Arbitrary Numbers Destroy Businesses: Understanding the Real Difference Between Red and Black

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By MaryEllen Tribby While sitting at lunch the other day my friend and former colleague said that he wanted to build a 20 million dollar business. When I inquired why, his response was because he thought it would be cool. This kind of thinking is not only narcissistic and irresponsible, it is dangerous as well. […]

Turning Worthless Meetings into Cash

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By MaryEllen Tribby The average amount of time junior and mid-level employees spend in business meetings is 8.4 hours a week. Let’s keep doing the math . . . That 8.4 number of hours a week equals 33.6 hours a month and a staggering 403.2 hours a year! Think about that. If your team is […]

Leave the iPhone. Take the Cannoli.

By MaryEllen Tribby It was actually painful to watch. I was on the treadmill at the gym listening to Bono wishing me a Beautiful Day. When out of the corner of my eye, I couldn’t help but notice a very animated woman. She was standing on the treadmill across from me. Her arms were waving […]

The Prosecutor’s Method of Marketing Funnel Construction

By Todd Brown How do I know what things to say and in what order to say them in my marketing funnel? It’s a question I’m asked at least once a week. And, while I can’t give you specifics, since each niche, market, product, service, etc., is different, I can tell you a simple way […]

Marketing Secrets – Even at the Airport

By MaryEllen Tribby The sooner we all embrace the fact that there is a major difference between education and school, the smarter and happier we will be. One of the easiest examples I can think of is my son, Connor. This kid is a voracious learner. There is not a day that goes by where, […]

Seven Golden Rules for Hyper Business Growth

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By MaryEllen Tribby Are you maximizing your time to the fullest? Do you accomplish the majority of your goals, projects and tasks each day? Most people don’t. If you are one of them or know someone who is, keep reading because my seven golden rules will rock your world! Just like they have for so […]

What Do You Need From Me?

Wow – CEO’s Edge is well into its 2nd year, and I am so blessed to have you in this community. So I want to take this moment to say “Thank you”!  Thank you for your trust, your time and the feedback you provide. Your feedback has been invaluable to your fellow CEO’s Edge colleagues […]

Why 99% of People Will Never Make Money With Social Media

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By MaryEllen Tribby Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, yada, yada, yada! Ninety-nine percent of the time these “cool” new tactics are going to be worthless to your business. That’s right, they will not yield you one red cent! Why? Because any tactic will only work when you understand the underlying, fundamental strategy. And the strategy […]

The Eight Key Elements of a Business Plan: and How to Make Them Work for You

By MaryEllen Tribby “I don’t have one” was Dave’s response when I asked to see his business plan for his new company. You may think this is normal for a first time entrepreneurial adventure. But what if I told you that Dave has started many companies in his 20-year tenure as an entrepreneur? And he […]

Money Loves Speed

By MaryEllen Tribby It still rings loudly in my ears today almost 35 years later. I had a professor in college that told me I was going to be very disappointed in life. When I inquired “Why?” he simply said that I move too fast. He alleged that most people would not be able to […]