Dana Brownlee

Dana Brownlee

President of Professionalism Matters
Having run a small business over the past decade, Dana Brownlee is an advocate for helping other small businesses succeed.  She is president of Atlanta-based training company Professionalism Matters and is an acclaimed keynote speaker, corporate trainer and team development consultant. 
How to Embrace Being an Insecure Entrepreneur
Confidence

How to Embrace Being an Insecure Entrepreneur

When you're a business of one it's hard to avoid that stomach churning anxiety compelling you to create a big-business persona to hide the mom-and-pop reality.
The 5 Myths About Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

The 5 Myths About Entrepreneurship

As people are trying to navigate away from the 'corporate jungle' towards the land of supposed 'entrepreneurial utopia,' a lot of misconceptions arise. Here are five big ones.
How to Make Your Conference Calls Run Flawlessly
Leadership

How to Make Your Conference Calls Run Flawlessly

Without face-to-face contact, it's difficult to manage the conversation, navigate complex issues or deal with difficult personalities in the group. The good news is there are specific techniques you can use to improve these calls.
Getting People to Say Yes When Everyone Isn't on Board
Leadership

Getting People to Say Yes When Everyone Isn't on Board

Here are a few pointers on how to help a group reach a consensus when they simply don't agree.
Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Opening a Consulting Business
Consulting business

Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Opening a Consulting Business

If done correctly, a consulting business can be lucrative for an entrepreneur. To get people on the right path, here are three mistakes to avoid.
Attention Entrepreneurs: Use Ignorance to Your Advantage
Leadership

Attention Entrepreneurs: Use Ignorance to Your Advantage

A subtle but important trait of the most successful entrepreneurs is the ability to manage uncertainty and strategically problem solve.
The Pricing Conundrum: Figuring Out the Right Strategy For You
Pricing

The Pricing Conundrum: Figuring Out the Right Strategy For You

While pricing can be a tricky matter for any entrepreneur, it is especially difficult for those providing a service. Here are a few lessons on pricing strategy.
Professionalism: A Luxury for Corporate America, a Necessity for Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Professionalism: A Luxury for Corporate America, a Necessity for Entrepreneurs

The adage, "you don't get a second chance to make a first impression," couldn't be more true for entrepreneurs. For those needing to brush up on their professional skills, here are a few tips.
How to Embrace 'The Lazy Entrepreneur' Philosophy  (And Still Be Successful)
Strategic Planning

How to Embrace 'The Lazy Entrepreneur' Philosophy (And Still Be Successful)

Many people believe you need to work like a dog to make your business a success, but that is not always necessarily true. Entrepreneurs that work smartly can have a successful business, while also working less hours.
Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship

Answer These 3 Questions Before Jumping Into Entrepreneurship

Even though entrepreneurship is in vogue, not everyone is ready to start a business. Here are three questions to consider.
7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs
Mistakes

7 Sins of Newbie Entrepreneurs

Following these sins could kill your business. Fortunately, there are simple solutions to fix these blunders.