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Video: Adventures in Communication

Video: Adventures in Communication

There are 4 generations involved in your business. From the youngest staff or clients to your retiree clients. Learning to communicate effectively across the ages is critical to your success. Watch the video...

Video: Take a Sick Day

Video: Take a Sick Day

The solo entrepreneur struggle is that your business doesn't run if you don't. How can we balance self-care with the urgency of running a business?  Watch the video...

Sick Days for Business Owners: Why they’re Necessary (and Will Help Your Business Grow!)

Sick Days for Business Owners: Why they’re Necessary (and Will Help Your Business Grow!)

As I write this I am in the midst of a 6 week illness. My doctor says that while I will improve, I won’t be 100% for about 2 months from the onset. This has been a challenge because I look and sound pretty healthy, but I don’t sleep well, and am exhausted most days. The illness kicks in worst in the morning and evening, before and after work hours. I am lured into wanting to do more than I am able. I have had to make choices and stick to my decisions – even when the temptation to boot up my laptop and dive headlong into my next project is very real. Read more...

Top Ten(ish) Tips to Survive and Thrive at a Conference

Top Ten(ish) Tips to Survive and Thrive at a Conference

It is conference time for me. I attended two conferences and a daylong meeting a couple of weeks ago. It was not my wisest decision, but it is hard to say know to amazing opportunities and I do love to talk in front of a crowd. To make matters worse I was not fully prepared. The speaking preparation was fine (well, you tell me, if you were there), that is not where the lack of preparedness came in. I didn’t prepare to squeeze every ounce of value I could out of these conferences. I have two more conferences this year and I plan to practice what I preach next time! Read more...

Advice from our Moms

Advice from our Moms

Friday I attended Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber networking breakfast where we did the usual “Hello, my name is…” elevator speech with a twist. Each person added one piece of advice their mother gave them. I admit at first I thought it was schmaltzy. I was prepared for a lot of “unconditional love” and “do your best”, but the folks in this crowd really got me thinking that there’s a place for those tried and true statements. There were some unique suggestions that I realized really can help us all do better in life and in business. Read more...