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 […]

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 […]

Flashback: Business Lessons I Learned from Lucy

Flashback: Business Lessons I Learned from Lucy

  I originally wrote this post back in 2011 for Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday. I did a version on Forbes.com that was a hit as well. A post by a Facebook friend (thanks Sunshine!) of mine reminded me of this article. So I’ve revamped it a little bit and am sharing it once again. Enjoy!       Who doesn’t know this famously, hilarious red-head? Each generation gets to know her […]

Flashback: Swimming With the Sharks- A Conversation With Barbara Corcoran

(This interview originally aired live on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12 Noon EST) *Editor’s note* When this interview occurred, Empower Me! Corporation primarily served women entrepreneurs. Since that time, the company switched focus to men and women and has become more involved in business growth strategies. You’ve seen her on Shark Tank. She is considered New York Real Estate Royalty. But she is even more recognized as a no-nonsense, […]

The 7 Steps to True Growth

This audio, The 7 Steps to True Growth, is about the things you need to do as a small business owner, entrepreneur and person in order to achieve real growth. It’s not about revenue, gaining customers, or even building a team. It’s about finding growth within. Without doing the work on yourself, it is impossible to achieve real success. Can’t listen right now? Download this podcast and listen later. In […]

Revenue Growth Strategies to Implement Next Week

When you mention “revenue”, most people automatically assume it just means make more money for the company and profits. Then they set out and try to drum up new business thinking more new business equals profitability. But revenue generation goes much deeper than just bring customers in the door. There is a fair amount of strategic planning and understanding your customers, what you offer, and how you offer it before […]

How Prepared is Your Company to Handle a Crisis?

You owe it to yourself, your staff and your customers to have a plan in place for any emergency or crisis. Here are five business lessons you can learn from Snowpocolypse 2014 and use for your own business: Map out a thorough emergency/disaster plan before you need one. There have been people who either had to wing it or make it up as the crisis forced them too. Trust me, […]

Are You Ready to Pick My Brain?

Are You Ready to Pick My Brain?

Yes, I asked that question, and no, you are not going crazy. If you’re already on my mailing list, you already receive my email last week announcing that I was launching the long overdue Pick My Brain Tour. To say I’m excited is an understatement. Fans of the book and the original Forbes article have been after me for the longest to take the conversation to the next level. So […]

Don’t Be A Broke Brand

Here are 6 things you’re doing to create a broke brand. You’re going crazy on the freebies and giveaways; they don’t always lead to real conversions. As I worked on growing my business, I fell victim to the thinking that free content will drive conversions. I spent a lot of time dispensing advice through my radio show, newsletter, blogs and on social media. I even gave away more free consulting […]