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1 Key Strategy to Achieving BIG Dreams

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Creative | Comments Off on 1 Key Strategy to Achieving BIG Dreams

1 Key Strategy to Achieving BIG Dreams

Perhaps you’ve been there too. Something difficult is happening in your life and you just don’t feel like expending energy in any other direction than to solve the problem at hand. That’s where I was in October of last year. The house we were purchasing had fallen through and we were living with (generous) friends. Our beloved indoor kitties were living in a giant crate on the deck. I wanted to solve this problem as quickly and painlessly as possible. The last thing I wanted to do was put energy towards my business. But in my...

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10 Surprising Uses for the Little ‘Ol Business Card

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Branding, Creative | 2 comments

10 Surprising Uses for the Little ‘Ol Business Card

One of the “tools of the trade” in the creative tool belt is “repurposing.” This simply means you are taking something that was created for one use and “repurpose” it for yet another. Take a peek at the board I started a board on Pinterest to show you some examples of what I mean. Moving on… some artists will tell you that “original thoughts” are the only thoughts worth having. I hate to break it to you, but there’s nothing new under the sun. I love how the short video...

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April Business Plan Workshop

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Creative | Comments Off on April Business Plan Workshop

April Business Plan Workshop

  Do you think of writing a business plan as a dull and boring process? For many of us creative types, we’d rather be scraping our nails down a chalk board than write a business plan. Yet, if we don’t have some sort of roadmap to how we define success, it can be a very long, drawn-out process. (I like to think of the journey without a plan somewhat akin to the rabbit with a dangling carrot where we never fully grasp and eat the ripe fruit of our labors. NOT fun!) So when I had the opportunity to present the Right-Brain...

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Interview with Jennifer Lee

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Creative | Comments Off on Interview with Jennifer Lee

I’m so excited to have been a featured guest of Jennifer Lee of The Right-Brain Business Plan®. Her workshop was fantastic and I can’t wait to bring this work to my community. Here’s the video: rightbrainbusinessplan on livestream.com. Broadcast Live...

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How are YOU Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Creative | 2 comments

How are YOU Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone?

On February 29th, I am stepping up in a big way and I’m hosting a workshop based on one of my favorite finds of 2011, “The Right Brain Business Plan®.” I’ve invested myself heavily, both emotionally and financially, to become a licensed facilitator, and, to be completely transparent, I am nervous/apprehensive about the outcome. Will people come? How am I going to market this amazing program? Am I going to do a good job of delivering what people REALLY need? Blah. Blah. Blah. I’m sure you’ve been there...

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5 of My Favorite Finds of 2011

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Creative | Comments Off on 5 of My Favorite Finds of 2011

5 of My Favorite Finds of 2011

Business resources are cool, but there are SOOOO many. How do you know which ones are worth exploring? Below is a short list of a few of my favorite resources for my business in 2011. Each tool is creative and a few are highly visual. All have the capability to inspire your business and give you momentum for 2012. Yay!   MeetUp.com – Being new to the Bay Area, I knew I wanted to tap into different networks and opportunities to become established. So I scoped out a few areas of common interest and attended several functions. Through...

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29 Days of…

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Creative | Comments Off on 29 Days of…

There’s a new “29 Day Project” in town. See what it is here. And I hope to see your comments soon!

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4 Questions to Enhance Your Client’s Experience

Posted by on Jun 17, 2011 in Branding, Business, Creative, Life | Comments Off on 4 Questions to Enhance Your Client’s Experience

4 Questions to Enhance Your Client’s Experience

A few weeks ago, my husband went to get his hair cut at his favorite place. At this particular franchise, they not only cut hair, they know how to treat a man right. Envision flat-screen T.V.’s, “manly” invigorating scalp massages, hot towel treatments and neck/shoulder massages. A guy can walk out feeling like a million bucks! Hubby loves this place. Or at least he did… Now, you have to understand, my engineer husband is very particular about his hair. He likes to spike it up in the front with a gel called...

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AND THE WINNER IS…

Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Creative | Comments Off on AND THE WINNER IS…

About 6 weeks ago, I announced a 29 Day challenge called “29 Days of Gratitude.” Thank you to all who participated. I was overwhelmed by the support and participation we had for the project. Originally, I was going to give a “little something” to the person who posted the most. But, as fate would have it, we had TWO people who participated quite consistently more than others. So I’m going to send BOTH a “little something” in the mail very shortly. (And I’ll be sure to show you what it is...

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Solo Entrepreneurs’ Unconventional Guide to Discovering Your Brand: Part 2

Posted by on May 12, 2011 in Branding, Business, Creative | Comments Off on Solo Entrepreneurs’ Unconventional Guide to Discovering Your Brand: Part 2

Solo Entrepreneurs’ Unconventional Guide to Discovering Your Brand: Part 2

The last time we talked about “branding,” I shared with you some new ideas about what it “is” and what it “isn’t.” I find that perhaps the biggest misconception about “branding” is that your logo is your brand. Your logo is part of your visual brand, but your brand is so much more than your logo. Your brand is the culmination of every, single little interaction your clients have with you. That’s everything. From your visuals all the way to how you answer the phone and the memorable “thank-you notes” you send. Everything...

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