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Noticeable Signs of Alcoholism

Despite the recent emphasis on opiate addiction and related deaths, alcohol still kills more people in our country than all the other illicit drugs combined.  According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, an estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading…
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5 Spring Planting Tips & Easter Fun Facts

5 Spring Planting Tips 1. Garden Cleaning Start by cleaning your garden, remove all unwanted items (leaves, dead plants, etc). Remove weeds including the roots so they won’t grow back. 2. Make Your Soil Great You may need to add some moisture to your soil, so manure or garden soil can help. If needed, add…
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How to Improve Your Business Reputation for Free

As a small business owner, your reputation is everything. It will make or break your business. Warren Buffet understood the value of a good business reputation when he said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” But protecting your…
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The Non-Verbal Advantage: Your 5 Winning Tips to Boost Your Influence

You and most anyone can improve non-verbal communication like body language, to increase presence, influence, and confidence. Many of us don’t realize that in everything we do, we are communicating something. The question is, are we communicating what we want to be communicating? Nonverbal communication makes up the majority of our communication…up to 93%! I…
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Which business stage are you in?

Every business goes through similar stages, no matter which industry it operates in. Knowing what stage your company is in can help guide you in focusing your efforts on the right activities for your current situation. Here’s an overview of the primary stages of any business. Stage 1: Development This stage actually takes place before…
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