Successful Professional Pitches with Joie Gharrity

Do you have a hard time explaining your business? Do potential customers have a hard time finding the value in your service? Do you have difficulty answering the question, “why you”? Listen in as Joie Gharrity founder of No. 113 BRANDING explains the importance of a professional pitch and how to craft your own. Joie worked in the Hollywood entertainment industry for more than 15 years at top companies, such as The Walt Disney Company …Read more…

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Fear

I like to think I am fearless, and in many ways I am. But in some ways I am not. One of the most noticeable ways is in regards to my business. I fear not having enough income to pay my bills. I fear I will not be able to make the business what I want it to be. I fear that I made a mistake making my passion and purpose my business. The problem …Read more…

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Medical Issues Lead to a Writing Career – Devon Volkel

A young mother experiences a difficult birth and illness of her first child and then a difficult choice when her own illness affects her next pregnancy. Learn how writing became a saving grace and sense of hope during this difficult time. Devon Volkel is now a 30 year old stay at home mom to a wonderful little boy named Gauge. After a very hard start into this world, Gauge reminds her daily of what strength …Read more…

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Hiding Not Seeking

Caffeine has always been my constant companion. In my younger years, caffeine came in the form of Mountain Dew. When I entered the workforce, my caffeine delivery system became coffee. As energy drinks entered the marketplace, Monster became my drink of choice. The thing is, caffeine is not good for me. I have known for a while and recently had a doctor prove it. And yet, I didn’t stop putting caffeine in my system. Have …Read more…

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Women in Film – Cathryn Michon & Muffin Top the Movie

The other week I spoke to a group of entrepreneurs. I felt great about the talk, until I saw pictures of the evening posted online. At just under five foot tall, I am officially in the overweight category of my BMI. Usually I am ok with my body, and then sometimes I see a picture. Cathryn Michon was recently quoted in a Huffington Post article, “A recent survey in Glamour Magazine reveals that 97 out …Read more…

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Environmental Responsibility and Social Enterprise with Camilo Ferro

Most businesses are focused on one thing, profit. They work for profits for their stockholders, profits for their CEO, and profits to grow the business larger and larger. The problem with a focus on solely profits is that often the consumer, the workers, and the environment can all fall victim to a company’s desire for profits. Thankfully there is a new way to do business, social enterprise. A social enterprise is not a charity, although …Read more…

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