• SEO Basics

    Well hey there friends, Welcome back and Happy 2019! I hope you are all geared up for an amazing 1st quarter and and the best year you’ve had so far!! Let’s get down to the post… When I first started working in the inter-webs I had no idea what i was doing and I definitely had no idea what SEO even meant. I promise if you are saying the same thing you are totally not alone, and lucky for you there are lots of geeks like me that love the work AND helping Local Businesses meet their MARK!!   So… here are some SEO (Search Engine Optimization – Ah-ha!) basic…

  • Happy New Year

    Happy January friends!! I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all Happy New Year. You made it to 2019! This only tip and trick I have for this particular post is to take a few minutes to do the following: Be Grateful – for the ever growing and challenging opportunity to grow and learn Be Mindful – of all the things happening around you… pay attention and listen with more than your ears Be Kind – but seriously… just take a breath (even when it is a struggle) and just be nice Be Gentle – with YOURSELF and all those around you (it is not easy doing…

  • Work and Life BALANCE

    Welcome back friends!! Thanks for taking a few moments to check out this post. I know by now we are all elbows deep in holiday CHAOS so I wanted to take a few minutes to chat about balance…   I remember when I was running the restaurant  (or really any of my management positions) I had a very hard time finding the balance. When we shut down to remodel I was actually pregnant and when she was born I worked with her camping out under the bar. It was pretty cool, and lucky for me I had a very patient very understanding husband. BUT… after a while my children needed…

  • Accounting Tips for Small Business!

    Hello to all my fellow business owners, and thank you for joining me for another week of tips and tricks for small business! We are getting close to the end of the year and that means TAXES and ACCOUNTING and all the scary things… SO, this week we are going to talk a little (teeny-tiny) bit about Accounting and being ready for 2019! Look y’all, I am definitely not shy about my history with accounting. I basically bought a restaurant and skipped the fancy money parts for MONTHS. Then one day… (I thought I was so clever) I bought Quickbooks, for Mac and I just started entering things. I created…

  • Useful Photo and Video Apps for your Biz!

    Welcome back you clever, clever creatives!! Thanks for hanging out with me and following these weekly blogs! Let’s get right to the juicy details of this weeks post… This week we are look at:   I am totally a MAC addict and have the phone, computer and other gadgets made to integrate and work together sold by Apple. Because of this I find so many useful tips and tricks in their App Store. BUT that does NOT mean that you can’t find useful apps and tricks for any Operating System! Check out these cool Apps: PhotoFox – Highlighted Features: * Layers – Photofox’s Layers allow the user to combine as many…

  • Quick Tips for Employee Retention

    Welcome back you beautiful Entrepreneurs! Thanks for joining me for another week and exploring tips and tricks for your business! Again, if you have stumbled upon me by chance please take a moment to go up to the top and join the email list to get these emails delivered to you weekly. DOWN TO BUSINESS…   Y’all, I think retention is one of those things that kind of spans the whole of your business… BUT Customer retention HINGES on the value you assign to Employee Retention. So how do you show them how much you love and appreciate their hard work so you can retain them longer?? 1. Salary And…

  • Fun and Easy Design Tools

    Welcome back friends… Thank you returning to my blog and checking out these weekly tips and tricks for improving your business! I have been gathering some intel and have decided to start creating a few posts with useful tools, apps and gadgets that you can use to get yourself ORGANIZED! This week we are going to look at:   Again, if you have stumbled upon me by chance please take a moment to go up to the top and join the email list to get these emails delivered to you weekly. I am kind of a GEEK for design work and creating imagery and even discovering complimentary colors.. but I…

  • 5 Tips for Managing Inventory

    Welcome back you beautiful Entrepreneurs! Thanks for joining me for another week and exploring tips and tricks for your business! Now… down to business… This particular topic is going to be pretty straight forward from me. This is one of those elements of your business that you have to make a plan – a very strong and strict plan and you have to know it inside and out and you have to STICK TO IT! Inventory is one of those things that just makes me want to crawl back into bed and hide. I remember spending hours upon hours calculating pars and counting bottles of tabasco over and over. Or…

  • 4 Tips and Practices for Training

    Welcome back friends! Thank you for joining me each week for a new and fun topic! As usual, if you have found me here by chance, please join my mailing list at the top and you too can get regular weekly updates! Now on to the topic of the week – Training is something that effects your entire business. ALL BUSINESSES. And it isn’t just for your employees. It is super important to find ways to keep yourself learning and training in all things related to your business, regularly. This is really something that can go multiple directions but this week I am going to focus our points on employee…

  • 5 Tips for Social Media Marketing

    Hey y’all! Welcome back for another edition of tips and tricks for your business! Thank you for being loyal readers! If you are reading this by chance, subscribe at the top and you too can be a cool kid! Let’s get down to business! A big part of what we do as business owners is learning and growing with the current trends of the world and as of right now the world has gone DIGITAL! About three months into owning my restaurant I was truly struggling to find the way that I was supposed to connect with my customers. I did everything I was “supposed” to do. I had well…