Quit With the Branding & Just Be Real

Quit With the Branding & Just Be Real

Over the years, I’ve made a point to keep as authentic and consistent as possible. No matter what the business or project, I made sure there was a lot of “me” infused so you knew it was from me. Branding is something that is a big deal within the business community. Everyone’s always asking “what’s your brand?” or “who does your branding?”. Well nobody “does” my branding. And in fact, […]

Course Correction with Ginny Gilder

“How badly do you want it?” became the most powerfu six words that lead a young Ginny Gilder on a path to define her own life, blaze her own path and change her whole operating assumption. Author and businesswoman Ginny Gilder puts it all out on display in her new book Course Correction. She shares her lessons learned, the shifts she had to make during a time when women were […]

Jon Stewart Teaches You How to Own Your Brand & Command Respect

Jon Stewart Teaches You How to Own Your Brand & Command Respect

If you’re like me, you tune in the The Daily Show on Comedy Central to get your laugh and dose of unbiased, political updates from Jon Stewart. Now, you might be thinking “I’m an entrepreneur. Why the heck should I care about Jon Stewart? He’s clearly a political satirist. He’s on Comedy Central for goodness sake“. Yes, he is. And yes, he’s on Comedy Central. But he has to be, […]

Clients, Content, Conversion, Oh My!

Clients, Content, Conversion, Oh My!

There is nothing wrong with giving away free content and help as part of your overall marketing & branding strategy. It’s great to be a giver. But if you’re constantly giving and not making money you’ll quickly grow bitter, resentful and exhausted. Trust me, I know because it happened to me. If you’ve heard my “Don’t Be a Broke Brand” talk, you’ll know my story and feel me on this […]

Embrace Change, Diversify to Build Wealth

Embrace Change, Diversify to Build Wealth

A new year means a different approach. If you want to be a mogul, a #BOSS, then you’ve got to shake things up! Well, the first month of 2015 is just about over. I don’t know about you, but in just this short time, so much change has happened in my life that my head is spinning. But in a good way. January brought about some big changes in my […]

Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Permission

We don’t need no stinking permission! Some entrepreneurs stifle their dreams and fail to go big because of fear of what others might think or say. They think of an idea and almost immediately come up with 99 thousand excuses of why it won’t work. They hear the inner taunt of invisible critics who represent people in their lives who tell them they can’t do it. I don’t ask for […]

Do You Really Want to Grow A Company, Or Just Make Money?

For the entire story, listen to the audio. I had an interesting conversation with a friend yesterday about the psychology of some small business owners. She suggested that people don’t care about what it takes to run a real company. They only care about “HOW some made a million dollars in their business” and get caught up in the “I can make you just like me” shiny object syndrome trying to […]

To Build a Company, You Have to Hire

To Build a Company, You Have to Hire

When you run a small business, one of the last things people tend to focus on is hiring, especially when the economy isn’t doing well. Some may even say that when you are small, you shouldn’t even be thinking about hiring people. After all, the goal should be run lean. Right? Well unfortunately, many small business owners lock themselves into staying small and they hinder their chances for growth with […]

Deliver the WOW With Evan Carmichael

Evan Carmichael is wildly passionate about helping entrepreneurs be successful. He has built his brand and reputation on giving back by providing value to clients, other entrepreneurs and his community, aligning himself with excellence, and keeping himself accessible and humble. Evan is the real deal. Listen to our chat and take plenty of notes. Here are some key take aways from our conversation: Always provide a great customer experience. Over deliver […]

Experiencing the Power of a Power Group

Empower Me! Corporation CEO Adrienne Graham talks about the power of finding the right networks for you and your business objectives. Decide what it is you want out of a network and what you’re willing to put in. Don’t be afraid to walk away from any network or group that isn’t helping you grow and move forward. Check out more information about the Empower Me! Business Owner’s Club and inquire about […]