The Biz Bite: A Blog to Boost Business

  • One thing at a time
    I recently came across this article written by Erica Mills, founder of Claxon Marketing and Claxon University. While her focus is on non profits, the advice directly applies to any organization. Here’s one thing you need to know: When it comes to asking for support if you’re a social enterprise or non profit organization, don’t
  • Is your work satisfying?
    Apart from a paycheck, there are intangible values that, Barry Schwartz suggests, our current way of thinking about work simply ignores. It’s time to stop thinking of workers as cogs on a wheel.
  • Digging deeper into issues impacting women in business
    Did you know that a massive research project is underway to gather more information about women in business? The initiative is being led by the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a non-partisan federal advisory council that advises the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues impacting women business owners. From veterans
  • Bring back the box!
    I recently kicked off a marketing class with 50 or so participants by asking how many of them checked out online reviews. I explained that this could be for anything from a new restaurant to a movie to a painting service. Every hand in the room shot up. This was no big surprise as there
  • The rise of social enterprise
    I’m often asked to speak about social enterprises and one question I’m asked, again and again, is how these organizations differ from traditional companies and non profits. The Skoll Foundation is a terrific resource on this topic. Its site is packed with powerful examples of how even some of the smallest social enterprises are making