Month: January 2014

31 Days into 2014 Resolutions: I’m vowing to dig a deep hole this year

I am not usually one to make New Year’s resolutions, but truly, one that I did make to myself was that I decided to be more consistent in posting on my blog.   Looking back at the post date of my last blog, I clearly did not deliver on that one and for that I apologize […]

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Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips- The Perfection Deception

Michelle Phillips- The Perfection Deception This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Michelle Phillips. The original live interview was 1/31/14 Throughout her career as a top celebrity make-up artist, Michelle’s job was to create the illusion of perfection for the camera. Like so many […]

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Pamela Slim

Pamela Slim- Body of Work

Pamela Slim- Body of Work – Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Pamela Slim. The original live interview was 1/10/14. In our first call for 2014, it is my pleasure to welcome seasoned coach and writer, […]

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2014 Profitability Checklist – METRICS: What gets measured, gets accomplished

Do you have a dashboard that you use to measure the most important elements of your business?   It is a well known fact that “what gets measured, gets accomplished”. If you don’t have a dashboard, we recommend that you build one and make it a part of your business review process.  That review should happen […]

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2014 Profit Checklist: Cost cutting your way to profitability? Be smart about it.

Today’s 2014 Profit Checklist is about the relationship between cost cutting and profits and it is for those companies that are not as profitable as you would like to be. The premise:  Can you cut costs and become more profitable?   Certainly spending less than you make is a key component to profitability.   And the beginning […]

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My Story – PHILANTHROPRENEURIALISM – The Story of an Unconsciously Conscious Capitalist

Thanks to Bob and Kristi for having me on their show TruNorth Global.  My apologies to Bob for getting his name wrong on the show.  I definitely needed a vacation! New Business Podcasts with TruTalk Live on BlogTalkRadio

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2014 Success Checklist: Channel Choices for Product Distribution

This week our Success Checklist series begins with looking at your channel choices for product distribution. Whether you are selling shoes, electronics, airline tickets or hotel rooms, how you distribute your product does matter. If you sell anything, your New Year’s Resolution should be to improve your overall profitability.  There are lots of ways to […]

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2014 Keys to Profitability: Getting more customer centric

There are many books and studies that document the value of customer centricity and its relationship to profitability.   Our favorites include the Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann and Customer Intimacy by Fred Wiersama.   Both talk about shaping your culture and your partnerships around the customer. At Solutionz, we believe that […]

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Solutionz Live! on the FUTURE – Edie Weiner, author of FutureThink

This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Futurist, Edie Weiner. The original live interview was 9/7/12. In FutureThink, two leading futurists reveal the breakthrough thinking techniques they’ve developed to liberate the mind from its old assumptions, and sensitize it to the earliest signals of change. […]

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