Wag More

I scoped out a pet boutique in my new hometown of Brevard, NC and found out they’d only been open since the first of the year. It’s great to see evidence of the indomitable American entrepreneurial spirit – opening a retail store in the midst of a...

Business & marketing: Can Twitter deliver?

Many of my clients and all of my coaching & consulting colleagues asks me: Does Twitter deliver results (as in bottom line results – profits!). And if so, how do you use it wisely and efficiently. I just read a great post on this very topic which gives a...

The Winds of Change

I was on a business trip last week. Driving through the great state of Kansas on I-70, I approached a rise and suddenly saw the beautiful, huge blades of dozens of wind turbines. These amazing machines create electricity from the blowing wind. While there’s no...

Mom’s 2 Greatest Business Lessons

You wouldn’t think that my mom, age 77, a former college English teacher, would know much about business. But I’ve found that two of her life lessons contain some crucial things we business folks all need to understand and apply. Lesson #1: Frugality for the good...

Credo Success

There’s one key thing you need to know to be successful. It’s something that never goes out of style, because it’s not about style. It’s about you being rock solid authentic in everything you do. There’s more hype than ever and we must...

Incentives: Powerful Hot Buttons

How can incentives help your business not only survive these bad economic times, but thrive? Consider free gas certificates. Millions of Americans are feeling the effects of the highest gas prices we’ve ever seen. And they will only go up from here. You have...