Rest & Relaxation for Business Owners – Luxury or Lifeblood?

Rest & Relaxation is Lifeblood not Luxury for Small Business OwnersRest & Relaxation (R&R) is not just a luxury for the well-to-do. It is essential to our well-being and is truly not optional.  It is the lifeblood that keeps us sharp mentally and physically while giving our creative juices time to rejuvenate.

When I say R&R, what picture or words come to mind?  Do you see R&R only as being a lavish vacation or available only to the “ladies who lunch”?  Do you hear some authority figure yelling at you that you’re lazy, unproductive, and will never amount to anything?  Do you simply see your to-do list growing if you even contemplate “relaxing”?

You wouldn’t think of running your car nonstop without preventative maintenance, turning it off at night, or stopping for fuel.  If you did, it’d break down and simply stop functioning.  So, what makes you think your body and mind should be any different and be expected to trudge on constantly? [Read more…]

AEP 009 – Special Guest Jeremie Miller, The Secure Entrepreneur

Active Entrepreneur Podcast Special Guest Jeremie Miller, The Secure Entrepreneur

Join me as I have a lively conversation with Jeremie Miller of The Secure Entrepreneur about how business owners can create financial certainty and still have money for fun adventures and taking time off to do what you love.

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What an Over-Abundance of Zucchini Can Teach You About Your Business

It’s that time of summer when everywhere you turn there is zucchini. As an avid gardener silly enough to plant not one but two zucchini plants, I cannot escape. After several weeks of full-on zucchini mode, I am wearing out. But, as I have a propensity to do, I see business and life lessons hidden everywhere, yes, even inside zucchini.

What an Over Abundance of Zucchini Can Teach You About Your Business

So, here’s what I’ve learned and want to pass along to you. [Read more…]

What Fine Food & Drink Can Teach You About The Art Of Doing Business

I am a total foodie. I also love craft beers, wine, and top shelf spirits. I’ve spent years exploring, traveling, and educating myself on the things I love. In the process I have noticed 5 things that fine food and drink can teach business owners about designing a successful business.

What Fine Food & Wine Teaches You About Business

Ingredients and Process Matter

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How You Can Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

Your Choices and Corresponding Pro’s & Con’s

So you failed the Google Mobile Friendly test and you’re worried about its impact on your business. But, you don’t know what options you have and what the different options really mean. You’ve come to the right place.

There are only a few ways you can make your website mobile friendly. I will detail them here. You need to realize that mobile friendly does not necessarily mean fully mobile optimized. The impact of speed and performance becomes even more apparent on a mobile device. That said I am a believer in taking baby steps in the order and size that makes sense for you and your business right here, right now.

Don’t get duped into a super expensive or a cheap quick fix without knowing the whole story. Let me help you understand your options and the impact in plain English.

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Basically you have 4 options if you’re on a WordPress based website and 2 options if you have a static straight up HTML website. If you’re running different CMS software, you can find specific guides for those here.

How to Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

Quick, Fast, Free Mobile Software (WordPress only)

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How to Prioritize When Everything is a Priority

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