Saturday, October 24, 2020
A client in New Orleans, like so many other businesses focused on “in person” interaction, is struggling with the impact of widespread Stay At Home (SAH) orders. Her company’s strong growth season is spring, and after early success last...
When starting a new business later in life, would-be entrepreneurs can be hesitant to move forward. Their life experiences lead them to think there is a “right way” or “wrong way” to start or run a business. Fear of...
Career transitions from one industry to another are very possible. The trick is to understand your new industry and the type of role you want to do. Understand what skills are necessary to do that role well, and then...
Analysis paralysis is real. But even more limiting is projecting an imagined negative response to your business onto your friends, co-workers, and acquaintances in such way that your own mind prevents you from moving forward. Negative self-talk kills more...
A small business owner with a clothing store selling her own branded higher-end merchandise in tourist locations was working on how to drive more sales. Her stores were located in very popular (and expensive, in terms of rent) areas,...
A SAFE is a financing instrument which some early stage companies use to secure funding without issuing actual shares in the company at that time. Instead, the SAFE agreement provides the right for an investor to purchase equity at...
“I don’t know where to start.” I hear this phrase often as I begin working with aspiring entrepreneurs and career-changers. That phrase can mean a couple different things, and in order to determine how to help the person, I...
The global COVID-19 pandemic has thrown our world upside down, with businesses closing or re-tooling to support the fight against the virus and people working from home, carefully braving their workplaces for essential jobs, and/or starting new jobs as...
Storytelling is a well-known device for building rapport with customers, highlighting a problem or issue and providing a solution they will want to buy. Modern day storytelling has shorter and shorter cycles as people evolve to manage access to...
Entrepreneurs understand the value of PR, and some are extremely good at engaging media, garnering “free” publicity with appearances in local news online, on television and on radio. These savvy entrepreneurs spend considerable amounts of time and energy creating...