The World’s Most Respected Companies of 2013 – Apple fell from the 1st to 3rd place

Check out this great MSN video – The World’s Most Respected Companies of 2013. As a small business owner, looking up to huge, international corporations as inspiration for growth and development is the ultimate ambitious attitude that we all need to have. I once heard that in order to be #1, you have to actContinue reading “The World’s Most Respected Companies of 2013 – Apple fell from the 1st to 3rd place”


  I was approached by Russell Vann, the host of CUSTOMER FOCUS MARKETING podcast on facebook to do an interview about how I find my clients. This simple interview turned into a story of how, in 2009, I overcame unemployment, moved to a new city, had to make new connections and finally, I got toContinue reading “THIS IS MY STORY MARKETING! What’s yours?”

The Secrets of Multiple Business Owners

After having interviewed a few entrepreneurs who own and manage more than one business, I noticed a few similarities between all their personalities. One very pertinent character I found similar among all of them is the sincere passion for loving what they do. It seems like they first realized they loved it then they decided toContinue reading “The Secrets of Multiple Business Owners”


I have no regrets attending the 2012 Small Business Expo held at the California Market Place last November 8th. As soon as I walked in the entrance, they had someone dressed in business attire dancing on a platform. I thought to myself, now this is the type of expo I want to be in. JustContinue reading “SMALL BUSINESS EXPO WAS THE BIZNAZ!”

WIN a Ticket to the The List Conference 2013 Video Contest

The power of giving is contagious. We believe that in order to be successful, we have to learn how to give and serve others. Wait, what is this event about? The LIST is a two-day conference for those who want to expand their professional network, learn more about entrepreneurship and what it takes to makeContinue reading “WIN a Ticket to the The List Conference 2013 Video Contest”

Vendor Spotlight: Cupcake Cuties Cupcakery

I am excited to launch the Vendor Spotlight of the month! As an Event Planner, I rely heavily on my preferred vendors relationships. They make my life easier because I know what to expect from them. Let’s take for example, Cupcake Cuties Cupcakery, a company started by Staci Adams and Jennifer Anderson.  Staci is aContinue reading “Vendor Spotlight: Cupcake Cuties Cupcakery”

Successful Event Tip: Incorporate Live Twitter Feed

Social Media can help take your event to the next level. My personal favorite way of doing this is by showing a live feed of audience/viewers tweets. To do this, you must first understand the functionality of #hashtags. Here’s a quick definition and purpose of #hashtags: Definition: The (#) symbol, called the #hashtag, is used to mark keywordsContinue reading “Successful Event Tip: Incorporate Live Twitter Feed”

Small Business Tip: Spend Money on Marketing!

If you’re feeling a little hesitant about spending money in marketing your business just remember the cliché “you gotta spend money to make money”. If you don’t know how much to spend for marketing, take a look at your previous year’s profit (NET) and take 10-20% of that amount and spend it on marketing inContinue reading “Small Business Tip: Spend Money on Marketing!”

10 Ways to Rock your Interview!

Most of us get the jitters during the interview which causes us to freeze or not do as well as we would’ve wanted. Here are 10 tips to help you leave a great impression with your potential employer: Research the Company! Do not forget to do your homework before an interview. Learn about the Company’sContinue reading “10 Ways to Rock your Interview!”

Think and Grow Rich – ideas and principles tested through time…

One of the secrets to being the best is continued education. It is important that we take it upon ourselves to keep growing and developing through reading books, current events and research studies. Attend workshops on new technologies or marketing strategies or simply hang around “like-minded” people. Think and Grow Rich, an oldie but goodie,Continue reading “Think and Grow Rich – ideas and principles tested through time…”