Advice for Entrepreneurs

Exploring similarities and differences between Japan and the US

Reflecting upon what makes diversity and inclusion so powerful in art, culture and business, I look forward to posting impressions from my upcoming trip to Japan. Most recently a study from GEWEL (Global Enhancement Women’s Executive Leadership), conducted in 2009-10… Read More »Exploring similarities and differences between Japan and the US

Keeping Your Sense of Humor…In Not So Funny Times

My friend Barbara sat down for dinner the other night and the first question fired across the table was “Now Barbara, what HAVE you been doing?” Barbara said she felt herself go red. She fired back, “Can we not start… Read More »Keeping Your Sense of Humor…In Not So Funny Times

Cinderella's Student Advisory Board

Research has shown (my own research as well as others) that having an advisory board can make all the difference in business success and yes, even in personal endeavors. Master mind groups, advisory boards, boards of directors, you name it,… Read More »Cinderella's Student Advisory Board

Listen to me, little Red Riding Hood…

There are ZERO calories in music. If I listened to more music, instead of snacking on sweets, I’d be a lot thinner…Ok, it’s settled…one more New Year’s resolution on the list.
What do you listen to while you’re creating, eating or exercising?
My friend Mary Barry created a great soundtrack for me while I was writing my book, and I use it to kick off my presentations sometimes.  Music is an incredible motivator. I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, a great music town (Elvis, Justin Timberlake, Alex Chilton, Rufus and Carla Thomas, all hail from M-town). Anyway, I’ve gotten away from my music roots and I’ve found the app Shazam to be an amazing help on my iPod in helping me remember songs  and learn about new artists. Check it out!!
So my fairy tale soundtrack includes several songs I want to share. Lil Red Riding Hood by the Pharoahs/Sam the Sham and the Fairy Godmother Song by Jennifer Saunders. Go to iTunes.com if you’re inclined to download or listen to a quick snippet. More to come.
Stay tuned (next blog, an update on my last trip to Apple store for “one to one” from a hip techie in Soho. Hilarious, helpful).



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Can't get a loan from a bank? Attention bargain shoppers…

It’s now possible to get a small business loan from Sam’s Clubs or AT&T (if you qualify). Neither provide huge loans – but up to $25,000 is nothing to sneeze at for a growing small business. That financial “seedling” could… Read More »Can't get a loan from a bank? Attention bargain shoppers…