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Best of 2011 Posts

Written By: Catherine Morgan | Comments Off on Best of 2011 Posts

So we were tempted to title this post “A Christmas Carol” but that was a little cheeky even for us.

As you wrap up your year, and hopefully take some time off to unplug and recharge, we thought we could offer you these posts as our gift. Below are some of the best posts from the past year. Please share them if you find them valuable.

Internet Insanity

The “Start a Business for Only $100” Trap Carol explains why she finds these kinds of claims a little dangerous.

The Internet Circus: Lions, Gurus and Bears, Oh My… Carol reminds us that there are some “experts” online that know just enough information to be dangerous (and in some cases, don’t know enough information and are just plain dangerous).

The Internet is Toxic, Email is Evil & Other Things I Learned on Sabbatical Carol shares some of the revelations she learned and lessons that were reinforced while she took the time to recharge her battery last summer.


Cash Flow is Sexy In this 17-minute video, Carol tackles the topic of cash flow, which she also covers in Chapter 28 of The Entrepreneur Equation.

Business Spending: Expenses Vs. Investing Carol outlines the difference between outlaying cash or even incurring debt for an expense versus outlaying cash or incurring debt for an investment.

Business Strategy

The Cost of Being Cheap in Business Carol shares why the ability to bootstrap can be very handy for a business owner, but having the frugality gene (aka being el cheapo) can be very detrimental to your business.

5 Ways That You Are Killing Your Business Carol points out that we are often our own worst enemy.

How to Use Free as a Business Strategy Carol explains that as business owners, there are times when free makes sense and times when it doesn’t.

Just Say No (and Nothing Else) Carol shares why it is often better to just say no and not apologize or explain.

Entrepreneur Survival

Getting Past Entrepreneurial Overwhelm In this guest post Catherine Morgan shares strategies to avoid information overload and choice overwhelm.

Do You Suffer From SOS (or Shiny Object Syndrome)? In this guest post Catherine Morgan gives tips on how not to be distracted by the next new thing.

Social Media

Twitter is not your therapist While it is tempting to treat a platforms like Twitter as the “water cooler,” Carol points out that you need to think carefully about your intent with your social media interactions.

Thank you so much for being a part of our community. We wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

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Catherine Morgan is 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. She specializes in helping entrepreneurs transition to corporate jobs they love. Catherine is the author of the eBook Re-Launch You: Discovering Your Point B and Embracing Possibility. An experienced independent consultant who was employed by three of the former Big Five consulting firms, Catherine speaks frequently on topics related to career transition, small business, productivity, and mental health. She doesn’t take herself seriously, but takes her subject matter very seriously.