How Conferences and Workshops Changed My Writing Career

Growing up as a writer in Grand Cayman was a challenge, especially after leaving high school. Other than an English class at college, writing workshops or book fairs didn't exist in the traditional sense. Published authors were minimal and I couldn't go knocking on Dick Francis's door when he moved to the island. If I wanted [...]

By | 2017-05-09T05:33:00+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Business, Inspiration|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Hate business plans? Do this instead

I'm all about the business plan, or so I thought until I stumbled upon these shorter, and a heck of a lot easier methods. Business Model Canvas Used mostly for quick product turn out, it works great as a summarized business plan. Business plans are time consuming, not to mention overwhelming, and if you haven't done [...]

By | 2017-05-09T05:33:04+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |12 Comments

5 Lessons I Learned as a New Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is hard work. I don't say those words to scare you, but to prepare you for this blog post. Last year, I took a leap and turned my writing group, CayWriters, into a company. I scrambled to organize everything perfectly so my business would get a fantastic start only to discover I was a parent who convinced [...]

By | 2017-05-09T05:33:11+00:00 January 19th, 2015|Categories: Business, CayWriters|Tags: , , |2 Comments

5 things I wish I’d done in 2014

When setting goals people often say don't bite off more than you can chew. Because I'm crazy like that, I bit off more and then some. I set the bar ridiculously high in 2014 and overdosed on new opportunities because I didn't want to miss even one. The result? A WONDERFUL DISASTER   I started a new company, [...]

By | 2017-05-09T05:33:11+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Are you dressed for success?

Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net "If you dress shabbily they notice the dress. If you dress impeccably they notice the woman." Working Girl is one of my favorite eighties movie and not just because Harrison Ford starred in it. Wink! Wink! Melanie Griffith's character received this advice and I thought it was perfect [...]

By | 2017-05-09T05:33:13+00:00 November 8th, 2014|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |2 Comments