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Pick Good Influences For Your Advisory Board

Obviously John Wooden is not on my advisory board, but he is in my Pantheon-of-Wonderful-People. Quote to consider No written word, no spoken plea Can teach our youth what they should be; Nor all the books on all the shelves It’s what the teachers are themselves. Given to John Wooden by his Father upon Graduation [...]

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Kermit was wrong. It’s getting easy to be green….

As I said, I’ll be sharing stories from the front lines of being not only a business lawyer, but also of a serial entrepreneur, and coach and advisor of entrepreneurs. My latest project is sending me into the forest of information about creating a sustainable business, working to minimize the carbon footprint of the operations [...]

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SPEEDing Your Website Visitors to Checkout

If you sell products or services through your website, speed is critical. People’s attention spans online are notoriously limited. That means you need to capture your site visitors’ attention and compel them to click through your conversion funnel. The process should be as intuitive and seamless as possible. If you distract them, if you leave [...]

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SEO Copywriting Works

Way cool! My client’s traffic just went up 43% due to search-engine optimization (SEO) techniques. What about your site? Have you implemented SEO to help potential customers find your site? If not, you are missing out on a great opportunity. Check out free tools like www.wordtracker.com and www.keyworddiscovery.com for more information. Now, for those of [...]

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Let ME help YOU to Shine…

We’ve hit the 70+ posts mark (or thereabouts) on Start Up Nation…which seems like sort of a milestone in a way. Balloons didn’t drop from the ceiling (yet), and 70+ is a relatively low number but I’d like to know what issues are top of mind for you by writing a short feature on your [...]

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Patience…is it a virtue or an obligation?

Now, I will tell you that I myself would have probably taken the lady aside and, well let’s say be frank about her behavior.  However, the young woman that she was assaulting was very hospitable to this cranky woman. So, I guess I have to practice what I preach also…..huh? I was eating breakfast with [...]

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