Strategic Business Development is a MUST.

Strategic Business Development is a MUST for all entrepreneur and small business owners.  At minimum your team should set business foundational Objectives and goals annually in these four categories:

  1. Financial Objectives
  2. Customer & Sales Objectives
  3. System & Operational Objectives
  4. Team Development & Company Culture Objectives

Often solo-preneurs feel this process is not necessary because the are a one person show and already know what they are after.  However, I must remind entrepreneurs and business owners that a SUCCESSFUL and PROFITABLE business in never a one person show.  Even Solopreneurs have mentors, advisors, administrators, legal advisors, insurance agents, accountants and ofter other outsourced team players that need to know and understand your company’s objectives and timelines.

Part II on setting your Objectives and assigning them resources in a set timeline will be coming next … stay tuned!

Info & Ops 5/7/12


Hello Everyone,

It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to get an update out.  It seems my bi-monthly update is becoming a monthly update.  Just too much to get up with parent health issues, client deadline and just plan life to handle so some things have to give once in a while.  I’ve been doing some list combining so I have added some of you to my bi-monthly update so just let me know if you do NOT want to get my updates and I’ll be happy to remove you from this list.  I share anything that comes across my desk that I feel might help someone or be of interest.  Please help me pass this information on to those you know might benefit from it.  You can also always find this information on my blog at .

 I did had some wonderful news at the end of last with one of my clients in Virginia.  I had been working with Karen of The Feeling Friends for the past 9 months setting up her business foundation and preparing her for 2 million in seed funding.  Well, we had our second major pitch to Venture Capitalist last Thursday and she was given a terrific acquisition offer.   I’m so excited for her and I’ve been ask to be a part of her executive team.   Needless to say a lot of negotiations and decision lie ahead. 

 We are looking for an Executive Product Manager… Retail Product Launch Experience a Must.   Please send resumes to

 I hope everyone else is doing well and be sure to drop me a note if there is something I can share for you.  MK





 I am the fellow looking for a System Engineer.  When we sent the job description we didn’t include our contact information and I apologize for that.   Please feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have a referral.   My contact information is below:


O. Sam Ackley, CEO/COO

DCS Holdings Group, LLC

1550 Wall St., Ste 212

St Charles, MO 63303

Ph: 314-282-2357

Cell: 407 739 0897

Fax: 314-558-0051


I am searching for a full-time permanent employee for an International Machine company in Belleville.  This person needs to be familiar with international shipping rates and contracts.  This person will be negotiating the details of the contracts, so a background in logistics, shipping, or purchasing would be preferred.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required.  There will be 10-25% travel. 

 I also have an entry level customer service position for a disability claims company in West Belleville.  This is a temp-to-hire position.  Previous customer service experience is required. 

 Thank you again for your help.  I look forward to networking with you.

 I also have a local chiropractor that is searching for a part-time office assistant to help with scheduling, answering phones, and greeting patients.  This position will also be assisting with insurance claims.  This is a part-time permanent position.  The hours they are looking for are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from noon-6:30.  Thank you

 Thank you,
Jessica Fritz
Employment Solutions, Inc.
Fax: 618-566-9715


Here is our current HotList of positions (See Attachment: St. Louis Territory Hot List) we have an immediate need for. And as always, please go to our website for a list of all our positions at 

 I hope we can help!

Christine Medley

Christine Medley I Business Development Representative I Commercial

W: 636.970.1400 I M: 314.517.6226 I F: 636.970.1422  

5957 Suemandy Drive, St Peters, MO 63376


In case any of your readers are looking for positions, I thought I’d pass along this news release.

NARS is looking for 420+ positions in St. Charles –


Hi Mary Kay,

 I’m a friend of Sheila Rowland’s and she passed along your information to me because I am looking to hire someone.  How does this process usually work?  Do you need me to send you the job description? 

Thank you for your help,

Susan Reno

Pinnacle Billing & Collections, Inc.
ph: (314) 495-6023
fax: (888) 770-2935



 I have worked in the Jan/San Industry for over 20 years.  Holding positions starting as a warehouse person, customer service (service counter), parts department manager and lastly, purchasing agent.  I have experience with satisfying customer needs on the front line as well as behind the scenes in a support role.  My experience in inventory control, people skills, along with my problem solving techniques have gotten me promoted along the way.  I am a perseverant, detail-oriented individual, with excellent negotiating skills that create results.

 I believe Amy has forwarded you my Resume and I am including a cover letter for you as well.  Since I am currently laid off feel free to call me anytime with questions.  I appreciate any opportunities you can send my way.

Thanks for your time and have a great day!

Steven Monko – Resume Attached


Marilyn Westenberger recommended I send you my a resume (see attached resume).  I’m in between jobs at this time and open in regards to my next career move.  As you can see on my resume’, my background is mostly in sales, but also includes buyer experience.

 Marilyn also sent your blog link which will be greatly beneficial to business owners and associates.

 Your time and assistance is appreciated.  I look forward to meeting you someday.


