How to Make the Most Out of Attending a Virtual Summit

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[This article was originally published by Elayna Fernandez on January 9. 2015.] A few months ago, after fervently praying and working through my own fears, insecurities, and stumbling blocks, I finally summoned the courage to work on making one of my dreams come true. And the Inspiring Mom Bloggers Virtual Summit was born. In this online […]

Dance Naked

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  by MelAnn Morales I had a friend give me a heads up to an article from October over at Yellow Hammer. She knew I admire Mike Rowe and wanted to know my thoughts about his views on passion. I will admit, when I first scanned the article, I was “uncomfortable.” I am all about […]

Overcoming Entrepreneurial Overwhelm!

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by Karen Lindwall-Bourg  “There are very few certainties that touch us all in this mortal experience, but one of the absolutes is that we will experience hardship and stress at some point.” —James Dobson …BUT why does this stress have to be so exacerbated during the holidays? I love this time of year! Not only […]

The Foundation Stone: The Fourth of Four Business Cornerstones for Helping Professionals

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…therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’ —Isaiah 28:16 The ONE cornerstone was usually the largest, the most solid, and the most carefully constructed […]

Are You Ready To Go Pro In Your Business?

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  Are you ready to go pro in your business? What do you need to learn? This year I ventured into a new business. As I delved into my new business, I realized I had much to learn. Each day, I am learning about our product line and how to run a successful business from […]

Five Free Tools I Love So Much I Would Pay for Them (but I’m Glad I Don’t Have To!)

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  I have yet to discover the secret to success, but I do know that being organized helps. When you’re a full-time mom running a full-time (or part-time) business, you have to be productive during your limited window of opportunity to work. That’s easier said than done when you have a thousand ideas running through […]

Getting the Sale: Are You and Your Customers Speaking the Same Language?

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Minnesota with a snow covered landscape and brightly lit decorations everywhere, and, as I seem to do every year, I have been thinking a lot about how to eat healthy during the holidays and boost my family’s immunity in prevention of common winter illnesses. Trying […]

The 5 Stages Of The Marketing Process

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  [This article was originally published by Elayna Fernandez on November 11, 2014.] The world of business has changed much since my college days, and with e-mail, social networks, and blogging added to the mix, my definition of marketing has definitely evolved. As a Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer, I know that marketing is a process that […]

The Gift of Being Present

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  I used to love the Holidays! I remember when my husband and I first got married, we shopped very carefully and specifically for the decorations we put in our home. I even remember feeling a little sad that our tree was decorated with store-bought ornaments instead of the handmade treasures that hung on my […]

The Keystone: The Third of Four Business Cornerstones for Helping Professionals

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…therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’ —Isaiah 28:16 A cornerstone, in ancient building practices, was the first and principal stone placed at the […]