Women – Time to Take The Plunge

There are more women entrepreneurs in the U.S. today than ever before, but until the recent worldwide financial crisis, it was still a different set of rules for women than for men. Can women entrepreneurs come out of the global recession having reset those rules? Absolutely! Before the onset of this economic breakdown, women entrepreneurs … Continue reading

Are You an Asker or Guesser?

A powerful element to help you decide who you are in business and in life, this article strikes at the heart of your success. Are You an Asker or a Guesser? Good Blog Patrick James May 11, 2010 For those who find the odd bit of behavioral psychology as interesting as I do, take a … Continue reading

Growing Your Business: Tax Breaks for Hiring Unemployed

Tax breaks for hiring the unemployed By Catherine Clifford, CNNMoney.com, staff reporter: March 18, 2010 NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — A scaled-down, $17.6 billion jobs bill signed into law by President Obama on Thursday features a handful of benefits for business owners, but falls short of the sweeping hiring incentives President Obama and some lawmakers on … Continue reading

Hiring a Friend: Help or Hurt You

When it comes to being small business owners and entrepreneurs we all know that the one way to grow is by outsourcing or delegating responsibilities to employees.  However, cash-strapped these “employees” sometimes turn out to be friends who offer to do it on the cheap or volunteer. While  it’s wonderful to have an extra  pair … Continue reading

INC’s Brown on Contesting Unemployment Claims

How to Contest an Unemployment Claim By Carolyn Brown |  Apr 30, 2010 If you feel a former worker is filing an unemployment benefits claim that you should not have to pay, there are steps you can take to contest it. Unemployment compensation can be a big deal for companies with huge staffs or high turnover. … Continue reading

Twitter the New CNN

When you’re in PR you have one eye or ear on the news while conducting work for clients.  It’s tricky but I suppose it’s a good thing I’m a multi-tasker. Using social media has made it even easier for me to keep up on the news.  I literally get all my headlines on Twitter and … Continue reading

Social Media for Business – Thoughts Confirmation

I recently had the opportunity to speak to a networking group about how small businesses should use social media. I spent a couple weeks thinking about what I was going to present, the topics that I was going to cover, and most importantly I wanted this not to be your typical “here’s how you use … Continue reading