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Networking or Socializing?

I had the pleasure last week of being invited to an authors' lunch and pool party at my friend and colleague's home in Greenwich. I've been declining most lunch invitations as they break up my work day. But I rationalized that this was work-related. Sheri is an expert...

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Narrow Your Focus

Driving into downtown Westport I passed two antique stores in a row on the Saugatuck River. "Hmmm," I thought "they must know their market and can be located where there's not much parking." Antiques stores don't require the volume of spaces, say, that Costco needs. I...

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Follow-Up With Anne Taintor

Here's why I love blogging! When I posted the piece about getting one's product into O magazine--and how it can unexpectedly temporarily overwhelm a business--my intention was simply to report what I noticed. The incident stood out for me because I felt a kinship to...

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Like Daughter, Like Mother

I could have written the following blog (I flatter myself...) word for word, but I didn't. It was written by my daughter Lindsey who is thriving in her entrepreneurial business as an author, speaker and training consultant specializing in career development for...

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Small Business Advocate – Jim Blasingame

Jim Blasingame http://smallbusinessadvocate.com/ has a website full of useful information for small business owners provided by experts all over the country. I was fortunate enough to be connected to him through colleague Barbara Weltman . He'd interviewed me a couple...

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Women’s Livers and Coaching

I had the privilege of hearing David Briscoe speak at the Kushi Institute Summer Conference on macrobiotics last week. I didn't know when I walked into his classroom how coaching and macrobiotics might relate to each other. (Had I known, I would have taken the...

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It’s Like Spinach in Your Teeth

I received a gracious tweak from a colleague that I wanted to share. She'd noticed a misspelled word on my website and wanted to call it to my attention. Here's how she put it: "Just wanted you to know, as I am sure you're a perfectionist, that your Canyon Ranch...

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A David Pogue Column I’ll Always Remember

Back in the dark ages, 2002, when technology was forcing us digital immigrants to really get on board, I read a piece in the Currents section of the New York Times by David Pogue that made me laugh out loud. It was about using your computer to create digital...

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I Got a Birthday Card from Chico’s…

...and my chiropractor, my insurance agent and a business consultant with whom I'd worked many years ago. These businesses were smart sending an off-season mailing to get their customer's attention. It works. I'll definitely go into my local Chico's to redeem the...

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