My grandma knew why

My grandma knew why

This year has started off not quite how I had anticipated. I am currently at my parents’ house and coping with the immense loss of my tiny grandma last Friday. If you know me personally, let me say, I towered over her, so tiny is the right word to describe the feisty lady we loved and admired.…

Back to Business Building Summit

Back to Business Building Summit

I’m so excited to be speaking again this year at the Ovaleye Back to Business Building Summit (twitter hashtag #B2BBSummit)! What? The purpose of this free online web conference is to bring together experts to share on topics that will bring our small businesses to the next level. Growth is the focus at this event.…

Setting the Thumbnail

Setting the Thumbnail

Last week, a client asked me how to make it so that the featured image of her blog post could be something other than the client’s thighs! Well, that’s actually quite easy to accomplish By default, WordPress crops your featured images to a square, keeping the full width of the image and cropping off the…

A matter of choice; A matter of pride

A matter of choice; A matter of pride

I am an American. I became an American in January of 2008, at the age of 30. I was born and raised in Canada (Vancouver) and after graduating from McGill University in Montreal, I chose to move to the Seattle area to build a career and future. I was here 11 years ago and like…

How to Add a User

How to Add a User

As your business grows, you’re going to want (& get) to add additional people to your website management team. Instead of it being just you, you’ll now have the resources to have someone get in there and manage the schedule or update class descriptions and, of course, write blog posts! I am hugely opposed to…

Back to School Promotions!

Back to School Promotions!

I’ve always had Back to School on the Tuesday after Labor Day, so even though many of you have experienced the Back to School spirit already, for me, Labor Day seems like the right time to share my Back to School promotions thoughts… I think your business can really blossom during the fall/back to school…

That nasty little update button!

That nasty little update button!

So, we built your website what like 2 weeks or 2 months or 2 years ago? What have you done to keep it up? No, I don’t mean have you added new content or been diligent about writing blog posts or even maintained your class schedule, what I mean is have you kept up the…

Return from Hiatus

Return from Hiatus

I hate excuses. Excuses are what you say when you don’t want to do something or would rather do something else. As fitness professionals we hear it all the time. But it’s also inevitable that we make our own excuses for not fulfilling commitments. Now when it comes to this blog you all know that I…

Are you a BizeeBee?

Are you a BizeeBee?

I know you’re all busy – I certainly have been… with the end of school for the kiddos, lots of projects to work on and summertime planning for both business and family, I have taken a bit of a hiatus from this blog. But that needs to stop – right now – I enjoy writing…