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Simple Strategic Planning

Strategic planning should be fun, exciting and simple.  Our process is a simple strategic planning process that works.

Join other like minded business leaders to put together and refine your plan.


A business where achieving the results you want and need is the natural outcome each year and every year is better than the last!

We work with business owners that have a great vision and passion for their business but just aren’t achieving the results that they need and want. We start with putting together a powerful and effective strategic plan.

Using Best Year Yet, the planning session is completed in just five or six hours, and voila — YOU have a plan that you can really USE in your business to change your results.

best year yetWhat is Best Year Yet?

Best Year Yet™ is a year-long planning and implementation process for actually achieving previously unattainable levels of business performance. It is the only system that begins with the planning session, but then monitors progress throughout the full year, holding people accountable for the goals they set for themselves.

Join us for this LIVE planning session that has helped thousands of individuals, sole proprietors, small business owners, work teams, and entire companies to take stock of their lives, to set goals and to achieve results beyond anything they’ve achieved before.

The Best Year Yet™ experience is designed to reach the core of how you think and perform, and to empower you to new levels of personal effectiveness and fulfillment.

The Women’s Business Circle provides resources and skill development sessions on marketing, operations, system development, operations development and documentation, management. At the core of the program is the Best Year Yet plan. You can join us for the planning session and then decide on the rest of the program!!

Why does The Best Year Yet™ work?

The Best Year Yet™ system translates strategic thinking into operational planning and individual and shared accountability.

Best Year Yet™ is a system for producing results that can help you reach previously unattainable levels of business performance. It is the only program that begins with a planning session and continues with monthly review sessions throughout the year to monitor progress and hold people accountable for achieving personal and business goals.

Who is Donna Price??

Donna Price, Founder and CEO of Compass Rose Consulting, LLC has been working with individuals and business leaders throughout her career. First, as an educator and leader in Non Profits and later as a business and marketing consultant.

Business leaders worldwide have found Donna’s expertise and leadership refreshing and inspiring. From her books to her programs, Donna provides leaders with the tools they need to build their businesses to success.

Donna Price, author of 3 different books and contributing author to several others, Donna shares her leadership expertise. Launching Your Dreams: Stop Day Dreaming and Live Your Vision — takes readers on a journey of inspiration — joining Donna on her cross-country bicycle trip and learning how she put it together in less than a year, with an international sponsor. Employee Coaching — shares Donna’s philosophy and strategies for coaching employees to succeed rather than a top down micro management approach to leadership. Yes! Marketing Works! — is the marketing guide to take your business from zero to a million.

Donna’s program Bizology.Biz: The Science of Building a Thriving Business — a membership program that has been revamped and reborn – is an incredible program for building thriving businesses. The program encompasses hours of training and templates on how to STRATEGICALLY market your business. Filled with tools and strategies, Bizology.Biz becomes the business leaders go to resource for anything and everything marketing!

Donna Price has been a student of marketing since 2003 and Compass Rose Consulting has evolved from its beginnings as a leadership development resource to add marketing strategy as a focus. Having fallen in love with marketing, Donna shows other business leaders how to put their marketing together so that it works for them instead of just draining their bank accounts. Marketing can be fun, once you learn it and see it working to grow your business.

Donna PriceDonna is an extraordinary mentor and business coach. She has been helping people achieve their goals for the last 30+ years. Her passion is in seeing the moments that people create their own “aha’s” and understanding. By gaining personal insight and ultimately movement to their dream and vision, Donna is inspired and her life’s passion is fulfilled. It’s not enough to have a vision; you have to live the vision. Donna Price has been a dreamer all her life. It’s when you take action that dreams move into your life. From her experiences as a dreamer and dream maker Donna inspires audiences to live intentionally and live their dream instead of daydreaming, create success and live in the flow.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Schedule a consult with Donna Price via or call her at 973-500-8094 or visit support at:

What’s the refund policy?

You must cancel your reservation at least 48 hours in advance. We are reserving a seat at the table for you. If you can not make it, then we want the opportunity to offer the seat to someone else. Be sure to give us as much time as possible, but at least 48 hours.

There are no refunds following the workshop.

Marketing Bootcamp Accelerates Small Business Results

bootsThe Marketing Boot Camp is a pull on your work-boots type of event.

Not for the entrepreneur that’s just not sure if they are ready. We are going to dive into HOW to market, WHEN to market, WHY to market and then create strategies that will work for YOUR business.

If you have been considering HOW to improve your business results — then you need some marketing know how and help.

Marketing is the key.

BUT so many business owners fail at marketing because they just don’t like doing it, they don’t have time to do it, they don’t want to it…. and the list goes on.

