It’s a New Year, Become a New You

It’s a brand new year and of course, we all have at least one resolution – or goal – to improve something about ourselves. A new career, new adventure, new life all sound like great things for which to strive. But, how many times have you resolved to change at the start of the new year, only to fall short and neglect the promise you … Continue reading It’s a New Year, Become a New You

Your Competition Isn’t Who You Think It Is

In developing a SWOT analysis, business owners are taught to identify and evaluate the venture’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Often, these entrepreneurs detail what they know about the competitors, and devise plans to upstage, or eliminate, the threat to the company. But, what if your competition isn’t who you think it is? I am not trying to diminish the importance of knowing which companies … Continue reading Your Competition Isn’t Who You Think It Is

Ready, Set, Compete: American Express OPEN Forum Shares Tips on Doing Business with the Federal Government

A new year often brings resolutions that are triggered by the desire to improve oneself. Businesses are not immune to the resolve to improve, expand, and grow, including going after government contracting opportunities. However, companies are often stifled in their pursuits because they don’t have an effective strategy to scope out federal government contracting prospects and conduct the prep work that goes along with applying … Continue reading Ready, Set, Compete: American Express OPEN Forum Shares Tips on Doing Business with the Federal Government

Five Valuable Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Beyoncé

Whether or not you like Beyoncé or her music, she has proven,  yet again, that she is at the top of her game and a stellar marketing magnate.  The singer stunned music industry insiders and her fans alike with her surprise fifth studio CD release with no fanfare last Friday, and in the process, has  taught entrepreneurs five valuable lessons they can employ, whether they run … Continue reading Five Valuable Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Beyoncé