Life Is Good

shaman totemMy friend, Jim Villanueva, tells a story from his career as an award-winning salesman for Ford Motor Company. In the aftermath of the Black Monday stock market crash in 1987, he began wearing a button that read, “Business is Good.” He recognized that even in the worst economic climate since the Great Depression, business was only actually down by a fraction. Commerce doesn’t stop, and there is still business to be done.

Jim’s “Business is Good” button drew a lot of attention from his customers. People were attracted to his enthusiasm for his work and his positive and friendly attitude. He wore that button every day for a year, and despite the economic times, it was the best Continue reading

Profit Potential of Current Publishing Options

Looking at a sunset through window blindsThe world of book publishing continues to evolve almost daily – from mainstream publishing to self-publishing, print-on-demand, e-books, Kindle, IPad, and more.

With my book in hand, and an ever-widening spiral of options in front of me, I decided to put together some ballpark numbers on potential profit from the most accessible of these opportunities.   Continue reading

Missoula Writer Gets on Top of Her Game

Marge Hulburt, book coachIn my dreams…

It’s funny, like so many entrepreneurs, I find I have a terrible time expressing what it is I do. What’s funny about it is, that IS what I do! I help people find their authentic voice and express it well in writing.

I’m a writer, but I don’t generally do too much writing FOR people. I write WITH them.

I’m an editor, but I don’t generally specialize in formats or style sheets for particular publishers or publications. I edit for the content and style Continue reading