Category Archives: Small Business

Sharon McRill: Find the Sweet Spot & Grow Your Business

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When Sharon McRill was laid off from her corporate job in 2003, she started a business running errands for busy professionals. Initially, she was doing a wide range of tasks from grocery shopping to organizing to pet care. But as the business evolved and her team grew, McRill realized that relocation management was their sweet spot. And now that she has niched down to a specialty, McRill’s business is ‘growing like crazy.’

McRill is the owner and president of The Betty Brigade,

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Priscilla McKinney: Start with WHY to Build the Business (and Life!) You Want

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If it’s not important to do right now… Is it really important to do? It is easy for entrepreneurs and business leaders to get caught up in the busyness of our own design, letting a stack of What If projects grow until they consume us. But we don’t have to get caught up in the ‘burden of the backburner.’ We can stop, take stock, and build the life we want based on a clear purpose.

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Odette Peek: Uncovering Your SOUL Story

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What is your soul story?

The collection of life experiences that have shaped you, the challenges that have brought you to a place of self-awareness… Those moments form the personal narrative that sets you apart.

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Robin Farmanfarmaian: Becoming a Thought Leader

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To develop a reputation as a thought-leader in your industry, you must look at your life as a business and invest a significant amount of time and money in your own success. Are you willing to become your own Chief Strategy Officer? To hire coaches and a PR team? To practice your first presentation 40 times before taking the stage?

Robin Farmanfarmaian is a professional speaker, serial entrepreneur and angel investor working in cutting-edge technology and medicine,

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Dr. Natalie Nixon: Accelerating Innovation with Rigor and Wonder

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Businesses that thrive long-term continue to innovate, even when they are at the top of their game. If the Kodaks of the world don’t disrupt themselves, someone else certainly will. So, the question becomes, how does an organization continue to drive growth and generate new ideas—even if there is no one in the rearview mirror? Dr. Natalie Nixon contends that the key to accelerating innovation lies in the ebb and flow between rigor and wonder.

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