Category Archives: business wisdom

The ROI of Marketing on Main Street: Be “Awesome”

I’m noticing something new on Main Street. As we educate ourselves before buying, there’s a new guy in town: peer-to-peer conversation on social networks. We still use online search, but more and more, we also use a trusted network of online … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Marketing From Chris Brogan

When Chris Brogan started a new business called Human Business Works a while back, I subscribed to his email list. I didn’t really know what a subscription to Human Business Works was  … but I knew that if it came from … Continue reading

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5 Habits of Highly Successful Business Owners

Does your business have a strategy for growth?  Are you reaching your full business potential? As President of Strategy Leaders, Andi Gray has a long history of helping businesses grow, and an uncanny knack for helping entrepreneurs get to the … Continue reading

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The Holiday Guide For Social Business Success

My friend Jeme isn’t into social networks … but she throws a killer holiday party each year. Toasts are made, friendships rekindled, new relationships sparked. After too much food and drink, and lots of laughs,  her guests glow with good cheer … Continue reading

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New Year, New Plan: 9-Step Checklist For Business Growth

[tweetmeme source=”helpmerhonda11″ only_single=false] Business owners can’t afford to waste precious resources; smart planning is essential to growth.  Here’s a checklist to help you focus on the right things in 2011. As you look at this list, ask yourself which single … Continue reading

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Beyond Happy Birthday: Questions for Key Business Milestones

[tweetmeme source=”helpmerhonda11″ only_single=false]This week my daughter turns 21, a major milestone. Businesses have important milestones also: starting up, weathering the first year or two, refining a business model, adapting to changing customer and market needs.  I have incredible respect for … Continue reading

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Must Read for Business: Seth Godin’s blog

[tweetmeme source=”helpmerhonda11″ only_single=false]I always feel smarter after reading Seth’s blog. In fact, I consider it a must read:  Seth Godin’s ideas are often elegantly simple, and incredibly profound.  Here’s one quote I like (although picking just one quote is like … Continue reading

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Where CEO’s Are Made: “School of Hard Knocks” Trumps Harvard

[tweetmeme source=”helpmerhonda11″ only_single=false] Love this list from Bloomberg BusinessWeek.  “School of Hard Knocks” is #2…before Harvard!!! Had to share…’nuf said.

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