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  • Is Your Choice Between Life or Success?

    Is Your Choice Between Life or Success?

    Most entrepreneurs I speak with often find their personal life and health at odds with their success. “It goes with the territory,” they claim. Does it? Let’s look at this against well-documented start-up data. Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, and Kevin Maney started a company called Play Bigger after successful careers in high-tech looking […]

  • Books to Read This Year

    Books to Read This Year

    A good business book is one you want to read over and over again to get everything out of it.  Why? Because these books are full of: Inspiration — for the times you don’t feel it yourself. Stories — that help you remember you are not the first entrepreneur to wonder if you are crazy! Tips — […]

  • What Do Eggs Have To Do With Your Business?

    What Do Eggs Have To Do With Your Business?

    In 2001 egg industry experts said cage free eggs were not possible because consumers wanted cheap eggs. Yet by 2016, cage free eggs (even if they don’t fully fix some of the problems) have become such an industry buzz word that McDonalds, Cosco and other big companies are demanding them from egg suppliers so they […]

  • Finding Time…

    Finding Time…

    I constantly get asked the question, “How do you find the time to X, Y, or Z,” from aspiring entrepreneurs because starting a business can sometimes feel like a all-consuming effort. Two things have helped me over the years. One I learned early in my career from my first boss and the other I have just […]

  • Do You Believe What Others Say?

    Do You Believe What Others Say?

    Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway, became the youngest female CEO of a publicly traded company at 27. She did a lot of things right–but the main takeaway is she believed in herself when others thought she should fold! Whether others approve of you has much less to do with your success than your internal belief […]

  • Are You Being Honest or Fearful?

    Are You Being Honest or Fearful?

    As entrepreneurs and business leaders it is important that we are honest with ourselves–brutally honest. As much as we need bravado and confidence to do what we do, we still have our own career and livelihood at stake as well as those we employ and our investors money. But how do you tell the difference […]

  • Do You Have “That Type” of Business?

    Do You Have “That Type” of Business?

    Do you doubt if your company or idea can grow to over one million dollars in revenue, ten million, or even more? Perhaps you don’t think the type of business you are creating is “that type of business.” If that is how you feel, you are not alone. Women entrepreneurs across the board underestimate what they […]

  • Are You Loosing Momentum to This?

    Are You Loosing Momentum to This?

    One of your biggest stumbling blocks for growing your business is expanding your employee pool to meet demand while maintaining your desired company culture, ensuring employees get the needed training to succeed, having employees who can grow with your changing landscape, and keeping turnover low so you don’t have to spend time finding replacements for those who leave. Although you might […]

  • Disruptive Strategy

    Disruptive Strategy

    The current buzz word in business, and even other spaces like self-help, is to find ways to be disruptive to existing organizations, industries, and ways of doing things.  I have read more articles and posts than I care to count that say, “Disrupt or be disrupted!” Something about this latest way of looking at things has […]

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