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Parting Words – To The 30-Day Bloggers!


30-Day Blogging Challenge is OVER!

Here it is — June 30! The end of a 30-day blogging challenge, sponsored by Jeanette Cates, an unbelievably talented and supportive marketing mentor. This is the second blog challenge for me this year, the first in April, sponsored by Connie Ragen Green. This one was […]

Choose the Right Phone Setup for a Virtual Office


A Beach Office!

It’s possible to look and sound professional while working from a home office or a carefully designed virtual office. It’s also necessary that you pay attention to the details to take care of business in a way that gives you credibility and leaves your clients with a feeling of […]

Tips to Getting Your Email Opened and Read


I recently wrote an article about the top three email mistakes to avoid. I want to continue along in the vein of how to use email properly. Instead of what to avoid, I want to make this article geared toward what to DO.

Here are some of my best tips:

If your message is […]

For Balance in Life & Business, Be Intentional About Getting Out More


I’ve been in Myrtle Beach for 20 years, having moved here from a little fishing village on the Puget Sound known as Gig Harbor, WA. I’m in the telecommunications business which has been fun and even though it’s an “offline” business, it’s maintained “online” since the advent of VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). This […]

For Success, Market Like You Breathe – Regularly and Often


Too many times we have a great idea for a new way to market our business. We may even take the time to get it down on paper and make an action plan. We might even make it to the implementation stage. Hooray! Then we sit back and wait…and wait…and wait. When the results […]

eLearning is Key to Business Success


If you are a small business owner or a sales professional, or perhaps, what I call a “solopreneur,” and you’ve survived the past couple years in the worst economic downturn in recent history, then you are looking for ways to take it to the next level – to not only survive, but to thrive! […]

Getting Away to Renew My Spirit and Energy


My "Little Men"

Wow…it’s been a long busy month and we have 5 more days to go. Ideas, projects, normal workload, new tasks, a complete restructuring of my online business/website, customer service, training time, administrative work, a major remodeling job at my house, tons of visitors (I live at the beach, […]

Three eMail Mistakes You Cannot Afford To Make


// The use of email has become the norm for most of us today, both in our personal and professional lives. Your email is saying a lot more than you realize. Are you aware of the hidden messages you’re sending?

Here are three email errors you cannot afford to make:

1. Sloppy writing, poor […]

Rowboat Wisdom for Winning at Business


The fastest growing water sport in the world is “Dragon Boat Racing.” Every year in Myrtle Beach, the community gathers to watch these long skinny row boats that are over 40 feet long and weigh several hundred pounds skim over top of the water with amazing speed. The key to the success of these […]

He Said WHAT? Quotes That Fall Short


The world is made up of quotes. I look for them all the time in order to round out what I send out on Twitter. Before the advent of the internet, I used to keep notebooks full of them, to use as I was teaching or writing. Most of these quotes are public domain […]