Is a conflict getting you down?

One of the frequent topics that comes up in the business coaching I do on a daily basis is how to resolve conflicts. These conflicts can be between owner and employee, between employees, between owner and vendor, and even between family members and friends who are in...

Buy or Lease: That is the Question

I have an excellent guest post today from my colleague, Bert Doerhoff. Buy or Lease: That is the Question Whether your plans are to move into a new office building or to attain more equipment for your business, you always have to make the decision to either buy or...

Celebrate with me!

I don’t usually write about my own business, but this is a special occasion. My business, Authentic Alternatives, Inc., is 10 years old this month and I am still in business. To me this is reason to celebrate, not only because I love my clients and love what I...

American Express: what a joke

I accept American Express in my business, as well as other credit cards. Some of my clients like to use their AMEX card and I want to accommodate them, of course. So I got a piece of snail mail just a few days ago from AMEX that promoted November 26, 2011 as...