Why I Shoveled During a Blizzard

Why I Shoveled During a Blizzard

Snow was falling hard and fast. Wind gusts were blowing icy wetness into my face. Even my love-the-great-outdoors Irish Setter wanted to go back inside.   Why was I shoveling in the middle of blizzard? Here in Minnesota we had a major...

Conquer Your Pricing Fears with Water

Conquer Your Pricing Fears with Water

My clients won’t pay that much.   I’ll lose customers.   Some business is better than no business.   Sound familiar? You are not alone.   I’ve been pricing successful products and services for over twenty years, and I understand your fear. I also...

#FridayFind – Storytelling Soiree from Tea Silvestre

#FridayFind – Storytelling Soiree from Tea Silvestre

My clients won’t pay that much.   I’ll lose customers.   Some business is better than no business.   Sound familiar? You are not alone.   I’ve been pricing successful products and services for over twenty years, and I understand your fear. I also...

Process, Systems, and… Adventure?  (to Profit!)

Process, Systems, and… Adventure? (to Profit!)

I'm not someone who has chased high end brands, I never felt the allure of Prada sunglasses, Luis Vuitton luggage, or Gucci purses. But I've been asked to buy varying quality knock-offs more times than I can count. How can this be? Well if you're wondering why I don't...

Serious or Sucker? When to Spend the Big Bucks

You know I'm a fan of using stories as a way to talk about the hard stuff (check out the recent addition of my sci-fi alter ego). But did you know stories are also a fabulous marketing tool? It's true. People remember stories. People seek out stories to see and hear...

What's On My (Profitable) Desk?

Your attitude drives your success.   Stay positive to stay profitable.   Drink lots of coffee. You've heard these business mantras many times before. Ok maybe not the last one... unless you've got my office bugged. Bottom line? Your attitude does affect your...

Create an Open Inner Circle to Boost Your Bottom Line

This post is part of the 30-Day Bloom Your Online Relationships Challenge. If you’d like to play along, you can sign up here (don’t worry — it’s FREE). We’re all working through these small, powerful actions together and sharing our questions, learnings and...

Avoid (Profit) Death by 1,000 Cuts

Death by 1,000 Cuts. Sounds awful doesn't it? Something only to be found in horror movies. Until outlawed in 1905, Slow Slicing (a.k.a. Death by 1,000 Cuts) was a form of torture and execution in China. Unfortunately it still persists today. In your business. Profit...

Bankable Breakthrough at #eWNConf

I'm high. Not exactly what you want to hear from your numbers person. Fear not! It's completely legal, and all natural. I'm high on the bankable breakthroughs I made at the #eWNConf. I may also be feeling giddiness from the 14 hour car drive home with only 3 hours...

Who Stole Olivia's Profit? #Biz2Beach

Every summer there's a short list of highly anticipated blockbuster movies. 2014 is no different with a new installment in X-Men, Transformers, Angelina Jolie re-imagining Maleficient, and Profit, Murder, and a Desperate Cephalopod. Watch this witty short to be...

Second Annual #Biz2Beach – Profit & Fun in the Sun

My clients won’t pay that much.   I’ll lose customers.   Some business is better than no business.   Sound familiar? You are not alone.   I’ve been pricing successful products and services for over twenty years, and I understand your fear. I also...

Protect Your Bottom Line with a Profit Wingman

Meeting and wooing new clients carries the same pitfalls (and then some!) as meeting a new boyfriend or girlfriend. A dating wingman is a common method or tool used in today's dating scene - or so I'm told by my footloose and fancy free acquaintances. Afflicted with a...

Mice Plus Men Doesn't Equal Profit

Have you worked on establishing or strengthening network connections today? Do you believe creating a strong network is crucial to growing your small business profit? Can all your networking needs can be met online? Warning: You are stepping mousing over profit every...

When You're NOT The Expert They're Looking For

Death by 1,000 Cuts. Sounds awful doesn't it? Something only to be found in horror movies. Until outlawed in 1905, Slow Slicing (a.k.a. Death by 1,000 Cuts) was a form of torture and execution in China. Unfortunately it still persists today. In your business. Profit...