All Systems Go!

I’ve worked with many clients who have an online business. They focus on the logos. The sales pages. The product funnel. Conversion rates. But what’s the #1 element they tend to ignore? Their website terms and conditions. An e-commerce website is a business. It just happens to be located online instead of in bricks and […]

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Some days, you need to work on your business, not just in it.  And sometimes, you need to come first.  After all, your business can only grow to the extent you grow yourself. So I spent the day with motivational speaker Les Brown at a meeting of the National Speakers Association, NYC Chapter.  Les has […]

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Last week, my rabbi, Frank Tamburello, shared his recipe for honey cake: Put a bunch of ingredients into a bowl. Mix. Pour into a greased pan. Bake. How difficult can it be? I thought. I, who have probably used my oven a grand total of 7 times in the past 20 years. Eager to play, […]

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Marisa sat at the dimly-lit bar, a chilled glass of Chardonnay in front of her. She drank deeply. It had been a rough day. She needed a break. Her business partner, Alejandro, had made a mess of things again. Failed to meet his promised sales targets. “Was too busy” to send out responses to RFPs. […]

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  “When you’re not fishing, be mending the nets.” ~ Irish proverb I look down at my Staples® five-subject spiral notebook, slowly filling with notes and ideas and jottings about how I run my business. Summer is usually a quiet time for my business. It gives me time to “mend the nets.” To look carefully […]

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Used to be, I thought being super-busy was a sign of … oh, I don’t know … Greatness? Fabulous business acumen? Being in demand? But after reflecting on this week, I realize I’ve done what Benjamin Franklin says never to:  confuse motion with action. Was I in motion? Sure. Did anything move forward? Not so […]

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How many times do you need to hit yourself in the head with a hammer before you get the lesson? Over the years, it took me several times (with different types of hammers) to learn to identify my niche market (“sweet spot”) and stick with it. I remember a landlord/tenant matter that my then-law partner […]

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The clock is ticking … I have to be on a Google® hangout call in 30 minutes. Here’s the problem: every time I try to either host or participate in a hangout, I run into technical snafus. I’m stressed beyond belief, not just because I can’t figure out how to get onto the damn call […]

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Now that tax season is done done done, (yes, I filed on extension), I wanted to give a shout-out to the people who made that process relatively painless: my accountants.  They have certainly saved my bacon on more than one occasion. By keeping a watchful eye and working with me proactively, we were able to […]

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