Shut Your Trap: Communicate Effectively Starting Today

by: Sheri Staak

Communication problems provide great humor on television shows such as Lucy or the new Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. In life, the comedy may still exist, however, the consequences are more real.


10 Simple Steps to Turn a Bad Business Day into a Good One

Some days we just feel off, or overwhelmed. These negative feelings can affect our work and the work of those around us.

Sometimes it’s best to just take a minute to turn lemons into lemonade. Here are a few quick tricks to turn a bad business day into a good one when your day seems like it’s going south.


Creative Ways to Get Funding Without Going to the Bank

Are you having a tough time finding financing for your small business or just don’t know where to turn?

Today there are more financing opportunities out there than ever before — if you know where to look.

We tapped into the expertise of Linda Jenkins (pictured), CEO of the Gold Alliance Group, for some advice. She is the author of “Creative Financing: How to Get a Small Business Loan Without a Banker” and provides consulting for business owners seeking creative financing ideas.

According to Jenkins, “If you are trying to finance a start-up or grow your business, don’t be afraid to approach a bank. Just realize that less than 30 percent of businesses are actually funded that way.”

Don’t get discouraged with those kinds of odds. This is where you have to get creative.