99% of the time when I hear a client talk about a difficult situation with a client, the problem can be traced back to one root cause. There is a common theme among every single situation, regardless of what business they’re in. Can you guess what that is? If you guessed that they did not

Get an objective eye

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 by

“WHAT THE [Expl*tive]?!” At my gym, the row machines sit next to the windows that overlook the racket ball courts. I like using those row machines because for some reason, watching other people sweat makes my workout go faster.  The other day, I was zoning out a bit and then I heard a loud expletive

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Daymond John of SharkTank. This man is quite an inspiration! Staring his life in the ‘hood of Brooklyn, he is now a world-renowned, successful business man. He doesn’t call himself a celebrity, he says he’s “just a business man with a camera on him.”  I admire that.  He’s the

What was Cowboy Ryan’s secret to winning over Daymond John from Shark Tank? Click on READ MORE below to watch the interview and hear his secret. WATCH IT NOW Wanna to see Cowboy Ryan’s abs?  Go to his website… WooHooooo! That’s what I’m talkin’ about!


As your business grows, you may reach a point where you plateau and can’t go much further without funding. Whether you are approaching a bank for an angel investor, here are three important pieces to have in place before asking for money for your business 1. History and success Being “in revenue” proves the concept.

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

Remember signing your friends’ high school year books? I pulled mine out the other day and counted 4 people who wrote the phrase, “don’t ever change – you’re perfect just the way you are”.  Funny. Maybe we had the foresight to know that as adults, some of us would be freaked out by change. And

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Melissa Garcia and Jennifer Seeley of the Boomer Radio Network live on iHeart radio. We talked about starting a business and I provided 3 tips for people, which I think you’ll find helpful. Listen to the interview…

When a client asks me what the ‘magic pill’ is for business success, I have to respond by saying “people”.  It’s not just employees, though. This includes all of your constituents – staff, vendors, customers, partners, suppliers, … But when I refer to people systems, I am referring to employees.  I’ve outlined the 7 components