Monthly Archives: April 2014

Career Changer Chooses Winning Restaurant Concept

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Old Skool Cafe An eatery with a different twist is a feature from time to time on the PBS restaurant review program Check Please! Bay Area.! And a recent segment featured Old Skool Cafe, not your typical supper club. Started … Continue reading

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Lessons From Dale Carnegie’s Biographer

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Professor Steven Watts History Professor Steven Watts offers an insightful and revealing look at the rags to riches “perky” guru of the self-help movement in American culture. But the presentation is not merely an educational piece about Dale Carnegie, it’s … Continue reading

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Highlights 2014 Black Writers Conference New York

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Booktv.org Publishing Industry Panel. Business insider’s talk about challenges and the impact of the Web on aspiring writers, small independent bookstores, and other members of the industry. And the audience Q & A provides further glimpses into interesting examples of … Continue reading

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Finding Your Niche Book Bonus

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New Kindle Format 2 Books in One Available fall 2014 Update: Software and formatting issues have delayed Kindle upload until fall. Finding Your Niche: Discover…  Newly revised and available free through the Kindle lending library, 241 pages, ISBN 978-0-9831539-3-1  will include … Continue reading

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When Government Regulations Halt Entrepreneurial Plans

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TV Industry & FCC Ruling Regardless of political leaning, the recent C-Span interview with TV station owner Armstrong Williams has two major takeaway lessons: Changes in federal regulations, state or local law can put an entrepreneur in any industry out … Continue reading

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Most Memorable Business Q& A

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Q. What is the Most Memorable Business You Have Encountered? A. If you mean jaw-dropping unforgettable, it would have to be a designer I learned about while editing Changing Your Work or Career. An accidental gunshot by an acquaintance at an … Continue reading

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Censoring Blog Content Q & A

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Q: Have you ever decided not to pursue research on a niche topic? A. Yes. I had planned to write about the entrepreneurial film Sunshine Cleaners but  realized quickly during the preliminary fact gathering, that I did not want to … Continue reading

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