SpokaneAMA – Free Counseling

      What criteria does free counseling as set for specific concerns resource?

What I think you’re asking is – How do I get free counseling from Me2 Solutions and Squishy Peanut Marketing?

Both Me2 Solutions and Squishy Peanut Marketing are happy to discuss any specific concerns that you have – we […]

SpokaneAMA – Professional Photographs

I need to get a professional photograph.

Before you can choose a photographer, you have to choose what type of effect you want your professional photograph to create. The best way to determine what type of professional photograph you want is to look at as many professional photographs as you […]

SpokaneAMA – Increasing Event Attendance

Suggestions for getting attendance at an event?

Rule#1: Have a GREAT event!

Have an event that excites people – whether its excitement, a worthwhile cause, great conversation – something that the attendees will be talking about the next day and week. This requires that you plan in detail with plenty of […]

SpokaneAMA – Use the Google “News” Tab

Is it a good idea or helpful to use the “news” tab on Google when finding a job in a specific field?

When you have narrowed your job search to a specific firm or field, Google’s “news” tab can be a wonderful resource. Companies will divulge information in press releases […]

SpokaneAMA: Fundraising Rules

Fundraising 101 seminar told us lots of rules that weren’t obvious. Where do we to for help?

There are several sources of information for help for non-profits with their operations, events and fundraising efforts.

First of all, find someone who has done it before. This could be last year’s event chairperson, […]

The #1 Mistake Business Owners Make

This question came from Sara

You could ask 30 different business people and likely get 30 different answers to this question – reflecting personal experiences of the business people you ask.

Ultimately, the biggest mistake comes down to a very simple concept – making decisions without understanding

The consequences of the decision […]

What Does Legalized Marijuana Mean for Employers & Businesses?

This is a question we received at the Spokane Ask Me Anything sponsored by the National Association of Women Business Owners held June 12, 2014.

SpokaneAMA:  Now that pot is legal, what boundaries can I ensure are being respected?

At least in the states of Washington and Colorado, it is now […]

Why Good People Lie: Dishonesty and Human Nature

Recently, I had an interview with a local ecclesiastical leader. He supervises a few thousand people in several congregations in Spokane. After getting to know each other, he started asking me the prepared questions. But halfway through the interview, he stopped suddenly and looked straight in my eyes. 

“You must […]

Q&A: Should I Pay An Independent Contractor for Cancelled Appointments?

Photo Credit: Mike Knapak via FlickrDear Meredith, Here is the situation: What is your opinion on canceled appointments and paying independent contractors? I run a tutoring business and have a few independent contractors for special subjects like math – until the business builds and I can hire them full-time.  When parents […]

Q&A: Help! I Have Too Many Ideas and Too Much to Do!

Photo Credit: csm-web via FlickrHey, Mer -My business is really starting to take off and I’m getting lots of feedback from my new customers. I have so many ideas for the new products and services they want, but I’m trying to bring on my new employees so I don’t […]