Now, I’m not judging, but if you see “SEO” and think it means “see everything online,” hold up a bit.

There are some things I need to break down for you. First, SEO actually means search engine optimization, which encompasses the steps you take to get your website ranked higher so that your target audience can actually see you, realize you exist, and hopefully bring you their money. If you’ve been wishing for more traffic for ages, it’s time to stop. If wishes were fishes, we’d all cast nets. As it stands, we actually have to work for the traffic we want, and that starts with SEO.

I Ain’t Never and I Probably Never Will

I Ain’t Never and I Probably Never Will

You know how you work best and you know what works for you. You are the boss. You pay the bills, so make sure you build and maintain a team that understands this and works with you. There’s nothing worse than an employee who either thinks he or she is running the show or just doesn’t care enough to get on board. And then there are those employees who constantly have you scratching your head, wondering how many times they were dropped on their heads as babies.

Bippity Bobbity Boo, I am Here to Serve You

business man hand shows 3d metallic success diagram as conceptThere’s plenty of talk happening on both sides of the debate for a higher minimum wage. Now, I’m not going to talk politics, but I do have something to say about it. I say if you’re a McDonald’s worker who wants 15 dollars an hour, more power to you. Just make sure what you’re offering is worth it. People are willing to pay well, but you have to deliver the goods. If you want the big bucks, you gotta be worth the salt in your bread.

I Don’t Care If You’re Vietnamese, Chinese or Chuck E. Cheese

I Don't Care If Youre VietnameseEntrepreneurs are cut from the same cloth. They all know (okay, just the smart ones) that there’s no way to keep up sales growth without chasing new opportunities. There’s no staying where you are, even if you’re making great money. Entrepreneurs are always chasing new opportunities. They’re either moving forward or falling behind. There’s no standing still. That dog won’t hunt.

Man! I’m Busier Than a One-Legged Cat in a Sandbox Trying to Cover up His Poop.

I’m Busier Than a One-Legged Cat

Ever feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew? Not only do you need to run and market your business, but you also have to keep up with industry knowledge and ever-changing technology. And as if that’s not enough, you have to stay on top of industry standards too. All of this, on top of your already busy schedule, can feel like having your wisdom teeth pulled a second time. Here’s how to keep up, even if you’re busier than a one-legged cat in a sandbox:

Lazy Leadership Is a Lot Like Country and Rap. Basically, It’s Just Crap!


Lazy leadership is a lot like country mixed with rap. Basically, it’s just crap! Everyone hates those meetings that go on so long you’re fighting a nap yet don’t really accomplish much of anything. If you’re the one leading the meeting, do it like a boss. Prepare an agenda that maps out exactly what the meeting will cover. Then, go ahead and forward it to the meeting attendees (and not 5 minutes before the meeting starts, either). Guess what?

When you’re prepared, your team is too, which pretty much means smooth sailing. Here’s what to include in your meeting agenda:

I’m Not Bringing Home the Bacon, I’m Actually Slicing It up Right Here


According to Forbes, about 20 percent of Americans work from home these days. It’s not a new thing or even an odd one, yet as a business person you can expect to get expressions of shock when you announce it. You might even get the side eye here or there. Don’t let it get to you. Think of it as your job to educate the folks who have been living under a rock and haven’t heard that home is the place to be.

Here’s how to handle telling others you’re not bringing home the bacon because you’re actually slicing it up right there:

Count Your Pennies–The Dollars Will Take Care of Themselves

Count your pennies and the dollars will take care of them selves

We all know we’re supposed to network. It’s good for your business (and not too shabby for those times you need support). But like most things that are good for you, it can be a little hard to choke down when we start talking about dollars and cents. Yes, most networking events cost money, and getting yourself noticed can really add up. That’s the bad news (because it’s always good to get that first).

The good news is you can network on a budget. Here’s how to rub elbows without ending up short a nickel to save for a dime.