Best Way to Handle Reviews in 2017

“What if I get a bad review?” This week I went searching the web for a local photographer that a friend said was great at sports photography.  I wanted to see his website and my friend didn’t have his phone number, so I figured I could get it from his website.  I couldn’t find him.  So […]

Get the Most Out of Any Conference

Each month, I team up with Linda Laitala of Raven Performance Group to offer a free workshop that helps business owners and professionals stay up-to-date on the latest marketing, sales and business tools. Workshops and conferences, like those offered through our Central Minnesota Small Business Academy, are most valuable when you’re prepared to learn and […]

Do you buy ENCYCLOPEDIAS from a guy at your front door?

Do you buy encyclopedias from a guy at your front door? I don’t believe there exists a business of door to door salesmen selling encyclopedias.  If you have had someone come to your door in the last year selling encyclopedias, let me know.   Times change and so does what you do to reach your […]

I am Going to LIVE! – said by a man who was slowly dying

“I am going to live!” “I am going to LIVE!” said a random stranger coming through the doors from back of the clinic. I was sitting in the waiting room of a medical clinic, there were about three of us in the waiting area, not counting the three large goldfish in the aquarium in the […]

Silent Talking is not Listening

Silent Talking – is not LISTENING I was reading the “Art of Negotiation” by Dr. Henry Cloud and the term just caught me. How often do I silent talk? Gerard I. Nierenberg and Henry H. Calero describe it on page 52’ “It’s what so many of us are doing when we think we’re listening. Unconsciously, […]

FOCUS – Don’t Run Me Over!

audio version at bottom Life Balance Many books, articles, workshops, gadgets and TV shows are dedicated to helping us find balance in our life. As a group, I think women are drawn to these marketing words, we feel out of balance more than we feel that everything is balanced and easy to handle. What if […]