BIZ OWNERS: The deadline for you to send out 1099 forms is January 31, 2024!

BIZ OWNERS: The deadline for you to send out 1099 forms is January 31, 2024.   The IRS requires that a Form 1099 be sent to each independent contractor who provided at least $600 worth of services to your business in 2023. This deadline is to ensure that the contractor receives the 1099 in time to […]


ATTENTION FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS: IT IS TIME TO EXPOSE YOURSELF! FACT: In order to sell your products or services that you offer, you need to make it easy for customers to find you. Your business needs to be “out there” with increased exposure in the press: TV, radio, print, blogs…all of it! A question that I […]

A Motivation Monday Memory!

I am kicking off the week with a memory from this exact day a few years ago when I was a guest on the This Is It TV show LIVE in Philadelphia to discuss my entrepreneurial journey and my patented product invention: RestoPresto. Because the interview was unscripted it was completely authentic and since Cheldin is […]

It’s National Entrepreneurs’ Day 2021!

It’s NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURS’ DAY 2021: officially proclaimed by POTUS and massively celebrated by me as a cheerleader for my fellow entrepreneurs (current and future). In honor of Entrepreneurs’ Day, I am sharing part of my story AND this photo of me capturing a pivotal moment in time during my “entrepreneurial journey”. I am wearing 3 […]

Go the extra mile…it’s never crowded!

For years, even before I was a business owner, I have understood the power of personalization and thoughtfulness with respect to customer service.   My recent 50th birthday trip to Italy was chock full of lovely customer experiences that are perfect examples of this.  From the handwritten note and gift box given to me by […]

Small Business Owners: URGENT PPP Loan Info!

If you own a business and think that you are NOT eligible for a Paycheck Protection Program loan through the SBA’s COVID-19 relief program, please click the link below to read about the changes made to eligibility as of February 24, 2021.   Here is what you need to know (from your fellow Business […]

“Starting Your Own Business: The HOWs, WHENs and WHYs” – PANEL DISCUSSION 4/14/21

UPCOMING PANEL ALERT on 4/14/21: “Starting Your Own Business: The HOWs, WHENs and WHYs”. If you answer YES to following questions, then please join a free panel discussion on Zoom hosted by Murray Hill Institute on Wednesday the 14th from 7 pm – 8 pm. THE QUESTIONS: Have you dreamed about turning your unique ideas, […]

Fantastico news: I was a guest on the Noles Abroad podcast!

I was a guest on the “Noles Abroad” Podcast as part of Florida State University’s International Program Alumni Week. Click here to listen to my 15-minute interview called “It All Goes Back to Italy”. BACKSTORY: The Alum Week festivities took place during the first week of April, 2021 to celebrate 60+ years of international education and […]

News to share: I have joined the This Is It Network Advisory Board!

I am excited to share the news that I have joined the This Is It TV Advisory Board! The panel, founded and led by the amazing Cheldin Barlatt Rumer, is comprised of 17 experts who are seasoned and engaged professionals in a wide range of industries that reflect our diverse and inclusive community. I will be […]