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Corporate Job to Entrepreneur Coaching Sessions

I’ve had many of you come to me saying you wish you could leave your full time jobs, your 9-5 corporate positions, to live out the dream of working on your own businesses full time. What steps do you need to take? Is this a realistic goal for you? Beyond planning the process of exiting the corporate world, maybe what you need is support, encouragement and …

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Illuminate Sponsorship

Every business owner wants to create customers, develop qualified sales leads, and convert leads into sales. Illuminate 2014 offers tailored sponsorship packages to help you do just that. Whether you’re just starting out or an established business, Illuminate is a great opportunity to make direct contact with new customers and strengthen relationships with existing ones. Illuminate 2014 is presented by Vend …

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How To Earn The Income You Deserve In Your Business

One of the biggest and most common things I see with women entrepreneurs and business owners is denial. When asked this question, it often shocks people when I share this answer. I find that it’s so shocking because unfortunately these awesome women don’t recognize that denial is a part of the equation.  After all, when she put her business plan …

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Five Reasons You Should Be Blogging

One of the questions I hear frequently is, “WHY should I blog? How will it benefit my business?” Actually that’s two questions. But they go hand-in-hand and I’m going to jump right in and share with you my Top 5 Reasons you should be Blogging for your Business, no matter what type of business you have. 1. You will gain …

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Tackling the Garage!

This month’s article will help all the Dads and grease monkeys in your life. We are tackling the GARAGE. For some men (and women too), this is a sanctuary, the place where your man goes to get away from it all. For some, it is THE MAN CAVE. But for most, it is a place to store seasonal items, sports equipment, tools, kids’ …

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5 Things I’ve Learned by Embracing My Inner Dork

I was a dork in High School. This fact came to light during a VEND Raleigh business meeting recently, when I admitted my dorkiness to the whole table.  There is just no other way to describe myself, unless you prefer nerd or geek.  [The nuanced differences between these words will be left for another day] Whether you prefer dork, nerd, …

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Welcome Your 2014 Illuminate Committee

Who is motivated and ready for this year’s Illuminate conference!?!  I can say without a doubt that your 2014 Illuminate committee is ready! We are so excited about this year’s conference that not only have we already been working hard, we had to bring on additional people just to make sure it is a big hit! Many on the 2013 …

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Small Business Bookkeeping | 10 Quick Tips

Recently we had a meeting with Raleigh area accountant Lori Aveni of My Shoebox Bookkeeper. The discussion was packed with valuable information and I wanted you to get all my notes! 1. Spreadsheets are good, but not enough.  If your business is so small that it only has 5-6 transactions a year, spreadsheets are fine. If you are bigger or …

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March Your Calendar Towards Where You REALLY Love Spending Time

As we spring ahead on March 9th, we’re loosing a whole hour. An hour?!  If the mere thought of that stresses you out and makes you feel like you’re never going to get to the pleasurable things in your life, consider trying one of my favorite time management tips.   Simply pick your favorite tip and start with that.  In no …