Category Archives: Leadership

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

As a business owner, I make hundreds of decisions every day. Although some of them are big decisions that have a long-term impact on the company, most of them are much smaller. Should I take this meeting? Should I speak … Continue reading

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3 Business Lessons from Running a Marathon

It is no coincidence that I started my business the same year I started running. Not only is running good for me physically, but it gives me time to think and it’s a great stress reliever. Running also creates mental … Continue reading

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7 Obstacles Standing in the Way of Business Success

When it comes to business, sometimes, the most important tips are the simplest ones. For instance, if you want marketing success you simply need to focus on what works instead of chasing after shiny objects or magic bullets. However, that’s … Continue reading

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Why Entrepreneurs Need Sick Days Too

Last year, to mark my one-year anniversary as a full-time entrepreneur, I wrote a blog post outlining some of the top business lessons I’ve learned along the way. Although I’ve got some new lessons I could add to that list … Continue reading

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3 Guiding Principles for 2014

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a happy and joy-filled holiday season and that you’re ready to take 2014 by storm. I know I am! Yesterday, I spent the day goal setting and making plans for 2014. It’s … Continue reading

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Are We Seeing the Slow Death of Thanksgiving?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Or, have you noticed amongst the Christmas lights and Black Friday coupons? We have long lamented how Christmas has slowly overshadowed over Thanksgiving.  The decorations go up earlier each year and the holiday TV ads show up … Continue reading

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No, the Client is NOT Always Right

The other day, a graduate student interviewed me for one of her classes. And, one of her questions was particularly interesting. She asked, “How do you deal with clients who don’t want to be told they are wrong?” I jokingly … Continue reading

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What LetterLogic Can Teach You About Company Culture & Differentiation

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of hearing Sherry Deutschmann, CEO of LetterLogic, speak at the Entrepreneur Center’s monthly coffee series. She shared the story of how she started her business, a lettershop company that prints and mails statements … Continue reading

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Lessons in Perseverance

On Saturday, I ran my fifth half marathon. And, quite honestly, I wasn’t planning to write about it like I typically do. After all, what I can share about my experience that I haven’t already said before? What else could … Continue reading

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Keep on Running: Responding in the Wake of Tragedy

I’m typically not one to comment here on the blog in the aftermath of a tragedy. There seems to be no words that are adequate to compensate for the loss. And, as someone who writes marketing tips for businesses, it’s … Continue reading

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