Winning and Losing to Win… Again.

We're not strangers to these stories: The world-class athlete who experiences an epic defeat in the arena who is seldom heard or seen again; the business mogul who has experienced extraordinary success and is blindsided by competitive forces who has to shut down his business to retire almost broke; the company’s top sales performer with [...]

By | November 7th, 2014|Archives|0 Comments

Do You Understand Your Position?

The good news: You can't lose what you never had. The bad news: The "job" was never yours in the first place. Sometimes it's hard to debunk long-standing institutional myths (even when the facts assault our senses) but you've always known that you don't own the job right?  The job belongs to the company. Don't [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|Archives|0 Comments

Chris Bell 3rd: Coaching for Big Results

“My name is Joey Price and I'm the CEO of Jumpstart:HR, LLC. My company provides full-service HR support to small, emerging businesses in the United States and international firms looking to establish or grow their presence in the US.  My company helps business owners grow their firms with confidence while alleviating the sting of the [...]

By | September 19th, 2014|Archives|0 Comments

Never Touch A Public Toilet Seat Again

Imagine: A product for women and children that removes anxiety normally associated with using public bathroom facilities. Well, it's almost here,  it's called "The Tidy Potty" and soon you may never have to touch a public toilet seat again. As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) in Columbia Maryland, I'm privileged to [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|All, Archives|0 Comments

Project Opportunity US Military Veterans and Social Media

Last night I had the opportunity to share my insights and tips on leveraging social media for business with the Project Opportunity class of US military veterans graduating next week, and I left the class with a contest challenge and opportunity that would require them to uses multiple social media platforms to win a modest [...]

By | March 12th, 2014|All, Archives|0 Comments

Inspiration in Desperation

That Terrifying Drowning Sensation: When the big deal you’ve been forecasting for 6 months has been deferred and you’re short of quota; your best team member just quit, conversations with your spouse have degraded to grunts and hand signals; sleep deprivation is a constant companion, and now you’re trying to find the bank card for [...]

By | February 26th, 2014|All, Archives|0 Comments

“Why” Matters

As a Business Launch Coach with a specialty in business development and technology sales, I have the professional pleasure and privilege of mentoring exceptional entrepreneurs and individuals in start-up companies who are most often in the ideation and pre-launch phases of business maturity. While most of my clients and constituents have successfully launched their companies [...]

By | February 18th, 2014|All, Archives|0 Comments

Why Settle?

Consistently connecting with energetic small business leaders and entrepreneurs at events and immersing myself in the day-to-day interactions of the staff working at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and Howard County Economic Development Authority... is simply awesome! As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, I’m still blessed to have the opportunity to coach [...]

By | October 26th, 2013|All, Archives|0 Comments

Entrepreneur Coaching & Mentoring

An example of why I have the best part-time job in the country: coaching an 11-year old who is about to make her business pitch to Warren Buffet!

By | May 20th, 2013|All, Archives|0 Comments

Taking Back 40 Hours Per Month

Five years ago, I learned how to take back 2 hours per day/ 40 hours per month/ 3 months per year of my FREEDOM... AND became more effective and productive personally and professionally when I did it. Here's how, and a resource for your consideration...

By | April 2nd, 2013|All, Archives|0 Comments

Familiarity – Impediment to Progress

FAMILIARITY connotes: “I’ve successfully done this before, so of course I know what I’m doing today.” But In business, many of The Roads of Familiarity which were once traveled without incident have become over-used congested routes that are easy to follow because most share the same mindset and are going nowhere fast.

By | March 26th, 2013|All, Archives|0 Comments

CB3 Featured Success Story

Most of the entrepreneurs and small business owners we know work extraordinarily hard to transform their business vision into a reality but too few are provided with an opportunity to be recognized.

By | November 16th, 2012|All, Press Releases|0 Comments

Unplug and Change the View

Enough is enough. With 24x7x365 cable news cycles broadcasting gloom and doom about the economy, it's no surprise that just everybody knows somebody carrying an attitude of powerlessness. Yes... its rough out there, but what would you become or pursue if you shut off the constant stream of negativity and made a decision to makeover your life?

