I’m Not The Miracle Worker- Why Some Businesses Fail

The sad part is that the death of a business is often times caused by self-inflicted wounds:
Time or Money: As a leader, you must be prepared to sacrifice for your business when times are hard. This isn’t the time to wish you were golfing or to feel sorry that you’re putting off retirement for a couple more years. This is known as “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”. You must be willing to learn about marketing your business and do your part if you can’t afford full-service marketing, or you need to be willing to pay for full-service if your time is best spent on other activities. Its time or money, nobody rides for free.

are you going to get sued?

Social Media showed up on the marketing scene and exploded. Once there was some inital success and a few cases studies, companies big and small went crazy setting up profiles on every social media platform under the sun. Some have been managed well, some not at all. Some employers have come under fire while some employees have felt the heat. Do you know who in your organization should be managing your social media? What can you ask of them? What SHOULD you ask of them?

Get a Website!

When I started this blog a long time ago, I never imagined I’d give such basic advice… but, get a website! I’m disappointed and embarrassed for people once in a while when I find they don’t have a website. I go looking for them and they have no official site. How can that be today?…

Live Under a Rock?

This will be a short rant. In today’s business world, you must understand interactive and social media, and why they are essential (or not) to your business. You don’t have to be an expert, that’s what the interactive and social media experts are for. I’ve met an overwhelming number of people recently who have no…

The Problem With Phoenix

I started North Valley Friday Nights, a social group that meets in the North Valley once per month. This is a spin off of the wildly popular East Valley Friday Nights, Phx Friday Nights, etc (there are a few of them now). One of the people who attended the first two of the NVFN events has continually criticized…

be a great host

I have been doing a lot of speaking lately. I love meeting new people, sharing my passion, giving them something exciting to take away and helping them learn something new. I’ve spent a lot of time observing other speakers and reading advice from experts like Chris Brogan so that I am prepared and ready to do a wonderful job…