Become a Catalyst

In networking, there are 3 kinds of people – those who wait and watch for things to happen, those who make things happen, and those who wonder what the heck just happened. A catalyst is one who makes things happen. Without a catalyst, there is no spark and nothing much gets done. There are 3 … Continue reading

Change, Change, Change

Do you want to show up higher in Google and Yahoo? To do so there’s a myriad of things you need to do, none of which is as important as maintaining fresh content on your Web site. Search engines reward those who provide fresh content on their sites. Going with the theme of writing first for the … Continue reading

Effective Communication…

Everyone wants to be heard – so why is it so difficult for us to listen? Perhaps it goes back to our early education where most of the focus is on reading and writing, a little focus on speaking, and virtually no focus on effective listening skills – taking notes doesn’t get it. One thing … Continue reading

What Super Bowl Ads Can Teach Small Business

I admit, I really didn’t care who played or won yesterday’s Super Bowl (Go Bears!) instead I hope for an exciting game (which we got) and…..the commercials. One thing that really interested me was the way the ads really reflected what’s going on in the U.S. right now.  Think about this:  how many ads did … Continue reading