National Nonprofit Day – The G.R.O.W. Story (Chapter One)

In honor of National Nonprofit Day, I wanted to share the story of how, within four short months, a Facebook group started by three individuals with a few ideas for helping the local Buffalo, New York business community, grew to over 1000 members and became a nonprofit organization with big future plans to support theContinue reading “National Nonprofit Day – The G.R.O.W. Story (Chapter One)”

Relief from Overwhelm

I don’t have to get into the detail of how so many of us are stressed and overwhelmed. Electronic communication has become both a blessing and a cause for anxiety. I realized today that, after close to three straight weeks of being primarily on the computer and phone, I needed a break. I imagine I’mContinue reading “Relief from Overwhelm”

COVID-19 RELATED SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES AND REGULATIONS FOR WESTERN NEW YORK EMPLOYERS

Contents: Small Business Loans Paycheck Protection Program Economic Injury Disaster Loan Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan SBC Debt Relief SBA Express Bridge Loans New York Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) New York Insurance Premium Deferment Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund James Beard Foundation – Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund Family First Coronavirus Response ActContinue reading “COVID-19 RELATED SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES AND REGULATIONS FOR WESTERN NEW YORK EMPLOYERS”

Who Loves Ya Baby?

Testimonials, recommendations, and reviews remain an untapped marketing resource for many businesses. Often people are hesitant about asking for positive feedback of their work, yet these same people may be the first to sing the praises of others. I love spreading the word when I am impressed with the service I receive. So why holdContinue reading “Who Loves Ya Baby?”

1 Year/12 Weeks: Your 5 Step Best-Year-Yet Business Plan

Business owner – Executive – Team member No matter what you do or what role you play, if you seek to reach new heights in your work, pulling together your annual business plan is critical. One Day – Solitary Place If you have not already, set aside one day completely devoted to your planning beforeContinue reading “1 Year/12 Weeks: Your 5 Step Best-Year-Yet Business Plan”

FREE! and Low-cost Small Business Resources

Starting a business typically requires a significant investment of monetary resources. Creating your initial business plan does not have to! Think I’m shooting myself in the foot here? Read through to the end and you will see when it IS appropriate to invest in a business coach for help with your planning. Below, you willContinue reading “FREE! and Low-cost Small Business Resources”

December – National Write a Business Plan Month!

December – my favorite month! ·     The beauty of the start to winter ·     The joy of the holiday festivities ·     College basketball season getting into full swing. (Go UB Bulls! 🏀💙🤘) ·     Birthday celebrations (Mom, Husband, Godson, Mine!) In my professional geekdom, however, the best part is that the entire month is devoted to my work as DecemberContinue reading “December – National Write a Business Plan Month!”