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Funding Your Startup Business

August 13, AD2014 2 Comments
Funding Your Startup Business

It’s not uncommon for women to be swept away with the freedom and flexibility the mompreneur lifestyle offers. However, they overlook the financial realities of being a business owner. And a critical business skill is finessing the funding of a startup business or business expansion. Where should you start? KNOW HOW MUCH YOU NEED TO FUND […]

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The ABCs of Becoming a Mompreneur (Part 1)

June 19, AD2014 1 Comment
The ABCs of Becoming a Mompreneur (Part 1)

  When God genetically implants you with entrepreneurial DNA, even motherhood can’t flush it out. But not having a clue where to start frustrates many moms burning with the mom biz itch. Prudently pressing forward while listening and following sound, Godly guidance prevents your journey to mom-biz ownership from being a bumpy one. Here is […]

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Are You Top Talent?

May 21, AD2014 3 Comments
Are You Top Talent?

I currently am interviewing seven candidates for a marriage and family therapy associate in my practice when I chanced upon Andrew Miller’s article on the 3 Attributes to Look For In Top Talent. According to Miller, the top talent has the right blend of 1) attitude, 2) mindset, and 3) competency. The framework simplified evaluating the […]

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The Secret To Win-Win Business Deals

March 26, AD2014 5 Comments
The Secret To Win-Win Business Deals

Mom business owners tuned into God’s vision recognize early they must be leveraged. They can’t earn more in less time alone without working with others. Partnerships could include: A business agreement with a colleague A joint venture relationship An employee relationship An outside contractor relationship. Even getting babysitters is making business deals. When evaluating the […]

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Social Justice at Your Local Restaurant

March 24, AD2014 18 Comments
Social Justice at Your Local Restaurant

So often in conservative circles, being diligent and thrifty with finances is spoken of in the most encouraging terms. We must be responsible with our money and watch every penny. Most often we are being prudent when doing so, but when might we actually be making a mistake with our thrift? As Catholics, many of […]

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Unintended Consequences

March 11, AD2014 33 Comments
Unintended Consequences

Alert the media! I\’ve found another case of an innocent person being cruelly denied a cake by an intolerant, bigoted bakery department. In this case, the zealots targeted an innocent child. The bakers didn\’t like the personal beliefs of the child\’s parents and subsequently refused to make their kid a birthday cake. That\’s right – […]

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Media Consumption Habits for Optimal Biz and Life Outcomes

February 26, AD2014 2 Comments
Media Consumption Habits for Optimal Biz and Life Outcomes

Hours away from Superbowl XLVIII, I could feel hubby’s snoozing vibrations. While Gianna joined her friends for basketball practice, our youngest Benjamin tossed the football, and Ian settled in for some screen time with a new video game. I parked myself on the recliner, laptop on my thighs. I blasted through emails and completed other […]

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‘Sweet Baby Jesus’…Is a Beer?

February 22, AD2014 11 Comments
‘Sweet Baby Jesus’…Is a Beer?

A trip to my local Giant grocery store the other night brought an unpleasant surprise. Back near the store’s beer coolers, clerks were stacking case upon case of a new beer. It’s name? “Sweet Baby Jesus,” a ‘craft’ beer brewed and bottled by a local Baltimore company, DuClaw Brewing Company. “Sweet Baby Jesus,” launched about […]

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Don’t Underestimate Your Catholic Work Ethic

February 3, AD2014 3 Comments
Don’t Underestimate Your Catholic Work Ethic

I admire devout Christians living godly lives. Without the help of the Catholic Church and the Sacraments, I’m not sure I would make the cut. In a non-Catholic Christian church  I fear I would be crushed by the various teachings based upon who pastors the church you attend; inconstant philosophies that don’t always fit together […]

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The Best Gift You Can Give Your Clients And Your Family

January 1, AD2014 2 Comments
The Best Gift You Can Give Your Clients And Your Family

The best gift for your clients or your family this New Year doesn’t have to do with family perks, trips, time, money, special VIP services or your products and services. It’s something you need, but might not necessarily want. You typically won’t find it on anyone’s list for Santa. To make my point, I need […]

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The Bittersweet Secret to Success

December 4, AD2013 5 Comments
The Bittersweet Secret to Success

Christ turned the world upside-down when he established the Church. His message turned off people in 30 AD, as it still does today.  (You may have noticed that the Catholic view on suffering continues to effectively repel  many onlookers.) Catholics don’t buy the prosperity gospel, where believing always leads to fulfilling your hearts desire— material […]

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Sin City: Taking Your Faith On The Road

November 7, AD2013 4 Comments
Sin City: Taking Your Faith On The Road

I had a previous topic planned, but after a few days in Las Vegas, I changed my mind. This city is one of a few that the American public can identify both its nickname and slogan without being prompted. In case you don’t know, Las Vegas is called Sin City with the slogan “What Happens […]

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7 Tips to Be Financially Strong in a Tough Economy

November 6, AD2013 1 Comment
7 Tips to Be Financially Strong in a Tough Economy

Whether you’re a stay-home parent, working for someone else, are  starting out in a business or in an established business, a lot of people feel the financial pressure of our economy. Experts call our current time the biggest  family finance squeeze  since the 1920s. The accompanying largest drop in monthly  disposable income  impacts both your […]

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Could Success in Life and Business Be Really That Simple?

October 9, AD2013 1 Comment
Could Success in Life and Business Be Really That Simple?

So what do social thinkers have to say about “success” in business and life?  Is there such a thing as a success prescription? Following a Catholic life blueprint definitely gives you everything you need get you there.  Inspiration and accountability keep you moving. I invite you to consider Anita Kirkman’s (founder and CEO of Vision […]

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Pareto and Paradise

October 7, AD2013 2 Comments
Pareto and Paradise

Some of you may have heard of the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80-20 rule, which states that, for many events, 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. This rule, based on the findings of the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, has become a common rule of thumb in business, demonstrating, for […]

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Be Efficient With Things, Not People

September 11, AD2013 3 Comments
Be Efficient With Things, Not People

We all have life seasons—with some being more jam-packed than others.  When the schedule gets tight, it’s easy to slip into high-efficiency mode. Last spring, I was swimming in the midst of ramping up my business along with implementing new chores lists with the kids to improve responsibility. Between the flat-out “No’s” and the increasingly […]

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Are You Really Successful?

September 5, AD2013 4 Comments
Are You Really Successful?

A politician once asked me flat out for bribery money when I clerked for a law firm in the Philippines. I played dumb, quit my job and left a disgustingly corrupt legal system and government disillusioned. When I practiced law in the US, I didn’t experience such blatant corruption, but I faced several choices that […]

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