I Knew Me When …

My Grand Plan … Yeah, Right! It’s been nearly 13 years since I left the full-time practice of law to implement my grand plan to make a living manufacturing soap and other fragrant products at Maria Grace. I had no PR experience at the time, but instinctively, I knew that I needed to get the…

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IBTV Episode 16: Tyranny of the Urgent

How To Get Things Done It’s easy to set goals and make resolutions, but when real life happens, it’s amazing how quickly goals and resolutions become yesterday’s news. Even though I don’t accomplish every one of my goals, the process of setting them ensures that my life and my business continue to move in a…

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Hillary's Tears: I Liked 'Em

She Cares And Is Not Afraid To Show It Yesterday, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton choked up at a press conference. In case you didn't see one of the billion replays of the event, you can see it here.     Tears Are Real When I lived in Washington, DC, two men who became known as…

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Vault Episode #91: Kayla Fiorvanti [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 91 featuring a special New Year’s episode and my interview with Kayla Fiorvanti. As we embark on a fresh year, this episode is dedicated to preparing, aiming, and firing away at your business goals.…

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IBTV Episode 15: Ready, Aim Fire!

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go For It In 2008 Still sitting around waiting for the New Year get up and go spirit to hit you? Then wait no more! If you’re not fired up for 2008, you will be after enjoying this segment where together, we get ready, aim and fire at our business…

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Make Technology Your Slave

… And Do It Now, Before It’s Too Late Yesterday, Netflix announced an agreement with LG Electronics to deliver movies directly to your high definition television set, bypassing the need to use a personal computer. This announcement is not surprising considering that it’s a smart use of technology that makes it easier for Netflix to…

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My Blog Mentors

Each One Teach One I believe in the concept of "each one teach one." If we all commit to teaching at least one person what we know, we will improve ourselves, those we teach and the world. Since joining the blogosphere in 2005, I have learned a lot, and it gives me great pleasure to…

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IBTV Episode 14: Non-Profit Interview (Wellspring Church)

Church Start Up Has Same Challenges as For Profit Indies I know you want to get to the video, but please allow me to set it up for you with some interesting background. In the early 90’s when I was an employment attorney at a Fortune 500 company, a stranger knocked on my office door.…

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Indie Business TV: Episode 13: Company Overview

An Indie Business Media Company Overview As we ring in the New Year, I am thankful to you for allowing me to reach out to you in person or through this blog or Indie Business Radio. It is a true privilege and one of the greatest joys of my life to serve you. There’s so…

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Take The "I Am Indie Business" Pledge

The 10 Commitments of 2008 The "I Am Indie Business" Pledge empowers you by changing the paradigm through which you view the connections between family, home, wealth and business. They are the commitments that I and my family made that helped us reach our goal of successfully managing home and business, without compromising either.  …

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Vault Episode #90: Jamila White [Podcast]

The Vault is an archive of my first podcasts so there is a record for you to enjoy. Welcome to the Vault Episode 90 featuring my interview with Jamila White, a pioneer of internet marketing and a return guest! As an e-commerce diva, she empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners to increase web sales and traffic…

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Get Your Jam On

People Jam: A Hip Social Networking Site A few days ago on Indie Business TV, I shared my advice that social network marketing is a smart, efficient and cost effective method of getting the word out about you and your business. So I just had to tell you about a new social site I joined…

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The Best Kept Branding Secret

Domain Name Offers Incomplete But Valuable Protection The United States Patent & Trademark Office reported that it examined a record 323,527 trademark applications in fiscal year 2007. Compare this to 2006, when it reported examining 275,790 applications, a 9% jump from 2005. But filing a trademark registration application can be expensive and time consuming. And…

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