Is There Room for My Business in Today’s Market?

I hear these kinds of questions a lot and feel compelled to write a post to say: YES!

Well, yes with a qualifier. I’ll give you the criteria below.

First, let me elaborate on the common ways I hear that fear expressed:

  • “Isn’t the market saturated with that?”
  • “Isn’t everyone trying to start a business right now?”
  • “Is there really room for me too?”
  • “No one is spending right now so why would they buy my services?”

There Is Room for You, If… Continue reading

I’m Getting Off the Fence About Having a Facebook Page

It’s time for me to get off the fence about whether to have a Facebook Page for my business. I think I need to write a blog post to help me land on one side of the fence.

Perhaps by the end of writing this, I will have launched a Page that you can check out. Let’s see how it goes. I honestly don’t know yet as I write this line. Continue reading

Elizabeth Pisani – Getting Practical and Speaking Up

In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, March 24th, I’m dedicating this post to public health thought leader Elizabeth Pisani. Ada Lovelace Day is an international day to honor women leaders in science and technology.

Pisani is inspiring me today for speaking the truth about her findings even if what works is morally or politically unpopular.

We could all stand to think about where we’re just being agreeable when we know it’s not helping matters. At work maybe? Continue reading

There’s Something About Business Cards

My new business cards came today. What a birthing process that was! It feels like a momentous shift in my business.

First getting the words just right (I had multiple smart and patient people give me feedback). Then getting the design just right (Jenn is awesome and patient too!). Then choosing a printer and forking over the cash (well, the Visa). Continue reading