Ever since I realized it was World Kindness Day, I started looking for opportunities to be kind to people. More than usual. Ironically they both ended up being acts of business kindness. (1) A guy at The Gathering Spot was desperately looking for anyone who might have any kind of communications / English background. What he was … Continue reading Kindness Works.
When's the last time you truly sat down and thought about your biggest, craziest, wildest dreams? If you had to picture it, could you imagine how those insanely humongous dreams could actually break down to actionable tasks and goals? Can you see what your path to those dreams looks like 5 years out, 1 year out, … Continue reading What’s your ONE thing? [ Book Review: “The ONE Thing” ]
Accidental Entrepreneurship. That's exactly what I think of when I consider where I was one year ago today. I never thought I would even think of doing this until I was 40 (although, ironically, I'm not so far from that now!). In my 20s, I often thought to myself that by the time I'm 40 … Continue reading So ADS Begins: 24 Things I learned in Year One as an Entrepreneur
I decided to do Facebook Live because I want some of my clients to do it for their own businesses. However, I never have my clients do something that I've never done myself before and I wanted to be able to take all the hits of the lessons learned to be able to pass on … Continue reading Facebook Live: Video Equipment Used for our First Broadcast (bonus: all for $100!)
Everybody loves the idea of sitting in their PJ's and making money, running a business off your iPhone using PayPal, Square and swanky, fun business tools like that. But how many of us ever actually get to experience that? We dream of starting our own business but life often gets in the way. Well Nicole … Continue reading ADS Entrepreneur Chat with Charleigh Rocks (our 1st Facebook Live Broadcast)
If you're in the process of designing a logo right now (or if you will be faced with the challenge of getting one designed soon), you already feel the immense pressure of it all. That logo will represent the embodiment of everything your brand is or will become in the future - so you're going … Continue reading Entrepreneurs: Here’s Our #1 Tip for Designing a Logo
Have you ever met someone who was just SO smart you think to yourself: there's no way they can't be successful. Smart people are successful right? Maybe, maybe not. I've come across some very smart people in my time - geniuses even. Calvin Coolidge reminds us, however, that "unrewarded genius is almost a proverb." Then again, … Continue reading The Enthusiasm Challenge
It took me 45 minutes this morning to properly follow up with 14 contacts I spoke with at a networking event last night. That's about 3-ish minutes per contact - including time to briefly look up their website, see what their social media looks like (if they have it) and google them on LinkedIn. This … Continue reading 7 Networking Follow-up No-No’s for Entrepreneurs
If you're a budding entrepreneur - or even thinking about becoming one - you've got a million thoughts going on in your head. Every day. Every hour. And on top of that - more than a million things to do! You know how highly recommended it is for you to have a mentor. In fact, 70% of mentored small businesses … Continue reading Need a business mentor? Try SCORE.
Why Closed Doors Can Be Just as Thrilling as Opened Ones I have a real fascination about doors. Not just any door, but the architecturally intriguing doors of old and even the newer, sleek modern doors of tomorrow. When I was in Paris this past Spring, I took a picture of every breathtaking door I came … Continue reading The Power of the Closed Door