Website Avoidance – It Happens

People avoid websites. You do it and probably don’t even realize it. Here are some examples of ways you avoid and leave websites before getting what you want: You go to a website and can’t find what you are looking in the first twenty seconds. You land on a web page and it hurts your

What will be NEW to you in the next year?

Someone was wishing me a Happy New Year, which was really nice of them, and it occurred to me that I would like to know what is going to be NEW in this year that wasn’t in the last year. When I asked them that same question, they looked confused, then smiled and said, “I

2018 Book Club List of Books

I am excited to announce the 2018 Book Club Book List. Click on the image to access the PDF. If you would like to join the meet up group.  Click HERE and it will bring you directly to the page.              

Protect Your Email like you would your house

Cyber Security – the same rules as 100 years ago I remember the first time I was able to babysit someone other than my little brothers.  It was an exciting milestone in my tween years.  I had studied a book from the library and my mom reviewed it with me.  I had a check list.

Do you have a FIXED mindset or a GROWTH mindset?

In my work coaching ADHD/Dyslexia gifted people, I read a lot of articles on the subject.  This article really stood out to me.  It was about how we praise people and motivate them.  Wording is the key.  I found that the article really related to business and managing people.  They report on a study by

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

You’re Here…Because You Didn’t Make Any Other Plans

Do you ever look around your life and ask, how did I get here?  I know for a fact, if I had told my 13 year old self the story of how I got to 2016 I would have never believed it. People with written goals are 50% more likely to achieve them than people

What Do You Want Me To Do? website layout

I was visiting with a person, who I really hope becomes a client, last week and she has this totally rad, fun website and social media thing going on.  They are having a problem with not being able to turn that into sales. You can guess what I did next.  I went to the website

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