Are You Sick and Tired of Counting Characters?

While I recognize the necessity of limiting would-be Leo Tolstoys from trying to turn their Pinterest profiles into War and Peace, it can be very annoying to craft the perfect tweet only to discover it's six characters over the limit.

7 Worst Habits Of Workaholics

There's no doubt that times are tough. But if you're tempted to try and show your value by working harder and longer, be sure to include a healthy dose of self care - otherwise success may come with an expensive price tag - your health.

Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

It's all too easy to stay in the same routine year after year, doing the same things, thinking the same thoughts, eating the same foods, doing the same job and engaging in the same hobbies.

Build Brand Awareness With A Survey

A survey worthy of media attention is more than just a few questions randomly asked.

Facing A Change? Here Are A Few Rules For The Road

The changes you experience, both big and small, can dramatically affect your point of view, mood and energy level.

Inspiration Breathes Life Into Branding

One of the first things I do when I start working with new clients on their personal or business brand is to ask them to consider what mood or energy they consciously strive to bring to anything they do.

Four Ways To Get Out Of The Yes Trap

The key is to learn to say "yes" to the right things and "no" to the wrong ones. That's easier to do if you understand the following four saying yes traps and their solutions.

What's Your Number? Understanding Your Enneagram Type

Enneagram: an ancient spiritual and psychological system that reveals nine different aspects of human consciousness and personality.

'Ruby Sparks' Reminded Me That Persuasion Marketing Sucks

What we all do when faced with a person or circumstance we don't like is try to change it or them.

Email Headlines With Emotional Value

The Advanced Marketing Institute offers a no-cost Headline Analyzer that calculates the Emotional Marketing Value (EMV) of a headline.

New Study Shows We Are Overworked and Overwhelmed

Any small businessperson who currently swims in the swirling mass of a high-pressure workplace doesn't need another study to tell him or her that they have reached their limit.

The Challenge Of Hiring Linksters

Picture this: An 85-year-old company founder startled by the scantily clad intern sitting on his desk texting her mom or an angry parent calling to ask why her son's schedule was changed, impacting the family's summer vacation.

Could Your Small Business Benefit From a Strategic Off-Site This Spring?

It's spring! What better time to take your staff away for a day or two of deep discussion, meaningful deliberation and donuts?

Are You a Multiplier or a Diminisher?

Drawing on interviews with more than 150 executives and on her own experience as the former vice president of Oracle University, Liz Wiseman, author of the book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, argues that leaders are either Multipliers or Diminishers.

10 Pinterest Tips For Small Business Pinners

As a small business marketing consultant, it's my job to stay on top of the latest and greatest in the world of would-be life-altering Internet bells and whistles. Ironically, however, the last thing I wanted to do was learn yet another social media tool—that promised to transform my online life.

Conferences Are a Time to Work “On” Your Small Business, Not “In” It

What you learn and whom you meet might just move your business to the next level.

Bust Your Bad Small Business Eating Habits

Are you the type who walks by a Dunkin' Donuts shop without so much as a sideways glance - but find yourself in the Monday morning meeting intensely reaching for a sugar-glazed cruller? Most of the small business owners I know are so busy running the shop, that when it comes to eating on the job, their intestinal fortitude flies out the window.