Hurry Up Already, What's Taking So Long?

March 2011 - Hurry Up Already, What’s Taking So Long?

  By Lisa Thomas, Hurry up already, What’s taking so long?!? When I'm standing in a room full of professional  and business women speaking on this subject, I often say, " you know..... "patience" .....my fellow leaders,      really is a virtue!!!" Read on! I’d gotten a

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March 2011 - Police Your Own Business! Three Things to Watch for That Could Get Your Business Issued a Warning Ticket.

Police Your Own Business! Three Things to Watch for That Could Get Your Business Issued a Warning Ticket By Chia-Li Chien It was a sunny, early spring day and we were on our way to the North Carolina Zoo. While traveling on Highway 49 and enjoying the scenery, we noticed a state trooper. Su

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March 2011 - From WIIFM to WIIFU. Effective communication to your end-users and stakeholders

By Chia-Li Chien From publicly traded large companies, to privately-held small businesses, thousands or even millions of dollars are spent annually on marketing. However, marketing is by far the most difficult business activity for which to measure return on investment (ROI). In today’s multi-m

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February 2011 - Too Much Lemon

Patience is not an entrepreneur’s virtue Chia-Li Chien | Dec. 8, 2010 Like most immigrants who come to the U.S., I continue to foster my own culture in my family, especially by way of Chinese food. When I first came to the U.S. at age 21, I did not have much cooking experience. Over the 22 y

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February 2011 - 10 Tips for Discovering What Comes Next!

By Jeannette Fitzwater So let me share a scenario with you. A woman is entering her “empty nest” period. She has been very accomplished and recognized in her area of expertise. However, for some reason, she increasingly feels a sense of unrest. With her new freedom comes a time to explore wha

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Twelve common mistakes to avoid when presenting to investors

February 2011 - Twelve common mistakes to avoid when presenting to investors

Chia-Li Chien | Nov. 16, 2010 I recently had the opportunity to be a mentor, deal screener and speaker for the 4th annual Angle Capital Summit.  Although there were specific things to look for as a deal screener on behalf of the investors, I couldn’t help but to reflect on an article I recent

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Featured P3 Pearl, Jeannette Fitzwater

December 2010 - Featured P3 Pearl, Jeannette Fitzwater

I had the pleasure of speaking with P3 Pearl, Jeannette Fitzwater on a cold wintry day. We both snuggled up to a candid conversation about her vision and passion for developing and leading others into their greatest potential. I was fascinated with Jeanette’s journey of success however what

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December 2010 - Where does the time go?

We all have the same 24-hour day. Chia-Li Chien | Nov. 10, 2010 Are you exhausted from working IN your business? Many business owners struggle to grow their businesses, but not because they did not have the right tools. Most in fact, have all the tools they need, but are not using them strateg

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December 2010 - An Observation on Leadership

An Observation on Leadership by Jeannette Fitzwater Do you visualize a typical leader as being clad in a suit and spending many hours in meetings? While I have to admit that I have shared some of these same impressions, I have had my eyes opened. As a participant of Leadership Maryland, I spent

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Market Updates: Watch Small Businesses Grow as Corporate Spending Increases.

November 2010 - Market Updates: Watch Small Businesses Grow as Corporate Spending Increases.

Market Updates by Chia-Li Chien Watch small businesses grow as corporate spending increases. I recently attended Financial Planning Associates (FPA) 2010 Annual Symposium & Sponsor Expo in Charlotte, NC. I attend the FPA Symposium each year simply to keep up with my continuing education cr

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November 2010 - Marking women’s progress

Despite widespread advancement since winning the right to vote 90 years ago, women can achieve more in the business world. Here’s how. Chia-Li Chien | August 27, 2010 On Aug. 26, 1920, after a 72-year struggle, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was finally ratified, granting w

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November 2010 - Purposeful Networking

Know your target and stay focused. There are so many ways to network and so many places to network. But the most common complaints I hear from people about networking are: You can’t possibly join that many associations – it’s too costly. I don’t get any business from that networking

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October 2010 - What does music have to do with leadership in business?

What does music have to do with leadership in business? 默契: 情意暗合 I recently attended Project Management Institute (PMI), Metrolina’s Professional Development Day (PDD) in Charlotte, NC. I attend the PDD each year simply to keep up with my continuing education credits. This year w

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What’s Next for You?

October 2010 - What’s Next for You?

What’s Next for You? Financial independence means different things to everyone by Chia-Li Chien During my 2nd quarter SRI Business Retreat meeting recently, I talked with forty-six business owners about history. I used as an example the fine economists who also play the role of historian

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October 2010 - How to Be Significant in Your Organization

I’m a big believer that everyone can bring significance to their organization.Whether you have a personal passion or a professional need to fulfill, creating the ideal work environment can be beneficial to you, your company and your future. The power of your success is revealed when you use your t

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September 2010 - Empowering Women to Be Effective Time Managers!

Life Coach, Lisa Thomas of the P3 Group, gives Valonda tips on being an effective time manager. Ever wonder how it is that your friend, co-worker or associate always seems to get more done than you? After all they have the same 24 hours as you do, don’t they? Even Donald Trump and Oprah Winfr

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