Resources for the Virtual Entrepreneur

Do you know someone (maybe it’s you) who’s “office” is at Starbucks, Panera Bread, or one of the other numerous (usually coffee or food) retailers that offer free wireless? These resourceful tech and business people hold meetings, do their daily work,...

“It” is what “It” is…Now WHAT?

Recently I have been involved with a number of events whose purpose was to gather data about entrepreneurial support in our region. Questions and discussions were among leaders from across a variety of organizations from formal to informal, and from the business...

The process of preparation…

I had this guy I worked for who would say, “Now we’ll know how good you really are.” You just wanted to smack him. However, there is some truth in that. It is one thing to perform well, when all the pieces are in place and life is “good”. It is another to rise to the...

What’s Hot ~ REAL Magazine

What do words like education, network, virtual, job growth, support, incubator, accelerator, angel, pitch, and VC all have in common? They all connect to this term you see thrown all around lately. Across headlines – print and digital – the buzz is about...

Leadership is not a job or a role

Leadership is not a job or a role that you play, but a lifestyle…an expression of who you are. When you plant words of life, you reap rapport and relationship. Rapport and relationship positions you for influence and influence can position you for almost anything....

If You are Normal …

…You only have About 21 Weeks to get it Right It’s hot. It’s rainy. The kids are getting restless as the time to go back to school approaches and so are the parents. Business owners have been playing phone tag around summer vacations, and long weekends. In...