Inspiration

50 Inspiring Business Quotes for Entrepreneurs

The road to entrepreneurial success can be a bumpy one at times. When setbacks and frustrations threaten to sideline or distract, sometimes a few wise words is all it takes to get things back in perspective. Here are some of my favorite inspiring business quotes to help.   Here are some of the quotes that continue to inspire me on my own business…

Branding

How to Find the Perfect Niche

Niche discovery is one of the most important aspects in business branding. You’ve got to know who you’re talking to. Click to Tweet or Click to Pin So, how do you create a customized, right person profile, one that allows for growth and expansion, all the while retaining and honoring your existing client base? Below you’ll find a dozen questions to carefully consider…

Branding

Building a Trustworthy Brand: It’s Persona(L)

Who needs a personal brand? Everyone. The good news is, you’re already well on your way.   Whether or not you realize it, you’ve already got a personal brand. People have formed perceptions about you and your business based on your presence, positioning, offerings, and behaviors. But is it the image you want to be portraying? Is it working for…

Branding

Five Steps to a Killer Tagline.

  What is a tagline? Sometimes referred to as a slogan, catch line or strap line, a tagline is a simple and memorable phrase designed to encapsulate a brand’s essence, mission and/or benefit. It should be prepared with great care as it inevitably becomes an integral part of the brand’s image and recognizability.   A well-appointed tagline should:  Clarify your purpose. Act…

Branding

Popularity is overrated

In life and in business, being popular and being liked aren’t always the same thing.   Popularity means people are aware of who you are. Likability means you are respected, admired & adored.   It’s the difference between being Recognized vs. Renowned.   Just because people have heard of you doesn’t mean they revere you. That has to be earned. Folding amiability…

Inspiration

Sisu Is My Jam

What’s sisu, you ask? “Sisu is a Finnish term loosely translated as strength of will, determination, perseverance and acting rationally in the face of adversity. […] The word derives from sisus, which means something inner or interior. However sisu is defined by a long-term element in it; it is not momentary courage, but the ability to sustain an action against the odds. It is…

People, Places & Things

Quality Companions

Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company. -Booker T. Washington   Sometimes less is more. And that’s a good thing.   Don’t let bad company be a seat filler at your next life event. If you don’t have a room full of quality yet, reserve that space for only that which promises possibility…

Random Musings

101 Fabulous Conversation Starters

Try as we might, sometimes it can be hard to connect. I put together this list of conversation starters to help. So, go ahead. Strike up a chat. You never know where it’ll lead…   What do you think are some of the pluses and minuses of social media?   What quote has had the most impact on your life?…

Random Musings

An Open Letter to 2012

12/31/2011   Dear 2012,   I anxiously await all you have to offer. Your predecessors have been mostly kind and have come bearing many blessings and gifts. Yes, there have been tough times and I don’t even ask that you spare me from them this year. I had thought about asking for that, but I knew that it would set…