Prepare for the New Year

It has been a difficult year for business owners, especially small companies. Unfortunately, many had to close for a time or permanently. Hopefully, those that closed will come back even stronger with bigger and better ideas on how to navigate the new environment. Year 2021 will bring about new opportunities for past, current, and future…

Throwing in the Towel Is Not an Option

During the month of September, I attended two business conferences. The theme for the first was “Brave Is” and for the second it was “Together WETriumph”. What did resonate for me from both conferences was to persevere and not give up. Hopefully, your business is doing well during these trying times. However, if you are…

What is the Right Certification for Your Business?

There are numerous certifications available.  Bear in mind certifications are based upon the private sector and the public sector. The private sector means the part of the national economy that is not under direct government control.  Examples for the private sector industries are automotive, retail, pharmaceutical, staffing, promotional marketing, etc.  The private sector certifications are generally considered as a 3rd party certification…

Certifications – “Don’t leave home without them”

Borrowing from a quote from American Express really does fit the scenario as a business owner. I see certification(s) as being similar of having a credit card…you do not think that you will need it until a situation arises. Here is a prime example. You are attending a business affair or conference and you are…

Get Ready to Go

Businesses, corporations, are building momentum and starting up their programs that were somewhat dormant for the past 3 months.   If you are a woman, minority, or veteran owned-business, check to make sure that your certifications are in good standings.  Expiration dates should be up to date.  Remember, corporations keep track of your information.   If you…

Reinventing Myself

Since business has slowed down, I have taken time to re-evaluate what it is I want for myself.  I took for granted that I had a consistent revenue stream from my business.  But this current economic situation has caused a shift in my thinking.  What was once fine for my business model is no longer…

Economic Stress Can Sometimes Generate Innovative Thinking

Due to the current economic situation caused by the pandemic, all businesses are suffering some form of loss.  Whether it is due to reduction in workforce or cutting wages or salaries for their employees or still considering whether to close their businesses.   Although, we are going through a negative period, let us take this as…