This past weekend, I had the privilege of speaking at the last ever Central Soapers Workshop. Hosted by our member, Kenna Cote of Modern Soapmaking, the event was huge fun, and filled with people who are so happy to be earning a living making and selling the handmade products their customers love. I received super…
Recently, the very fabulous Cathy Allesandra, publisher of Today’s Innovative Woman Magazine and producer of the radio show of the same name, interviewed me on the topic of “How To Embrace Your Role as a Business Leader.” In my experience coaching and mentoring Makers and Handmade Entrepreneurs for 14 years, I have noticed that most…
Each month, I meet with other entrepreneurs in a Charlotte Mastermind Group. Our meeting location is a branch of the Carolina Premier Bank in South Charlotte. The venue is comfortable and we enjoy complementary Wifi, coffee, and super soft and cozy executive chairs. Yesterday, in the middle of our meeting, a man wearing a suit…
I am back from a glorious weekend in New York City where I debuted The Lifestyle CEO to an awesome group of new entrepreneurs. I covered a lot of ground, and while my slides don’t tell the whole picture, they offer some insight into core principles for success as a small business owner. Just so…
Here is a question I received recently at our Facebook Page: “How do we stop running our businesses so reactively and start being more proactive? Do you ever feel like you’re running your business, reacting to sales, reacting to non-sales, and filling orders, and just not being proactive?” I answered the question in this short…
In this quick video, I share with you three simple steps to being productive when you have to work around your children. I’ve been doing it for nearly 14 years, and it’s not easy. But it can be done if you take it one step at a time. These tips are very basic and easy…
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