Business Advice

Perfecting the Elevator Pitch

Rachel Strella  -  Oct 26, 2014  -  , , , , ,  -  No Comments
Most business professionals who attend networking events have to deliver the obligatory 30 second commercial or ‘elevator pitch.’  For many, it’s a mundane delivery of your name, your business and what you do for your clients or customers. But, it doesn’t have to be. As a first-time attendee of a

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LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter: Top Do’s and Don’ts

Rachel Strella  -  Oct 19, 2014  -  , , , ,  -  No Comments
I was recently asked to contribute social networking tips for business professionals as a sidebar for an article in Women’s Health Magazine.  The issue won’t hit the stands until March 2015, but it’s a great time to share some of my tips here! LinkedIn Do complete your profile. LinkedIn is

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Social Media, Personal Branding and What to Share Online

Rachel Strella  -  Sep 28, 2014  -  , ,  -  3 Comments
Last week, I listened to a podcast on social media, authenticity, and the human brand presented by Mark Schaefer and Tom Webster. This topic piqued my interest for several reasons. First, my personal and business life has changed drastically over the past six months. I often wonder how to maintain

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Social Media in Highly Regulated Industries: It’s Complicated!

Rachel Strella  -  Sep 14, 2014  -  , , , , , , , , , ,  -  No Comments
It’s increasingly evident that social media plays a huge role in today’s business world. Yet, there are a significant amount of highly regulated businesses that are slow to adopt social media because of fear.  There’s a lot of complexity regarding what a business can or cannot do as well as

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Watch Out for Big Brother: Getty Images Strong Arms Unsuspecting Small Businesses

Rachel Strella  -  Sep 07, 2014  -  , , , , ,  -  24 Comments
Two weeks ago, one of our clients received a letter from Getty Images requesting $780 for an image used on their website. Getty Images claimed that my client did not purchase the license required for use of the image and thus they were in violation of copyright law. As a

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