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 […]

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The Power of Leverage- Working Your Networking Relationships for Success

Leverage. It sounds like an unassuming practical word, yet it holds so much power. Authority, power, clout, credit, juice, influence, pull, sway, weight. Anyway you slice it, leverage allows you to make big things happen and it’s usually gained through active, methodic networking. The key to successful leverage is cultivating powerful relationships. Unfortunately, many people don’t work on their relationships the right way and they end up losing out on […]

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3 Roadblocks Keeping Your Business from Scaling, Growing & Thriving

I love helping small businesses grow into companies. But I get so disappointed when people overlook the obvious in diagnosing why they’re not growing. There are three things keeping small business from scaling, growing and thriving….and none of them have to do with marketing. In this episode, I share with you what you should be focusing on if you want to go from a business to a company. I’ll also be […]