Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

The Partnership Charter – Business Planning and Playing

Tweet In November I left New Jersey and flew cross-country to Washington State for two reasons. The first was to teach an Access Consciousness Bars class. (Which was SUPER. You can read more in this post: New Business Adventures.) The second was to spend some in-person time with LeeAnn Gibbs. LeeAnn and I have been…

Customer Service Tips from McDonald’s

Tweet Until recently I hadn’t been to McDonald’s in close to twenty years. I worked there as a teen, but as an adult I didn’t eat fast food and when I became a vegetarian almost fifteen years ago I had even less reason to visit. Recently though I’ve made several visits to our local McDonald’s…

What Cooking and Business Have in Common

Tweet When you first begin to learn to cook you learned from other people. You may have learned to cook from someone in your family, or you may have learned how to cook by following the recipes and instructions from a cookbook. Some people learned by watching television cooking shows, reading blogs and watching videos…

A New Business Partner

Tweet I’ve often thought about having a business partner, someone I could share the ups and downs of growing a business with, someone to explore new ideas with and someone who totally ‘got’ me and accepted me – the awesome, the good, the bad and the ugly. Several times in the past I thought I…

3 Ways to Find the Support You Need for You and Your Business

Tweet “The E-Myth credo – Don’t work IN your business, work ON it.” ~ Michael E. Gerber When you first start your own business more than likely you have to do everything. You’re CEO, COO, chief fulfillment officer, customer service director, PR, HR, IT support, web designer, copywriter, janitor, and on and on. It’s all…

Learn to Earn

Tweet I’ve been reading Loral Langemeier’s “The Millionaire Maker: Act, Think, and Make Money the Way the Wealthy Do”. One of the messages she repeats is to “learn to earn”, which basically boils down to starting your first business doing something you already know how to do, but may not necessarily love or want to…

Should the Economy Stop You From Starting Your Own Business? Part Two

Tweet Continuing this weeks theme, today I want to introduce you to four women who have launched their own businesses over the last eighteen month, despite the economy. But, before I do, I want to tell you that if it weren’t for Twitter I would have never met any of these women. Don’t let anyone…

Should the Economy Stop You From Starting Your Own Business? Part One

Tweet Time and again I hear from friends and clients, “I want to start my own business, but the economy is just so bad right now I think I should just stay where I’m at and keep doing what I’m doing.” Their voices are usually tinged with sadness and resignation. Their words and their feelings…

Fuzzy Logic to Prove We Are Unique

Tweet When you work for yourself sometimes you fall into a comparison trap. Our ideas excite us, but when we look around it seems like lots of other people are doing the same. We begin to question our own idea and wonder to ourselves “why would anyone be interested in the same product or service…

Small Business Saturday

Tweet I try to support small businesses locally as often as I can. When I’m in the mood for an everything bagel, Olivia’s Bagels are the best. Coffee? Casa de Coffee outshines Starbucks every time. Local, family owned restaurants, especially Italian food, are my favorites. Family owned, local bakery’s also top my favorite, small business…