BUT, when you figure out the HOW and the WHEN and the WHY and the WHAT — then you can put it into a system that can work for you — every day!!!

Marketing has always been a puzzle but recently there have been a few more pieces added.  You can’t just run an ad…. there needs to be a strong call to action, as part of your marketing strategy.  That call to action needs to lead people to you.  But not just to give you a call — the call to action needs to be more compelling.

Here — an example: Learn how to generate all the leads you can handle in 10 minutes per day — pick up the free 2 page report and checklist to start generating leads NOW.

Would you consider going to the page to pick up that report?

Is it more compelling than — call me for marketing help??

In the Marketing Boot Camp we are going to be putting together strategies just like that!!



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BizologyBuzz Radio: How to Get Free Publicity for Your Business

BizologyBuzz Radio’s Host Donna Price, Welcomes Special Guest: Caryn Starr-Gates to share strategies for Free Publicity for Business.

December 20th, 2011

12 Noon Est

Newton, New Jersey. December 16, 2011:  Donna Price, Business Success Coach, host of BizologyBuzz Talk Radio is excited to be interviewing Caryn Starr-Gates to discuss How to Get Free Publicity for Your Business. As advertising budgets for many businesses shrink, the lure of getting visibility for a business through free publicity grows more attractive. Many companies are turning to “earned media”—the free press they generate to promote their products or services through various media channels—to give them the visibility they are hesitant to pay for through advertising channels.  Earned media is attained when a company is mentioned in a journalist’s story, a respected blogger’s entry, or virally through social networks. If this is an avenue you are exploring for your company there are a few tips to keep in mind.

Caryn Starr-Gates is a freelance copywriter and owner of StarrGates Business Communications (, which she launched in 2009.

In a career that spans three decades, her experience includes writing retail fashion copy for regional and national department stores; promoting the launch of CNN, the world’s first 24-hour cable news network; ads and TV and radio spots for Anheuser-Busch, Ralston-Purina and ABC Television; ad campaigns and new product concepts for a diverse array of packaged goods products including children’s cereals, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and dog food, as well as banks, schools, airlines, and theme parks. In recent years Caryn has written extensively for lifestyle, education, life safety, food service, financial, retail, and professional services clients. She creates promotional sales copy for marketing materials, newsletter columns, articles, press releases, print and online ads, and website and social media content for her private clients and for those of the advertising, internet marketing, and public relations agencies with whom she works.

Caryn has enjoyed several interim careers between her start in advertising and today, including sous chef and restaurant manager, professional organizer, and gift basket designer and retailer; she has always applied her writing skills to each in unexpected ways. She  is an active member of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners and is currently serving her second round as the Bergen chapter president; she is also an avid volunteer in the community, working with social service agencies and non-profit charitable organizations to help those in need.

Caryn is the author of a chapter on the topic of “Free Publicity for Your Business” the upcoming book “Jersey Women Mean Business! Big, Bold Business Advice from 100 New Jersey Women Business Owners,” to be published by Woodpecker Press, LLC, in 2012. Listeners can go to and for more information.

Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (718) 664-6194 The live, Internet talk radio show will stream from the host page at:

About BizologyBuzz
BizologyBuzz Radio is the radio resource for Entrepreneurs.  Host, Donna Price, is The Business Success Coach and shares vital business building information through author interviews, expert guests, book club reviews and strategy calls.  BizologyBuzz Radio is all about being an entrepreneur, succeeding and thriving.

About Compass Rose Consulting, LLC
Donna Price, M.S., M.S. President and Founder of Compass Rose Consulting, LLC; is a  business coach working with many small businesses each year to improve the results that they achieve. Compass Rose Consulting, LLC has been in operation for six years. Donna is the author of “Bizology.Biz:  The Science of Building Thriving Businesses” and “Launching Your Dream”.

Contact Info:
Donna Price

(973) 948-7673

BizologyBuzz Radio: Entrepreneurship is Not About Creativity or Risk

BizologyBuzz Radio’s Host Donna Price, Welcomes Special Guest: Jim Beach  “Entrepreneurship is not about creativity or risk”  Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 12 Noon EST.


Newton, New Jersey. November 3, 2011: Donna Price, Business Success Coach, host of BizologyBuzz Talk Radio is excited to be interviewing Jim Beach, author of “School for Startups” published by McGraw-Hill in June 2011.  Jim has started businesses and has taught entrepreneurship around the world.  At the age of 25, Jim founded American Computer Experience. From 1993 to 2000, Jim grew the company with no capital infusion to $12 million in annual revenue and to over 60 permanent and 700 temporary employees, operating in 39 states and in three countries.  Jim taught entrepreneurship at Georgia State University for nine years and in 2009, Jim founded The Entrepreneur School,, a web resource devoted to teaching his philosophy of low risk entrepreneurship.


