Sunday, December 20, 2009

Getting Carded - Making the Most of Busines Cards

Tis’ the season: for getting carded!

If you’re like me, you’re out and about much more these days running holiday errands, catching coffee with friends, wrapping up work and school projects, lending a helping hand, and attending various social functions and party’s. It’s the most wonderful time of the year (sing along)!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

SMART way to Evaluate Employees

If you’re an employer – you know that evaluating your employees performance is critical to their and to your success – but too often this process doesn’t get done or it doesn’t get done effectively.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

What "Tiger" & "Toyota" have taught us about TRUST

Watching the news lately has me thinking about one word lately – trust. Starting with Tiger Woods admitting in a press conference that he messed up. Now he’s trying to regain the trust of his sponsors, fans and last but not least - his wife.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thanking Your Peeps

Tis the season for giving thanks and if you’re an employer or supervisor be sure to take the time to thank your best asset – your employees.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Recession Survival Tips for Retailers

A friend of mine recently posted on her Facebook page that she had to cut back on her spending. She stated she would cut her visits to one of her favorite big box stores because she can’t seem to get out of there without dropping at least 50 bucks!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


It’s football season and to win at football you’ve got to have a great team…and to be successful in business… you’ve got to have a great team!

Monday, June 1, 2009

What A "Travelling Girl" Wants!

I’ve been spending a lot of time on line lately researching places to stay when I head to Napa Valley California next month. I’ve looked at a zillion websites for resorts, hotels and B&B’s. I recall my days as an inn owner in Bar Harbor back in the 90’s and think to myself - how things have changed.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Marketing the Old Fashioned Way

We’re all aware that using the web and social media to market our businesses is critical in this age of technology. But don’t discount the impact of a more traditional approach to your marketing efforts …

Friday, May 1, 2009

Social Networking Etiquette

You may be among the growing number of businesses discovering the advantage of using social networking sites to promote their businesses, including Facebook, and Twitter.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wanna Be Sure Your emails Get Read?

Has this ever happened to you? You send an email to someone and never get a response. Don’t take it personally - most of us receive a ton of emails on a daily basis!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Facebook - Not Just for Teenagers!

Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are not just for teenagers any more. An increasingly number of small business owners are finding these sites to be great for business!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Why Start A Business in this Economy?

You may be thinking that this is the worst possible time to start up a new business. But guess what? There are advantages to starting up a new business when times are tight. Here are 5 of them…