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24 Nov Giving Thanks

Little Thanks

It’s traditional to give thanks at this time of year and I like tradition. Usually I am thankful for big things like health, wonderful employees, and great customers. I am grateful for all those things

16 Nov shutterstock_245451610

Guest Post :: 5 Simple Ways Small Business Can Use SEO

by: Brad Shorr It’s hard for a small business to succeed in SEO, but it can be done. The key is to manage your efforts in the most efficient way possible, so I always look

3 Nov Biz

Three Myths about Creative Businesses

Are all businesses created equal or are there some big differences?  There are some myths about creative businesses I would like to explore. First, here’s a little history. Economists tell us over the past decade

23 Oct Plan and Pitch

Women Owned Business on the Rise

October is National Women’s Small Business Month. I have to be honest almost the whole month has gone by and this past week was the first I heard of the celebration. I understand the desire

13 Oct Video

Suddenly “Cool”

Twenty eight years ago I started Cynthia Kay and Company Media Production after having worked in television for many years. The idea for the business was the result of the many requests the TV station received from businesses

5 Oct cpu

Small Business Owners Need to Focus on Technology

I often believe that small business owners are flexible, responsive, and willing to try new things.  They are also pretty optimistic when it comes to their businesses as reported by the NSBA’s Mid-Year Economic Report.

24 Sep Music

Running Start

Making the transition from ivy covered walls to the workplace can be a challenge. That’s why I am happy to hear more and more educational institutions are trying to help students get prepared with various

17 Sep PC

Hello? Anyone Listening?

Phone conferences have always been critical to getting the work done but it seems like I’m spending more and more time on phone conferences and less time in face-to face meetings. That is not surprising.

8 Sep Labor Day

Time to Labor

With the holiday weekend behind us, the work begins in earnest. It’s a day many aren’t exactly looking forward to. Depending on the source you quote, 20-80% of employees hate their jobs. I find that discouraging. So much

1 Sep vacation

Unlimited Vacation

As many are trying to squeeze in that last little bit of vacation before Labor Day it occurs to me that we as Americans are not very good at vacation. In fact, we trail behind