It’s National Entrepreneurs’ Day 2021!

It’s NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURS’ DAY 2021: officially proclaimed by POTUS and massively celebrated by me as a cheerleader for my fellow entrepreneurs (current and future). In honor of Entrepreneurs’ Day, I am sharing part of my story AND this photo of me capturing a pivotal moment in time during my “entrepreneurial journey”. I am wearing 3 […]

Go the extra mile…it’s never crowded!

For years, even before I was a business owner, I have understood the power of personalization and thoughtfulness with respect to customer service.   My recent 50th birthday trip to Italy was chock full of lovely customer experiences that are perfect examples of this.  From the handwritten note and gift box given to me by […]

Small Business Owners: URGENT PPP Loan Info!

If you own a business and think that you are NOT eligible for a Paycheck Protection Program loan through the SBA’s COVID-19 relief program, please click the link below to read about the changes made to eligibility as of February 24, 2021. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program   Here is what you need to know (from your fellow Business […]

“Starting Your Own Business: The HOWs, WHENs and WHYs” – PANEL DISCUSSION 4/14/21

UPCOMING PANEL ALERT on 4/14/21: “Starting Your Own Business: The HOWs, WHENs and WHYs”. If you answer YES to following questions, then please join a free panel discussion on Zoom hosted by Murray Hill Institute on Wednesday the 14th from 7 pm – 8 pm. THE QUESTIONS: Have you dreamed about turning your unique ideas, […]

Fantastico news: I was a guest on the Noles Abroad podcast!

I was a guest on the “Noles Abroad” Podcast as part of Florida State University’s International Program Alumni Week. Click here to listen to my 15-minute interview called “It All Goes Back to Italy”. BACKSTORY: The Alum Week festivities took place during the first week of April, 2021 to celebrate 60+ years of international education and […]

News to share: I have joined the This Is It Network Advisory Board!

I am excited to share the news that I have joined the This Is It TV Advisory Board! The panel, founded and led by the amazing Cheldin Barlatt Rumer, is comprised of 17 experts who are seasoned and engaged professionals in a wide range of industries that reflect our diverse and inclusive community. I will be […]

BUSINESS OWNERS: Don’t forget the 1099 deadline is February 1st!

BIZ OWNERS: The deadline for you to send out Form 1099s is February 1, 2021.  The IRS requires that a Form 1099 be sent to each independent contractor who provided at least $600 worth of services to your business in 2020. This deadline is to ensure that the contractor receives the 1099 in time to include it […]

Support Small Businesses: My List of Suggestions Part 2

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, here is Part 2 of my list of a few fave independent companies that you MUST check out! Here’s the thing: these innovators took their passion and injected it with energy, hope, innovation and tons, tons, tons of time! Please support small when possible & feel free to share this. […]

Support Small Businesses: My List of Suggestions Part 1

To celebrate Small Business Saturday 2020, here is Part 1 of a few of my fave independent companies. These businesses launched because the owners took their passion and injected it with energy, hope, innovation and tons, tons, tons of time! Please support small when possible and share this!   MERCHANDISE WITH A POSITIVE MESSAGE Anxiety […]

To publish or not to publish…THAT is the question!

Throwing it back to when the announcement of my LLC formation was in the New York Observer (now defunct newspaper)! Believe it or not this milestone “press” was actually a necessity. There is a “Limited Liability Company Law” in the state of New York that if you form an LLC you are required to publish […]