Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Running a Marathon

For the past few months I’ve been training for my first half marathon and on April 3rd all that work will be worth it when I (hopefully) cross the finish line!  Marathon training is a lot like what it takes to be successful in business.   You might be thinking that’s quite a “stretch” but hear me out!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Business lessons from American Idol

I have to admit that watching American Idol is a guilty pleasure of mine.   I can justify this (in part) by noting that there are a lot of good lessons from Idol that can be applied to business. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Going Green

Spring is here (finally) and Earth Day will be celebrated this month which makes this a good time to think about “greening” your business.  Being green is not only good for the environment – it’s good for business.  It can save your business money and more and more customers are seeking out businesses that are “green”.   You can decide just how “green” you want your business to be.   You can do a little or a lot depending on what works for you.  

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Easter Candy Favorites

You know it’s Easter when the stores are filled with chocolate bunnies and Peeps.   When it comes to what’s in our Easter baskets – we all have our favorites!   One of mine are Cadbury Crème Filled eggs.  This is the only time of year I allow myself to indulge in these delicious chocolate and sugar delights.   They bring back fond memories as a child living in England and discovering them for the very first time.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Time to Write that Business Plan

It’s time to remind you to write a business plan!  I know, I know – you’ve seen this movie before.   But if you’re still one of the many business owners or “wanna be” business owners who have not written one – this is your friendly reminder to do so!