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How NOT to Ramp-Up

I began working in sales as soon as I graduated college and never looked back. Early on, my selling success came down to two simple tasks: convincing businesses to sign on the dotted line and m...
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Six Lessons in Parenting I Learned From Business

In 2007, I acquired a brand-new title that freaked me out: Dad. By this time, I had led and coached small businesses for 10 years, and was beginning to feel comfortable in that role (as much as one can). As f...
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Creativity Meets Connection: Barbara Gart's N2 Story

Barbara lived in a neighborhood with an N2 publication when the pieces started to fall together. Her twins were starting kindergarten, and she began the job search. That’s when she found  an...
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Connections Made, Lives Changed: The Annual N2 Girls’ Trip

“I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to step away from business once a year with the express intent to refresh and renew by connecting with people who share similar experience...
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Culture In “The Field”

When people hear “company culture,” they often think it’s a term synonymous with office environment, like whether or not there are free snacks or Casual Fridays or an in-office gym....
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#FrontYardPeople: A Neighborhood Movement Worth Joining

Know your neighbors. A few decades ago, this was simply a way of life. Residents could easily rattle off the names of every neighbor down the street, along with an abbreviated version of their...
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Kelli Heppner: Taking The Leap Of Faith

In my previous career, I worked for a promotions company as an Event Manager, planning and putting together large consumer shows. For the most part, this was what you would consider a full-time, 8-to-5 job. It w...
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