As the world is in the midst of a perfect entrepreneurial storm, it can feel daunting to begin the path to building a startup. But in response to a “jobless recovery,” millions of Americans are getting in touch with their inner entrepreneur, choosing to create their own luck: 72% of Americans want to own their own business! With the help of School for Startups, the ultimate guide to developing the startup spirit while minimizing the risks inherent to launching new enterprises, by Jim Beach, Chris Hanks, and David Beasley, you can.


Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (718) 664-6194 The live, Internet talk radio show will stream from the host page at:


About BizologyBuzz

BizologyBuzz Radio is the radio resource for Entrepreneurs.  Host, Donna Price, is The Business Success Coach and shares vital business building information through author interviews, expert guests, book club reviews and strategy calls.  BizologyBuzz Radio is all about being an entrepreneur, succeeding and thriving.


About Compass Rose Consulting, LLC

Donna Price, M.S., M.S. President and Founder of Compass Rose Consulting, LLC; is a  business coach working with many small businesses each year to improve the results that they achieve. Compass Rose Consulting, LLC has been in operation for six years. Donna is the author of “Bizology.Biz:  The Science of Building Thriving Businesses” and “Launching Your Dream”.


Contact Info:

Donna Price

(973) 948-7673

95 Million Users

LinkedIn has 95 Million Registered Users.

I remember when they first started out and we were jumping in early on.  There were a few thousand.  It has grown in its services and usefulness along with the growth in registered users.  What I hear all the time from folks is — “oh, I keep getting invitations from LinkedIn but I don’t know what to do with them!

LinkedIn is definitely different from Twitter and Facebook and the many other social networks out there. As a business owner, I see it as an essential component of my online presence.  It is a wonderful resource for connecting to other business owners and professionals.

I build a network on LinkedIn and then work to build relationships just like with every other networking venture.  It’s all about relationships, credibility, expertise and service.

I will be sharing with folks tomorrow some of the essentials in building a credible and worthwhile LinkedIn presence.

Or click on the Calendar Link to the RIGHT





LinkedIn For Business Webinar! Friday

Building Your Business With LinkedIn

Attention Professionals: If your biggest networking opportunities involve more “liking” than “linking” then listen up, because you’re about to learn…

“How to Build a Powerful, Professional Network that Helps Grow Your Business – Not Your Farm”

Business Success Coach, Donna Price
From: Donna Price
May 4th 2011

Subject: LinkedIn To Build Your Business

Dear Business Owner,

Social networks are growing exponentially these days, as is the pressure to join them. It seems that every day we get an invitation to a new network where our friends and family are waiting to connect with us. But that’s the trouble, isn’t it? They’re all about being social.

There’s nothing wrong with that, of course, but as a business owner you don’t have a lot of time to spend playing Farmville on Facebook or attending a Twitter party with your book club. That doesn’t mean you couldn’t benefit from some social interaction with other entrepreneurs, though. What you need is a network where the emphasis is on making professional connections rather than playing games, and that’s just what the LinkedIn developers have built.

The Perfect Blend of Business and Pleasure

LinkedIn offers members a unique opportunity to connect with other professionals in their industry, forge strategic partnerships for mutual growth, and reach out to potential clients in an environment where marketing isn’t something to be looked down upon.

But LinkedIn isn’t all work and no play, either. Like its more social counterparts, LinkedIn is a thriving community of professionals who use the network to form groups where they can discuss industry happenings, offer continuous education opportunities, arrange local meet-ups and events, and just get together to chat. Since most members are there for business reasons rather than strictly social, you won’t find any viral game aps to waste your time, but that doesn’t mean your LinkedIn experience will be boring.

If anything, it makes the network stronger, because while everyone is friendly and social, they all share a common goal: to grow their business.

You Don’t Have to be in the B2B Market to Benefit

Maybe you considered joining LinkedIn in the past, but decided it just wasn’t for you – especially if your market is primarily consumers. After all, LinkedIn is about connecting with other business owners and professionals. If your market is moms or dog owners or knitters you might think LinkedIn has little to offer.

But you’d be wrong.

Some of the most profitable connections you can make are with those who own or operate a complimentary business within your market. Imagine the cross promotion possibilities when a seller of gourmet dog treats connects with the owner of a doggie day care center, or a wedding photographer meets a pastry chef. These are the kind of links that forge powerful partnerships and drive enormous profits, and it’s all possible through the social network where self-promotion is encouraged.

