Business Advice


AI Can’t Do This

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Sep 2017

AI Can’t Do This

There’s been a lot of talk about AI, machine learning and autonomous vehicles.  This technology is met with both intrigue and fear. In my industry, alone, robots will automate essential marketing tasks – including algorithmic writing. I’m sure my clients will sense relief if they can eliminate the time and effort it takes to develop blog posts. A recent article in TechCruch suggests that for...

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How to Avoid a Hiring Disaster

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Aug 2017

How to Avoid a Hiring Disaster

Imagine a regular work afternoon – let’s say it’s about 2:00 pm.  If you’re in marketing, you’re likely typing away on the computer – responding to emails, writing content, or planning a promotion for a client. Now, imagine if one of your employees got up from their desk and came back with a glass of wine. Then, kept working. What would you think? What would...

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Digital Marketing: Pros and Cons of Working with a Small Business vs. a Marketing Agency

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Aug 2017

Digital Marketing: Pros and Cons of Working with a Small Business vs. a Marketing Agency

With Google Search, Facebook, and the myriad of other social algorithms getting smarter each day, it’s more important than ever to invest in a robust digital marketing plan. You may be wondering where to start – and you may be considering whether to hire a marketing agency or a small business. Regardless of the digital marketing partner you hire, there are a few components to...

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Do the Work, Get Noticed.

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Jul 2017

Do the Work, Get Noticed.

This past weekend, my previous blog post was listed in a Ten Tips article on Small Business Trends. Inquiring as always, John Webster asked me if that’s something I actively pursue or am I selected based on popularity. I explained that I send my posts to BizSugar, every week, where they are syndicated among other small business blogs.  Then, other places such as Small Business...

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The Secret to Content Marketing

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May 2017

The Secret to Content Marketing

  I’m going to tell you a secret about content marketing – particularly blogging. In fact, I can sum it up in one word and that’s ‘voice.’ I believe the best blogs are those that offer perspective. Let’s use my client, Leonard Baer (known to most as “Lennie”) as an example. Lennie is an elder law attorney with dual practices in Highlands, NC and Palm...

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