Marcia BrixeyMarcia BrixeyI was fortunate to hear an inspiring keynote presentation by Marcia Brixey a few weeks ago, and her key points about creating a healthy and prosperous business seem very timely to share. Marcia is founder of Money Wise Women and the author of The Money Therapist. Here are Marcia’s top 12 tips:

1. Have a dream, vision and passion

2. Determine and write a business plan

3. Stretch outside your comfort zone

4. Surround yourself with people who support you

5. Determine your rates and don’t forget to negotiate

6. Network, network, network

7. Professional development

8. Stay focused

9. Be generous; support others and build relationships

10. Set healthy boundaries

11. Hire professionals to do the things you don’t love

12. Think BIG!

Nancy JuettenAnd here is a photo of me and Marketing Consultant Robbin Block taken at this event. Both of us were breakout session leaders. Robbin spoke about social networking, and I spoke about DIY publicity. (Don’t you just love my sassy, vintage jacket? )