Entrepreneurship

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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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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3 Challenging Small Business Truths

Rachel Strella  -  Aug 24, 2014  -  , , , ,  -  2 Comments
I love owning a business and wouldn’t trade it for a traditional 9-5 job no matter what the offer.   However, it’s not all roses. There are a few things that make it tough, especially for those just starting out. I’m wondering if you can relate to my top three. 1.

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Taking a Personal and Professional Leap of Faith

Rachel Strella  -  Apr 13, 2014  -  , , , ,  -  4 Comments
Risks mean different things to different people. An investor likely equates risk in terms of opportunity; a parent perhaps with danger.  As an entrepreneur, I consider risk compatible with the level of potential reward. As I said in a recent post, risks are tough because the outcome is uncertain.   But

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Quit Being a Victim of Busyness

Rachel Strella  -  Mar 16, 2014  -  , , , , ,  -  4 Comments
Today is bittersweet for me. It’s the 14th anniversary of a fateful accident that changed my life forever.  If there’s anything I’ve learned about all of this – then and many years later – it’s that time is precious.  Yet, sometimes we don’t realize it until it’s too late or

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