Thank you,


Craig Collier
Phone 636-485-2810
Fax: 636-561-1268


If anyone can be of help please contact John Thrower ( – blessings – Tom

 Charles H Sachse

49 Berkshire Drive – Washington, MO 63090-4628 – (636) 221-1204 –


Executive Summary

Accomplished business professional with extensive account management experience working with Fortune 500

companies across multiple industries. Proven ability to develop and manage business relationships into sales.

Adept at problem solving and able to coordinate diverse teams to implement solutions. Technical background with

the ability to learn new technologies.

  Dr. Tom Hill


FYI – contact Sam if you have any suggestions .   See Entry Level System Engineer Resume attached – T


Dr. Tom Hill



 I want to let you know that the Women’s Financial Education Facebook page: “Women’s Financial Education Zone”, is up and I have my first few posts.

and my BlogCash Chat” is live and I have my first two posts up. 

These will be linked to the WFES website and the Women’s Empowerment Center site shortly.  I just sent the information out to the WFES participants, so hopefully the Facebook page will have enough likes soon to have a simple URL.  If you have a Facebook presence – please feel free to “like” the page!


 Suzanne Zemelman Gellman, M.S., J.D.

Consumer Economics Specialist

University of Missouri Extension






I work with an organization Caliente for the Cure we do a 2 hour Zumba Class the night before the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of the 100% of the registration fees and a portion of the T-shirt sales goes to Susan G. Komen St. Louis.   We are a Susan G. Komen Affiliate this year.  We are looking for Sponsors, Table vendors, and donations for door prizes and raffle items for our event on June 22, 2012.   We expect 1000 attendees this year!


If anyone would like to know more about our sponsor levels, having a table at the event or donating, door prizes or raffle items please contact me and I will be happy to provide additional information.


Thank you,

 Chris Warren

Caliente for the Cure – Registration



Check out  if you need help making all the business card you collect useful – mk


Check out this terrific Women’s Group Organization that offers a lot of FREE and great low cost business webinars among connecting with some terrific women:

 __________________________________________________________________________ Missouri House of Represtatives Report – Week 12 – Attached


MK…a good friend of mine, Sean Keough, has finally decided to sell his home that sits right across the street from Lindenwood.   Anyway, maybe you could send this out with one of your blasts.  It’s not job related, but I know it would help him greatly to sell sooner than later. 



 This is an event that I think  you would enjoy and would appreciate you passing it on to your email list. You would enjoy meeting her as she is also on the same path.  She has been working and training with Jack Canfield for the last  few years.

 Tessa Greenspan




Friday, June 1, 2012

Zonta Club of St. Charles presents

Zonta Yellow Rose Celebration & 50th Anniversary


Motivational Speaker | Personal Power | Confidence and Courage Coach

DeLores Pressley:

Check her out at:

Honoring Outstanding Women of St. Charles County and a “Good Guy”

To benefit the Zonta Marlene Fraser Memorial Scholarship Fund at

St. Charles Community College & Local Community Service Projects



Old Hickory Golf Club, St. Peters

Vendor Expo Area opens at 10:30 am




Yellow Rose Chair: Kelly Haskett    636-398-5000

Vendor Co-Chairs: Mary Morak    636-441-4811

                                   Or – Diana Mayfield   314-583-5599

Table Captain: Roxianne Sheda 314-610-9200

President, Gladys Schubach   636-236-1106





Clean Eating Living Well is proud to be hosting our first “Living Well” event “Dinner on the Doc”

Friday, May 11th at 6:30 pm for an informative evening on how our bodies react and respond to stress
MUST RSVP at to choose your complementary dinner and to read more about Dr. Strakla

Sunday, May 27th This Months Clean Eating Living Well Workshop at 1:00

Topic: The Art of pairing Vinegars & Oils, come taste what all the “FASS” is about!

If you have been reading your labels you know it’s impossible to find a salad dressing or a marinade that is free from chemicals and sugar. I have found the perfect answer for you. Vom Fass! 

Join us for this tasty and very informative field trip! Come ready to eat after we have a personalized tour of the store and learn about the oils and vinegars we get to make our own personal dressing for our salads!

VOM FASS stores house the nation’s widest, cask-borne selection of the finest fruit vinegars, exquisite oils, selected wines, exclusive liqueurs and an incredible choice of spirits, all bought from the cask. Selling straight from the cask to the customer harks back that intimacy originally found when customers used to buy directly from the producer. It’s like going ‘back to the old times, back to our roots’ and brings back memories of the past.

Vom Fass Recipes

VOM FASS St. Louis
7314 Manchester Road
Maplewood MO, 63143
(314) 932-5262


   Maya Café  
   2726 Sutton Blvd  
   Maplewood, MO 63143   

Life is change. I adapt easily to the new. I accept life past, present and future with Joy! LOOK FOR …. Clean Eating Living Well to take on a whole NEW FACE J

 Happy Eating,

Sheila Rowland





On a fun note … please meet the newest addition to our family.  Snickers ;0) … is our second long haired Dashund.  I got him for my birthday last month. Don’t you just love him?

                     11 Lemans Place
                     Lake St Louis, MO 63367
                     Office Phone: 636.352.2229
                     Business Cell: 314.494.8562
                     Fax: 636.352.4147

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