It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…Back to School & Back to Business

September 10, 2014


Back to school "glee" in action. Who remembers this commercial?? Even though I am now an empty nester, back to school still has the feel of a fresh start.  I do remember how gleeful I...

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

July 9, 2014


Summer reminds me of the neighborhood I grew up in. Everyone knew everyone. I held just as much parental regard for Mrs. Conroy & Mr. Knapp as I did for my own parents. My Dad's whistle...

Small Business Wisdom Contest Grand Prize Winners!

May 29, 2014


What a fantastic time we had during Small Business Week! Cathy Dilger of C3Workplace, Sparta Mayor Molly Whilesmith, & Margaret Kranz of Valley National Bank with a proclamation...

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...