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Catherine Morgan is the editor of Business Unplugged ™, an engaging speaker, and the founder of Point A to Point B Transitions Inc., a virtual provider of coaching services to individuals who are in business or career transition. Catherine is the author of the eBook Re-Launch You: Discovering Your Point B and Embracing Possibility. An experienced independent consultant and former employee of three of the former Big Five consulting firms, Catherine combines strategy development with accountability coaching. Her productivity tips and career transition advice have been featured on WGN AM 720 and WIND AM 560 The Answer in Chicago, and on WCHE AM 1520 in the Philadelphia area. Catherine speaks frequently on topics related to productivity, career transition, small business, and entrepreneurship. She doesn’t take herself seriously, but takes her subject matter very seriously.

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How to Recover After Financial Collapse

Small businesses will have their financial ups and downs. Unfortunately, they also may crash and burn. But this doesn’t have to be the end for an entrepreneur. Carol’s latest post on, “6 Steps Resilient Entrepreneurs Take to Rebound From Bankruptcy,” gives some sound advice for […]
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Better Mindset, Better Business

Owning (or working for) a small business is stressful. In Carol’s latest post on the Nextiva blog, “5 Ways to Reduce Small Business Stress Through Positive Thinking,” she shares some simple suggestions for boosting positivity, and communicating more effectively to help yourself and your employees stay […]
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How Big Is the Gig Economy? Close to $8 Billion.

You read that right. That’s billion with a “B.” A lot of moolah is being spent on freelancers and contractors. And that’s just here in the United States! Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) recently published Measuring the Gig Economy: Inside the New Paradigm of Contingent Work*, a […]
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Small Businesses Come In Various Shapes and Sizes

All small businesses are not created equal. What you think of as a small business may be very different from the kind of small business I think of – or market to. For example, I work exclusively with solo consultants. Are coffee shops small businesses? Absolutely […]
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Solo Business? You Still Need to Plan Like a Bigger Business.

Whether you’re a solo business owner or a freelancer, you will still need to remember that you’re running a business – at least if you want to stay in business. Like a bigger business, you will need to manage your cash flow efficiently, and plan for […]
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There’s More to Freelance Rates Than Getting What We’re Worth

Among freelancers, the most cherished business objective, as expressed on the internet, is to “get paid what I’m worth.” (Note that more than one third of the U.S. labor force is freelancing per Freelancers Union and Upwork, 2015, and freelancers are projected to be in the […]
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Opportunity Cost: Your Time Is Precious

As a small business owner, especially a new business owner, you may feel like you don’t have a lot of money – but you have plenty of time. This is a big mistake! Your time is also a precious resource that needs to be allocated appropriately […]
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Want More Personal Time? Try These Suggestions.

As a small business owner, it’s hard to separate you from your business. Not surprisingly, some of the best ways to get more personal time combine or leverage things you are already doing for your business. Carol’s latest post on the Nextiva blog, “5 Ways to […]
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How Small Business Could Drive Growth for Big Box Stores

Have you ever thought that big box stores and small business don’t mix? I’ll admit that I have been guilty of this. In a recent post on, “Entrepreneurs Are the Key to Success for Traditional Retailers,” Carol suggests otherwise – and that entrepreneurs might actually […]
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Carol’s Tips on How to Engage an Audience

This morning I am off to inspire some professionals with my “Re-Launch You: Liftoff After Layoff” talk. It’s my signature talk in the career transition space, and I’m excited to be able to suggest people look at transition as a time of opportunity and possibility — even if […]
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