Donna Maria shares why she predicts that Miley Cyrus won’t be able to stay away from Twitter for long.
A 1983 television commercial depicts “Fred, the Dunkin Donuts Guy,” who arose at 3:30AM daily, and headed to his Dunkin Donuts franchise to make donuts. As he rose from bed, he mumbled, “Time to make the donuts.” He also moaned, “I bet the guys who make super market donuts are still in bed.” I was reminded…
I am delighted to announce that IBN member and longtime sponsor of my work Anne-Marie Faiola, CEO of Bramble Berry, Inc., has launched the first iPhone application focused on the independent bath and body care products industry. I think it may even be the first iPhone app in the cosmetics industry, period. I am excited to…
Yesterday, I delivered a branding presentation to the artists, crafters and independent business owners at the Arts & Sciences Council of Charlotte, NC. Branding is such a huge topic, and while it was impossible to treat it thoroughly in the hour I had today, I managed to cover a lot of ground, and the students…
In nearly 10 years of serving small and independent business owners, I have made a lot of mistakes and I have seen a lot of mistakes. In fact, dozens of people are sharing the small business mistakes they’ve made right now over at our social networking site. Some mistakes are unique, but over the years,…
Donna Maria interviews Mike Michalowicz on how you can launch and manage your business in ways that maximize your chances of long term success and profitability.
On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (PDF). The Guides were issued pursuant to the FTCs authority, as granted by Congress in Section 5 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. 45, to protect consumers from deceptive trade practices with regard to endorsements and testimonials…
I wrote my first official blog post on September 29, 2005. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that it has undergone many changes over years. I first used Movable Type. Then, with the help of Tasra Dawson, I switched to Typepad. Later, I switched to WordPress. When things didn’t work…
Donna Maria interviews Thom McKinney about the disciplines and mindset that helped him achieve, first as a military man, then as an actor, and then as a small business owner and speaker.
Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.
Donna Maria and husband share “couplepreneur” experiences.
In part 3, Donna Maria shares tips for choosing couples to MasterMind with.
In this video and summary, Donna Maria summarizes her interview with Erik Qualman, author of “Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms The Way We Live and Do Business.”
Technology launches your business to the world!
Fun drawing builds up small business owners!!
Laser sharp focus produces results with less work.
Simple cures help you focus better to accomplish more.
Easy things anyone can do to improve blog performance.
Lives change for the better through the magic of writing and blogging.
Happy birthday, dear friend and business colleague!
What to do when someone steals your thunder.