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Set Those Goals

House of Positivity - Set those Goals!!

We are in the third quarter of the year. Are you reaching the goals you set? If you have not set them yet, now is a good time. 

In the past several weeks clients have wanted to focus on goal setting.  So whether I am brainstorming with them to come up with the goals or  they come to me with goals already set and need a partner to hold them accountable to endure successfully reaching them, this is perfect time to get going and pursue them.

Setting goals will make you feel more focused, give you more clarity and can get you the results you desire.  Make sure your actions are aligned with the goals you’re setting and take action steps to reach them. Take the time to internalize your achievement so that the goals set are not just about chase and conquer.

Here’s a few tips when goal setting.  Make sure they’re:

What D.C. Needs...

A group of young investors have taken an uncoventional approach towards their newest business venture.  

The group has launched WhatDCNeeds, a website specifically devoted to receiving suggestions from D.C. residents for what the new business should be.

Users can log onto the site and have their opinion be heard.

We asked some D.C. residents what kind of business they think the entrepreneurs should invest in.  

Check out the video above to see what they had to say; some of the answers might surprise you.

What do you think D.C. needs?  Sound off in the comments section below.

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

With more than 14 million Americans currently looking for work, it is definitely a buyer’s market out there.  Companies understandably want to hire the best candidates they can find.  With so many people to choose among, businesses are looking beyond black-and-white credentials such as education and experience to identify prospective employees who bring something more to the table, such as basic common sense. 

In this regard, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent fall from grace should serve as an object lesson for anyone who has a job...and especially for anyone who is seeking a job. 

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY     

All That Glitters: Laura Lee Designs Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Finnish Ambassador's Residence

All That Glitters: Laura Lee Designs Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Finnish Ambassador's Residence

It’s not every day that one gets an opportunity to celebrate a professional milestone at an ambassador’s residence, but Laura Lee Williams, owner of Laura Lee Designs, had the good fortune to do so when she celebrated five years at the helm of her handbag business at the home of Finnish Ambassador Pekka Lintu and his wife Laurel Colless.

“What an honor and gift to have the loveliest evening surrounded by advisors, supporters and dear friends,” says Williams. “The Finnish Ambassador and his wife Laurel Colless are supreme hosts and I couldn’t have asked for a better evening.”

Small Business Focus: McKinley Marketing Partners Hires CMO

 Small Business Focus: McKinley Marketing Partners Hires CMO

With this week’s America’s Small Business Summit organized by the US Chamber of Commerce and last week’s National Small Business Week led by the Small Business Administration, both held in Washington, DC, many area small businesses are celebrating their successes. Among them is McKinley Marketing Partners, which just hired Mike Savage as its new Chief Marketing Officer.

With more than 15 years experience in leadership roles for Fortune 500 companies including vice president of customer marketing at Vocus and senior vice president of marketing at Merkle Inc., Savage is looking forward to growing McKinley Marketing Partners as he did these firms.

DC Water, Fire Department: Leave Fire Hydrants Alone

DC Water, Fire Department: Leave Fire Hydrants Alone