February 19, 2015

Who do you want in the trenches with you?

rosemary published this at 6:28 am

Spoiler alert: this post contains a spoiler about the conclusion of Celebrity Apprentice. You’re building a business. It has some similarities to going into battle.

You don’t really know what’s going to happen. You need to equip yourself properly. You must be in it for the long haul. You need a strategy. You must know what you want to get out of it. What’s the mission. You need to have a thick skin and confidence. You have to be able to handle unexpected events. You need to know when it’s time to retreat with honor.


You need the Read More…

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February 18, 2015

Is Your Organization Financially Sound?

Dave published this at 11:05 am

If you are planning to start a business or nonprofit organization, one of the biggest challenges that you will face is securing funding.

There are many ways to get funding for your venture, and you can determine which funding option best meets your needs by doing some research.

Here is a look at some of the funding options that are available….


Getting a loan is the most common way of raising money for a new business.

One thing you can do to find a suitable loan opportunity is to contact the Small Business Administration (SBA).

There are a Read More…

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February 17, 2015

Why we should stop saying “I’m terrible with names”

rosemary published this at 6:40 am

By Lindsey Tolino

The first time I heard it was when I was in middle school. On the first day of school, our teacher said it with little emotional engagement. He coupled it with a remark that at some point, maybe a few weeks in, he would eventually have everyone’s down. I remember it rubbing me the wrong way even then.

“I’m terrible with names.”

I’ve always felt like someone devalues me when they say it. They don’t mean to. They are citing an insufficiency in themselves. I know that.

But when someone tells you that they’re terrible Read More…

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February 15, 2015

What barriers are you using to block success?

molly published this at 3:00 am

Sometimes, we don’t even know we’re stuck.

We go about our days, leveraging and win-winning, shuttling kids back and forth to school and soccer, lulled into a hamster wheel we can’t see. Only the vaguest notion of being in the wrong place filters to the surface of our consciousness on occasion. Are we blocking our own success?

In a previous blogposts, I’ve talked about what inspires my writing ~ who (or what) serves as The Muse. Sometimes, it’s a quote; sometimes it’s my children; other times, it’s people who populate my social networks and in the case Read More…

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February 14, 2015

Beach Notes: Sand Spires

rosemary published this at 8:58 am

By Suzie Cheel & Des Walsh

We were greeted by these beautiful sandcastles one morning as we were walking on the beach.

It is such joy to start the day with the creations of others that nature has left for us to enjoy before the tide comes in and washes them away.

Suzie Cheel & Des Walsh

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February 12, 2015

5 hot call to action tips for business bloggers

rosemary published this at 6:58 am

You’re blogging for a reason, right?

If your blog is part of your business strategy, it’s time to do a check-up on your call to action (CTA).

A call to action is something that is intended to provoke a response in your reader.

It could be a bright red box that says “click here,” it could be a pretty picture of the cover of your e-book saying, “download now,” or it could be “set an appointment today.” Those are overt calls to action.

It could be more subtle, like a series of recommended blog posts. Read More…

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