Outsourcing Advice From Freelancer.com’s Matt Barne

Posted on May 9, 2012 by Emily Suess Posted in Collaboration, Interviews On the Small Business Bonfire social network, members have been chatting about their experiences with crowdsourcing and outsourcing work. The general consensus is that handing over work to someone else will either be a really good or a really bad experience — but rarely do small business owners feel indifferent [...]

You get What you Give

MindSet – Could You Use a Reset?

I have been in the mindset business of coaching & personal change  for more years than I think I am comfortable sharing. I still love it and I enjoy working in this exciting field every day. I am sure I can hear a collective groan from all you managers that think about staff issues you [...]

Google+ – Here we come

  I have worked on understanding Google Plus over the last several days. I know this will be a big one. Just for the record, I also predicted the value of Linked in and have been an early adopter.  Join me on google plus and we will learn together.     Tweet

Bad Hire

Great tips for those that use a DIY (do it yourself) method to Hire Great People

  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Rules to Hiring Great People – based on Pierre Mornell’s book, 45 Effective Ways for Hiring Smart.   Rule number one is clear and supremely counterintuitive: Don’t ever, ever hire somebody just like yourself. Why is that so hard? And what has happened to executives and companies that did that? As management [...]

91% of Business Owners Could See Higher Revenue Using a Strategic Plan

See on Scoop.it – Small Business is Big Business The Alternative Board (TAB), the world’s largest franchise provider of peer advisory boards and business coaching services, released the results of its quarterly, third-party Small Business Pulse Survey today – and the results are surprising. Although 76% of respondents say they believe having a written strategic plan [...]

Three Words That Can Transform Your Leadership

See on Scoop.it – Mastermind Group “I trust you.”   When it comes to building trust in relationships, someone has to make the first move. One person has to be willing to step out, be a little vulnerable, and place trust in another person. Is it risky? Yes! Without risk there isn’t a need for [...]

5 Ways to Use Google+ Events for Your Business

See on Scoop.it – Small Business is Big Business Google+ Events: Here’s everything you need to know about Google+ Events. You’ll also discover how to use Google+ Events with Google+ Hangouts for a live newsfeed delivery system. See on www.socialmediaexaminer.com Tweet

enthusiastic employee

To the unsung heroes of the workplace – The” Go To” People.



Rosa Parks Takes Her Place

Rosa Parks will be honored on February 27, 2013 when lawmakers will unveil a statue of this first lady of the civil rights movement in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall. The ceremony, which coincides with the end of Black History Month, will be attended by President Barack Obama and other lawmakers. Mrs. Parks, is best [...]


Danica Patrick: Breaking Barrriers

Women intimidated by male-dominated industries have a new heroine: Danica Patrick. Danica Patrick isn’t just playing with the boys, she’s beating them at their own game.  This past weekend Danica Patrick made history by becoming the first woman ever to take the pole at the Daytona 500. She came in with the fastest lap during [...]

I love what I do

Am I Winning in the Game of Life?

I have recently had reason to take stock of what I have given, received and learned in my life so far.  These were the limits in which I used to keep my focus. I often need that because I have such an appetite for learning that I can get distracted very quickly.  This topic also was [...]