Business Growth

Take Stock and Share Results with a September Reboot

2021-09-09T09:11:47-04:00

Take Stock and Share Results with a September Reboot As vacations come to a close, kids go back to school and workplaces return to more typical routines, September can often feel like a second chance at the start of a new year. Such transitions provide a feeling of “then” and “now” that make them a [...]

Take Stock and Share Results with a September Reboot2021-09-09T09:11:47-04:00

What Corporate America Wants and Needs from Diverse Suppliers Like You

2021-09-03T13:06:27-04:00

What Corporate America Wants and Needs from Diverse Suppliers Like You The trendline for spending by Fortune 500 companies with smaller, diverse suppliers is definitely heading up. The Billion Dollar Roundtable, created in 2001 to recognize corporations with at least $1 billion in spending with women- and minority-owned suppliers, has increased its total diverse supplier [...]

What Corporate America Wants and Needs from Diverse Suppliers Like You2021-09-03T13:06:27-04:00

Present Your Business With Professionalism to Build Corporate Contacts

2021-08-30T23:51:57-04:00

Present Your Business With Professionalism to Build Corporate Contacts Landing a large client is an important growth step for many start-ups and can provide a satisfying sense (financially and psychologically) that both you and your business have “arrived.” Small companies that supply large corporations tend to experience significant revenue and job growth. In their survey [...]

Present Your Business With Professionalism to Build Corporate Contacts2021-08-30T23:51:57-04:00

When to Trust Your Gut and When to Second-Guess Yourself

2021-08-17T00:22:17-04:00

When to Trust Your Gut and When to Second-Guess Yourself Successful entrepreneurs are often credited with incredible instincts that enable them to capture opportunities others miss. It’s true, you likely have a keen business sense and well-honed professional intuition that help you make decisions more quickly. But your “intuition” is likely the result of accumulated [...]

When to Trust Your Gut and When to Second-Guess Yourself2021-08-17T00:22:17-04:00

Pivot Purposefully Launches to Change Women’s Lives

2021-08-10T00:10:20-04:00

Pivot Purposefully Launches to Change Women’s Lives Pivot Purposefully is our just-launched non-profit arm of Monica Motivates focused on providing holistic, engaging and high-impact entrepreneurship education for formerly incarcerated women. Our goal is to help them become business owners. With four years of successful entrepreneurship under our own belts, we did not want to wait [...]

Pivot Purposefully Launches to Change Women’s Lives2021-08-10T00:10:20-04:00

A Great Reason Not to Pretend You Have All the Answers

2021-08-02T20:17:51-04:00

A Great Reason Not to Pretend You Have All the Answers It can feel frightening to admit shortcomings and share vulnerabilities in a professional setting. But leaders who emphasize transparency, honesty and a genuine assessment of their own strengths and weaknesses not only engage in more constructive workplace behaviors themselves, but inspire them in those [...]

A Great Reason Not to Pretend You Have All the Answers2021-08-02T20:17:51-04:00

Forget Chasing and Start Stretching to Achieve More of What You Want

2021-07-19T23:16:54-04:00

Forget Chasing and Start Stretching to Achieve More of What You Want More money, bigger budgets and ever-increasing resources are what most people want for themselves and their businesses, but what if working with less and learning to leverage what you already have is a better way to stimulate innovation that drives success? Struggle and [...]

Forget Chasing and Start Stretching to Achieve More of What You Want2021-07-19T23:16:54-04:00

Take a Step (Stroll or Meander) to More Creative Thinking

2021-07-06T09:46:47-04:00

Take a Step (Stroll or Meander) to More Creative Thinking Nearly every day, you are called on to figure out new ways to outsmart the competition, grow your business or breakthrough a tricky workplace challenge. That process of coming up with novel ideas can be a messy, long, iterative procedure where one thing leads to [...]

Take a Step (Stroll or Meander) to More Creative Thinking2021-07-06T09:46:47-04:00

Celebrate the Freedom to Embrace Your Dreams

2021-07-06T09:36:20-04:00

Celebrate the Freedom to Embrace Your Dreams One of the most popular reasons entrepreneurs give for starting their own business is a desire for freedom to pursue their own ideas, dreams and passions. Calling the shots, the chance to bring your vision to life and the possibility of significant reward is the siren song for [...]

Celebrate the Freedom to Embrace Your Dreams2021-07-06T09:36:20-04:00

Managing Expectations – Yours and Theirs

2021-06-28T22:54:17-04:00

Managing Expectations – Yours and Theirs Dramatic founding stories of entrepreneurs who cooked up a secret formula in their garage one day and launched an IPO six months later gain traction because they speak to every founder’s dream. They are also unrealistic, often embellished and hide the long haul usually required to build a business. [...]

Managing Expectations – Yours and Theirs2021-06-28T22:54:17-04:00
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