Challenges and Advice for Entrepreneurs

Challenges and Advice for Entrepreneurs

Typically, my business is not focused on what differentiates men and women in the workplace or any other societal space we share. In fact, I quite enjoy what I learn from other leaders–predominately men–in the online community on coaching, marketing and web technology. Duct Tape Marketing, WP Elevation, Marketing Over Coffee and The Tim Ferriss Show are some of my go-to’s for insight, (more…)

Business Basics: 5 Ethical Practices to Implement into Your Business

Business Basics: 5 Ethical Practices to Implement into Your Business

Ethics play a major role in business today and can impact everything from brand reputation to employee relations¬†and overall profitability. The relationship between the disciplines of marketing/communications and ethics is one that is often overlooked, but your best marketing professionals can help you in both arenas. (more…)

Courageous Leadership: Your Business Depends On It

Courageous Leadership: Your Business Depends On It

Owning a business isn’t for the faint of heart because leaders must be courageous. Daily, you are faced with challenges that require an immediate response, and when you fail to act it becomes easy to spiral into fatigue and a sense of failure. Self doubt often sets in and you don’t challenge your own negative thinking, because second guessing yourself seems like the right thing instead of leaping to action. Sometimes we buy into the negative self-talk that we really can’t do what we set out to do and this happens at both the conscious and unconscious levels and can be debilitating. I’m not suggesting we should never challenge ourselves and re-evaluate things. What I mean is that if you don’t have confidence in the decisions you make and the reasons behind those decisions, you’ll lack the courage to act and finding forward momentum will be next to impossible. You need to confidently make a decision until you need to confidently make the next decision. That’s how we learn to lead. (more…)