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Business Strategy: 18 Great Ways to Freshen Your Business


The ground hog has seen his shadow and although it might not seem like it now, spring is just around the corner.  Take advantage of your indoor time to improve your business strategy and freshen up your business.  Here are 18 ways: … Continue reading

What business planning have you done lately?


Thank Goodness it’s Friday!  Beginning with this post I will offer a TGIF business tip blog every Friday to help you grow and sustain your business. Every business needs a firm foundation, so let’s get planning in 2013.  You’d be surprised at … Continue reading

Are you stuck? 3 strategies to generate critical thinking and get unstuck


Sometimes we get stuck in one place because we are not able to see things from a different perspective or we have trouble deciding an appropriate course of action.  Using critical thinking for our businesses can be a way to … Continue reading

Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: It’s time for an emergency preparedness plan for your life and business


Hurricane Irene was a year ago almost to the day before Hurricane Sandy which assaulted the northeast corridor of the US the end of October of this year. After going through Hurricane Irene, many people, including me thought that it … Continue reading

Effective leaders talk less, listen more, respect others


I attended a business meeting today for which I was the facilitator and observed one individual I’ll call Michael, exhibit poor leadership skills. He had a lot to say about everything discussed and was a poor listener to other attendees … Continue reading

The magic of lipstick and economics


Many years ago after a compound fracture of my ankle and emergency surgery I remember awaking in my hospital room and searching for my lipstick. It was a kind nurse named Joanne who found my lipstick for me. I put … Continue reading