• 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 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:   I am kind of a GEEK for design work and creating imagery and even discovering complimentary colors.. but I know that isn’t the case for everyone! When I was working for the Chamber I was tasked with creating some advertising tools for the Event Center. At the time I was like…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tips for Excellent Customer Service!

    Hey y’all! I am so excited that you have joined me for this new chapter and as promised I am going to be putting together lots and lots of information on each subject matter and sending it out weekly! If you are reading this by chance, subscribe at the top and you can be cool like the rest of my friends! Let’s get straight to business! This is not an easy topic and it is probably going to be addressed and re-addressed OFTEN! Each business has to sell and market what they do. You have to create your audience and once you have it you have to NURTURE it… with…

  • Lets talk about STRUGGLE!

    Okay fellow business owners… Let’s get down into the nitty gritty. Let’s starting talking through and dissecting your world! Every business has it’s own struggles but for the most part they all revolve around one thing… Usually it is because there isn’t enough, am I right??? And don’t be saying “Well if I had a ton of money then I would just hire more people…” That’s not good business! Not enough money to hire more people, to have more time, to get all of the things I need to get done so that my business will run smoothly; let me take a vacation; will_____________ WHAT? Everyday a local business owner…

  • Tips and Tricks for Small Business Owners

    For me, it has been a while since I have had to direct myself. I don’t come from the world of “micro-managing” in any of my recent positions BUT I have always had to show up to work and get my list done. It is a very different story when I can hang out on my couch and “decide” my level of mental dedication for the hour. I use lots of little tips and tricks to stay organized and working efficiently! It is not always easy to keep yourself focused and working effectively when you are your own boss. It is super important to know that it is okay to…

  • The Passion Behind the Catalyst

    Happy Sunday friends!! This particular blog post is going to be all about what I am doing and Why. I spent this past week pondering and reviewing what would be happening with this business in the next few months… Dreaming and configuring and re-configuring. I am not sure that I can even explain how excited I am to be launching a business that will allow me to go back out into the community that I love and work with local businesses!! THIS. IS. THE. BEST!!! The Goal for this venture is really multi-level and all very selfish… I miss people and I miss Local business! The first real goal is…

  • The Business of being SMALL

    There is nothing small about owning and running a “Small” business and there were many days that I resented the term. As a Local Small Business owner you find yourself pulled in many different directions. Days when you’ll have your hands in marketing and advertising, accounting and budgeting and even making the pizza. Then, to top it all off, those of us who think we are big and brave decide to be super hero parents too. Each day we flop into our beds at 11pm (or later) and wonder where the day went and if everything was accomplished. THERE IS NOTHING SMALL ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS… Stop what you’re doing right…