Category Archives: 10 min Strategy tips

Quick tips on big picture ideas that will grow your business. You ain’t gonna results overnight. But the long term is worth the work

Stressed over your mid-year business review?

Don't stress over your biz goals this summer. Try this habit for different results

Time flies and we are almost halfway through the year.  Are you amped or depressed when you think about your business goals? If you are thinking “how the heck did THAT much time fly by?”, I got you.  Let’s talk about getting back on track. Real talk. It’s June. How are those big goals going […]

Black Panther – Why this movie could make you a BETTER entrepreneur

If you haven’t heard the buzz about Black Panther, you might be on a serious social media/news fast!  The movie is breaking all types of records and has generated a solid cult following.   As an small biz coach who wants to see more small businesses succeed by connecting the dots, I couldn’t resist.  There […]

What women really need to know about starting a business

No, it's not just the business plan that women entrepreneurs need

  Are you a female and want to start a business? Or grow your service based business to earn some serious cash flow?   I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz about the increasing number of women entrepreneurs. I’m happy when ANYONE starts a business. But I have a special place in my heart for any […]

Why I’m not bothered that we didn’t create vision boards at my recent workshop

If you want more than fancy doodads and trips, you'll look for these deeper visioning and goal setting opportunities.

Y’all I hosted a vision board workshop. And we didn’t even get to the part where you create the board.  But, I couldn’t be happier!  LOL Why this insanity you ask??? Because visions boards are about much more than pasting pretty pictures.  It is more than cutting fancy ads about the doodads you want or places […]

Be the CEO of your business and do a vision board

When I first heard about vision boards, I thought they were for people who believed unicorn poop is magical and money trees do really grow. I was too busy sweating in the trenches

When I first heard about vision boards, I thought they were for people who believed unicorn poop is magical and money trees do really grow.   I was too busy sweating in the trenches. Focusing on SWOT analysis and keeping the damn lights on Finding new customers and keeping them happy And my all time […]

Why Walmart closing stores matters to your business plan

Customers want something new. You might have heard  that Wal-Mart is closing stores in several small and rural communities.  It’s a tough blow for many of those communities.  Because their small businesses were hit hard  when Wal-Mart came to town.  And now that they are leaving, customers are stuck with few options. My friends, that […]

How to get over your fear of writing your business plan

Smart entrepreneurs use measuring to blast through their failures.

  Are you having panic attacks thinking about writing your business plan? Hearing the voices of former  teachers telling you how bad your writing is? Freezing up when you try to plan out what goals to focus on? Or just B.O.R.E.D. out of your mind staring at the blank page? Good! Then you’ll be all […]

#No2016Resolutions for your business

Don’t bother making New Year’s business resolutions this year.  Make a two month or three month goal.  Super busy and can’t see that far?  Develop a  two week goal. Why? Because New Year’s resolutions don’t work.  You’ll lose focus too easy.  Or find new goals and get distracted.  And once you miss the target, you’ll lose […]

Want more sales? Start listening

If you find selling hard, let me offer a suggestion which could make it easier: Stop talking Start listening Yes, stop telling people what you do.  Don’t tell them your title.  Or what your service offers.  Or how many different colors, sizes, bells, and whistles your product comes with.  And definitely don’t use industry terms […]

3 Tips to Grow Your Biz

Podcast interview by The Dog Trainers Connection and Malla Haridat

Want tips on how you can earn more money in your micro-business while doing what you love?  Then you’ll enjoy this podcast interview.  I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Bonnie Brown, Founder of The Dog Trainers Connection.  She asked a very powerful question for dog trainers who love what they do but want help […]