Late last year I rebooted my monthly membership to Audible.com, a service I use exclusively for "reading" business books. (I'm an avid fiction reader and love paperbacks and my Kindle, but when it comes to non-fiction, I'm a better listener than reader.) Anyhow, I just finished up Profit First by … [Read more...] about Book Review: Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
Business & Freelancing
I'm a small business owner and service provider. Below are articles about my experience with freelancing, running a business, customer service, and more.
With only a few weeks left in the year, this is the perfect time to both evaluate the year behind and make some plans for the year ahead. Welcome to my third annual "year in review"! 2015 Business Goals in the Rear View Mirror In my 2014 year in review, I outlined 4 broad goals: Double … [Read more...] about 2015: My Business Year in Review
Think you're getting so much done when you multi-task? Think again. Let me start with a ridiculous story: I'm halfway through mowing my yard. It rained recently, so the mower's kicked up a bit of mud and I'm filthy. My Lassie-smart dogs signal to me that the laundry dryer finished its cycle … [Read more...] about Quit Interrupting Yourself
Hey folks! We're doing something a little different around here for this post. I've invited Sam Oh, entrepreneur and content marketer, to share his knowledge of what it takes to create solid content that brings in traffic to your site. Enjoy! Carrie ---- We've all been there … [Read more...] about 8 Steps to Create Traffic Induced Content (And Rank)
It was 2004. I put on the nicest clothing I owned and made the hour drive to Dallas. I knocked on the door of my client's office, 5 minutes early for our scheduled meeting, and proudly showed off her near-finished website. To date it was one of the most sophisticated projects I'd ever delivered and … [Read more...] about How to find the value in your failures
I'm really sick of all these social media hacks, lists, tips, and tricks for helping people gain more twitter followers. Have they ever stopped to think that maybe not everybody wants more followers? There's a great dandruff shampoo commercial from the 80's that popularized this phrase: You … [Read more...] about Helpful Secrets on How to Not Get More Twitter Followers