Category Archives: Business

Writing + Yoga in Northern Michigan – Join Me!

There is something so sweet about gathering with people to be creative. Back when I devoted my full-time energies just to writing, I’d invest in a summer writing program somewhere, just me, and the pen, and the paper, and my … Continue reading »

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We Accept American Express, And You Should Too

Yesterday my children bought trinkets in Five Below, a national cheap chain that I learned does not accept American Express. Neither does my orthodontist. And you know how much braces cost. Neither does the bed and breakfast where Dan and … Continue reading »

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I Love When People Cancel

Yes, I know it’s passive-aggressive, waiting for someone else to cancel, and I am on my way toward scheduling more serenely. But in those instances where a day is crazy, or more client work has piled on top of existing … Continue reading »

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The View Is Great From Up Here

The other day I had to let an intern go before the end of his internship because of some mistakes that I just couldn’t abide. It was a situation I didn’t anticipate and one I certainly didn’t relish – but … Continue reading »

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Blogging for Business – Why It Works

For the past two weeks, I wrote up-to-the-minute stories on this blog and on the Karma Yoga website blog to give people back home a sense of what we were doing, and how we were enjoying, Katherine Austin‘s India Yoga … Continue reading »

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Writing Your Own Story

Every business has one – do you know yours? Sometimes we think we do, but we get lost in the details. What’s interesting to others? What will help me market my business? How will I nab new customers with a … Continue reading »

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Choosing by Label

When I buy beer or wine, I have to admit, I choose the most artistic and creative label.  Yes, I do prefer certain beers and wines, but then within the category, I look to see which has the best branding, … Continue reading »

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Fit the Need to the Want

Anyone who starts a business knows that it’s a chicken and egg conversation. Which comes first – the idea, or the marketplace demand? The entrepreneurial spirit or the consumer clamoring for something new and unique? Well, it’s all an illusion … Continue reading »

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On a Mission

I do a lot of planning for my PR clients, and at the top of the many-page PR Plan is the company’s mission statement. It’s the first thing we look at because it should be the bright light in the … Continue reading »

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Holistic Business

A values-based way of doing business That’s the tagline for the newly created Holistic Chamber of Commerce in Oakland County, Michigan. I attended the kickoff last night, in a packed hotel ballroom with familiar faces and an energy so pure … Continue reading »

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