Category: Business

GROW YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH PUBLIC SPEAKING

Leisa Reid teaches us how to use speaking gigs to grow your business in this interview including how to get booked and rebooked as well as how to write your speech and focus on your target audience.

Alternative uses of farmland is key to preserving open space

Ravens Crest, the home of Retreat & Learn, also serves as a test site for MissionGO — a Baltimore based company developing and testing unmanned aircraft systems (you may know them as drones) for the eventual purpose of transporting organ transplants and blood for laboratory testing. 

Executors Guide to a Stress Free Administration

A couple of years ago I got a phone call while I was on vacation from the grandson of a family friend. He had bad news… his grandmother … and my friend… had passed away.  I suddenly realized why he was calling… a promise I had made years before to his grandmother to handle her estate. I was suddenly thrown into a role I didn’t understand or have experience – a manager of assets, real estate and financials with the responsibility of dissolving and distributing.  It was a tough job and there wasn’t an easy checklist to follow.  In many cases I was a detective trying to figure out where assets were or if they even existed.

Haunted By A Book Idea? Hiring a ghostwriter can bring it to life

I have a bunch of book ideas and not enough time or talent to get them to paper. I have pondered hiring a ghostwriter but needed to know more so I interviewed Courtney Kelly, an experienced ghostwriter. We went through the entire process… when to hire one, how to hire the best one and what it costs.

Developing Rates for Government Contracts, Part 2

For this post, we will delve into what makes up the “pools”, how they are approved by the government and how you use the pools to develop the price per hour you can charge to the government.

Developing Rates for Government Contracts, Part 1

This post give you the basics on how to create an indirect rate structure so you can bid on government contracts.

Proposal Writing: Understanding Benefits vs Features to answer “So What?”

Bottom line is that your client wants to know that your solution is going to benefit them and benefit them better than anyone else.

The Most Important Element of Success in Business… and its not Talent or Expertise

Action will get you further than talent or expertise and even hard work.

Electoral College: Does My Vote Matter?

Michael Maibach (Founder of Center For the Electoral College) recently explained to me the history of the Electoral College and how it works and if our vote really matters when using an electoral college system.

Core Values of Management – Discipline, Affirmation and Tools

Over the years of owning and managing my companies, I’ve narrowed the core values of management down to three main concepts. Discipline, Affirmation and Tools.

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