Category Archives: Business

On Biking & Business: The Hill Climbing Gear

When I booked my Backroads bike trip to Alaska I had just two months to train. I dusted off my road bike and started riding. I knew it would be important to up my mileage and to get in a … Continue reading

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Where Are All the Women Entrepreneurs?

My colleague, Denise Brosseau, tackles this question in a recent Inc. post. And she should know. Denise is a co-founder of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and co-founder of the Springboard Venture Forums that have helped women raise over $5 billion … Continue reading

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Need More Mental Energy? Limit Your Choices

Regardless of what you may think of the president, most of us would agree that Barack Obama makes an incalculable number of vital decisions every day, and does so in the midst of an unrelenting schedule. So how does he … Continue reading

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Women Board Members Help Companies Weather Downturn

Credit Suisse’s recently published report reveals that companies with at least one woman on the board have outperformed those with men only by 26% over the past six years. Interestingly, during the period between 2005 an 2007 when the economy … Continue reading

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Business Lessons from Riding My New Beach Cruiser

It’s summer, the weather is delightful, and I decided it’s time to stop driving my car everywhere. So yesterday I went and bought myself a brand new one-speed beach cruiser bike with a basket on the front. There’s nothing like … Continue reading

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7 Sales Mistakes that Lose Deals: Part III

This is the final part of a three-part series that outlines the seven most common sales mistakes you may be making and – most importantly, what you can do to avoid them. Part I and Part II addressed Mistakes 1-5: Letting leads go “cold” Failing … Continue reading

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Decision Making and the Rule of 7

“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.” ~ Aristotle What is it about SEVEN? The 7-year itch. The seven dwarfs. Seven days of creation. James Bond 007. Almost all … Continue reading

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