Bowling for Business: Trimming the Fat

This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on January 2, 2010 and in the Business Press on January 13, 2010. Make Sure You Have the Right Advertising Strategy for 2010 Like most other Americans, on the heels of holiday indulgence, I spend January exploring diet trends. When I find one that sounds promising, I head to…

Bowling for Business: The Trouble with Trifle

This column first appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on December 28, 2009. By Kathy Bowling Several years ago, my daughter, Lauren, and I followed the Food Network Paula Deen’s recipe for Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle for a holiday get-together. Not only was the delicacy beautiful, but it was well-received by our Christmas guests. So, this year, foolishly, I…

Bowling for Business: The Top 10 Marketing Tips for 2010

This column first appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on December 21, 2009 I don’t know why I even bother writing down my Near Year’s resolutions. Instead, I should just make several copies of the same list, because the items on it never change. Lose weight. Eat healthy. Watch less television. Read more books. Spend more time with…

Bowling for Business: Cash Flow is King

This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on December 14, 2009 and in the Business Press on January 7, 2010. Although I’m not an economist, based on the checkout lines this week at Target, I would surmise that consumer confidence is on the rise. My first clue should have been the parking lot. I drove around…

Bowling for Business: The Business of Being Thankful

This column appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on November 22, 2009. Several years ago, my mother-in-law decided to make life easier on herself by preparing the turkey on Christmas Eve. That way, she would be able to slice and store it in broth so she could just re-heat it and relax on Christmas Day. But while she…

Bowling for Business: Lurk Alive

by Kathy Bowling This column first appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on October 12, 2009. Our house is such a cluttered mess, walking from the living room to the kitchen is like navigating landmines on the Mekong Delta. Between the dog toys, shoes, old homework papers and abandoned board games strewn across the floor, I’m lucky if…

Bowling for Business: Getting My Tweet Wet

This column first appeared on 9-21-09 at RIMOFTHEWORLD.net When it comes to games of chance, I’ve never been particularly lucky. In fact, I can probably count the number of times I’ve won contests on one hand. So it isn’t difficult recalling the win that meant the most. I was just five years old. My favorite…

The Good, the Blog and the Ugly

This column originally appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on Sunday, September 13, 2009 Whenever I’m tempted to drone on in blogs and columns, I remember a particularly disturbing episode of the Twilight Zone called The Living Doll. In it, a talking doll named Tina has it out for her owner’s father, played by Telly Savalas. Maybe her…

Bowling for Business: The Internet Imperative

This column first appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on August 31, 2009 My first experience as an entrepreneur dates back to 1974, when my best friend, Lori, and I opened a lemonade stand. Typical, I know. But our approach was not. You see; we lived on a pretty quiet street in Englewood, Colorado. After our first two…