Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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  • What to do on a Day of Doubt

    When faced with doubts about being in business, give it one more day (Photo)“When you come to a fork in the road – take it.” ~Yogi Berra

    Do you ever feel like you hate absolutely everything and everyone involved with your business? Do you wonder why you even show up in the morning? Do you fantasize about pitching it all and running away to Costa Rica? Do you doubt your ability to make the business a success, to make it WORK?

    On a Day of Doubt, give it one more day.

    It’s OK to give up on your business. If you are not succeeding, you may not have yet found your true calling. Or, you may not have given it enough time. Or taken the right steps. How do you know?

    Pray for a sign. Why not? You might get one.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 4/10/12 ]
  • Clean up “The Dirt” In Your Garden with Feng Shui

    Did you know feng shui isn’t just for indoor spaces? You can also use it in your garden when planning what types of plants to use, whether or not to have pathways, and in gereral, just to clean up the ‘dirt’ in your garden. Gail Cole gives her ten-step approach to a better garden.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Balance ] • [ 4/10/12 ]
  • How to Create a Simple Social Media Strategy in 6 Steps

    Do you have a Social Media plan in place? Do you know how to find out where your target market hands out online? Corrie Scott, Out-Smarts Marketing, gives a simple, six-step method for creating a social media strategy that best suits your business.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under How-To,Outsmarting Social Media ] • [ 4/10/12 ]
  • Review & Giveaway: “Recession Proof” (a novel) CLOSED

    Review & Giveaway: “Recession Proof” (a novel) by Kimberly S. Lin.
    Deadline: April 22, 2012 (midnight PST)
    Open to: Canada and USA only.

    [ Read More ] • [ 20 Comments ] • [ Filed under Reviews ] • [ 3/26/12 ]
  • Couch to 5K: Vacation, Disney and Chocolate

    Michele shares pages from the diary she kept when she decided to participate in the Couch to 5K program between July and September of 2011. In this post, we follow Michele through Week 6: still dealing with the sad loss of her father, a road trip, and a family reunion.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 3/21/12 ]
  • Sometimes All We Need to do is…Nothing

    When you have a challenge in your business that needs to be solved and the answer isn’t clear, you can brainstorm solutions, do some mind mapping, even bounce ideas off your colleagues or mastermind group. Or, you may want to try this surprising approach that Carmen Jubinville stumbled across when faced with a tough problem that caused her much frustration.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 3/21/12 ]
  • Conflict Resolution: Compromise and Negotiate

    Dr. Patty Ann reveals the fifth, and final, conflict resolution skill that will help you create successful relationships at home and in business. Practicing respect and understanding while using these skills will increase your effectiveness when it comes to dealing with, and resolving, conflict.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Balance,Business ] • [ 3/14/12 ]
  • When Should You Outsource Help?

    Is it better to do it all yourself and save your pennies? Or should you outsource your work to someone else? Abbey Fatica provides a list of services she prefers to outsource, and gives tips on how you can decide which tasks to do yourself, and which ones to delegate to hired professionals.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 3/14/12 ]
  • This Spring turn YOUR Home into a Private Getaway!

    Gail Cole, a Feng Shui expert, tells you how to turn your home into a relaxing paradise by making just nine simple changes to your layout, decor, and colour scheme.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Balance ] • [ 3/14/12 ]
  • When is Quitting Okay?

    “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” Is this true? As an entrepreneur, you may have great tenacity and a stick-with-it attitude, but what does your heart tell you? Are you (still) happy with what you’re doing, or is the love gone? Natasha Golinsky weighs in on the issue of quitting and new beginnings.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 3/08/12 ]
  • How-to: Find Your Voice

    As a writer or blogger it’s important to find your own particular writing style, one that allows you to communicate to your audience in a way that is authentic and unique to you. Karen Dodd explains how she found her voice, and gives you three ways to help you find and develop yours.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 3/08/12 ]
  • Business School or Law School – Which is Better?

    Raj Singh (freelance writer, entrepreneur, and law school graduate) looks at the benefits of a law degree versus a business degree, and explains how an education in law can help entrepreneurs. He also points out some down sides to getting a law degree, like the costs, stress and time commitment.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 3/06/12 ]
  • Down with DEBT: 7 Steps to Financial Freedom

    Ellen Rohr, who nearly sank her own family business, has since learned a lot about money. In this post, she shares with you ideas on how you can take control of your personal and business debt. She includes a seven-step plan on reducing debt and tips on deciding which bills to focus on first.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Money ] • [ 2/29/12 ]
  • Smart Business: Dealing with Hackers and Spammers

    When Out-Smarts Marketing’s website got hacked recently, Corrie Scott fought back by writing this article. In it, she tells you how to protect your website from hackers and spammers and, if it’s already too late, what you can do to fix the problem. Aren’t sure if your site has been hacked? She’ll tell you an easy way to find out.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To,Outsmarting Social Media ] • [ 2/29/12 ]
  • Create a Business with Heart

    Giving back to the community and reducing impact on the environment is now a necessity for a business who wishes to engage top talent and build strong relationships with consumers and community members. Catherine Rocheleau explains how YOU can build a business “with heart” that is in alignment with your personal goals and values, as well as those of your employees.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 2/27/12 ]
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