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A picture is STILL worth a thousand words for small business

A picture is STILL worth a thousand words. It’s amazing what we is revealed to us when we take the time to put on paper a word, idea, image, even the numbers associated with financial information. There is just something dramatic about seeing what you’re thinking looking back at you.  And here’s a flash: This works with your small business customers, too.

That’s the message Dan Roam helped me develop as he joined me recently on my radio program, The Small Business Advocate Show. Dan is founder of Digital Roam, Inc. and the author of two great books, The Back of the Napkin and Unfolding the Napkin as well as a new member of my Brain Trust.

Dan and I talked about solving problems and selling ideas by conveying your message with graphical images, and I think you’ll benefit from hearing this conversation. Take a few minutes to listen and, as always, let us know how you’ve used images to your advantage, both internally and externally. Listen Live! Download, Too!

Ladies, solve problems, don’t just manage them

Since 1997, I’ve devoted many hours of programing on my radio show that focuses on issues that are at least more dramatic, if not unique, for women small business owners than for men.  I conducted this programming with women who are either experts on the topic of women making their way in the marketplace, or they are women who have overcome these challenges, or both.

Debbie Meyer is both. She’s an inventor, an entrepreneur and she’s a highly successful business owner. Debbie invented the Green Bags, among other innovations that make life easier, and is co-CEO and co-founder of Housewares America, Inc. And she’s a member of my Brain Trust.

Recently, Debbie joined me again on The Small Business Advocate Show and I asked her about my theory that one of the problems women bring on themselves is thinking that it’s enough to manage a problem instead of find a way to solve it and get rid of it. Debbie agreed with me, and we discussed this issue. Take a few minutes to listen to my conversation with Debbie and, as always, leave your own thoughts. Listen Live! Download, Too!

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