Need Cash? Create Some with a Joblet

Whether you are inbetween jobs, unemployed, underemployed, or an entrepreneur falling short of income goals chances are you can create cash sooner rather than later. One of the biggest trends born from the crazy economy is that of mini-jobs or a portfolio career where someone has multiple jobs (freelance or part-time) that add up to a full time paycheck. Even if you don't have enough of these mini-jobs to make a full paycheck, capitalizing on what you already know is a fast path to cash. ...more
That is a bit of the beauty of bartering...and it can be great - just be clear on when you ...more

Be Everywhere

Gone are the days when you could get away with marketing your business in just a couple mediums.  Nowadays, you need to market everywhere: your brand (and even your reputation as a successful business owner) depends on it....more

The 12 and 12 For Keeping Your Brand Re-Freshed!

This is the final part of our six part series on Brand Power-Are You Building It! We have journeyed together on an adventure and explored, gone off the beat and path a little, detoured and taken some side trips but have never lost site of the main road. ...more

10 Red Flags That You Aren't Cut Out for Self-Employment

People often ask me - how did you know you were cut out to be your own boss? How do you deal with the anxiety? The risk? The learning curve? There are many ways to be successful... I coach my clients how to navigate the inner and outer obstacles all the time. Yet, I will be the first to say that self-employment is not for the faint of heart, it's not for everyone. So, how do you know if it's right for you? ...more
Eliminate negative people from your life and cultivate the positive! Now more than ever, ...more

Swipe Fee Changes Equal Goodbye, Free Checking

[Updated 10/28: Banks appear to be caving left and right on adding additional debit card fees following the backlash on Bank of America. This editor still plans to leave Bank of America, because, people, please.] ...more
Another vote for banking at a small, local bank. My little, regional bank has been around for ...more

Money Talks; Everything Else Walks

Recently in a conversation with an associate, we were discussing venture capital opportunities of the past and how we both have invested more than just money but also our time, dedication and expertise; and for a few of those investments we've wound up with some beautiful-looking ownership certificates that have no cash value but make great wall paper....more

What I Learned While Publishing My Book

In September, I released my first full-length published book titled Open to Your Intuitive Intelligence™: Reflections on Nature and Wisdom and to say I am excited is an understatement. Along the way I learned a great deal about what it takes to start and more importantly complete a project like this. Whether you are looking to publish as part of your business or for professional gratification, here are some lessons learned. ...more
Congrats on your bouncing baby BOOK, Paula! Yes, I likened my own book writing experience with ...more

Believe in Yourself = Success

In life and in business, it’s important to stay positive, even when things aren’t going so well.  It happens to all of us: when that inner-voice is constantly talking you down, it becomes harder and harder to perform to the best of your ability....more

The Secret to Effective Selling - Roundup

If you are in business, you are a sales professional. I don't care if your business is widgets or service, you must be able to sell effectively if you plan on staying in business. As someone who came from a corporate background where no sales was required, it was a rude awakening for me to enter the world of entrepreneurship and have to... eek! Sell! ...more

Work-Life Balance Roundup

This week we dive into the wide-world of work-life balance. To me the term is almost mythical. What is it really supposed to mean? A perfectly balanced life? That's like a perfectly done souffle or perfectly round and even homemade pie. I don't know about you, but those are few and far between (and often a fluke). Not to mention often the juice just isn't worth the squeeze (as an manager of mine used to say). ...more