Making the leap from corporate America to small business ownership doesn’t have to be overwhelming! On January 22, America’s favorite SmallBizLady, Melinda Emerson, will share her guaranteed strategies for making your small business a success. In an exclusive 30 minute teleconference, Melinda, the best-selling author of Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works and host of the New York Times #SmallBizChat, will share with us her advice on everything from finding your niche to evaluating a business idea. Tele-class registrants will leave with a detailed, step-by-step plan to starting your own business and, of course, Melinda’s priceless words of wisdom. And, if you’re not available for the January 22 tele-class (or if you just want to listen to it again and again!), a recording of the event will be available to registrants after the event.
Don’t miss out: take the plunge with Melinda in 2013! REGISTER HERE
Call-in details will be sent in a confirmation email under the ‘event details’ section upon registration.
2013. It’s here. Another turn of the page. A new calendar on the wall. The frenzy of the holidays is past, and fingers-crossed, the trappings and decorations of these festive days are stored safely back in the attic. It’s a rare time to catch our breath and let out that collective sigh. Come on, do it with me… One, two, three, exhale. A big belly breath. Now, drop your shoulders and unwind that neck. There. (more…)
by Fawn Germer, 2012 speaker
Oprah told us we could imagine anything. We could drop everything, chase our passions, imagine big things and – voila! –we’d find success beyond our wildest dreams.
There is an asterisk that needs to go with the “imagine and you will manifest” line: *Expect obstacles. Don’t go calling me Eeyore for telling you that you will be tested in many ways if you want to achieve something great. That’s a fact. (more…)
by Lena West
E-mail is not dead. Just ask TechCrunch king, Michael Arrington. At one point Arrington revealed through his blog that he had over 2,400 unread e-mails in his inbox and another 721 unread messages in his Facebook inbox—well over two thousand unread messages. What is the world coming to if the technological elite can’t keep up? (more…)
by Whitney Johnson, 2012 speaker
“I’d like this to be a smooth transition.” If you’ve ever been fired, then you’ve likely heard a version of this oxy-moronic phrase. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Beauty is the moment of transition, as if the form were just ready to flow into other forms.” But when one has just plunged into the abyss of a transition, beauty as a descriptor isn’t the first word that comes to mind. (more…)