By - Sandi Webster

A Book is Your Business Card

In 2009, my business partner and I wrote our book because we were on the speaking circuit as successful business owners. We got asked the same questions all the time, and frankly, it became boring as our responses became canned. It was an Uh Ah moment for us. Many business owners were becoming authors for this reason – it’s a

By - Sandi Webster

Learnings From The Great Resignation

During the COVID-10 pandemic of 2021-21, a global phenomenon called “The Great Resignation” occurred. What exactly was that? According to Wikipedia, “The Great Resignation, also known as the Big Quit and the Great Reshuffle, is an ongoing economic trend in which employees have voluntarily resigned from their jobs en masse, beginning in early 2021.” In 2021, COVID requirements were relaxed,

By - Sandi Webster

Business Pre-Nup

An operating agreement is a key document used by LLCs because it outlines the business’ financial and functional decisions including rules, regulations, and provisions. The purpose of the document is to govern the internal operations of the business in a way that suits the specific needs of the business owners.   + If a company is a multi-member LLC, the operating

By - Sandi Webster

My Leadership Style – Learn the Different Styles!

I’ve taken many leadership profiles over the years in the workforce, so I have a good idea of where my leadership style should fall in my current roles as Mentor Chair and Vice President of Public Relations in Omni Toastmasters. Still, I was curious to see the results of this recent assessment. I was pleasantly unsurprised. I’m sharing my leadership

By - Sandi Webster

Four Things Business Owners Can Do Now for a Great End of Year

We are in December! You and your employees, if you have any, are wrapping up the year. They are scrambling to take the rest of their vacation or personal time off so they don’t lose it. The approaching holiday season, and New Year, symbolize the common adage “out with the old and in with the new,” and it also means

Finance Conversations for Home & Work
By - Sandi Webster

Finance Conversations for Home & Work

I learned finance at the kitchen table. My mother worked three jobs for us to live in a “nice neighborhood” and go to school in a “good public school district” in Brooklyn, NY – shoutout to P.S. 233 in District 18, located in the white bastion of East Flatbush, Brooklyn. She knew that if we went to a top-rated school,

The Four Different Types of Boards
By - Sandi Webster

The Four Different Types of Boards

When business owners say, “I would like to form a board!” They usually mean an advisory board. I’m not sure if they know that there are four types of boards. So, how are they different?  Johanne Bouchard is a governance and leadership advisor to boards, CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs, as well as an expert in board composition and dynamics. I

By - Sandi Webster

Why Your Business Should Have a Social Media Policy

Social media has moved from an emerging form of communication to the mainstream, and as a result, most small businesses use social media within their marketing strategies. Because this is now the primary communication vehicle for small businesses, owners need to put in policies to guide their employees’ online actions.     A social media policy informs employees on the

By - Sandi Webster

Utilizing LinkedIn To Find Potential Clients

Every year LinkedIn is proving to be a top contender when looking to recruit potential candidates.   In my former company, Consultants 2 Go, not only were we using LinkedIn as a recruiting tool, we found it to be strategically helpful when searching for prospective new clients.  In my current company, Sandi Webster LLC, I use LinkedIn to connect to new

By - Sandi Webster

Small Business Owners Need Mentors

As a small business owner, there are moments when coming to a decision can ultimately make or break your business, and you need to consult others to get guidance.  A mentor can be an invaluable resource.  A great mentor is a guide to help navigate the world of business or life in general. The destination may be happiness, success, or