5 Reasons We REALLY Start A Business

I became a full time business owner 6 years ago. When I was a child did I reply to the “What do you want to be when you grow up?” question with: “A Virtual Assistant.”? No way. I started my business so that I could stay home full time with my child. Starting a business […]

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Realtors®: Admitting When It’s Quitting Time

I have held a real estate sales license in the State of Wisconsin since 1994 and I worked from 2001 to 2004 trying to make a go of a career in residential real estate sales. I mean, I really tried. I had a cubicle at the Broker’s office, sign riders with my name and phone […]

Making The Slightest Shift For The Biggest Gain

In business, it’s so common to be so close, yet so so far from massive, unabashed success. Of course, success means very different things to different people, but I am talking about an interpretation that is widely accepted among business owners: being profitable. Very profitable, as a matter of fact.  One of my favorite parts of my […]


T.E.A.M.: 4 Simple Steps For Understanding Delegation

I often chat with business owners about what delegation is all about. We all know what delegation means, technically. But business owners – particularly small business owners – have a hard time understanding what delegation really means for their business. It makes complete sense that small business owners are reluctant to delegate. Generally they have […]

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5 Simple Steps For Finding A Job Through Networking

Finding a job is rarely an easy process, and these days it sometimes feels downright impossible. While traditional methods such as answering a classified ad, visiting locations with “help wanted” in the window and checking online job listings certainly yield results for some people, these avenues often produce hundreds of equally qualified applicants and it […]

Don’t Just Follow The Leaders

This is an article written by my friend Amy Kinnaird. I read it and thought it would be great to post here – and she kindly gave me permission! Enjoy… If you are reading this article, you probably are following a number of other successful women business owners. You may be getting a lot of ezines each […]


So You Want To Be A Virtual Assistant

This post was updated on November 4, 2017 I was a Virtual Assistant for over 5 years. I think hiring a VA is a great idea for many businesses and I also think (know!) it’s a great business model to consider if you want to be self employed and provide administrative support to small business […]



This post was revised on November 4, 2017… I talk to business owners every day about areas in business that they should be handing off to someone else to handle for them (i.e. delegating) and when I illustrate how doing so saves time and money, no one disagrees. However, the percentage of business owners that […]


Hiring A Virtual Assistant – The Ultimate Win/Win!

This post was revised on November 4, 2017… Once upon a time I was a Virtual Assistant. It was the PERFECT fit for me as I set out to start my own business when my son was born back in 2005. I moved away from doing Virtual Assistant work in 2010 when I became an […]