Making 2011 the year that makes a huge difference in your business

My favorite quote is from American folksinger Joan Baez: “Action is the antidote to despair.” If 2010 was less then stellar for your business, I have an important question for you: Have you made a decision to—no kidding—grow your business in 2011? If you answered yes, let me first congratulate you. A decision is a [...]

INTERVIEW ON CHAT WITH WOMEN

If you missed my recent radio interview on Chat with Women on How to Make Your Business Thrive! here it is. This interview was super fun!

Maximize Your Trade Show Results

I have been hearing from a lot of clients lately about participating in tradeshows. They take a lot of time and money and may not always be the best use of your time and money. If you do use tradeshows to build your business, follow these tips to get the most out of each tradeshow [...]

Are you Diversified?

Are you Diversified? I hope so. I was speaking today with the head of a communications firm who has been growing her business every year for the past several years and now her revenue has plummeted. Here is why: all her clients were in the real estate development industry: that industry that has also plummeted. [...]

Have you checked out your local leads groups lately?

Outside of the “big guys” like BNI, you might be amazed at the number of groups that are set up in your local area that only allow one person per business category and may not charge very much for membership or meetings.  Becoming a member of a leads group can be very fruitful for your [...]

Looking for low cost networking opportunities?

No matter what kind of business you have, you are likely to find new prospects at grand openings for new retail establishments. Whether your customers are consumers or other business people, they are all likely to show up when a new business is opening in your area. Check out the calendar on your local chamber [...]

Seven Boring Business Ideas You Need To Reap Exciting and Profitable Image Business Benefits in 2009

I have to tell you the truth, many business owners who are talented in their area of expertise yet are missing some of the boring business basics needed to build a profitable and sustainable business. There are some key and fundamental business practices that are rather boring, that you must embrace in your business to [...]

Are your values driving your business?

This past weekend I attended the Bay Area Business Woman Newspaper Expo, Workin’ It! http://www.babwnews.com It was held at what I thought ahead of time was an unlikely location – Uptown Body & Fender in Oakland. Turns out the place is perfect, with its brick walls and clean floors. Owner Giovanna Tanzillo has a great [...]

How to Use Social Networking Sites to Build Your Business

In recent years, social networking sites have grown in popularity. These are websites such as MySpace, Facebook, Youtube, Yuwie, Tagged, Friendster, Flickr, and many more. These are places in which individuals gather together and meet, talk, share pictures and videos, and embark on various other activities. What is amazing about these websites is the fact [...]

How Your Business Can Thrive When Things Are a Little Crazy

This is a very crazy time right now. How are YOU doing?  Are you bouncing around, putting out fires, looking for clients anywhere you can, and worrying about paying your bills down the road even if you have them covered for now? If you are, let’s talk about how to bring some sanity into your [...]