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Author: Cathy Kuzel

Relaxed work attire is a trend many entrepreneurs have embraced — some perhaps a little too much. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by The Creative Group found 39 percent of executives said workers and company representatives appear too casual when donning a relaxed look. As an entrepreneur, we ARE the company and our appearance […]

It’s challenging to make your message stand out from all the ‘noise’ out there. Emails, tweets, facebook invites, text messages, and advertisements – the list goes on. Here are 8 key points to help you get your message heard: 1. Tune into “WIIFM” – Whether it is an audience of one or one hundred and […]

As a Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator, I have spoken at many functions. The one thing I have consistently noted, especially in business conferences and sales organizations – almost without exception the top business/sales people are seated at or very close to the front, depending on their vision and the angle of the seats. Those […]

Multiple streams of income, no matter how small or insignificant you think they may be, can culminate in a river of revenue! Let me share 5 income strategies I have used successfully. 1: Conduct a Live WorkshopYou know your stuff! Teaching a hands-on workshop or an introductory program is an effective way to not only […]

Fact: Networking is essential to the growth of our business. OK, we agree with this fact but how do we connect with the ‘right’ people? Since many decision makers rarely attend local networking events, how do we build rapport with them if they’re not there? You can keep attending the many events around town, sampling […]

Ok, take one ball and throw it up in the air. Catch it. Do it again. Now add another ball. Throw that one in the air as well. Catch it. Do it again. Now throw both balls in the air at the same time. Chances are you can catch them. What happens when you add […]

An extension to good customer service is the effective use of the phone. With email, texting and other electronic means of communication, it’s a tool than many business entrepreneurs overlook. Every time you make a customer service PHONE call you set yourself up for more sales and future business. Here are 7 tips and techniques […]

Even more than ever, especially in these economic times, connections and relationships are so important. No amount of cold calling, sales promotions, or advertising will equal the amount of business you will get from someone who knows you, trusts you and will recommend you to their customers. It’s relationships that will get us through any […]

Ask Mary Kay Ash or Oprah Winfrey. Or how about Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay? Successful women know the importance of having a mentor. Choosing a mentor is one of the most important decisions you can make as an entrepreneur and business woman. A mentor should be . . . ► an expert within […]

Many of us at one time or another, have had to step up and make that presentation to our clients, our prospects or colleagues. I know, you’d rather be six feet under than stand at the front of the room! Well, take heart – it’s not as bad as you think! Here are three simple […]