Small Business Peer Groups

by Ali Stieglbauer

Peer groups are crucial for entrepreneurs and small business owners. These groups are a place to share ideas, be challenged, and feel supported. Below is a list of the top organizations we recommend. Entrepreneurs’ Organization Women Presidents’ Organization Young President’s Organization Vistage Allied Executives SCORE Young Entrepreneur Council Edward Lowe Foundation

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Power Playlist

by Ali Stieglbauer

Music can be so motivating. We polled our network for the best power songs, and here are the results! Enjoy and get your groove on!  • Stronger by Kelly Clarkson • Good To Be Alive by Andy Grammer • Here I Come by The Roots • Believer by Imagine Dragons • My House by FloRida • Hall of Fame by…

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Maximize Your Mornings

by Ali Stieglbauer

Mornings are the most productive part of the day. We’ve all heard this before, but sometimes that can be easier said than done. So how do you maximize your mornings and make them more effective? Check out these 4 suggestions below. Meditate. Meditation has many scientifically proven health benefits, including a more calm demeanor and focused mind. I find that…

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Leaving a Leadership Legacy

by Sue Hawkes

If you own a business or are on the leadership team of a business, you’re tasked with strategically defining what the future of your business will look like. Who will lead it into the future as you and your leadership team think of future transitions? How will you grow? What are you missing in terms of innovation, talent, information, processes…

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Today I Will Start With Gratitude

by Sue Hawkes

This morning, I was fully present to the sunrise. I don’t mean just observing the great colors, or simply noticing how the rolling clouds seemed almost artificial in their picturesque arrangement. In and of itself, the sunrise was spectacular, but today I was present in a way that, in a breath, everything else was magically erased. As I watched the…

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Millennial Myths

by Sue Hawkes

Millennials get a bad rap, but are they really that different from any other generation of people? When I stopped to think about the common millennial traits we hear about so often, I realized how many of those same traits are also prevalent with entrepreneurs. How we outwardly demonstrate these traits may look different, but at the core, our values…

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Build Bridges, Not Walls

by Sue Hawkes

I’ve been presenting on effective communication for 27 years now, and it has consistently made me check myself as well as my results. Like anyone, I can go on “autopilot” and lose focus on being intentional with my messages. When this happens, I revert to saying things the way it’s most comfortable for me to communicate because that is easiest…

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Finding Meaning

by Sue Hawkes

Finding Meaning Doesn’t it feel like the holidays begin earlier and earlier each year? It seems that Halloween candy is out in the stores the minute school supplies are purchased, and Thanksgiving starts knocking on November 1st. Although I could use a little more breathing room between the celebrations, the holiday spirit does get me thinking about whether I’m living…

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