Taking Care of People, Taking Care of Business, Taking Care of the Planet

I recently attended a conference for female entrepreneurs, and I talked about the conference offered by Count Me In (CMI) in my last blog. Office Depot volunteered their corporate Headquarters…

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Need a Job? I Have One – a women owned business

I spent the last couple of days in Boca Raton, Florida with some of the most amazing people that I have ever met. I am not one to go to…

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How Many Friends Are Too Many Friends?

Ever wonder how many users are on Facebook? The answer, today, is more than 250 million active users. Facebook started on a college campus (Harvard) in February 2004 and then…

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There’s a Personal Cost to Living Virtually

I make my living using cyber tools to better understand the “real” world. So, I’m the last person to bash the Internet or emerging social media. But because I spend…

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Fishing Is Good for the Soul

In 1970, Alvin Toffler wrote a book called, Future Shock. He wrote of how things were changing so fast that people were becoming overwhelmed. Well here we are pretty close…

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Being the Boss – Communicating, Relationships, Trust and Hiring

How do leaders assure their teams deliver as promised? In a previous blog, I wrote of how the people who work with me understand what’s to be done, what success…

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Leadership – It’s what they do when you’re fishing

I continue to be amazed at the people who are prisoners of their business. I’m not talking about the employees; I’m talking about the owners. I hear these people lament,…

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Micro-business job creation from women and minority owners

Don Reynolds, the noted economist, and futurist states that 70% of the jobs that are going to be created over the course of the next decade will be in firms…

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Business Basics – Accountability is the Highest Common Denominator

I was thinking about how the basics in life are the basics in business….being honest and consistent in your business practices and brand messaging. Don’t over-promise…over-deliver and hold yourself accountable…

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Your Brain is a Competitive Advantage and Focus is Good for You

People have always used metaphors to help them understand their world. As we became an industrial society we used to speak of the universe as running like a fine watch….

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