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Patricia Frame

by Patricia Frame on February 24, 2012

Women in Business Interview: Elizabeth Moon of Focus Data Solutions

by Patricia Frame on February 24, 2012

Couples who jointly own businesses comprise about 14% of small businesses. Here is the story of one way to build a business while focusing on family, while struggling through on-going change and growth, as all entrepreneurs do. Elizabeth and Page Moon founded Focus Data Solutions (FDS) as an answer to their interests and needs. “The opportunity to [...]

by Patricia Frame on January 19, 2012

An Interview with Susan Joyce of Job Hunt

by Patricia Frame on January 19, 2012

Vet turned corporate turned entrepreneur – with change comes opportunity. Susan Joyce is the force, literally and figuratively, behind the mega-job-resource board  known as Job Hunt. Today’s interview focuses on what she has learned which may offer you ideas for your own career transitions and choices. Because, yes, most of us have multiple transitions. Tell [...]

by Shonali Burke on August 17, 2010

Business Building Blocks: Tips for Conferences and Conventions

by Shonali Burke on August 17, 2010

All those wonderful conferences! How do you decide where to invest your time and money? How do you assess the value of a specific conference? Image: GrowSmartBiz Small Business Conference Sept 29 2009, courtesy the social media team at www.networksolutions.com and growsmartbusiness.com. Whether you are planning for a new fiscal year right now or just [...]

by Shonali Burke on July 29, 2010

Five Tips To Build Your Business Smarts

by Shonali Burke on July 29, 2010

Once upon a boot camp the young entrepreneur with the growing company and the old advisor with many entrepreneurs as clients came together to talk about building a business successfully. Image: (CC) Shashi Bellamkonda Here’s what you can learn from their mistakes. Blunder #1: Being too cheap in the early stages Whether you are an [...]

by Shonali Burke on July 15, 2010

Tell Me Not

by Shonali Burke on July 15, 2010

The economy is going up – except when it is going down. Are we in for another recession, a depression, or a boom? My investments, yours, everyone’s retirement savings are bouncing around like a fox with rabies and too often are about as attractive. But today came and you need to make a living, rebuild [...]

by Shonali Burke on July 5, 2010

Why Not Me?

by Shonali Burke on July 5, 2010

Sound familiar? My friend needed the exact service I offer, but went with someone else…. why not me? Been in this group for years but not finding it useful a referral source … why not me? I help a lot of people but don’t get much help… why not me? Before you have another ‘why [...]

by Shonali Burke on May 21, 2010

Women Entrepreneurs: National Small Business Week Approaches

by Shonali Burke on May 21, 2010

Are your shoes made for walking? May 23 – 29 is National Small Business Week.  There are events all over the country sponsored by the Small Business Administration and state or local agencies to celebrate the contributions of small businesses and to help such businesses grow and succeed. This is a great opportunity to enhance [...]