Being Grateful!


Entrepreneurs are known for being ambitious go-getters but the flip side of this are often feelings of humility and gratitude.  These feelings reflect that life as a business founder isn’t always fun and easy. Entrepreneurs know how hard it can be to get a business off the ground. They know how hard you have to […]

Am I Really a Shark?


Last month,  I was especially pleased to agree to be a judge in the ABQid/NMTC Scrappy Startups Pitch Challenge in May. It was also a fun surprise to see that we were on the local news on the night of the event. This competition uses a Shark Tank/American Idol-style format and the judges see around 8-10 […]

8 Secrets to Success


One of the first and most important secrets to success is MAKING CONNECTIONS. No one teaches you this in school, but networking is critical because success can come from just one connection that believes in you, invests in you, or buys your product. I don’t enjoy traditional networking meetings where you have to approach complete […]

My AARP Suggested Vacation: Chincoteague Island, Virginia


Earlier this week I wrote about my experience using the AARP Travel app to research my family vacation. The app suggested Chincoteague Island in Virginia. The drive to the island took us nearly 4 hours, including a stop for lunch. We stayed at the Rodeway Inn located in the city center of Chincoteague Island. The […]

Persistence Pays Off


Because I’m a first-time entrepreneur, I’m always interested in learning from other, more experienced entrepreneurs. I follow several blogs that provide great tips and lessons-learned, but two of my favorites are written by Amy Rees Anderson and Barbara Corcoran. Being CEO can be lonely, so I especially like reading posts from these two women because […]