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WTF is an Advisory Board?

What is this “Advisory Board” thing I speak of? Simple – It is something you MUST have if you want to be successful with your small business. #micdrop #endofblog #justkidding Here is my definition: “An Advisory Board is a diverse group of respected professionals that a business owner can rely on for ...

A Better Video Message

If you know me even a little bit, you’ll know that I’m all about the “executive summary”, so here’s my summary for this blog:   If you use web-based video with any sort of regularity (webinars, internet calls, messages to your teams, etc), invest in an external camera – your “audience” will thank ...

The Case for Quality

On the surface, the title of this blog does not sound very compelling as of course everyone wants quality. But that is not the case I am making. The case I am making here is for Quality over Quantity, which is not always an easy one to make. Here’s the bottom line – it’s about time really. In a world of ...

What is the point of Networking!?

OK – on the surface, this seems like one of those “duh” topics. Clearly, “networking” is something you do to get a job or more business. Right? WRONG! (Well, sort of wrong anyway) In my opinion, here is the real reason you should be networking on a regular (and consistent, see my blog on that HERE) ...

Video – A Requirement for Business

A picture is worth 1,000 words - we all know that one right? Taking that analogy up a level then, how many words is a video worth? Here is my Executive Summary for this post:   EVERY business needs video content to be successful in today's rapid-fire, short-attention-span, online world.   Disclaimer: I ...

Just Think

NOBODY THINKS ANYMORE! OK - that's a huge exaggeration, but I said it to make a point and grab your attention. I think the truth is that most, not all, people do not truly think, at least not often enough. OK yes, you have to think to survive (not really difficult thinking) and sure, there is some thinking involved in ...

Doing Business in the Dark

I see this situation time and time again and a) I never understand it and b) When I try to explain the concern, it's like talking to a wall.  Here is the typical situation: I am speaking with someone either a) in business, b) starting a business, or c) looking (proactively or reactively) for work - at some point in the ...