Take a Break From Your Business (No, Really!)

Take a Break From Your Business (No, Really!)

When you love what you do enough to be an entrepreneur, it’s hard to take a break. Last week my family took a 10-day road trip from New York to the Midwest to visit our friends & family in Wisconsin, Minnesota & Iowa. I admit it: it was really hard for...
Spring Cleaning: How to Clean Up Your Website

Spring Cleaning: How to Clean Up Your Website

With the vernal equinox upon us (officially spring next week!), the first blooms of crocus popping up in my yard, and baseball opening day right around the corner (Go Red Sox!), it’s time for an annual ritual that I both love & dread: spring cleaning. While...
Website to the Rescue: When Life Happens

Website to the Rescue: When Life Happens

It’s Sunday night, and you’re looking ahead to your week of business planning, cranking out client work, and a full schedule of client calls. It’s all mapped out beautifully in your planner. And then your toddler gets a stomach bug. And then you catch it...
My new automation obsession: A love letter to Dubsado

My new automation obsession: A love letter to Dubsado

Dear Dubsado, When my friend Sara told me about your impressive performance as her new CRM solution, I was skeptical. But you have blown me away with your amazing functionality for a really amazing price, so I wanted to take this Valentine’s Day to share some public...
How to Succeed without Working All the Time

How to Succeed without Working All the Time

If you’re like a lot of people, you started your own business to have more control over your own schedule. But somewhere along the line, you stopped controlling the schedule, and the schedule started controlling you (and your idea of success).  You found yourself...
How to Focus on Work When Unstable Politics Make it Feel Pointless

How to Focus on Work When Unstable Politics Make it Feel Pointless

I’m going to be brutally honest with you today. I’m really struggling to work on my business lately; the politics happening in our country are swirling around my head in a numbing, distracting way. While I am focused on existing client projects (because those have...
How to Be a Great Web Hostess

How to Be a Great Web Hostess

The holidays are done–you may feel sick of playing hostess: showing people around, asking for drink orders and making sure they don’t put their wet glasses on your coffee table–but the party isn’t over. Just like entertaining at home, you want visitors to feel...
Is Your Website Up to Your New Year Goals?

Is Your Website Up to Your New Year Goals?

It’s January! Fresh year, fresh start. So what business goals have you set for the year? Is this your year to … Grow your list? Get more passive sales? Spend more time working with clients and less dealing with behind the scenes stuff? Plan and launch a new...
3 Easy Tips to Unplug from Your Business & Enjoy your Eggnog

3 Easy Tips to Unplug from Your Business & Enjoy your Eggnog

As an entrepreneur, you are responsible for your own time off for the holidays. Want to shut down between Christmas and New Years? In theory you can, but many of us have a hard time actually taking a break because of massive #FOMO: Shouldn’t I be blogging?  What if a...