Entrepreneur Interview – Judy Micale

Judy Micale has become known as the coach who has a great “attitude about gratitude!” Her coaching style focuses on individual strengths; by focusing on our strengths we can positively impact those around us.   She conducts trainings around the nation. Judy has written and published her first book, “31 Daily Inspirations for Caregivers: One Day, One Breath, One Step at a Time”, which is on Amazon. She has an extensive background in training – 25++ years. Interview Q & A 1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do? Judy Micale & Associates, we are a Coaching/Consulting

Entrepreneur Interview – Jude Holden

After acquiring a degree in biology, and then working 23 years at IBM as the first ever female Salesman in IBM Bristol, Jude Holden retired and became an entrepreneur. In 2014, she launched bluecondo.com. Her “best ever” achievement is being the proud Mum of 2 extraordinary sons (25 & 23). Interview Q & A 1. What is your business/Business Name?  Bluecondo.com. What does your business do? In a nutshell, Bluecondo is intended to serve as a comprehensive and affordable Holiday Home Directory for IBMers, past & present, around the globe, with the added assurance that we are members of the

Winning the Game of Life – The Other Side of Negotiation!

~by Maria Marc~ The other side of negotiation… Up until recently I did not know what negotiation really was… I saw it as adversarial and as something to avoid. I’ve learned that in fact it’s a great problem-solving tool that can create value for the parties involved… ultimately it can drastically improve our lives. In one of my previous posts I addressed the ‘how’ of negotiation. Now let’s look into how we can build a solid bridge between the interior self and the exterior world of negotiation. Inner work is something we tend to ignore, believing it is not important when,

Negotiation, the Art of Getting More of What You Want

by Maria Marc Negotiation — Did you know that women negotiate less than men? 57 percent of men negotiate their initial employment offer, while only 7 percent of women attempt to do the same, says Linda Babcock from Carnegie Mellon University. Do you, like most women, avoid negotiation because it is adversarial? Maybe you see negotiation only in terms of $$, but in life you might want more than just money. You might want more control of your schedule, better relationships with your colleagues, or maybe more influence in the decisions your organization is making.  All of the above are

Entrepreneur Tip – Get an Office

– by Haley Gray – One of the lessons I learned the hard way is that if you have an employee, or there are two or more of you, having office space is invaluable.  There are business incubators that offer a variety of office packages, including a single office with a phone, and that will give you a mailing address. Reasons You Need to Get an Office: Accountability – You will have a much better idea of how long people are working, and what they’re up to. If you don’t see people in the office, then they could be out

3 Ways to Embrace Negativity and Fear in Your Business

Whether you’re still debating about starting your own business, or you’re already established, two of the most common causes of a stalled growth are negativity and fear. Negative thoughts can come from a likely deeper fear of failure, and sometimes, even a fear of success. Instead of letting your thoughts become your future, embrace your fear and use it as fuel to keep moving toward your goals. 3 Tips For Moving Past Fear and Negativity  1. Name your fears. Naming your fears takes the internal negativity and puts it outside of yourself. It also helps to make it seem less

Entrepreneur Interview – Andrea Joy Nussinow

Andrea Joy Nussinow is a multi-passionate entrepreneur who does transformational coaching, motivational speaking and creative business and life consultations. She refers to herself as a creative idea “smithstress”. She is also a photographer, artist and horse trainer. Entrepreneur Interview Q & A   1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do? My business is called Andrea Joy Now. I do transformational coaching, motivational speaking, creative business and life consultations. I coach both with horses and without horses. I also sell my art and photographs. 2. Why did you get into this field? What opportunities did you see?

Entrepreneur Interview – Lynne Klippel

Best-selling Author and Entrepreneur Lynne Klippel has been an author, publisher, ghost writer, and book coach since 2003. She’s taught thousands of aspiring authors who rave about her ability to remove overwhelm from the process of writing and publishing. Her company, BusinessBuildingBooks.com, focuses on the marriage of internet marketing and publishing so that her clients not only create great books, but related products and services to extend their brand and create additional revenue streams. The books Lynne publishes are known for their quality, professionalism and contribution to the author’s business income. Lynne’s been featured on Lifetime Television, Working Mother magazine

How to Stay Motivated Throughout a Long, Cold Winter

by Haley Gray After the holidays are over, winter starts to drag on. The cold makes you want to just curl up under a blanket and the short days of hardly any daylight make you sleepy. Winter takes a toll on everyone’s mood and motivation, which can be especially difficult while running a business. You’d be surprised to discover that winter can be one of the most productive times of the year if you know where and how to focus your energy.   Whether you own a business or just a blog, here are some tips to keep your business

Entrepreneur Interview – Laurie Reid

Entrepreneur Laurie Reid, a Florida licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has over 18 years of experience working with tweens, teens, couples and families. She is the Founder and President of Breaking the Cycle Consulting, Inc., (BTC) — the experienced voice on the topic of Parent Abuse internationally, known as Child to Parent Violence. BTC Consulting is a certified Minority, Women and Service Disabled Veteran small business based in Central Florida. Interview Q & A: 1. What is your business/Business Name?  What does your business do? Breaking the Cycle Consulting – Consulting, counseling, therapy. We focus on child to parent violence. We look