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Francine Hardaway
Works at Stealthmode Partners
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Half Moon Bay and Phoenix
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3 reasons to stop hating one-on-one meetings

All too often, managers and team members reject a regular check-in because they think it's a waste of time. But when done well, one-and-one meetings are a great way to build trust and rapport. That weekly time slot is a predictable time for feedback and coaching. Even when a manager and team member get along well, a regular one-on-one is an opportunity to impart information privately, to raise emotional issues before they fester, to address career challenges, and to help managers make better decisions with team input.

Yes, I wrote that -- and I'm damned proud of it. It's also accompanied by an in-depth white paper (linked-to from the article) that shares I-promise-you-useful advice about doing one-on-ones well.
Weekly check-ins are critical for managers and team members.
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Last week’s news that Arianna Huffington was leaving The Huffington Post stunned the publishing world, although I knew for a long time it was coming. Why? Because I’ve been following Ar…
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Local tech guru Francine Hardaway created a new print-on-demand product to raise money for a local STEM school and do research on what it takes to run such a company.
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How to Start a Business at Any Age: Part 6

I’m still in business! I netted $28.20 since Feb. 22, when I launched. My gross profit was much higher, of course, but after I subtracted the base price of my shirts and mugs (Cost of Goods Sold), the money I paid the designers from Fiverr (Contract Labor), and what I paid for Facebook ads, it all comes down to “retained earnings” of $28.20, and I didn’t even keep those, because I promised 10% of the gross to SySTEM Schools, the STEM charter school for high needs kids in downtown Phoenix, so I gave SySTEM $41.00.
After six weeks, I haven’t myself taken anything from the business, InspirationsFromFrancine, but I’m not there yet. I’m still learning all the things I thought I knew from being a coach, but have learned in a new and deeper way from operating the business.
Contract labor can give you a product that isn’t what you wanted if you don’t make yourself clear enough the first time
Facebook ads don’t really convert for physical goods, unless you get your audience narrow enough, and that is amazingly difficult to do
Your own friends will support you once, and then cease to engage. After all, how much stuff can they buy.
My mugs sell better than my t-shirts
Messages that are meaningful to me sell better than random messages
The “sport” of internet marketing requires unbelievable focus, concentration and perseverance
All those gurus who tell you how to sell using Facebook ads must be followed to the letter, which is incredibly labor intensive, for them to work
8. Each pivot brings me closer to the goal: I’ve changed ad strategies, product mixes, contractors and messages in an almost constant iterative process, which is right out of the Lean Startup methodology — and which really works. I take all customer feedback.
9. Money is important to most people, who do not have any to throw around. I throw more money around to support the endeavors of strangers on IndieGoGo than my Facebook friends have thrown toward me. This could depress me if I let it. I don’t.
10. Even micro entrepreneurship, like what I’m doing, is energizing and compelling.
My next move: after attending Laura Fitton’s workshop on inbound marketing, I realized that I was using my Facebook brand page all wrong. I was using it as too much of a selling tool and not giving anything back. So I am going to make a slow transition of it into an inspirational blog. I still think people need inspiration. I know I do.
NB: When I started, I named my page InspirationfromFrancine, and then named my ViralStyleStore “InspirationsFromFrancine.” I’m trying to decide whether the names should be the same for brand consistency, or different since all the items in the store ARE plural and the Facebook page is singular:-) Experts?
We all need a little inspiration. Over my fifty years as a parent, foster parent, serial entrepreneur, and coach, I've found some phrases that speak to me, and perhaps will speak to you. Inspirations from Francine, my fifth venture, is a social venture designed to raise money for SySTEM Schools, an inner city non profit charter school.If you're an entrepreneur who wears a uniform to simplify decision-making, why not collect an entire set of thes...
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Hey folks, Adam Curry asked me to make a mug that says JUST BE and I made one. 10% of profits (or more if we sell enough) go to NoAgenda Show.
Adam Curry asked for these, so I've made them for the No Agenda Show producers.10% of gross to SySTEM Schools.10% of gross to NoAgenda Show.
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Then maybe a lower third noagendashow.com in a smaller font.
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If you don’t already know what your microbiome is, you soon will. It’s the hot new thing in the advancing study of health and aging. Basically, it’s a bunch of microbes, some goo…
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New ouppy
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Hello my friend
Very very beautiful
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I'm a kickass coach for early stage businesses who also need a good evangelist.
Introduction
I'm an extrovert for whom social media was made. Three time entrepreneur, angel investor, and mentor to over 600 businesses. Now coaching and mentoring all over the world.

I've also been an English Professor, an author, a mother, a foster mom, a yoga practitioner, a world traveler, and a catalyst for business growth.

Oh, and I built a geodesic dome home in the 70's. That probably says it all.
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I raised three foster kids to be taxpayers
Education
  • Cornell University
  • Columbia University
  • Syracuse University
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Friends, A relationship
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Francine Olman
This salon is very different from your average salon. It's a quiet, intelligent place where the customer is taken seriously, and gossip is at a minimum. Both David and Frank are true professionals with many years of experience and a willingness to learn new things. They are also fun to talk to. They're good listeners to what you want, and really try to give it to you and/or make constructive and honest suggestions. And this place is CLEAN.
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