4 Tips for Avoiding Brand Suicide

By: Michele Thompson Brand Power. Have you noticed how the word “branding” is everywhere? There is employer branding, personal branding, executive branding, corporate branding. As an entrepreneur, you’ve not only got to build your corporate brand but just as important your personal brand.   Because your brand, or reputation, is a valuable asset in today’s tight market, here are a few …

View Post

21 Inspirational Faith Quotes On Success

By: Michele Thompson Living Faith Now. Here are some inspirational faith quotes put together to help you, because without faith you have already lost the fight. These quotes from many greats will enlighten you and help you understand the possibilities that faith offers you. Many great men, past and present, agree that faith and belief in yourself are essential to …

View Post

Seven Ways To Motivate People To Action

By: Michele Thompson Motivate To Action. One of the things I continue to witness over the years, the best leaders know how to close the deal – they can get people to act. It seems as if the “action” almost always precedes a call to action. How well are you in this critical part of leadership? Honestly, I have thought …

View Post

How Much Should You Save into Your Emergency Fund?

By: Michele Thompson $1,000 Seed Money. Everyone should have an emergency fund, everyone agrees. However, there is considerable disagreement over how big an emergency fund should be. The specific size should always be based on a combination of individual needs and preferences, but if you are looking for a guide, below are some recommendations. A $ 1,000 emergency fund The …

View Post

Scripture Memorization 60 Short Bible Verses To Change Your Life

By: Michele Thompson Living Faith Now. Sometimes the shortest verses pack the hardest blow.  When it comes to verses about family, life, finance, and business, the Bible is no different.  I’m always elated with how clear the Bible is when it comes to stewardship and money management. Here are 60 short Bible verses that are perfect as you try to …

View Post

Outsourcing Sneaks Up The Corporate Ladder

By: Michele Thompson Benefit of outsourcing. Outsourcing has long moved beyond professional and technical jobs and is moving up the corporate ladder to all but the most senior executives. Moreover, pressures to move outsourced functions to cheaper locations are escalating. The most obvious benefit of outsourcing relates to the cost savings; the downside is the trauma of change. Companies are …

View Post

9 Ways to Boost Your Market Value

By: Michele Thompson Keep Moving Forward. How do you increase your value in the marketplace? The same way you increase the value of your financial assets: by investment. I am convinced that one of the most important and profitable investments you can make is in your intellectual capital. How do people rise from poverty to become successful celebrities, athletes, and …

View Post

10 Traps To Avoid When Trying To Close A Sale

By: Michele Thompson Increase Your Clients. Everybody wants to expand their business at one time or another in their lives, but expansion is a tricky subject especially for salespeople looking to gain new customers. As an entrepreneur and business coach, I wanted to offer some simple advice and traps to avoid for those seeking to increase their customer base.   …

View Post

Why Financial Coaching Is Necessary

By: Michele Thompson Financial Coach vs. Financial Advisor The difference between a Financial Coach and a Financial Advisor The first question I am often asked, “isn’t it a conflict of interest for a commercial loan broker to also be a financial coach?”  The answer is no.  Too many business owners come to me as a last resort to obtain funding …

View Post