Yearly Business Review: 3 Top Productivity Strategies

December 17, 2017

As I work through my annual end of year business review, a process that takes a few weeks each December, I analyze my profitability and productivity. This year, I realized that several small changes I made last January, yielded the biggest impact on my efficiency. One of the many challenges of an independent business owner is […]

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Mandala Coloring Book – Behind the Scenes

November 21, 2017

Last weekend I was attending a belly dance show and had a couple of proofs of my latest book, Color Theory with Pencils & Mandalas.  This is the second book that I’ve teamed up with the talented graphic illustrator George Goncalves.  We began this project in June with a mission of developing a workbook that would […]

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Choosing the Right Social Media for the Right Project

November 19, 2017

When social media was fresh and new, our world grew smaller.  We could now have momentary chit-chats with friends around the world throughout the day.  We could share pictures of the momentous occasions and the small moments that shape our lives.  I hopped on the FaceBook bandwagon in 2009 and have spent nearly a decade […]

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Who’s That Girl in Assiut? Yvonne Gall

November 15, 2017

As a collector of vintage images featuring entertainers wearing assiut, I am always thrilled and delighted when I find an image.  This lovely is the Parisian opera singer Yvonne Gall.  This lovely French opera singer was born in 1885 and studied her craft at the Conservatoire de Paris.  She performed professionally as an operatic soprano […]

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Top Business Reads: Part 1

November 5, 2017

Running a tiny, but profitable, business takes a lot of work. For me, it’s all about good time management, and having a pretty good understanding of all the different aspects of effectively running a business. When you’re an independent business person, you wind up, to use an old adage, “Wear all the hats.” I frequently […]

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