First One In, Last One Out

Hello everyone! I’ve been spending a fair amount of this month relaxing poolside, cocktail in hand, celebrating my birthday with loved ones in Hawaii. Lest you think I was completely idle during that time, let me assure you: I was. But occasionally, I devoted some quality clear-headed time to thinking critically about Spring Insight. As we’ve been…

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Dealing with Ugly Skeletons in Your Business’s Closet.

As the recent news concerning a certain braggadocious political candidate’s past vulgar talk about women reminds us, The Internet never forgets. And despite the best efforts of Europe’s highest court to enforce a “right to be forgotten,” in the US there is not even a vague law giving us the ability to permanently erase our…

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6 take aways from Georgetown Cupcake presentation

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Washington Post Live “Powering Small Business” event. Despite being concerned about leaving a heap of work behind on my desk, I am so glad I went! The collection of speakers was fascinating. While sitting in the room, I was most interested in Dan Case and Robert Litan…

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2011 in Review for Spring Insight

As 2011 draws to a close (yes, I know there are three more work days after today, but they won’t be work days for me) I feel the need to do a year in review blog post.  Is it cliche and overdone?  Yes, but this is my first year and my first such post so…

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5 ways to kick your exhausted brain in gear

Let me state for the record that I am really tired today. I had the kind of weekend this past weekend where I need a weekend after the weekend to recover. I won’t complain because it was all fun and I wouldn’t trade it but seriously, I am exhausted and having a really hard time engaging…

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Taking your new business seriously

Why is it so hard as a new business to take oneself seriously?  I went through this when I first started out (ok, I hate to admit it but I am still going through it to some extent) and I am watching a friend go through it as well. Actually, the why is easy to…

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