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Is Your Business Killing You?

I got into the family plumbing business when my husband's partner died.  My husband, Hotrod, and his best friend, Richard Yox, started the company together.  They had been friends since they were 8 and 9 years old.  While Hotrod is a laid back guy, Yox could get wound up.  His health, while not great to [...]

Is Your Business Killing You? 2016-12-01T14:55:09+00:00

3 Surprising Things That TOP Entrepreneurs Do Differently

I get all fired up reading about cool, inspiring people who live interesting lives and create profitable businesses.  We hear a lot about their hard work.  But I'm not buying it.  Here's what I've noticed they do instead... 1. They don’t work that hard. Super successful entrepreneurs work less hard than they used to - and than we do! [...]

3 Surprising Things That TOP Entrepreneurs Do Differently 2016-12-01T14:55:12+00:00

Business Makeover Tip #5: Empty (Some Of!) Your Purse Into Your Head

"If a man empties his purse into his head no man can take it away from him because an investment in knowledge always pays the best dividend."  ~ Benjamin Franklin Become a student of business and personal development.  Reach out and find community with people who have accomplished things that align with what you want. [...]

Business Makeover Tip #5: Empty (Some Of!) Your Purse Into Your Head 2016-12-01T14:55:13+00:00

JCI Wonderful Copenhagen!

Last week, I was asked to speak about success to a group of mostly 20-30 year olds.  They belong to JCI Wonderful Copenhagen, a chapter of the worldwide JCI organization.  I’d never been to Denmark, and I love young people (not as crabby and cynical as old farts.) And I was inspired by the mission of [...]

JCI Wonderful Copenhagen! 2016-12-01T14:55:13+00:00

The Spark to Start

I am blogging on behalf of Visa Business and received compensation for my time from Visa for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Visa’s. Visit http://facebook.com/visasmallbiz to take a look at the reinvented Facebook Page: Well Sourced by Visa Business. The Page serves as a space where small [...]

The Spark to Start 2016-12-01T14:55:14+00:00

Business Makeover Tips – The Ride Along

As a small business expert, I have learned a few things.  Here are my latest, greatest insights… There is information and implementation.  You probably have PLENTY of information already. You are short on time and energy.  Ergo, you get behind on implementation. Your front line team members can get things done for you.  They will [...]

Business Makeover Tips – The Ride Along 2016-12-01T14:55:14+00:00

Why Kooky Family Businesses Matter

Recently, I chatted with Monaica Ledell of MommyBreadwinner.com about what it takes to be successful in business.  We agreed that a winning business of your own can expand peace, prosperity and freedom.  It can also help make the house payment and pay for dance lessons.  Here’s the interview.  Lots of tips and a few rarely shared [...]

Why Kooky Family Businesses Matter 2016-12-01T14:55:14+00:00