3 Ways Social Media Can Improve Your Life

Social media has been a creeping phenomena over the past 15 years.   When we think about it, we often envision sights like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  However social media has been growing since the early days of AOL Messenger, CollegeClub and Myspace.  In fact, it all started with the online forum, which, in essence, is…

You Are a Trailblazer: Get Back In the Game!

One of your greatest assets in life is the ability to find opportunity.  Anyone in business understands that looking for opportunity is a constant effort; it is something that never stops, day or night. A lot of us get into the familiar routine of clocking in at work, having a chat around the water cooler,…

The Entrepreneur Age

It’s been said that everyone has a “side-hustle” or a “side-gig.”  And that really has become the norm in many quadrants of American society.  While it may be that many seek to follow a dream, many people do so to create extra or additional income for themselves.  While I totally believe in following your dreams,…

Writing Tips that Matter

If you are a blogger or even a fledgling writer, sometimes finding the right words or even hitting your stride can be a challenge.  Writing requires some reflection and the aggregation of words that paint a clear picture of what you are hoping to share with your reader.   I’ve literally been writing since I was…

The Internet Is the New Word of Mouth

In my experience, there are lots of great entrepreneurs out there!  Great small local shops and markets populate the Washington, DC area, the Greater Los Angeles area and even small one-horse towns in the Midwest (where I’m from).  Often times these great places are only known by locals and very near proximity neighborhoods. Word of…

Five African Quotes for Business

Evidence shows that more than 60,000 years BC, Africans had trade routes all over the world reaching as far as the Americas.  The Olmecs of Mexico, along with their great monuments depict what experts believe to be Africans with shared religious similarities that help solidify evidence that suggests Africans were prolific traders and travelers in…

Mixed Signals: The Market and the Message

In recent times, it seems easier to witness first class marketing blunders.  Seasoned companies with well funded marketing firms behind them are making serious errors when it comes to marketing.  Small business owners, entrepreneurs, artists and others in the selling space need to take note. Most often the big mistake most companies make is crossing…