Topics Entrepreneurism

Entrepreneurship and lessons for it can be found in everything. I share those nuggets in this category.


#nikkis40 Homelessness Fundraiser
Many years ago, my friend Brandi Richard impressed me with a major fundraiser she did in honor of one of her milestone birthdays. I admired how she used her growing platform to increase awareness of a certain cause and raise money on its behalf. I’ve wanted to do the same since that time. I have done a few small birthday fundraisers but this birthday, my 40th, is my most ambitious yet. The same way she inspired […]

How to donate your birthday to a special cause


This is a throwback post from 2009. Still relevant these days. Enjoy! This week, my two-year old son received some new puzzles. He loves puzzles but has always just played with the pieces without really concentrating on putting them together. Well, with the new puzzles, we worked with him to actually put the pieces together and complete them. We did not put any pieces together for him, however we encouraged him to look at the […]

Business Planning Through the Eyes of a Child


"Doesn't matter if you've failed, if you've been beaten. All that really matters is if you get back up and try again. Because winning is fun, but winning when nobody thought you would IS JUST AWESOME." - Unknown. Be Awesome!
Although we are certain to fail at some things in life, what distinguishes a few of us is the fortitude to keep trying and trying again. As single parents, we especially seem to have a target on our backs with expectations for us to lose (though many surely want us to win). This Motivation Monday, I urge you to keep moving even when things look dark. Just like babies who try to walk (fall)… try […]

Motivation Monday: Be Awesome



It's Time To Launch Your Business Now
It’s time. Have you ever struggled with a product you bought and just wished they would add (or take away) this one thing to make it work better for you? Do you look at your community and wish there was just one service offered locally that would make your life sooo much easier? Will you go to work tomorrow wondering if your skills could create the type of income for yourself that you create for […]

3 Audacious Reasons to Launch Your Business in 2016


Entrepreneur Work Schedule
Do you have time to be an entrepreneur? As entrepreneurs, it’s so important to have dedicated time set aside to doing the work of building your business. Having no time is a common reason people give for not going into business. Given the many, varied responsibilities of taking care of: home family self current work hobbies community service all the other STUFF it’s not a wonder why entrepreneurs especially believe they don’t have enough time. […]

The Entrepreneur Work Schedule – A Proven Secret to Success


Business Mentor Needed 2
Business Mentor – It Goes Both Ways If you were not aware, January is National Mentoring Month. Mentoring is something that is near to my heart. I have created two mentoring programs and led a couple more. I think mentoring is so very important and is in line with the “it takes a village” belief for growth in any person, young and mature. I have a continued pursuit for the right business mentor for me […]

Business mentors needed!



Choose One Business Idea Today
When it comes to starting a business, if you’ve ever wondered you know you want to be an entrepreneur and start a new company, but have so many ideas that interest you today… Things can get overwhelming… so much that you may decide not to pursue anything. How about I help you with another way to look at things  😀 I’m sharing what I wish I knew when I was going through this process. First, […]

How To Choose One Business Idea To Build Now


Malcolm-Gladwell-Shenanigans
 I love Malcolm Gladwell’s ideas and work. He is a positive and persuasive force in the world of business. But I had to take a break off his train when he came for John Paulson and his $400 million gift to Harvard. https://www.twitter.com/Gladwell/status/606167543804346368 Here are my thoughts, in bullets! If a person wants to give a donation of any size to his alma mater, a school who helped shape who he is and contributed to his […]

My Thoughts On Malcolm Gladwell’s Thoughts