Try to check out MSNBC's "Your Business" this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET when you'll find me serving as one of the judges in the Elevator Pitch contest. I'm usually a pretty tough sell, but I liked this idea so much that I even volunteered to kick in some dough. What's the big idea? You'll have to tune in to find out, but I can tell you this: It's pretty tasty. (If 7:30 a.m. is too late for you, MSNBC will re-broadcast the show the following Sunday at 6:30 a.m.)

And keep in mind: If you're struggling with some aspect of your business, if you have a question, please send it to me at asknorm@inc.com. I can't answer all of your emails, but I'll answer as many as I can.