Beach reading

What I’m reading

As you can see, I’ve been away from blogging. In addition to taking care of our regular clients and working on an exciting new project, I’ve taken an actual vacation – one that didn’t involve firing up my laptop to do “just one thing.” Just some rest and relaxation at our favorite cottage in North […]

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Change is a good thing!

Tips for surviving career transitions

I recently had the opportunity to present a webinar, Secrets of a Gumshoe Librarian: Tips for Transforming Your Career and Staying Relevant. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, you’re probably going through career changes. Maybe your job is changing, because employer and client wants and needs keep changing. Or maybe you’re forced […]

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Happy Holidays

A year-end wish

To all my friends – Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and share your comments. No matter what you celebrate during this time of year, I hope it has been or will be full of joy. Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2019!

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Hand writing the text: Need Some Advice?

Best and worst business advice I’ve ever received

I recently responded to a reporter’s HARO (Help A Reporter Out) request for the best and worst business advice I’ve received and my advice for future business owners. My response was published along with others’ in a series by BestCompany.com. Here’s what I said. Credit goes to Mary Ellen Bates for the best business advice […]

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Marcy Phelps and Associates

Phelps Research is now Marcy Phelps & Associates

After 18 years in business, I’ve changed the name of my company. It sounds strange, feels different. And now it’s time to move on. Not much else has changed, except the domain name. I haven’t moved in a new direction, and the company still offers due diligence services that inform our clients’ important business decisions. […]

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Mentoring resources

Resources for National Mentoring Month

It’s National Mentoring Month, and – as someone who has benefited from my experiences as both a mentor and mentee – I’d like to share some resources I’ve recently found on the topic: From Pursuit Magazine, Flying Lessons: What Pilots Know about Mentorship is geared toward private investigators, but the lessons apply to everyone. 3 […]

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Taming the information monster

With such busy business and personal lives – and so much incoming information, it’s essential to have a few tools that save time and give us a bit of a break. Here are a few information-related productivity tools that I can’t do without: Those who know me know that I’m a big fan of GTD […]

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New site, new blog

I’m Marcy Phelps, President of Phelps Research, Inc. I’m a former librarian turned business owner – and  a licensed private investigator. You won’t find me doing surveillance, hunting down deadbeat spouses, or any other type of work that comes to mind when you think about private investigating. Using my computer and interview skills, I help […]

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