Business Advice


Your Digital Plan Needs a Human Strategy

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Jul 2015

Your Digital Plan Needs a Human Strategy

I’ve been reading Mark Schaefer’s book, “The Content Code” and I have immeasurable takeaways. The most resounding is this: “What every organization needs before conquering a digital strategy is a human strategy… The most successful marketing organizations don’t think of themselves in B2B or B2C – they’re P2P, striving every day to use miraculous technologies to content people to people.” I always emphasize taking the...

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Major Life Changes Reinforce Business and Personal Truths

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Jun 2015

Major Life Changes Reinforce Business and Personal Truths

In April of last year, I made the decision to overhaul my life, namely by moving two hours away from my lifelong home and leaving behind the core people in my life – including my family and my husband.  Some of my readers – and of course, my friends – were shocked to learn of this drastic change.  Most of them reached out to me...

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Sky of dark blue with white clouds in summer

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Jun 2015

Small Business Owners: What If…

I’ve worked with small business owners since I launched my own small business in 2010. From start-ups to fourth generation family-owned companies, I’ve witnessed first-hand the challenges that small businesses face on a regular basis. It’s probably no surprise that lack of time and resources are among them. Remaining competitive is a challenge, especially for local businesses who rely on their current customer base to...

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Social Media Content: Could More Be More?

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May 2015

Social Media Content: Could More Be More?

In my last blog, I shared with you the importance of creativity in business by citing an example of a successful contest we recently posted on our social media channels. There’s a lot to be said for creative ideas. And, there’s also a lot to be said for creative writing. Although, neither has come natural to me. For many years, I wanted to be a...

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Creativity: Imperative for Business

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May 2015

Creativity: Imperative for Business

As a small business owner, I place emphasis on serving my customers, working with the team and overseeing the day-to-day business operations. As I’ve said before, it’s easy to put my own marketing efforts on the backburner – and there are many times when creativity isn’t something that is easily summoned. But,  that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. I’ve spent a lot of time working...

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