Business Model Design

Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach | Women Business Owners

You’re the one that I want

Between playing games of Pong on Atari and chasing boys around the playground, I was obsessed with watching Grease as a kid. I loved the makeover story lines… Beauty School Dropout… Greased Lightning… and of course the epic finale showcasing […]

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Women Business Owners | Business Pivot

What business owners are pivoting away from…

As a strategic thought partner and business coach, I’ve spent a LOT of quality time with kickass women business owners during my 17 years in the game — (anniversary October 28!) — and much of what we discuss is no […]

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The Cure | Women Business Owners

An Adventure In Finding The “Cure”

Two days into our trip last week, my favorite Irishman woke up with clusters of bug bites on his shoulder. A few days later they had multiplied, looked “angry” and felt achy. The doctor’s diagnosis? Shingles. That’s when things took […]

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Business Coach | Women Business Owners

Sometimes You Need To Turn Around To Pick Up More Passengers

Long before becoming a business coach for women business owners, I was a teenager in small town Minnesota looking for new ways to be entertained. One of our winter pastimes was perfecting what we nicknamed the “Rockford Files.” Also known […]

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Carolyn Herfurth | Business Coach | Women Business Owners

When You Know You’re Meant For Something More

If you’ve ever had the sense that you were cut out for something bigger but can’t cut through the fuzz to see what it is, there’s hope for you yet, Sister. How many cool things have you created in your […]

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Lichtenstein The Head of Barcelona

A Quick Guessing Game To Inspire Your Next Big Idea

As a small business owner, it’s easy to fall in the trap of limiting myself to look only at what others are doing in their businesses. But as a business coach, that kind of same-same thinking wouldn’t help my clients—because […]

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If You’re Guessing, You’re Already Losing 😫

Most business owners take a well-meaning stab at trying to guess their value — “I’ll price this at…*consults Magic Eight Ball*… $500?!”  via GIPHY But the clammy, icky, nobody-loves-this-part truth is this: If you’re guessing, you’re already losing. Don’t throw […]

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A Clearcut Way To Stay Ahead Of The Curve

The singular reason behind the success of the top franchises of 2018 is undeniable.  It’s a lead you can follow—but with less friction since you’re far more nimble than a 14,000 location (or 4, for that matter) behemoth! I’ve been out of […]

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Side Eyeing: Kisses, Long Tails and Change

On my last trip down a digital rabbit hole, I found my very first blog from… (get this)… 2004. via GIPHY 37 posts. A not so great wall of words. And a grand total of 3 grainy pictures. 🙄 Fifteen years […]

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What Happens When You Head In The Opposite Direction

Six years ago, I dramatically* confessed to my Mastermind group that something needed to change, but I didn’t know what was next. * Cue mascara face. Gasping for breath through snot inducing sobs. And a record setter on the “embarrassment […]

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