Saturday, February 21, 2009

Article of Interest: 7 Reasons To Be Grateful You're An Entrepreneur Right Now

A WPO Chicago member sent me the article, "7 Reasons To Be Grateful You're An Entrepreneur Right Now," and I think it is spot on, especially this part:
In a crisis, entrepreneurs have no choice but to keep moving, even if it’s tough going. But heavy lifting builds big muscles. The only real choice now is to go forward, and you will grow your capabilities and learn a lot by doing so.
Sound like a plan? We think so. And naturally, the Women Presidents' Organization is here to help you every step of the way.

Let us know what we can do to assist and tell us how you plan to grow your business even during turbulent times.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sound Advice: Consumer Leaders Report

"9 on 9" -- Edelman's Consumer Leaders Report is a fascinating look at how the year behind will shape the year ahead. Nine of Edelman's consumer experts weigh in across the globe.

The following topics are covered:

1. Time for some action
2. Without content there is no conversation
3. How Obama's campaign broke through
4. Mexican consumers gear into crisis mode
5. The merging of the ox and the consumer in 2009
6. 9 digital truths for 2009
7. It's about the daily moments of living, working and playing
8. Chinese consumers in 2009
9. An intimate globe, what will this mean in 2009?

Find out if your business is prepared for what's ahead.

Download the 20-page report immediately by clicking here.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Sound Advice: TED2009

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. What started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds has since grown beyond comprehension.

TED2009 corrals doers and thinkers who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in less than twenty minutes.

It's similar to what we do everyday as presidents of companies to engage our employees, suppliers, colleagues and constituents -- but without the fanfare.

Worth a look.