Cynthia Kay

Cynthia Kay is a passionate spokesperson for small business- speaking, teaching and coaching … all while running an award-winning company. Cynthia Kay and Company produces high-quality communications that are used on the national and international scene.

Over the past few weeks I have had the chance to talk to the owners of two relatively new businesses in different parts of the country. One is a commercial cleaning company and the other is a manufacturer of specialty ice cream.  The passion that these owners possess is very common among small business owners. They have invested most of what they own and decided to bet on themselves to start the business. While these two businesses could not be more different their problems were remarkably similar.

If you are like most business owners you are inundated with pitches for training, workshops and seminars to attend. They tout things like:

Learn the 7 Proven Ways to Grow Your Sales

Create a Culture of Success and Overcome

Obstacles One Day to Greatness

Attend this one-day leadership institute to interact with other women business owners and learn from industry and business development experts

This past week there were celebrations across the country for National Small Business Week to draw attention to the entrepreneurial spirit that still exists today despite the challenges that loom large. The week officially kicked off last Sunday at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. There were the expected speeches and of course awards for everything including: SCORE Chapter of the Year, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Center Award, Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award, Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Year and more.

I recently had to travel internationally for a client. While I travel extensively in North America to work this was a new experience, not to mention that I left the U.S. on the day of the Brussels bombing. It was a tense time travel. I thought I might share a few thoughts about the experience. To begin, if you have the opportunity to work outside your typical geographic area you need to be prepared that it is not “business as usual” and there are a number of things to consider before and during the trip.

Do You Really Need to Travel?

A number of movies have been released just in time for spring break. I have watched with amusement as the critics have taken aim at movies like My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and Batman vs Superman. The website Rotten Tomatoes rates films with its Tomatometer™ rating. According to the site the rating is “based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – it is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers.

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