When I started my business in 1998 people were still running to Blockbuster to rent VHS videos (I know, right!) and Britney Spears had just released her debut single “Baby One More Time.” I’m wrapping up a month of celebrating 20 years with 20 business lessons learned from the last 2 decades of … [Read more...] about 20,000 people. 20 years. 20 business lessons. What I’ve learned over the last 2 decades of running RPS
Studying entrepreneurship without doing it ...is like studying the appreciation of music without listening to it, says Seth Godin. The cost of setting up a lemonade stand (or whatever metaphorical equivalent you dream up) is almost 100% internal. Until you confront the fear and discomfort of being … [Read more...] about Studying entrepreneurship without doing it ….
On the eve of launching her new Firestarter Session e-book I sat down with good friend and colleague Danielle LaPorte, of White Hot Truth fame to interview her. Hang onto your fire poker and as we go with the Q &A. Q: For those who aren't already in the know, who are you and what do you do … [Read more...] about White Hot Truth with Danielle LaPorte
Ever get your head so far buried in your work that you forget to look up and out? Up for new ideas? Out for new ways to connect? Read on for a simple way of harnessing technology for good, that is to reach out and up. Having your head down, your office door shut and being focused is a good thing … [Read more...] about Looking up and out, not just down and in
George Moen, the President of Blenz, recently spoke to a group I belong to, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs E-series program, and as I chuckled through his engaging presentation, I learned these four lessons about business. 1. Look to your roots When George was a wee lad of 11 he managed to get … [Read more...] about Business lessons from coffeemeister George Moen of Blenz
Last night I listened to business owner, entrepreneur and TV star Arlene Dickinson of the Dragon's Den at the Forum for Women Entrepreneur's Gala Event. Her captivating journey to entrepreneurship is made more impressive by her humble beginnings. Years ago, being a single mom with four kids to … [Read more...] about Arlene Dickinson: We've come a long way …. baby?