The latest from Lorraine Ranalli

- by Lorraine Ranalli

Are you confused by this simple grammar rule?

Imagine the outrage of grammar school teachers when Paul Simon released Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard in 1972. I often wonder if the popular song inspired misuse of ...

- by Lorraine Ranalli

Feel the fear of public speaking and beat it!

Countless studies conclude most would choose death over speaking in public. Fear is the culprit. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the ...

- by Lorraine Ranalli

5 lessons for laying a solid business foundation

Construction is my husband’s passion. He’s made a decent living remodeling and flipping houses. He takes pride in his work and it shows. Over the years, I’ve ...

- by Lorraine Ranalli

The credit union difference

Imagine setting out to do something good in your community and the service you provide is so valuable that the demand for it rapidly increases to the point you’re ...

- by Lorraine Ranalli

3 reasons why trade shows are worth the expense

Trade shows are expensive. Plain and simple. They can devour the lion’s share of your marketing budget. Nevertheless, trade shows should be part of your marketing plan if a ...