is this really where I’m meant to be?" Is this what I’m meant to do? Is this who am I’m meant to be? Am...

Owning your Authenticity in Business

Owning your Authenticity in Business

What does it mean to OWN your authenticity in business? Simply put, authenticity means “true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character”. You have probably heard this term frequently. There are a lot of people who use it. But what does it really mean when I say to...

Three P’s To Business Success

Three P’s To Business Success

There are keys to business success.  I call them the 3 P’s.. Passion - Plan - Profit. Let’s take a deeper look at these core principles to business success.
More Than a Niche…Finding Your Ideal Client

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 something...

What Business Empowerment Means To Me

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 authority or...

Why SEO is Important for Small Business

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

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 in place?”...

3 Signs You Are Lacking Clarity in Your Business

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

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?

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 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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

#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”?

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”

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

#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

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

#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

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?

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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