7 Things I Will Never Have as a Business Owner

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! While there are many advantages … Continue reading 7 Things I Will Never Have as a Business Owner

How to Stay Focused When Conflict and Negativity Seep Into the Workplace

Meeting the daily demands of your career is challenging enough, let alone adding on conflict and negativity which creates a whole other hurdle to cross. This could be a conflict in a professional relationship or a personal one; both are equally distracting and painful to navigate. If you're like me, I don't like conflict. I … Continue reading How to Stay Focused When Conflict and Negativity Seep Into the Workplace

Balancing Work and Summer Schedules

If you’re a working parent of school-age children, summer can really throw a curveball into family schedules. Your work schedule and professional responsibilities haven’t changed, for the most part, but now you have kids’ schedules (or lack thereof) to merge into an already busy calendar. How does it all work? Can it work? We’ve now … Continue reading Balancing Work and Summer Schedules

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

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

How Can Localization Help You Reimagine Your Business Growth? (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

The following post comes to us from Jennifer Hahn Masterson, an experienced content strategist with a focus on business communication. Learn from Jennifer how to effectively use localization to grow your business. The pandemic's impact continues to be felt worldwide. Still, after surviving the last two years, businesses of all shapes and sizes, especially small … Continue reading How Can Localization Help You Reimagine Your Business Growth? (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

Revisiting “Entrepreneur at Age 30”

As much as I would like to claim today is my 30th birthday, I must offer the disclaimer that this post was originally published on December 18, 2017. So while this year, in T-minus 5 days, I will be celebrating my 34th birthday, I wanted to share an important blog post you may have missed … Continue reading Revisiting “Entrepreneur at Age 30”

6 Signs of a Toxic Professional Relationship

Every so often we must face the telltale signs that a business relationship in our lives is toxic. This is more than just a difference in personality or communication styles. Professional relationships can move from "Well, you're not quite my cup of tea but we can find common ground in working toward the same goal." … Continue reading 6 Signs of a Toxic Professional Relationship

When to Make Waves vs. When to Go with the Flow

Life presents us with a myriad of choices every day. This ranges from the minor and mundane (what will you eat for breakfast?) to ones that stand to significantly and permanently impact important aspects of life (how will you manage conflict in a relationship?). To carefully weigh every decision is not only exhausting but impossible. … Continue reading When to Make Waves vs. When to Go with the Flow

Unique Benefits of Choosing Solo Entrepreneurship

My senior year of college at Penn State University, I chose to complete my capstone Public Relations project - one that entire semester was centered on - by myself. While other students formed groups to divide and conquer the hefty task list, I was the first and only person to ask my professor if I … Continue reading Unique Benefits of Choosing Solo Entrepreneurship