How’s 2020 treating you so far? I’ve been meeting lots of new folks already this year and the general spirit seems to be “making good things happen.” Speaking of which, we’ve got some cool stories on that topic and a new special offer from KettleSpace for you. Read on:

  • Are you getting the new ideas and process improvements you want from your team? Is the right kind of talking going on? This piece from Elise Keith in Inc. touches on common problems and how to leverage silence better.
  • Have you thought about writing a book as a pathway to promoting yourself and/or your business? There are some very good services out there, from Advantage Media that leverages a partnership with Forbes, to a system called Editing for Authors that helps those with foundational content go from rough draft (or earlier) through to printed and digital books. Editing for Authors has worked with start-ups and established businesses to create books that are available either as private-distribution titles or sold throughout its network of global distributors, including Amazon and Ingram (the world’s largest independent book distributor). Having a book lends credibility to your expertise and provides storytelling opportunities for you and your brand.
  • Reciprocity circles? The six degrees of separation gets a new spin in this podcast from Adam Connors of NetWorkWise with Dr. Wayne Baker, with the University of Michigan Ross School Of Business, and Faculty Director of the Center for Positive Organizations. Find out why asking for help is one of the most productive things you can to do help yourself and your business. There’s a lot of good info packed into this podcast. Take a listen…


Do Good Spotlight: American Cancer Society

We recently learned that someone in our family has brain cancer. Her initial surgery went well however she’s got a rough road ahead. This situation put cancer front and center in my life and promoted a review of the wealth of info and resources provided by the American Cancer Society. The Owlthena team donated as a thank you to this organization dedicated to eradicating cancer and helping people to work through it when it affects them.


  • Visiting NYC on business? Doing a lot of work in the city but not enough to rent an office? Well, there’s a great solution for you with KettleSpace. This innovative company is about 3.5 years old and they have worked deals with numerous restaurants, event centers, and other businesses to make space available to people who need a place to work (wi-fi, food, not feeling rushed by table turnover needs) while in the city.  And here’s a special offer for our readers from KettleSpace:
    • Use code SEO50 at checkout and receive 50% off your first month (whatever plan you chose)! Valid through March 1, 2020 via or
    • Note people can also try Kettle Space for free for 7 days as well – no payment required upfront.

Do you have ideas you’d like to see shared here next week? Thoughts on charities to spotlight? Please let me know how we can make What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners more valuable to you.

And remember, this e-briefing is provided in association with our Owlthena service for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs. When you find yourself overthinking and you need to talk it out to get clarity, Owlthena is there to help you really listen to yourself to get the clarity you need to stop spinning and take action. All within one hour. All via confidential video chat. Not coaching—a guided conduit to listening to yourself. Check out our appointment calendar to schedule your session.

Have a great rest of the week!