Author Archives: Susan Fennema

About Susan Fennema

Susan helps you gain control of your business through process development, organization, and structure of your business operations and projects. From developing processes to coaching project managers, she can help you get beyond the chaos.

Being a Proactive Project Manager

A proactive project manager is always perceived as “on top of it”. She has the ability to make things happen. She has the reputation of getting things done. So, why are there project managers who go through the motions, but … Continue reading

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Community News & A Favor

Today’s post is a little different. I have some specific community things to share and a favor to ask.

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Social Media Process

Having a solid social media process can really help you get the word out about your services. There are so many services – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google My Business, etc. How do you get the right word out at … Continue reading

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Self-Awareness for Business Success

From taking responsibility to leading well, self-awareness is one of the most important abilities you can acquire and nurture. It can make or break your career.

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We Got This!

In this SmallCo. “We Got This” session, Mitzi Howard of Scott Howard Consulting and Susan talk small business and project management issues, led by hosts Gianna Harum-Alvarez and Hassell Moreno. From too much work, lack of delegation, and poor communication, … Continue reading

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Managing Processes

We spend a lot of time talking about writing processes and documenting procedure. But we haven’t talked much about managing processes.

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Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Stepping out of your comfort zone can be quite intimidating to the small business owner. How much debt is too much to take on vs. the ROI you would get in return? What if you hire someone and they mess … Continue reading

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Project Management is Billable!

As many make getting their projects in order a New Year’s resolution (or goal!), I often hear that adding project management is overhead. It cannot be billed to the client. But, project management is billable. And, your clients are already … Continue reading

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FileMaker Talk Episode 144: Women Innovating Together and more!

  In this episode of FileMaker Talk, Susan discusses Women Innovating Together with Matt Navarre and Makah Encarnacao. The chat also discuss the PauseOnError Conference and FileMaker. Please find a full transcript below: 

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Goals, Resolutions, Tactics & Dreams

Every year at this time, people start thinking about their New Year’s resolutions and goals for the next year. Recently I became aware of some confusion regarding resolutions, goals, tactics, and wishes. And, I want to set the record straight!

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