Why You Should Participate in Small Business Saturday

Why You Should Participate in Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday®, November 25th, is just over 4 weeks away. According to American Express’ Small Business Saturday website, last year “112 million shoppers came out to show their love for their favorite local spots and spent a reported $15.4 billion at small...
Make 10 Commitments to Reach Your Dreams

Make 10 Commitments to Reach Your Dreams

I was reading an article(1) in the January issue of IBPA Independent last week (it’s a magazine for members of the Independent Book Publishers Association) that shared “10 resolutions writers and self-publishers can use to boost their careers in the New Year.” As I...
Ring in the New Year!

Ring in the New Year!

The new year is quickly approaching. Many of you are most likely still in the holiday thrall and celebrating with family and friends. This is a great time to reflect over the past year and create a vision for the new year. I recommend you start by reviewing the goals...
Lessons from Leftovers

Lessons from Leftovers

It’s about this time of year—when I’m cleaning the Thanksgiving leftovers out of my fridge to make room for my Christmas dinner leftovers—that I make all sorts of resolutions. And, yes, they are the same ones I made last year: I have got to be better...