Do Less. Get More.

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Robert Holmes. The Japanese have an enchanting and beautiful way of arranging flowers, an art form they call Ikebana. One of the key principles of Ikebana says: “It is the space between things that matters.” Placing a flower or an object, considering its color and effect is […]

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Help, I can’t find my own website! Solve that problem with keywords.

This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Maxym Martineau. How do you know if your site is working? And by working, I don’t mean actually landing on your home page when you type the URL in your preferred browser. I mean working – the type of effort that produces results; and what result is more […]

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Anatomy of A Proposal

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Catherine Morgan. I think I have an easier time with proposals than most small business owners because I was a proposal manager when I worked at Deloitte. I look at developing a proposal like working on a jigsaw puzzle. First, you find the edges, then look for […]

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The networking strategy you could be overlooking

This appeared at www.bizjournals.com and was written by Caroline McMillan Portillo. For a few minutes Wednesday, the spotlight at a women in business event turned to the moderator. The event — a “Power of Women” conference hosted by the Charlotte Chamber — included a discussion on authentic leadership, negotiation tactics and the value of sponsors […]

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10 Attributes of an Exceptional Entrepreneur

  This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Brad Shorr. What separates ordinary entrepreneurs from extraordinary ones? Here’s a checklist of attributes needed to hit it big. How do you stack up? 1. Energy. Building a business is not an 8-hour-a-day gig; it could be almost double that. You need physical and mental stamina […]

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Simple steps to crafting powerful marketing campaigns

  This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Gina Watkins.   The goal of any marketing effort is to achieve a measurable result—and for many that goal to is often focused on moving your audience to take action. This may sound like an overwhelming task, but with the right approach in place, it does […]

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9 Mindfulness Hacks To Help You Succeed

This appeared at www.forbes.com and was written by Prerna Gupta.  Many of us are drawn to the peace and happiness promised by a life of mindfulness, but we often abandon it in our daily lives because practicing mindfulness can seem at odds with our desire to succeed. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are […]

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3 Leadership Lessons For Women Cofounders In Tech

This appeared at www.forbes.com and was written by Abby Ross.   The tech sector is a notoriously difficult place to be a woman. A congressional report showed that only 7% of women-founded businesses receive venture capital funding. Every time we turn around, it seems there’s another gaffe that causes a rise within the community — this ranges from major companies’ […]

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Be a Better Speaker: Tips from Carol and Catherine

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Catherine Morgan.   It isn’t often that Carol and I post on the same topic around the same time on different blogs – but that is exactly what happened recently. I suspect that many of you are speaking, or are considering speaking to grow your business. Here […]

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Technology, please: Using online productivity tools to do better in business

This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Peter Dillon. With a friend, I built kitchens and bathrooms. That was fun, and almost a hobby rather than a business—though not intentionally so. We would wait for money to come in, spend many unhealthy hours with a phone seemingly stuck to the side of our heads, […]

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