Hire the Best Human Standing

One of my clients always says, “You hire for skills, but you fire for culture.” How about this: hire for skills AND culture. Read the rest of this entry »

Turning a Favor into Income

What do you say to someone who asks for your help, but you’re not sure if they expect a favor or a contract?  Read the rest of this entry »


Makers Three Winners 2013When you are truly inspired by an endeavor, you don’t need accountability partners, reminders, or checklists — gusto is the only tool you need. As part of my KC Makers experience, I’ve gotten the opportunity to hear the stories of so many amazing women who made a difference, with or without to-do lists.

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Woman Powah


I’ve been thinking a lot about women lately.

I was selected recently to be one of three KC Makers to be featured on The Local Show, our PBS station, KCPT’s, part in a larger initiative celebrating women’s social impact.    Read the rest of this entry »

Partnership is a Verb

Having a partner can be great when you’re a business owner, but it’s easy to become complacent, or let hotter fires prevail over your efforts to maintain a healthy partnership.  Read the rest of this entry »

Speed Trap


While I’m all over economies of scale and benefitting from others’ experience, I’m otherwise not a fan of business accelerators intent on fast-forwarding a company’s growth. Read the rest of this entry »

The One That Got Away

You REALLY wanted that client to say yes, but she’s going to hire someone else. You’re bummed into paralysis. Read the rest of this entry »

Study Buddy

Got a project you can’t seem to get to, no matter how many post-its, reminders, dangling carrots, or other tricks you’ve tried?  Read the rest of this entry »