From – Small Business Lessons from Karaoke

singing karaoke Business lessons can be found in the strangest places. I spoke 20 times last year, but singing karaoke makes me anxious.

And I like to sing! There are recordings of me singing on YouTube. So I really WANT to like singing karaoke…

You can read about my recent experience “Small Business Lessons from Karaoke” here. I begin: Continue reading

Can You Buy Your Way to Expert Status?

Catherine Morgan media interviewsWe all want to be seen as an expert – whatever we do. If you’re a service provider, you want to be seen as a thought leader. If you’re a tech startup, you want to be seen as an innovator.

If you are new in your business, you want to establish some kind of credibility so that you can get clients and build your knowledge base. There’s nothing wrong with that. We’re all new in our business at some point, and you probably have some transferable experience – or you wouldn’t be starting that business.

However, I have some real issues with faux experts. It seems like everyone is a bestselling author or media personality.

Have you earned the right to call yourself a bestselling author if you contributed one chapter to a book with 10 other folks? Or if you sold your eBook for cheap for a few hours and had all your friends buy it on Amazon so you hit No. 1 for an hour or two? I don’t know…. Continue reading

From – What Tango Dancing Taught Me About Small Business

On Valentine’s Day I wrote a post that was, in a sense, a love note to my business.

When I thought about it, I actually have taken a lot of the lessons I learned from tango and used them in my business.

Please enjoy What Tango Dancing Taught Me About Small Business.

Business, Bourbon & Blues Review – Raising the Bar on Relationship Building

It’s who you know. It always has been. Relationships are THE critical part of business success, and in today’s overly connected world, they’ve never been more important. Book smarts and business sense won’t cut it. If you suck at relationships, you can’t achieve your goals or true potential.

So there’s no better time than now to raise the bar on your relationship-building skills.

Take 60 minutes to learn:

  • How to develop strong, meaningful business relationships that last
  • How NOT to start a conversation…or better ways to start conversations than “So, what do you do?”
  • How to turn on the connection – and how not to turn it off
  • How you can sustain relationships in person and virtually
  • How you can reach out and grow business relationships on social media
  • How social media can deepen your business relationships (but no poking)
  • Why collaboration is the cherry on top
  • Why you need to get past the scarcity mindset

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From – What Tango Dancing Taught Me About Small Business

My latest post on Carol Roth’s blog is a whimsical one in which I was able to share my love of both dancing tango and running a small business.

I really have learned a lot of lessons from tango that have helped me manage my business. I think you will enjoy What Tango Dancing Taught Me About Small Business.

We posted this on Valentine’s Day and several people pointed out that many of the lessons carry over nicely to relationships.  Continue reading

Los Angeles Event: Productivity: The Secret Sauce for Successful Entrepreneurs

Who doesn’t need to squeeze more productive time out of their day? Please join us for a lunch and learn session at OfficeSlice in Sherman Oaks on how to be more productive. This will be a lively and interactive discussion that will give you actionable tips that you can use immediately. We will cover:

  • How to find more time in your day
  • How to prioritize and do the right things
  • How to get going when your get-up-and-go got up and went
  • How to manage overwhelm

Our guest speaker will be Catherine Morgan, founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc. Catherine coaches entrepreneurs and small business owners helping them to create clarity and confidence, find focus, and move forward.  Continue reading

Los Angeles Event: Off the Cliff – Is There a Net?


Off the Cliff – Is There a Net? Getting Your Business Started

Please join us for a lively discussion about how you can get past your blocks and actually START your business.

Catherine Morgan, the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., will be our presenter. In addition to being a business coach to consultants through her company, Catherine works with Carol Roth, the New York Times bestselling author of The Entrepreneur Equation, and manages Carol’s award-winning blog, Business Unplugged™.

You will learn some techniques for:

  • Getting past fear – how to identify what is stopping your progress, and how to work through it
  • Stepping into your power – how to reclaim your skills and expertise, and embrace being a business owner
  • Surviving the emotional rollercoaster – how to spend less time in “the dips” and more time being happy and productive
  • Connecting with others to support yourself and your business – why some of the connections you should make might surprise you

This will be a fun and interactive presentation suitable for anyone looking to start a business – or any existing business owner needing an energy boost.  Continue reading

From TDS blog: How to manage effective virtual teams

Whether you work with people in the same city or around the world, chances are that you are part of – or manage – virtual teams. Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and employees all will have instances where they work with people who are not physically in an office or building with them.

Virtual teams can be highly productive and effective if managed correctly. In this post for the TDS business blog, I share some tips from my experience and interview my client, Michael Sanders, of Legacy Solutions to get another perspective.

I think you will find the information in How to manage effective virtual teams timely and useful.

From – Goal Setting for Your Business in the New Year

I was so excited to have my first guest post on my good friend and client Phil Gerbyshak‘s blog yesterday. If you don’t know Phil, you should go connect with him now. He has the inside track on connecting with your customers deeply and leveraging social media to build strong connections.

My blog post was about business goal setting. Yes, it’s that time of year. We all need to be thinking about what we want for our business, and how we are going to get there. I wrote about the questions you need to ask yourself to start coming up with goals. And I also shared some tips on how you can set yourself up for success and better achieve your goals. I hope you enjoy Goal Setting for Your Business in the New Year.

PS – There’s a prize inside this post. Don’t forget to sign up for the Best Year Ever! teleclass series in January.