May 11, 2016
Businessman using calculator


As business owners, we are regularly faced with the choice of having to or needing to negotiate. It’s a skill one has to learn, it doesn’t […]
May 4, 2016
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Body Language

How many of you pay attention to body language when you are meeting with someone? I tend to do so all the time, and I also […]
April 27, 2016
Financial Planning - Couple getting consulted

Business Building Interviews (BBI’s)

In preparation for this Education Moment I went back to the handout/workbook we all received when we first became BNI Chapter Members. Just to refresh your […]
April 20, 2016
Hands typing on laptop keyboard.

Email Etiquette

Do you remember when email first started to become a popular way of communicating? There were many people who used to write in CAPS only. And […]
April 13, 2016
Standing on the road

Making Decisions – Why is it sometimes so difficult?

Every day, many times each day we all make decisions: Shall I turn right or left? Shall I eat now or later? Shall I get a […]
April 6, 2016
Learn and Lead on keyboard keys

Education is truly the main avenue to success

First of all let me thank Scott for asking me to take on this important role in our chapter. Education is truly the main avenue to […]
March 23, 2015
Man fingers setting trust button on highest position. Concept image for illustration of high confidence level.

Trust in Business

Do you trust the people you do business with? Do you trust they will do a good job? Do you trust they will protect your confidential […]
January 6, 2015

What’s in a Word? – BOOKKEEPING

What comes to mind when you hear the word BOOKKEEPING? To older, pre-computer generations, the images that come to mind are a mature man or woman, […]
July 29, 2014

BNI – Business Network International

Black Tulip’s business has grown nearly exclusively through referrals. Recently, we joined a BNI Chapter in order to further grow our business. Within a short time […]
July 22, 2014

Filing – Get Organized!

In the nearly 20 years that Black Tulip has been providing administrative services, filing has offered constant challenges. People turn to us for assistance, because managing […]
July 16, 2014

What is the value of Social Media Engagement?

Why do people consume Social Media? It isn’t to shop, yet everyone is selling. If people are on social media to socialize, then why do businesses […]
June 24, 2014

Small business moving to the cloud?

What is a small business owner to do? Every day, it seems there is another opportunity to upgrade your existing software, or to move “in to […]