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What is World Tree?

If you had the opportunity to fight climate change, inequality and poverty all at once, would you take it? What if that opportunity also included the potential for profit? If you think that sounds too good to be true, it’s time for you to meet World Tree and their Eco-Tree program. World Tree World Tree […]

Tips for Small Business Owners

So, how’s business going? It’s a tough time! Especially if your customer base is stuck at home working remotely and ‘self-quarantining.’  For some 50 years now I have been in a business where, traditionally, I went out to the client; they did not come to me!  Talk about a Paradigm Shift! However, there is an […]

A tip for Financial Advisors, And an Insight for The Consumer

For years I have been a watcher of the facial expressions and the body language of Financial Advisors and their prospective clients who are together for their first-time visit. In fact, I was a Sales Trainer for 15 years!  There always appears to be a series of ‘tug-of-wars’ at play in these first-time encounters. The […]

Remembering John Lewis

The world lost a great leader this week when Congressman John Lewis passed away. Lots of words have already been written honoring him, and others will do a better job than I can explaining why his legacy matters, and how we as a country can honor his legacy. I strongly encourage you to read the […]

Where to buy sustainable PPE & support communities that need your help

We’re proud to be a Certified B Corp (see our scores here), and we try to raise the visibility of members of this amazing community whenever we have the opportunity. Today, we’re highlighting companies in the B Corp community that have shifted to producing sustainable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). If you are in need of […]

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