As the rest of us hunker down into the winter solstice—that cold, grey and shortest day of the year—the Pantone Color Institute just threw a splash of a party by announcing Living Coral as it's 2019 Color of the Year. My Christmas cactus hits the tone perfectly (although this year it did … [Read more...] about Pantone’s Color of the Year and Its Affect on Your Business
Let me preface this by saying no matter which way you lean, you can still read this post. I say this because if you have even an inkling of objectivity—no matter your politics—you have to admit Michelle Obama is one classy lady. And this post is about her. This post is not about politics (to … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama Inspires a Cooperative Spirit
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? We've debated this question for generations, have we not? Thankfully, when it comes to branding vs. marketing, the answer is much less scrambled (sorry, I couldn’t resist). Regardless of size or industry, successful businesses practice both branding and … [Read more...] about Branding or Marketing: Which Comes First?
My cousin JerriLynn is an amazing woman. When we were both barely into our 20s, she was an audacious entrepreneur with her own whole foods store. Since then she’s succeeded in a variety of ventures, always with moxie and always with finesse. These days she’s in real estate and even though I’m a … [Read more...] about Where We Talk About Women and the Difficulties of Self-Promotion