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No Way, No How, Uh-uh, Not Gonna Happen

Hey, SuperMoms! How did you do with last month’s Priority List exercise? Any revelations? I hope you’re finding these tools to be useful in finding some balance between family and work responsibilities. As you continue to raise your standards of what fits into your busy life, you might find that you automatically say “no” to some things. Maybe you’ve decided …

Style Your Kids’ Photo Sessions to Look Like Magazine Images

So you’ve paid the deposit and set the date – you’re ready for the photography session of your family or little ones. It can be stressful to think about what to wear, what to bring, and when to plan your session. (not during naptime!) You want your images to look like they should be in a magazine right? Here are …

Piecefully Home, A Note of Thanks

I remember sewing my first pillow when I was about seven years old.  A nice woman from our church was babysitting me and instead of leaving me to my own devices, she taught me how to sew.   She patiently guided the needle in my hand in and out of that fuzzy yellow fabric.  It was one of the proudest moments …

6 Reasons to Guest Blog for Your Business

Guest blogging is one of the easiest ways to improve your business but so many are afraid to get started. Others are unsure how it can help them. For me, it was good old fashion fear of putting myself out there and the minute I got over that hump, I found that writing blog posts for others improved my business …

Hi. My name is Christy, and I’m a To-Do List-aholic.

Often, I’m asked how I manage to “do it all,” and the question makes me laugh. A lot of time, I’m hanging on by a thread, just barely eking out what I’ve committed to every day. Young kids, a work-tripping husband, a laundry pile that rivals Mt. Vesuvius, a house that seems to vomit crumbs and cat hair every other …

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Does Your Blog Have These 4 Essential Elements?

Blogging is an excellent way to establish expertise and build trust for your business. It’s become so easy that there are an *estimated 31 million of bloggers in the US alone. Unfortunately it’s also estimated that around 65% of those blogs haven’t been updated in a year or more. So how can you keep your blog from joining that 65%? …

Good Business Is Good Photography

Have you taken a good look at the visual elements of your website? Though fonts, graphics, and design are significant factors in your customers’ experience, the true captivating element is the photography, especially when it comes to selling a product. Whether your viewers realize it or not, they are reacting and responding to your images and as business owners we …

Applying The 80/20 Rule To Your Life

Recently I had the opportunity to network with an awesome group at the Raleigh Momprenuer‘s Illuminate conference.  This group of mom’s provided me with so much inspiration and ideas that I was on mental overload by the time I left.   One of the things that really stood out to me was the Ignite Your Passion session taught by Gaye …

Well Balanced Holiday Event Preview

We are planning a fun presentation on all things holiday!  We’ll be talking about moving your business forward and making it profitable as well as doing this stress free and organized- professionally and personally.  Here is a sneak peak of a topic I’ll cover about selling.  It’s something you can do right now to help people start their holiday shopping …

50 Low-cost Marketing Ideas

* Get your own custom domain. Don’t use a yahoo/hotmail/gmail address for your business. * Create a professional, easy-to-navigate website. Keep your site up to date with current information. * Add photos of your products in use on your website. * Add an auto-signature with all of your contact information on your outgoing emails. * Create a branded business card. …