Saturday, January 31, 2009

What mode of communication do you prefer?

Most people complain that they get too many emails, some have piles of snail mail , and others are annoyed by phone calls.

I am curious to know what you prefer.

Please comment.

After I review the responses, I will post the results.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Organizing Product Research

I am working on organizing product research for two of my clients this week.

One client is an attorney in a major law firm. He was so happy when I found just what he was looking for.

The other is the CEO of a comany , who has a home based office. We are re-organizing a number of areas in her home, as well as her office. We

are communicating via email until I find organizing products to suit specific needs.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Home Goods is having their Annual Blanket Drive - thru January 25th - to benefit the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.

Donate your "gently used" blankets, linens and towels at any
participating Home Goods. Visit for locations of participating stores.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Walking MyTalk

Like many of my clients, there are times when I feel like there is too much to do and too little time to do it in. However, I am committed to scheduling time to do the things that are most important to me.

Many people tell me that they cannot take a vacation because they cannot leave their business for a week, to which I reply, "If G-d forbid you were hospitalized for a week, your business would survive." No one ever said "I wish I had spent more time in my business."

Over the holidays I spent a wonderful week on a Caribbean cruise with my husband, three married children, their spouses, and our eight grandchildren.

Our grandchildren range in age from 9-18. Our oldest granddaughter is graduating from high school this year so we knew that this would probably be the last year that they all had the same school vacation.

It was all about building family memories. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.

It was a pleasure top see the adults free of the pressure of work, responsibilities at home, and for the kids to have the freedom of no pressure from coaches, etc.

I am so happy that I walked my talk.

P.S.My email was on auto response, my phone message went to voice mail, and I responded to them after my vacation. My business was still healthy and I came back with my batteries re-charged. Enjoy yourself, life is not a dress rehearsal.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

North Shore Business Forum (audio link)

The North Shore Business Forum, Inc (NSBF) is a group of small business owners from Boston's North Shore who meet each Friday morning for informal lectures given by business owners on a wide variety of topics.

Members also introduce and describe their businesses at each meeting.

The NSBF meets each Friday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club, Route 62 East, Danvers, Massachusetts.

Click here to listen to my recent presentation (audio) at the NSBF.