Entrepreneurship


Three things I learned while I was sick

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Nov 2016

Three things I learned while I was sick

For the past eight days, I’ve been battling what seems like a never-ending head cold. Running a company and overcoming illness are not compatible – ask anyone who owns a business. But, one thing is certain… it does offer perspective! Here are three things I learned while I was sick. The world doesn’t end because we’re sick. Yes, business owners have a lot to do,...

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Social Media: Working in the Trenches Isn’t Always Sexy

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Oct 2016

Social Media: Working in the Trenches Isn’t Always Sexy

When I started my business in 2010, my plan was to help companies set up on their social media sites, establish a social media strategy and provide one-on-one training. I was somewhat surprised to find that my first customer did not have any interest in learning social media. In fact, they asked if they could hire me to do it for them. As a hungry...

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Corporate World vs. Entrepreneurship: A Striking Revelation

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Aug 2016

Corporate World vs. Entrepreneurship: A Striking Revelation

September 1999.  I was a junior at King’s College in Northeast PA. I was doing what typical college students do – studying, playing football and working part-time for retail company, Wal-Mart. I had to leave the following year to recover from a serious knee injury, but after graduation and a brief stint in PR, I went back to Wal-Mart as a full-time temp associate in...

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Entrepreneurs: In a League of our Own

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Jun 2016

Entrepreneurs: In a League of our Own

I’ve had entrepreneurship on the brain lately, as I work to grow #Strella Social Media in our seventh year.  My executive coach said that some people think that owning a business is a dream come true, but they have no idea how much work is involved. I couldn’t agree more. For businesses trying to grow, it’s even more difficult. I frequently encounter misconceptions about being...

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7 Things I Am Doing Differently In Year 7

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Jun 2016

7 Things I Am Doing Differently In Year 7

When I celebrated my first year in business, a client congratulated me and then said, “The next ten years will be the most difficult.”  At first, I thought he was just pessimistic and maybe even a little sarcastic. Admittedly, though, the comment always lingered in the back of my head – particularly when times were challenging, which seemed more frequent then not. Now that I...

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