What A Few Elementary Students Can Teach You About Business

Back in May of 2016, my son participated in an event called Lemonade Day. On Lemonade Day, children all across the United States setup booths to sell and serve lemonade. The event is designed to help students learn and appreciate the skills necessary for running a small business. The event is put on by Junior Achievement, an organization aimed at …

Expecting The Unexpected Expected

Sometimes, you just have to take a break in order to adjust and iterate what it is that you are trying to accomplish. Since last October, it has been amazing to work with other business owners and entrepreneurs, listen to stories, and share knowledge with those who share a passion with me. I am very thankful for those relationships. The …

What To Do When You Get A Bad Online Review

Uh oh! You just received a bad online review and the customer is furious. Your next actions determine whether or not you can make the best out of an unfortunate situation. Receiving a bad review can feel like the end of the world for a small business owner. Your business is personal and it can feel like a kick in …

Business Is Great When Your Balance Is Horrible

Balance, Moderation, Equality. Synonyms of the definition for a great life and a great business. Right? I mean, that is what we are aiming for, correct? I don’t think so, at least not any more. Balance is complacency, neither moving forward or backward in your journey of success. If you are perfectly balanced, you are holding still. The biggest lie …

Your Email Is Killing You And Your Business

When was the last time you checked your email? If that question made you glance at your phone or open your email client, then I can safely say you are addicted to your email. How do I know? Because I fight the same problem. Email is the cornerstone to digital communication. Just think about it. How long have you had …

I’m in business online when I have a website, right?

Many people start businesses every day with the attitude that having a website is the starting point for a new business. While I won’t deny the power and effectiveness of getting a website up as soon as possible in your business venture, I do suggest an alternative before diving into a website investment. Find your market online Questions to ask …

Stop Overthinking SEO for Small Business – Start Creating An Experience

SEO has become an entangled and bloated mess of do’s and don’ts for websites and is often times seen as being highly technical by small business owners. Search engines do encourage you to focus on making content that is worth while for an audience, and they will worry about the technical bits. Seriously, SEO works well when you remove the …

7 Steps To Making A Highly Productive Day

When given the right influence, at the right time, you can create positive habits that can quickly turn your work day into a highly productive day. The night before and the morning of your day strongly influence what will happen and how your productivity plays out. I am no superman, nor a type A personality, but I strive to be better daily. Here are the steps I have taken to get my days in order and tasks accomplished on time.

Understanding The Value Of Others’ Input

The launch of this site is looming and with it is the growing urge to want to maximize the experience, I am hoping to create, for the audience (you, the reader). With that, I have been looking back at the past few months of podcasts and videos I have been recording. While I know I am covering topics I am interested in and making points to educate, I have made a discovery that something major was lacking – OTHER PEOPLE!

Stop Losing Sleep Over Your Business – Hacks To Getting Back To Sleep

Insomniacs listen up! I know how bad it feels to not get the REM sleep that we desperately need to perform our daily duties. Instead of the tossing, turning, and wondering the house at 3AM, I have come up with a list of ways that help me get through insomnia and get back to sleep.