About Jody Glynn Patrick

Jody is President of Glynn Patrick & Associates, which provides management consulting, executive coaching and strategic planning services. She is Publisher Emeritus of In Business magazine, which she published for 17 years. Selected as the “U.S. Business Journalist of the Year” in 2007 in Washington, DC, by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Jody has been a business reporter, editor, radio talk show host , and has won other state and national journalism awards. At the same time, she has helped corporate clients grow their businesses -- the basis for her practical coaching advice here. She also was the 2005 Athena Award recipient for her leadership role in mentoring other professional women. Jody will be talking with you weekly on TDS’ blog to share her insights and tips from the C-Suite perspective. Follow on G+.
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Telecommuting: Legal pitfalls and how to avoid them

What is the future of telecommuting? Estimates are that 63 million people (43% of the U.S. workforce) will be “teleworking” by 2016, up from 34… more...
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Affordable Care Act: What you need to know in 2013 to prepare for 2014

The emerging Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) still has everyone – insurance companies, medical providers, employers and consumers alike — scrambling to figure… more...
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Why, and how, to craft a Facebook contest

One May 27, 2009, Densey Cole, a 16-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, was responding to a burglary call when another car crossed a… more...
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Telecommuting: a “consider this” checklist

Five quick, top-of-mind reasons to consider telecommuting: (1) your workforce expands beyond available space infrastructure; (2) to enable customer/technical support employees to tap into customer… more...
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Hardball: managing cash flow in a tough economy

Hardball: managing cash flow in a tough economy

The SBA reports that insufficient capital is the top reason small businesses fail. Then follows lack of experience, poor location, poor inventory management, and over-investment… more...
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Beyond a business plan:  5 things to know (and do) when starting your business

Beyond a business plan: 5 things to know (and do) when starting your business

You’ve written a business plan explaining your product, marketplace, competitive advantage, and your marketing and financing strategies (the purpose of a business plan). You’ve got… more...
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Five FREE “Must Have” Apps for Business or Personal Productivity

Five FREE “Must Have” Apps for Business or Personal Productivity

What’s in your apps folder? As Google, Apple, Facebook and Yahoo continue to squabble for your desktop, tablet and mobile app dollars, we’re beneficiaries of… more...
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Three secrets to a stronger “personal brand”

William Randolph Hearst built an empire around a simple brand dictum: “Get it first and get it right.” What is your personal dictum or tagline?… more...
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When (and how) to fire a customer

How would I feel if [insert employee’s name] went to work for a competitor tomorrow? That question, over the years, has helped me drill down… more...
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