Topgrading – Changed my Hiring Practices

Honest moment. Hiring and training, dealing with people’s “issues”, was one of the most frustrating parts of owning my own business. My expectation is that everyone’s reliable, comes to work on time with the right attitude, is a team player, leaves the drama at home, does their research about the…

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Rest – Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

When asked what I enjoy, what I want to do when I retire, I often simply answer ‘work’. I love creating, doing, accomplishing, growing, learning, helping. When I reach a goal, I don’t pause for celebration, I’m motivated to get on with the next fun project. Not surprising that rest…

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Hug Your Customers – Set the Bar, Inspire, and Recharge

Busy? Feeling drained? Staff bedraggled? Feeling unmotivated? Is someone about to get on your last nerve? Normal. Completely normal. I found myself feeling this way after a tremendously busy summer season filled with weddings and many hotel guests. Between training up new employees, supporting them, and working to exceed customer…

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Time Saving Tips

Business owners are busy! I coach and do some consulting work with some phenomenal women business owners that are simply on fire. Their businesses are growing leaps and bounds. They’re are creatives that are killing it. However, it can be overwhelming to keep ahead of the game. You may find…

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Learning (Stealing) from the Big Boys

I love to pilfer big business. They spend thousands of dollars on market research, development, and implementation. Small businesses owners simply don’t have that kind of capital, (or time), to do this kind of extensive research. But, we CAN piggyback onto their investments! One of my most favorite things to…

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Are you discounting your value with the specials you’re running?

When I was needing to increase some winter business for our new boutique hotel, I was lured in by the seductive marketing of Groupon and Living Social. Their promises of promoting our business to a giant platform of people (the visibility alone) caused me to get goosepimples and palpitate! Of…

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