Top 40 OVER 40 Kelowna Entrepreneur!

September 20, 2017 No comments yet

You know you’ve been in the work world a long time when your community recognizes you as a Top 40 OVER 40 Entrepreneur. Well, to heck with how old it makes me seem… I am thrilled to have been selected as one of Kelowna’s Top 40 OVER  40 entrepreneurs.

The accolades from the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and my story and photo appeared in the print version of the  Kelowna Daily Courier on Wednesday March 8, International Women’s  Day! Here’s the online post from the day before: .

We have some very powerful entrepreneurial women and men over age 40 in our community and I am grateful to the Chamber of Commerce for recognizing us for what we have done and the mentors and coaches we have become to the next generation of entrepreneurs.


Unleashing the next $10,000 Idea

September 9, 2013 No comments yet

Strongbiz is pleased to announce that their CEO, Marilyn Strong, has been selected to present at the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Association Unleashing Ideas Conference in November

Strong’s topic is Tapping into your Distracted, Busy Life — Get a Grip on Your Business. It’s a topic with which she is very familiar !

Distractions are interruptions that trigger a change in our focus which in turn stops us from moving ahead on our current path and sets us on another.

According to Strong, “Distractions rank among the top reasons people indicate they have trouble getting work accomplished in the time frame they set out.” It could be external distractions like technology, people interruptions, noise, the smell of popcorn wafting from the kitchen microwave. It could be internal distractions like boredom, feelings of inadequacy, fear, a lack of company direction, hunger, tiredness, or a just plain, ‘I don’t wanna’.

No matter what the reason or type of distraction, the problem is: distractions are costing more than $10,000 in wasted productivity per person per year. Imagine what YOU could do with an extra $10,000 in your business!

Unleashing Ideas: Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Fall 2013 Conference is a one and a half day conference being held in Kelowna on November 21 & 22nd as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and is hosted by the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society (OVES). This is the second annual Valley-wide Entrepreneurship Conference hosted by OVES.

Friday’s activities will consist of keynote speakers and breakout sessions lead by entrepreneurial thought leaders, Like Marilyn Strong, focusing on unleashing entrepreneurial ideas. There will be plenty of networking opportunities to promote yourself and your business.

Did You Get Your Marketing Mojo Last Night?

March 8, 2012 No comments yet

Marketing Mojo was the topic for the March 7, 2012, Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society’s monthly townhall meeting. More than 25 local entrepreneurs attended the meeting with panellists best selling author Marilyn Strong, and Don Robichaud talking about marketing strategies and tactics  ranging from the internet to traditional media to networking and creating alliances.

Although mojo can mean a magic charm bag used in voodoo, in today’s world it more often means a special talent or appeal YOU have that attracts your customers because they understand the problem you’re solving.

Here are some questions to get you thinking about YOUR marketing mojo.

1. What’s the problem for which your product or service is the solution?

2. How do you know your customer has that problem?

3. What messages to you use to convey the problem to your customers?

4. What tactics do you use to demonstrate your solution to their problem?

Get your mojo going. Get your energy behind your marketing words and actions. Be authentic in your presentation and in your solutions.

Great discussions! Thank you to everyone who came out and thank you Rae Stonehouse for moderating!


It’s February 29, 2012, What are YOU Doing to get paid to pay attention?

February 29, 2012 No comments yet

It’s February 29, 2012. We have extra day this year to make money. What are YOU doing to get paid to pay attention to your business?

I’m launching my book, “Getting Paid to Pay Attention” which will help entrepreneurs and small business owners overcome procrastination, distraction and hyper-focus and finally have the business of their dreams. I would be honoured if you would take a look at the website and at the $3,000 in bonus offerings including bonuses from Tee Crane, Keith Leon, Noah St. John, Bob Proctor and Jack Canfield for those who buy the book from here:

So, tell me, what are YOU doing to get paid to pay attention to your business?

Getting Paid to Pay Attention – Why Your Business has A.D.D.

December 14, 2011 No comments yet
Book cover: Getting Paid to Pay Attention

Newly published book: Getting Paid to Pay Attention

If you’ve ever thought you should be getting paid to pay attention, then you’ve come to the right place. For many small business owners, freelancers and self-employed professionals, one of our biggest problems is making sure all the hats we wear are managed effectively. For some people, that’s relatively easy. For others… it’s a real challenge.

Maybe your business suffers from a little-known condition which I’ve blogged about numerous times,  Business Attention Deficit Disorder(Business A.D.D.) If left unchecked, this condition can crush your entrepreneurial dreams faster than a monster truck crushes a Toyota.

Well folks, after blogging about Business A.D.D. for almost 2 years I’m pleased to announce that my book, Getting Paid to Pay Attention, is done.

The book will give you the tips, tricks and strategies to win the game of business and overcome your Business Attention Deficit Disorder  at the same time!

Click the link here to get a complimentary report on the 3 Sure Signs of Business A.D.D. A special pre-order price for the PDF version along with a bonus is also available.  Enjoy!