Tag: networking

What Business Courage Looks Like

It takes more courage than ever to be in business today.  How do I know that?  Because I own a small business and I have to be brave every day.  Some days, just getting out of bed is the bravest thing to do.  When I started my business seven years ago, I had panic attacks... Read more »

16 ways you know you’re ready to face the world!

I’ve always had this sinking feeling that one of these days people would find out how much I don’t know and call me out as a fraud.   So, I decided to develop a list of ways that would help me know when I was ready.  I wanted to share them with you….I decided I only... Read more »

The Sexy Business Attitude in Chicago

I’ve lived in a boatload of cities:  Omaha, Houston, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Cincinnati and now Chicago.  I can tell you with great authority and experience that Chicago has by far THE sexiest business attitude of all of them….I didn’t say “sexist”. I said “sexiest”.  It’s edgy, innovative, strong, determined, community oriented, and last but not... Read more »
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Jimmy Greenfield is a good guy

The nicest and most unexpected thing happened to me today and I wanted to share it with you.  I’m a writer.  I write because it keeps me sane….especially during winters like this.  I hardly ever get paid to write, but that’s OK.  I write because I know I’m good and I know have something to... Read more »

2014 is the year of the product....YOU are the product.

2014 is the year of the product and YOU are the product!  Don’t let this concept scare you.  To understand and believe that you are the product and an asset in today’s marketplace puts you in a very powerful place.  Being powerful gives you an advantage.  Here are three ways to capitalize on your newfound... Read more »

8 Business Reinvention Tips

Start writing a monthly blog about trends you are seeing in your industry.  Educating your audience helps you become a resource to them.   They will begin to view you as an expert.     Select your top five customers and meet with them quarterly to learn more about their business and how you can help... Read more »
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Online Branding is a MUST!

"Don't Pick Your Teeth" And Other Communicating Tips

Yesterday I met with a new networking contact.  We sat at a small table in the lobby of a large hotel downtown and talked for about an hour.  During that 60-minute period my colleague made eye contact with me for about 4 seconds.  The rest of the time her eyes were darting at her shoes,... Read more »

18 things to do when you get the SH....kicked out of you!

Last week was one those “if I ever have another one of these weeks, I’ll crumble into a heap of utter despair and hopelessness”…..yes, on hindsight it was that bad. As business owners we know that things don’t always go the way they want them to….these “bumps in the road” always involve people….god, if we... Read more »
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4 Things I Wish I'd Said

1. If you haven’t read “Purple Cow”, “Tribes”, “Linchpin”, or “Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?” by Seth Godin….treat yourself to one or all of these books and get ready to be educated and entertained. For example….here’s one of my favorite quotes: “I define “sheepwalking” as the outcome of hiring people who have been raised... Read more »