Time to Show Up – The Be Heard Show Podcast Episode 26

Is how you do something just as important as what you do or the results you get? Absolutely. In fact, it may be more important. Bottom line: It's time to show up and to show up in a positive way. One of my favorite hip hop groups, De La Soul, had a perfect lyric to describe the essence of this Mindset Minute, “I always exhale the facts ‘cause I don’t inhale lies.” What we put into ourselves is so much more important than ever before because it dictates how we show up in the world. I am in no way woo-woo but I do know it takes a strong and focused person to stand up against negative inner thoughts. The key is to replace them with … [Read more...]

Risky Business: Why Overcoming Your Fear Makes You Cash

Sometimes when you’re committed to being heard, it can get ugly...really ugly. If someone is being authentic, sooner or later that person will offend others. It takes heart to tell the truth. For us as biz owners, that risk is sometimes too tough to take. We think it may jeopardize our earning power. The Riches are in the Niches It is just as important to repel as to attract. You can only do that by telling the story of your business and telling it in truth. Here are a few story-starters for you: I started my business to (fill in the blank here). I can make the biggest difference in the world by ___. The people I enjoy working with the … [Read more...]

Media Release: Lisa D. Sparks to Speak at Government Contracting Expo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING EXPERT LISA D. SPARKS TO SPEAK AT LOCAL WEST PALM BEACH GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING EVENT Small firms get big advantage at once-a-year chance for access to government procurement decision-makers West Palm Beach, FL - Former Constant Contact Regional Development Director Lisa D. Sparks will be presenting an original marketing presentation on email marketing, blog marketing, and social media marketing during the 9th Annual Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference and Expo on Friday, September 18 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. *Small businesses snag lucrative, local government contracts from … [Read more...]

Miami Christian Business Owners Guide to Hiring

Miami Christian Business Owners: You  need a ‘Joseph.’ You remember him from Bible stories. He was sold into slavery, made an attendant for a big shot in Egypt and did a great job so he was promoted. So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate. Genesis 39:6 Everywhere Joseph went he was always put in charge, without threatening the position of the established leader. Oh, how I would all love to have Joseph on our staff. For me, he’d be my very first hire. Here's the good news, Miami Christian Business Owners: there are Josephs out there, ready and … [Read more...]