Entries by deborah

Good to meet you. Where did you go to school?

Finally getting myself out and about in Baltimore and meeting people—business meetings, networking, etc…plus just getting to know the neighbors, having my cousins over for a barbecue.  I am just starting to understand the culture of this place:  when someone asks where you went to school, they mean your high school.  Yes, your high school.  […]

Coach, Consultant, Advisor?

The most recent issue of Choice magazine (published by my buddy Garry Schleifer, focused on coaches and the coaching industry) focused on the concept of coach vs. consultant.  Got me thinking about which I am.  I call myself a Business Coach, but it is probably more accurate to say that I am a Small Business […]

Welcome to Baltimore!

One of my very favorite things about my new home here in Baltimore is that you can hear the church bells chiming at every hour (I think).  Right now it is noon on my first official workday here in Charm City and I believe I am hearing the bells from the Baltimore Cathedral.  Other than […]

I miss you all already.

I finally went public with the big news that I am moving to Baltimore at the end of this month.  I just slipped it into my monthly business building newsletter and the outpouring from many of you has been so heartwarming.  I’ve heard from many of the Southern California business owners and clients I’ve worked […]

Captcha Forms for hire?

Couldn’t believe the blurb in yesterday’s New York Times (a surprisingly useful section on Monday covers cyberworld) that spammers have figured out a way around those “captcha” forms—you know those little puzzle things you need to complete when you are doing an online form.  Apparently there are people out there willing to sit hour after […]

What an amazing event!

An exhausted thank you to all who attended our One Day Web Makeover today in Sherman Oaks.  Co-presenter Libby Gill and I loved doing it and here’s the best part:  even if you missed it, you can catch it on (almost) instant replay since we taped the whole thing and will be turning it into […]

How do you feel about blogging?

I am starting to prepare for a webinar I’ll present in April about Blogging.  So I’m online doing research about blogs, the good, the bad and the ugly.  This blog is actually a wholly-contained part of my marketing website and I still find it difficult to find enough time and enough interesting and worthwhile material […]

April 15th: Countdown to the One Day Web Makeover

Are you in overwhelm about how to fix your website, how to integrate your web marketing…how to finally make your website work for you?  Then you don’t want to miss this special event:  The One Day Web Makeover on Thursday, April 15th is now open for registration.  This is an amazing in-person event being offered […]

Farewell Friend Connie.

I was saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and business colleague Connie Bereny during Christmas week.  I first met Connie through the Ventura County chapter of NAWBO and then we worked together for Women’s Economic Ventures.  Connie was a tireless advocate for women small business owners and personally got involved in making […]