Lessons in Leadership, Motivational & Inspirational Stories

I often talk about how I am part of a company that was a 10 year overnight success. In this section I will discuss all things business. From beginning with the end in mind, to the road bumps and bruises of growth along the way. I will share experiences of how my 20 years in franchised small business earned my most coveted award ever- North Bay Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 8 years in a row!

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In Spirit & On PURPOSE: On Business…

Happy 1st Year Blog-a-versary “In Spirit and On Purpose”

In those beginning days, I was camera shy to say the least.Do you want to know how to take the most intimate, vulnerable pieces of yourself and expose [...]

Is there an Art to Managing the Franchisee/ Franchisor Relationship?

I'm thrilled to be one of the featured contributors to Franchising World Magazine! In this article I discuss the Art of Managing the Franchisee/Franchisor Relationship for Success. I [...]

Season’s Greetings & See Ya Next Year!

Soaking in a moment of silenceSeason's Greetings family and friends. As I have a few minutes this morning to reflect on my bountiful blessings of this day, I [...]

The Word Self-Employed Is An Oxymoron

In my nearly twenty years of signing the front of the paycheck instead of the back, I have learned one thing for certain; I do not work for [...]

Three Essential P’s For Any Small Business; One Of Them You’d Rather Forget.

L to R: Mary Kennedy Thompson, President ofMr. Rooter Plumbing, Me, Dina Dwyer Owens, Executive Chairwoman of The Dwyer Group. In Washington D.C. 2013Politics, Profits and Passion; In Business, All [...]

The One White Lie Every Small Business Owner Is Forced To Tell

You have a dream. An American dream of being an entrepreneur. You have the next best product for hair removal since No No made the scene. You have [...]

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”
Jack Welch