Knowing When to Say No to New Business

Our society has led us to believe that more is better. But really, the only true and consistent correlation is that more is more. What you choose to do with that "more" could result in benefits like business growth and extra income - but it could also bring stress, exhaustion, and frustration if the opportunity … Continue reading Knowing When to Say No to New Business

How to Solve Business Mistakes with Grace and Professionalism

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! We all work to serve … Continue reading How to Solve Business Mistakes with Grace and Professionalism

How to Get People to Respond to Your Emails

“Circling back…” “Just checking in with a friendly reminder…” “In case this ended up in spam…” Sound familiar? We’ve all had to send these types of replies to messages that have gone unanswered. I’m not talking about mass sales emails with a “spray and pray” strategy, but rather those person-to-person, important messages where a reply … Continue reading How to Get People to Respond to Your Emails

How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time

Time. It's the one commodity of which we cannot make more. There are some creative ways we can maximize the use of our time, protect it, and even outsource tasks on our to-do list to conserve our time for where we really want to spend it, but the fact of the matter remains. We cannot … Continue reading How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time

The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event

Spring is the season for new beginnings, and it certainly feels that way in the local, small business community. It’s a beautiful thing to see so many new businesses opening their door for a fresh start and with great hope for what this opportunity can blossom into! In my work as a public relations consultant … Continue reading The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event

Should You Outsource Your Content Creation? (Guest Contribution from Jamie McBrien)

The following post comes to us from Jamie McBrien who has over 25 years of experience in organizational transformation, shared services, and outsourcing. Keep reading to learn from Jamie the pros and cons of taking the leap to outsource your brand's content. The marketing world is fast transitioning into the digital sphere and content creation. … Continue reading Should You Outsource Your Content Creation? (Guest Contribution from Jamie McBrien)

Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! If this subject matter doesn’t … Continue reading Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse

Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle

When is the last time you've heard or thought about the term "steady state?" Does this bring you back to high school science? Or maybe it's something you've come to learn as a term that applies to so much more than science, mechanics, and engineering. I hope it's the latter! Being familiar with our individual … Continue reading Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle

Confidence Comes From Doing Hard Things

In case you need to hear this today…confidence comes from doing hard things. No one is born with true confidence. Children are a blank canvas – oblivious to real-world experiences until they’re learned. So, at a young age, we try everything without a care or concern to hold us back, and we get hurt…we fail…we … Continue reading Confidence Comes From Doing Hard Things

The Best Articles for Entrepreneurs from 2021

As we look to the start of a new year, we hold hopes and aspirations for what this next chapter will bring. But let’s not forget to pause and reflect on the wisdom and experience gained from this last year – and be sure to pack it with us on this next trip around the … Continue reading The Best Articles for Entrepreneurs from 2021