Saturday, February 23, 2013

In Loving Memory: Geraldine Smothers (WPO Chicago I member)

Gerri Smothers (12/13/12)
In Loving Memory of Geraldine Smothers
January 10, 1946 - February 17, 2013

We will miss Gerri enormously.
May she rest in peace.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Article of Interest: Is Your Business Prepared for a Mobile Revolution?

According to a new visual report issued by nearly 11% of the total United States retail e-commerce sales last year were made on mobile devices.  Is your business ready for the mobile e-commerce revolution?  Have you optimized your digital presence to attract more shoppers to your business?
The chart of U.S. retail mobile commerce traces back to 2011, when sales totaled $14 billion dollars, more than doubling in 2012 to $25 billion. One of the more interesting figures is the average amount per purchase by device, noting that $250 was the average purchase on a smartphone, while an average tablet purchase amount was significantly higher at $329.
Read more here.

Illustration credit:

Monday, February 11, 2013

Article of Interest: Why Success Is a Habit

You make your bed everyday.  You brush your teeth.  You walk your dog (if you have one).  Why is it with success we don't think of it as a habit?

John Maxwell says, "success is a habit, just like all those other routines.  Sure, it takes a little more work to cultivate this one than, say, filing your paperwork before it overwhelms your desk; but nonetheless, if you train yourself right, you can experience that "I did it!" feeling over and over again."

Here's how.  Read entire article:  How Can You Keep on Winning?

Monday, February 04, 2013

Book of Interest: The Growth Story

WPO London Chapter Chair Sue Stockdale has a new book out, The Growth Story, published by Book Shaker.  The book aims to inspire men and women alike to build powerful growth-oriented businesses.

The Growth Story covers nine different growth strategies used by women entrepreneurs - from geographic expansion to franchising to acquiring companies.  If you haven't already achieved successful growth for your business, read this book and find your path.

Buy now:  The Growth Story -- also available at Amazon.

And if you plan to attend our WPO 2013 Annual Conference in Dallas this year (May 1-3), Ms. Stockdale will have copies of her book available for sale.

Photo courtesy:  ©Laurel Delaney 2013. All rights reserved.