A story about persuasion….

Thursday, 03 January 2013 by

This video is a great use of 11 minutes. If you want more sales in 2013, this will help…

This is a great time of year to rejuvenate and spend quality time with family and friends.  It’s also a good time to plan and set intentions for 2013. What do you plan to accomplish next year? Increase revenue? Hire staff? Find a new location for your office? Do you have a clear, realistic plan

Is bartering a good idea?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 by

Have you ever thought about bartering services?  I’ve seen it work well for both parties, and I’ve seen it not work. I’m sure you have the same experience. I do barter. I am conscious to make it a small amount of my business, however. I agree to barter with clients when I need the services

You may be familiar with that vicious marketing-busy-marketing-busy cycle that business owners experience. You do some marketing and you get clients who keep you busy, so you stop marketing. Then when those projects are done, you need to market to get new clients. Do you know what I’m talking about? As we come up on

One of my coaches said this to me once and it resonates in my brain constantly. Do you know anyone who is a perfectionist? You know, those other people who won’t take action until everything is just right?  (I can hear some of you giggling).  It’s hard for people like us to let go. To

I’ve talked with quite a few people who belong to so-called “master mind” groups. Some are happy and some, not so much.  The “not so much” category seem to continue to go to the group because of the camaraderie, the social aspect. They like talking about business and stirring things around. But they often admit

Service and success

Thursday, 30 August 2012 by

Everyone comes to this world with gifts to offer. They may be a whiz at accounting, skilled at building a brick wall, a powerful public speaker, or exude kindness to all they meet. Whatever your gift is that you bring to the world, don’t be stingy.  Share what you have, whether it is from a

Boomer Network

Saturday, 04 August 2012 by

Boomer Radio Network serves the baby boomer population. They are launching the Women’s Radio Network in August, 2012. Leigh-Ann had the privilege of being interview by Jennifer Seeley. August 4th: Why Start Your Own Business? Listen now. August 11th: The End of Corporate America as a Safety Net.  Listen now. August 31st: Be careful of

If you’re out marketing your business, chances are you are constantly making new contacts.  From education classes, chamber mixers, networking events… heck even summer barbeques…you end up with a huge pile of business cards on your desk (and on the floor, and in your drawers…) with no plan in sight for following up.  Does this

I am often asked, “what is the secret to success?”  What ‘s the magic pill?”  “What’s the one thing I can do to ensure success in my business and my life?”  I always thought that if I had that answer I could bottle it and take the rest of the year off. Well, now I