5 Budget-Conscious Recipe Ideas For Your Next Office Party


According to Farmer’s Almanac, potlucks began as and are a cherished tradition in villages, towns, and cities everywhere, offering a way for a community to connect. It’s an opportunity for cooks to showcase their culinary prowess, or share with others dishes which may have memories attached, creating an opportunity to develop richer relationships. In your…

Living By Your Values: Combating Illiteracy


People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. ~Theodore Roosevelt I had every intention of writing a post on John H. Patterson, the industrialist, but having gone to the library and finding out that the book wasn’t available, I pivoted as opposed to missing a consecutive post. On that…

Ray Harryhausen: Monsters, Myths & Lore


Having written about “Wonkskolaser: The Family Who Built Warner Bros,” This post is the first of a once monthly series sharing movie features starting with the works of Ray Harryhausen, American artist and visual effects creator. Born the only child to Martha and Fred W. Harryhausen on June 6, 1920, he was the grandson of…

Retirement Benefit Plans For Your Small Business


Retirement plans. We all want them, but not all employers make them available. Maybe you’ve hired the first few employees for your small business, you find them to be talented and wish to entice them — plus new hires — with a benefits package that includes plans to build towards their retirement income to supplement…

What’s In A Name? The Story of Five Bells Inn


Today’s post will focus more on sharing a story re: a fictional business owner’s experience, as a result(?) of his business name. So, what’s in a name? What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet. -Romeo & Juliet Some say that your business name should…

Thank You, Top 5, & Happy New Year 2020 from eBrand Me


2019 has come to an end and here we are skidding into 2020, hopefully without skid marks in our undies. Tons learned this year, hasn’t been my easiest, but can’t complain either… life, health, and all that good stuff. Explored and accepted a few opportunities which are aligned with values and the person I’d like…

Starting a Small Business That Succeeds Longer Than 5 Years


According to the 2018 US Small Business Profile issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are approximately 30.2 million small businesses in the United States employing 58.9 million employees. Businesses begin an as idea, and while many people have good ideas… not everyone has the characteristics to help them succeed in their venture. Fifty-percent…

The Art of Selling & Prospecting


A few weeks ago, I’d published “A Guide to Developing Your Sales Pipeline for the Small Business Owner or Entrepreneur.” Today, we’ll discuss sales and prospecting. At the heart of sales, are relationships. Behind every sale is a person. If you treat him or her as a commodity, or anything other than a human being…

5 Recommended Books for the Small Business Owner or Solopreneur


In this post, I’ll share a few books that may prove to be of benefit to individuals looking to grow both personally and professionally. They cover topics such as identifying your values and living by them, finding purpose, management principles, and more. Give them quality. That’s the best kind of advertising in the world. ~Milton…

Learning to Express Gratitude 365 Days a Year (Sometimes 366)


In today’s post, we’ll explore the importance of being grateful every day. While this isn’t as easy of a task as it sounds, the benefits are worth it — both for yourself and the people you “choose” to share/express that gratitude with. It’s been said that your current situation is a reflection of your inner…