Your presence and participation on LinkedIn provides:

  • A self-promotion platform where qualified leads are actually looking for your goods and services.
  • Access to decision makers – without having to deal with the “gate keepers” that keep you from reaching your prospects.
  • Instant credibility – through third-party introductions to those you would otherwise not have the opportunity to meet.
  • Powerful search functions – to help you find and connect with those members who are willing and able to form a beneficial partnership.
  • Better search engine visibility – a well-designed LinkedIn profile can even get you noticed outside the network on Google, Bing, and other search engines.


The Perfect Networking Opportunity for YOUR Business

Regardless of your business model, you need to spend a portion of your time meeting and connecting with potential clients and partners. Offline this is accomplished through Chamber of Commerce meetings, trade shows, and industry events.

Online, we have an even greater opportunity because we’re not limited by geography. The trouble is, so many of our networking tools are more about being social than being in business. LinkedIn solves that problem for nearly every professional in every industry. Just look at how these businesses use LinkedIn to increase sales and visibility:

  • Freelancers – whether you’re a graphic designer, writer, film maker, or marketing professional, a LinkedIn presence can help you make contact with qualified, interested leads instead of the freebie-seekers so many other networking sites produce.
  • Retail businesses – connecting with potential partners is quick and easy when you’ve got the power of LinkedIn behind you.


  • Service businesses – Doctors, lawyers, and consultants from all industries gather on LinkedIn to discuss issues important to their businesses, like how to gain and keep new clients, industry news, events, and more.
  • Manufacturers – find out who is in the best position to distribute your goods or provide raw materials, regardless of where they’re located.

Professional Networking Has Never Been Easier

Getting started with LinkedIn isn’t any more difficult than setting up a Facebook account, but there are some pitfalls you need to watch out for, and some opportunities that are easy to miss if you don’t know your way around. That’s why my new Guide to LinkedIn is the perfect primer for those looking to make the most of this fabulous networking tool.

In this easy-to-read report, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start making those critical connections, like:

  • How to properly set up your profile – and gain maximum exposure not only within the network, but outside it as well.
  • How to find other professionals in your industry who are ready to work with you for mutual benefits.
  • How to easily connect with powerful decision makers – the kind of people you ordinarily would not have the opportunity to meet.
  • How to leverage all your social marketing tools from one site – saving you time, money, and a great deal of frustration.
  • How to write an effective headline that shows off your expertise and boosts your credibility – without it, your connections (and your profits) will flatline.

You’ll also quickly learn the technical side of LinkedIn, with our step-by-step tutorials on:

  • Critical account settings you can’t afford to miss – Check the wrong box, and your important contact information will remain unseen by anyone.
  • Automatically adding contacts – because you don’t have time to search through thousands of profiles just to find the people you already know.
  • Setting your notification preferences – so you never miss a time-sensitive invitation or chance to meet a potential business partner.

If you’re frustrated with trying to mix business and pleasure, or if you’re just not getting the results you want from the social networks you belong to, then you owe it to yourself to join the LinkedIn community. You’ll find thousands of business professionals who are all looking for the same thing you are – better partnering opportunities, more qualified clients, and a stronger, healthier bottom line.

LinkedIn for BusinessWith my LinkedIn webinar & comprehensive guide to light your way, you’ll be making those valuable connections in no time, and reaping the rewards of a powerful network. I’ll help you quickly work through all the steps needed to set-up a magnetic profile that will have prospects knocking on your door, and teach you to avoid the most common pitfalls new members face. During our live 90 minute webinar I will cover all of the basics and more. I will give you a copy of my comprehensive report AND checklists to use to get you going fast:

Checklist #1 – Setting up a LinkedIn Account (2-pages)

This handy checklist will guide you through the steps to set up your LinkedIn profile the right way the first time.

Checklist #2 – LinkedIn Networking & Credibility Checklist (2-pages)

You will learn steps to take to create opportunities for networking and marketing with other site users.

Checklist #3 – LinkedIn Q&A Checklist (1-page)

This meaty checklist will give you keys to using the Q & A section of LinkedIn. This is a section of the site where users can ask and answer questions to increase their authority and establish connection with other people related to their areas of interest.

So sign up today and we will get your materials out to you. Get started in the only social network made just for professionals. Before you know it, you’ll have made connections with the leaders in your industry, potential partners, and new clients, all in one convenient place. Best of all, you won’t be wasting your working hours wading through endless updates about dinner plans and mafia wars, because LinkedIn is made up of professionals, just like you.
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The workbook, live webinar and checklists are the keys you need to make LinkedIn work for your business.

Can’t make the live webinar? Register anyway and I will send you a replay link along with all of the materials.
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