By | August 27th, 2012|All|0 Comments

Initiating Collaboration That Matters

Is it really just about YOU? Have you ever reached a goal, exceeded a quota or revenue objective, been #1 in something, and after it's done wondered... "Is that it?" Ditch the self-centered objectives...

By | June 7th, 2012|All|0 Comments

The Cost of Time Traps

There's new messaging out that says it all: "Works Is Not A Place A Place You Go To." If you're you're engaged in professional activities that don't put you in front of a qualified, prospective customer or doesn't add equity to your business... it may be a TIME TRAP. What's it costing you?

By | June 7th, 2012|All|0 Comments

From the Top: How Did You Do It?

As the founder of the company, over the last day or so, I received a few inquiries and notes of congratulations (and even one warning) about CB3’s transformation from “solopreneurship” but the most common question was: “How did you do it?”

By | March 2nd, 2012|All|0 Comments

A Solopreneur Transformation

We've been REALLY busy. Yes, I did say "we." At CB3 (or for the more formally inclined, ChrisBell3rd & Company LLC) we've done more than just a little re-branding in the last 120 days. Here's what I mean...

By | February 28th, 2012|All|0 Comments

Relaunching with New Products and Services for 2012!

Stay tuned! ChrisBell3rd & Company, LLC has been experiencing significant growth and success in the last 3 years and January 2012 we will be launching new services and introducing a new team who will positively transform the business!

By | December 2nd, 2011|All|0 Comments

Smallbizlady Coaching with ChrisBell3rd

As a new entrepreneur and winner of the "Become Your Own Boss, $25,000 Entrepreneur's Challenge" I'm extraordinarily blessed and humbled to now have direct access to one of the nation's premier small business experts Melinda Emerson (aka Smallbizlady in Twitter circles) as my personal, business coach and advisor. This is the first of several blog posts over the next few months, in which I'll share some of the coaching and advice that Melinda has imparted to me.

By | June 28th, 2010|Archives|0 Comments

ChrisBell3rd A Winner in $25,000 Entrepreneur’s Challenge!

ChrisBell3rd & Company, LLC has been announced as A WINNER in the Become Your Own Boss $25,000 Entrepreneur's Challenge! In celebration of her first book, Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business That Works (Adams Media, March 2010), Melinda Emerson is announcing contest winners featuring a prize of weekly small-business coaching sessions. “The contest brought so many worthy applicants that I found it impossible to choose one winner,” describes Emerson. “I narrowed it to two winners who agreed to share the one-on-one coaching.” Entrepreneurs Jennifer Furr, owner of PictureThatSound in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Chris Bell, owner of ChrisBell3rd & Company in Columbia, Maryland...

By | May 10th, 2010|Archives, Press Releases|0 Comments

The Law of “Retraction”

Have you ever talked to, our met with someone you've known for years and walked away from the dialogue blown away by their transformation or growth from what you perceived as a point of failure or tough circumstances? How did they seem to move from "zero-to-hero"? One plausible explanation is the "Law of Retraction."

By | October 16th, 2009|All|0 Comments

No Heroics, Just Limited Choices

One of the unexpected outcomes of our inaugural business launch last week was a sense that I had done something really extraordinary or heroic by overcoming a series of tough professional and personal circumstances. I hate to be an image buster, but to me the image of heroic is: a 19 year-old kid going on daily night missions in Afghanistan kicking down doors that may be booby-trapped. Let�s keep it real here, can we?

By | October 10th, 2009|Archives|0 Comments

Thanks for the Acknowledgements!

Many thanks for numerous shout-outs and congratulatory thanks from previous customers, old and new friends, business associates (and even a few competitors) in recognition of the inaugural launch of ChrisBell3rd & Company a few days ago. The response to our launch has FAR EXCEEDED our expectations and we look forward to helping small software companies [...]

By | October 8th, 2009|Archives|0 Comments

New Sales Outsourcing Business ChrisBell3rd & Company Launches Overcoming Daunting Challenges

Columbia, Maryland (PRWEB) October 6, 2009 -- Christopher Bell III had no idea he would launch a successful small business a year ago. At that time, personal and professional tragedy hit him hard. However, starting a new venture is exactly what Bell has done with the founding of his new company, ChrisBell3rd & Company - [...]

By | October 6th, 2009|Press Releases|0 Comments