Your Connection to ALL Things Small Biz

Cathy’s Blog

Become a Thought Leader

Become a Thought Leader

in Cathy's Blog

Becoming a Thought Leader is a process that takes time and effort. Thought leaders do things that will set them apart from the crowd. Will you? In addition to being an expert in their field, thought leaders share information with the world through blogs, articles, posts, public speaking, and other platforms that can spread their message. It’s not enough that...

Read More
How To Eat an Elephant? One Bite at a Time

How To Eat an Elephant? One Bite at a Time

in Cathy's Blog

Ok, so we’re not going to eat a real elephant, but aren’t there tasks and projects that seem as big as an elephant? You’re not sure where to start – at the tail or the ears? If you get overwhelmed at the prospect of doing something new and big in your business, you’re not alone. Putting off or AKA procrastination, of big projects is...

Read More
Paper Files, Coffee Rings, Dust Bunnies – Oh My!

Paper Files, Coffee Rings, Dust Bunnies – Oh My!

in Cathy's Blog

Spring has sprung! My tulips are coming up, the snowdrops and crocus have bloomed and the buds on my magnolia tree are but a couple weeks away from their magnificence! After such a long, cold winter (yes, we had snow on the west coast!) it is such a treat to feel the sun on your face and be able to open up the windows and let that fresh air in. Every year I pick a...

Read More
Do You Have ‘Call Reluctance’?

Do You Have ‘Call Reluctance’?

in Cathy's Blog

You’ve got a good lead but you’re not sure your call will be welcome. You’ve decided to sort your files, put on a pot of coffee or worst yet, clean the bathroom just to put off calling. Yup! You’ve got Call Reluctance and it’s a common affliction. Some people have a fear of using the phone. they would rather hide behind an email or...

Read More
On Masterminds and Synergy…

On Masterminds and Synergy…

in Cathy's Blog

If we’re going to be completely honest, standard networking events definitely have a place in business development but I need MORE. Call me impatient (it’s OK, I’ve been called worse! *smile*) but as an entrepreneur, I’m a ‘doer’. If I’m going to spend some of my precious time that only comes in 24 hour increments every day,...

Read More
A New Year = New Connections

A New Year = New Connections

in Cathy's Blog

A new year is a great time for planning and putting into practice those plans that will propel us into the new year and beyond. If you want/need to grow your business, an important piece to the plan is meeting people. My friend Jacob, made a new year’s resolution in 2016 to dine/break bread/coffee/sweatwork with at least 250 different people, of which at least...

Read More