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A Business Plan Shortcut?

Dear Ellen, My friend has a business plan that "passed muster" with her bank and she got a loan.  How about if I just take her plan and customize it for my business?  Sounds like a good short cut.  What do you think? Sincerely, Vera Dear Vera, I like and don't like that idea.  While [...]

A Business Plan Shortcut? 2017-02-17T22:01:57+00:00

Do You Need a Lifeline?

I love April, John and the Watermark Plumbing Team!  I especially love April’s and John’s four daughters.  They are smart and hilarious and their parents totally appreciate them.  (Become April’s FB friend and you’ll see what I mean.)  I appreciate what it takes to manage 4 young girls, and [...]

Do You Need a Lifeline? 2016-12-01T14:55:13+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

The Worst Career Advice Ever

Recently, Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs Dude, was a guest on Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time.  He was talking about his latest adventure, Profoundly Disconnected, a program to help connect those looking for great careers with real, albeit sometimes dirty, jobs.  I was on the edge of my couch! I love dirty jobs!  I cheered [...]

The Worst Career Advice Ever 2016-12-01T14:55:14+00:00

3 “Aha” Takeaways From My Business Planning Retreat

Wow.  It is the 10th annual A.G.E. Business Planning Retreat.  Al Levi, Gail Gudell and I have met every year since 2004 to review our respective business plans.  It’s our time to reflect and recommit to our highest intentions. This year we met at Al’s place in Scottsdale, [...]

3 “Aha” Takeaways From My Business Planning Retreat 2017-01-23T21:51:41+00:00

Business is easy.

Business is not a complicated mystery.  There is not a book or seminar that holds the cryptic message, if only you were clever enough to figure it out. There is no mentor who is withholding the secret formula until you say the magic word. Business is easy.  Consider what you want and why, and take [...]

Business is easy. 2016-12-01T14:55:15+00:00