A Brutal Look at Less than Iconic Women

The natural look is fine for women who accept what God hands them. I like passive women — nothing wrong with them. They don’t have bleeding ulcers. Other women give other people ulcers. It’s their duty. They’re women who make everything — good and very bad — happen. This type tends to kill or maim somewhere along the way, and wear a lot of makeup when she does it. She’s opinionated and finds it a bit difficult to accept nature’s idea of how her face, or any aspect of her…

Psst! What’s Your Small Business Marketing Plan for 2013?

I’m about to let you in on something that successful and savvy small business owners know. And its not just about creating a business plan or a mission statement. Its about planning your marketing ahead of time. Now is the ideal time to sit down and think about your small business marketing plan for 2013. Not sure what to do? Don’t worry, you’re not alone in that thought. We’re going to ask you some questions and offer a few tips to help guide your marketing plan along for the next…

Attending A Trade Show For The First Time

Attending your first trade show is cause for excitement.  Your attendance at an industry event marks your entry into your chosen field as a professional standing among peers.  You’re attending not just to look, but to learn and share information.  A trade show is the place where new products are unveiled, innovative research and development shared with the world, and where inventors introduce people to their discoveries. As a first time trade show attendee, you might not be sure what to expect.  Here are some tips to help you get…

Adopted Political Leaders Throughout History

Every person has a story to tell and success doesn’t always come easily.  Sadly, many children start off their lives separated by their birth parents due to death, financial instabilities and worse yet, selfish abandonment.  With the approaching presidential election and this being National Adoption Awareness Month, I wanted to take a look at politicians throughout history that were adopted and see how they overcame a childhood obstacle and succeeded in spite of the circumstances. John Hancock John Hancock was born to a wealthy family near Boston, MA in 1737.…

Importance Of Having The Right Employees

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Your business can’t run all by itself.  You need the help of highly qualified and highly trained employees to help the wheel run smoothly.  Dealing with employee problems, or with a high turnover rate can seriously disrupt the everyday flow of business and take up valuable amounts of time better spent helping your customers.  The environment in the workplace is also much more productive and enjoyable when you have employees who are honest and who are genuinely interested in the success of the company.  Getting your employees to become invested…

Uses for Bumper stickers from A to Z

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What do you think about a silly business post for today? If you said ‘no thank you’, please accept my apologies. Maybe I’m feeling a bit ‘punchy’ from all the soccer practices, dance rehearsals and homework trials.  Constantly being on the road, I notice bumper stickers that make me chuckle as well as cause my mind to aimlessly wander to a time when I was able to enjoy a nice trip to the mall or a spa.  Here is my ABC rundown of uses for bumper stickers for all your…

Help In Hiring High Quality Employees

In the current generation, virtually all companies rely on computer or machinery to make their product or achieve their goals and keep their customers satisfied.  Unfortunately, every employee at the company may not be aware how to fix their own computers or trouble shoot problems on their machines.  Many companies will have an IT (information technology) expert or department on hand to handle these problems.  Without an excellent IT staff, problems that occur can cause a serious disruption in the production of daily business. Qualities Of A Good Employee Many…

Where Do Babies Come From? The Avengers!

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I’m sure this tactic of diversion staved off the “Where do babies come from” conversation since the dawn of man. Oh sure, the diversion has changed but the strategy and motivation are the same. I can picture caveman Grok pointing to a sunset or some animals fighting (or having sex); I think you get the point. Through the ages parents avoid “The Talk” as long as possible, hoping they pick it up in school or elsewhere, which is wrong. Take the time to answer questions so they don’t start going…

Dr. Seuss Knows Best (Quote)

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss One of my most favorite quotes. Just thought I would share this for those of you who don’t follow the teachings of Seuss. 😉 I also think very few of us know what this masterful children’s writer looked like. Here are few illustration of Dr. Seuss. I felt it was more appropriate than an photographs. This illustration of Dr. Seuss conveys so much about him. I think this is a good way to remember him. Anyone have any…

Keeping Heart & Mind in Perfect Balance

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Any one else have challenges keeping your brain and your feelings balanced. I know it feels just like this picture, a tight rope act and when one becomes heavier or more powerful than the other we feel like we start leaning. And while it can certainly feel like the mind or the heart is getting stronger, it can be to the detriment of the other. Oh, well. I just wanted an excuse to show everyone this illustration. I found it very provoking. Any one know the source on it. I…