SBA NAMES 2017 SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR The U.S. Small Business Association Awards Holly Jeffreys of Family Care Clinic   Amarillo, TX. April 26th, 2017. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Lubbock – West Texas District Office has named Dr. Holly Jeffreys as the 2017 Texas Panhandle Small Business Person of the Year. The […]

What is a SWOT Analysis?

What is a SWOT analysis? One of my favorite tools to use with clients is one of the oldest in the bag of business tools, the SWOT analysis. First, what exactly is a SWOT analysis? SWOT simply stands for STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES, THREATS. Strengths and weaknesses are internal and controllable; opportunities and threats are external […]


Cybersecurity?!? When we use the term “cybersecurity”, we normally think about the Target, Home Depot and TJ Maxx credit card breaches that exposed millions of people’s information and accounts to hacking.  Scary stuff this cybersecurity—or, the lack of it.  However, cybersecurity in not just a big company concern. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act is […]

The Why, What and How of Video for Your Business

The Why, What and How of Video for Your Business Why? The ways of traditional advertising have been drastically transformed over the past few decades. Everyone is familiar with the obvious impact of technology that touches every aspect of our daily lives, from healthcare to entertainment to transportation to small business. Literally, you name it […]

How Broncos Football Relates to Your Finances

How Broncos Football Relates to Your Finances I love Broncos football!  But it wouldn’t be much fun if after watching I didn’t know who won.  That’s why they keep score.  It’s the same thing with your finances.  If you don’t keep track of them, how do you measure how you are doing?  Are you winning?  […]

Good Deeds, Good Business – Simple Holiday Marketing Ideas

The holiday season is here. Did you know that most companies prepare for the Christmas holidays way before August? It is also possibly the best time to take advantage of some “good deed” marketing initiatives. Running a socially-conscious business is usually good for business all year round but if you are looking for a good […]

OSHA Update Impacts Small Businesses: Administrative burden or safer workplace?

Have you updated your OSHA reporting procedures recently?  Did you also revise your other policies to support the new rules?    If not you may need to get busy soon.   Included in OSHA’s final rule for electronic record-keeping enacted in August of 2016 are requirements that have some experts recommending that employers revisit all of […]

Why Women-Owned Businesses Are Impacting Us

Let’s start with some stats! “The Survey of Business owners, published by the Census Bureau in 2015 states: There are 10 million women-owned businesses Women-owned firms make up 2% of all non-farm businesses across the country Women-owned firms generate $1.6 trillion in total receipts Women-owned employing a total of 9 million people across the country […]

Simply Lead

When I was 14 years old, I started my first paying job. It was in a gift shop and what fun it was to spend my days pouring over interesting new inventory and meet travelers from across the globe. My supervisor had a keen eye for unique items that would sell and she was an […]

How to create a culture in your business?

I had the chance to sit through one of Sam Silversteins, Inc Presentations this week and we worked on developing core values. The presentation was part of global entrepreneurship week events put together by the WT Enterprise Center.  I would love to share some of things that I learned. Do you ever see companies such as […]