Blogging from Smartphone

Okay, so I’m not an engineer. It took me long enough, but I’m finally figuring out smarter ways to post content to my blog. So I’m sending this post via email from my Blackberry. If you want to do the same, check out www.en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/....

Get Grounded for Growth

“Vision, treatment mission, values”…ah, they roll off the tongue so easily. But I find that folks tend to line up these three musketeers in the wrong order.   We need to reverse the order – start with Values and add in Purpose, before we go anywhere near Mission and Vision....

Networking Tips

How can I use networking to grow my business? • Attitude of “abundance” vs. “scarcity”.  Give before you get. • High-value people attract high-value people and opportunities. • Warm leads vs. cold leads – way easier and more fun. • Longer-term vs. shorter-term solution. • All business is built...

4 Offbeat Ways to Set Goals

Feel like your website is a brochure lost in cyberspace? Scroll down for info re our October 20 Pay-Per-Click Marketing Seminar. In the meantime, here are a few goal-setting ideas to chew on…. 4 Offbeat Ways to Set Goals In life and business, it can be challenging to figure...

The Ins and Outs of Career Development

I seem to have one of those creative brains that wants to know something about everything. Thus not everyone realizes that in addition to business coaching I’ve also been coaching professionals in career transition for over 25 years. If you happen to know someone in that situation, please pass...

3 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Business Network

Are your networking efforts netting new business? Owners often mistakenly assume that if they attend enough networking events, their business will magically grow. Job seekers tend to make the same mistake when seeking a new career situation. There is only one way for networking to produce business growth: by...

Top 10 Ways to Increase Sales Using Linked In and Twitter

Social media is a red hot topic these days. But people worry about the ROI of all that chatter. How can you ensure that social networking actually increases sales? Mark Elliott of Venture Accelerator Partners Inc. is one person who’s successfully incorporated social media into his sales funnel. In...

The Importance of Rational Thinking in Business

Some businesses have way too much drama going on. I’ve seen some interesting examples of it lately in a few different workplaces…misunderstandings, hurt feelings, fights, gossip, crying jags, clenched fists, slammed doors, even lawsuits. Childish behaviour is not limited to the shop floor – I see it in the...

The Secret Power of Resonance

Time and energy are always at a premium. How to figure out which people and opportunities are most valuable to pursue in our small business?...

So Many Tasks, So Little Time – 3 Helpful Questions

I don’t know about you, but it seems the Fall Season gets busier every year. Can’t you hear it calling out already… Networking! Conferences! Books! People to follow! Groups to join!…a litany of amazing activities and connections guaranteed to change your life and improve your business. But not every...