Right at the start of a new season — Spring, Summer, Fall — I always think to myself, "You know, this has to be my favorite season."
There is something about each of these seasons that I adore (except Winter — if I could skip Winter and go right from Fall to Spring, I would, with one night of snow on Christmas Eve). But it's Fall that really has a special place in my heart. All the wonderful colors, the crispness in the air — you just feel invigorated. ... CONTINUE READING
Meet Jo Haramis
Jo Haramis has been a successful entrepreneur for over 40 years. Let that sink in, because only 4 percent of businesses will make it past 10 years in business. Jo has had not one, not two, but three such businesses — including two that are still thriving. One she sold and one that she still leads — Floors, Decors and More. Given her track record, I thought it wise to sit down and talk with her for insight into how to build a great business ... CONTINUE READING
Why 'Overpromise, Underdeliver' Is Never a Good Strategy
While trying to woo your next big client, it can be easy to get caught up in doing whatever it takes to close a sale. What starts as a simple pitch can quickly turn into promising the moon if you let it. Starting down this slippery slope creates unreasonable expectations and sets your relationship with your prospect up for failure. When you overpromise and underdeliver, you develop a ... CONTINUE READING