Igniting Enthusiasm – Six Lessons From a Zydeco Concert




It was late Sunday afternoon when my husband reminded me that we had tickets to see a show that night, Buckwheat Zydeco.  It was one of “those” Sundays – the kind where you never take off your pajamas, or brush your hair, let alone think about leaving the house.  My brain screamed, “Nooooo!  You can’t […]

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8 Steps for Small Business SWOT Analysis – It’s Not Just for the B-School Classroom!




Do you know what SWOT stands for? Of course, it means Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats When was the last time you did a SWOT analysis for your business? Uhm, I’m not really sure. So how did you learn what SWOT analysis is about? Oh that’s easy, we covered it when I was getting my MBA. I have conducted […]

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Understanding Small Business Cash-Flow




We’ve all heard that expression, “Cash is King!” And if you own your own business you know that is never more true than when cash is tight!  Not knowing whether you can pay your bills or make payroll makes for sleepless nights and anxious days.  Unfortunately, when you desperately need cash is when the bank […]

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