What is the one thing that people do not do enough of these days in order to ensure success?

This is a question that I presented to my contacts and to my surprise; there were clearly not a lot of people doing enough of the answer.  As the child of a strong-willed and determined woman, I have learned to appreciate the value in this and I have seen firsthand from those that I coach […]

5 Musts in Marketing Messages

In marketing, you have less than 8 seconds to grab the attention of your audience to compel them to continue on to read the rest of your copy.  That is all the time you have to jolt the brain and connect with your reader to make them interested in what you are selling so it […]

5 Social Networking Mistakes

In the last couple of years we have seen a huge shift in marketing as more and more businesses gravitate to social networking sites to promote their business, build relationships with their customers and connect with potential customers.  With the onset of social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and LinkedIn, millions of people […]

6 Tips for Successful Presentations

Anytime you want to convince anyone of anything, you are engaged in a presentation.  You do not have to be standing in front of a large crowd  with a big screen behind you to be delivering a message.  Successful presentations always have the same elements: 1.  They are completely focused on the audience and designed to […]

3 Ways to Position Yourself as an Expert

Did you ever wonder how somebody becomes an expert?  Is there a governing body with a magic wand that deems people as experts in their fields or is this something that the average business owner can do?  These are questions that many business owners ask and the answer to all is that positioning yourself as […]

Proven Networking Tips for Successful Connections

Throughout history, fortunes have been made by people whose first big break came from a friend of a friend or a close contact.  Long before computers and the internet, there was another way to make business connections – networking.  By networking with others, you have the ability to open opportunities and   make connections that could […]

How to be in charge of your life!

Each year many of us set out with the greatest of intentions as we proclaim our New Year’s Resolutions, but in order for us to know what we want to change, we must conduct a complete analysis of our lives and assess what we like, what we don’t, and more importantly what we want to […]

Top 10 Business Books

I am a big believer in education and investing in myself to learn new things so I can better improve my life, my business and my relationships. Over the years I have become quite fond of many books and this list of books are ones that I believe every business owners must read. 1. Think […]

7 Tips to Get Your Year in Gear!

What a year!  Many of us have had ups and downs with the fluctuating economy, declining housing marketing, rising unemployment, stricter lending and a divided political climate.  Too often when we are overwhelmed by outside events, we have a tendency to retreat into the comforts of the status quo and wallowing in our depression.  Now […]

9 Marketing Strategies to Blast Your Profits

Every business owner, even the really successful ones have been guilty of making mistakes in their business. The difference between the truly successful ones and those that aren’t are that they learn from their mistakes and are not afraid to take the risks to deploy strategies to take their business to the next level. Here […]