My 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
The 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
In 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