What is an Operations Manual and does a Small Business need one?

April 30, 2014


Guest Blog For this post, we are thrilled to feature Cathy Walker, owner of  Solutions Business Consulting with her post submitted to our Small Business Wisdom Contest! Read on as she...

Collaboration: The Ultimate Win-Win

April 22, 2014


We believe that when small businesses connect, the power of collaboration will fuel their success. And it does - we are seeing it happen day in and day out. I have always taken a...

Act Like an Organization to Become One – A 5 Step Approach

March 18, 2014


You've probably heard "dress for the job you want."  Well, I contend that you need to dress for the business you want.  In other words, think and behave like an organization to...

Top 7 Professional Organizer Tips

February 3, 2014


Efficiency begins and ends with you. Are your surroundings a contributing factor to the amount of progress you're making at your desk? Absolutely! For this post, we are thrilled to feature Kathe...

Time Management: A MYTH. Task Management: A REALITY.

January 28, 2014


Unless you've got supernatural powers you cannot manipulate (manage) time.  Time management is one of the great lies.  If I could manage time, I could also manipulate the weather...

Top 7 Reasons You Should Delegate … and Start with the Bookkeeping

January 14, 2014


I imagine many of you are in the midst of planning for the new year, or at least I hope you are.  You've heard me say it before:  if it's in your head, it's an idea; if it's on...

My Favorite 4 Letter Word

December 10, 2013


A simple 4-step approach to planning Don't worry, this is a G-rated blog.  But now that I have your attention, my favorite 4 letter business word is P L A N.   Now, don't stop...

Know Your Numbers

November 20, 2013


I hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but following your passion does NOT always lead to revenue or, more importantly, profit.  Knowing your numbers, how to budget, and how to make realistic...

Leading with your Why

November 6, 2013


As Simon Sinek says, people do business with why you do what you do, not what you do.  Are you clear on your why?  For me, Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on my why, and my...

5 Tips on How to Become a Thought Leader

October 23, 2013


To grow your firm or practice you need to position yourself as a thought leader. This allows you to stand out from your competition and create sticky relationships that drive revenue. I...