We’re one year old on April 1st! To celebrate Intentional Growth Strategies and to show our gratitude to those who have supported us along the way, we are are giving away one copy of Fearless Follow-Up: How to Turn Conversations...
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  • Pokluda image: how mentoring lights my fire
Uber brought the UberMENTOR program to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area on March 15, 2016, as part of International Women’s History Month. I saw the articles and thought, “Cool,” and went back to work without a second thought. On March 15th, I received a...
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  • Fortune: Success Grows from Within
Do you believe in serendipity? I’ll admit I didn’t think about it much until last week. I looked up the definition to make sure it was happening to me, and yes, “I experienced an occurrence of events by chance in...
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  • Betty Folliard presenting
A lesson on podcasts turned quickly into a lesson about life, business, and taking measured risks. On September 24th, 2015, Betty Folliard generously agreed to talk to a new MeetUp group I’m involved in to learn more about podcasting. I...
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  • Lessons Learned Just Ahead sign
Several days ago I celebrated my birthday. Whenever I do, I think about playing Monopoly and the excitement of passing the “GO” square on the board and collecting $200. In a game that seemed to go on forever, passing “GO”...
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  • Two people signing partnership agreements
Guest blogger: Dominique Navarro, JD, LL.M. Most are familiar with the couple who fall in love, get married, build a life, and invest in a house, automobiles, retirement, children, and Fido, the family dog.  Unfortunately, we are also familiar with the...
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  • Woman stepping off ledge
February 19th, 2016 marked my third year judging for Minnesota Collegiate DECA’s MN State Competition. As I was reflecting on what to write, I found the post [below] from two years ago. Back then, I was employed full time by...
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  • Heart
…or What I learned from my social media management partners E-Merge Online Marketing about social media, blogging, and SEO. That’s quite a sub-title, I know. As I noodled on ideas for this month’s blog posts, I was determined to embrace...
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  • Givers gain
Guest blogger Rick Swanson, Consultant, Learning Meets Quality LLC The credo “Givers Gain” will be familiar to small business owners, especially those who have joined a BNI (Business Network International) group as a way to build a referral network to...
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  • pile of business cards
Have you stared at that pile of business cards after a networking event and thought to yourself, “Now what?” If you have, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle with follow-up after a networking event. The three reasons I address in...
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