Entrepreneurship


Things Only Business Owners Understand

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Jun 2017

Things Only Business Owners Understand

This past week was busier than usual. I took a vacation last weekend, and through Monday, so it was catch-up time on Tuesday, followed by the preparation of a huge announcement for my client taking place on Thursday. I knew the second half of the week would be intense and was grateful for the vacation, prior, to mentally prepare myself. I was talking with a...

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The Reality of Working from Home

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Jun 2017

The Reality of Working from Home

When asked what I do for a living, my answer is always the same, “I am a stay-at-home mother and I work for a social media company.” Some people want me to elaborate on what it means to work for a social media company, as a stay-at-home mom is self-explanatory. Then there are people that respond with something like this… Ohh… you “work” from home....

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Startup Era: Declining, Not Dying

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Apr 2017

Startup Era: Declining, Not Dying

In a post last week, Mark Schaefer questioned if we are reaching the end of the startup era. He argues that conglomerates like Facebook, who have virtually unlimited resources, destroy or acquire meaningful startups. While Mark is specifically speaking of tech businesses, companies like Walmart have been doing this for years – manufacturing a one-stop shop with grocery stores, hair salons, vision centers, photo centers...

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Business Owners: 3 Ways to Stay Organized and Avoid Overwhelm

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Feb 2017

Business Owners: 3 Ways to Stay Organized and Avoid Overwhelm

As a business owner and a multi-account social media manager, I have a myriad of things competing for my attention during the day – with about a quarter deemed urgent and unexpected. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, and there are days I don’t know if I am coming or going. But, I’ve learned a few tricks for staying organized that I want to share...

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Three Tactics to Increase Revenue

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Jan 2017

Three Tactics to Increase Revenue

Last January was grim. Our biggest client experienced budget cuts, which didn’t allow them to continue working with us in 2016. We picked up some small clients and a few projects, but nothing that could equate to the loss we suffered. In March, I decided to hire an executive coach to help steer us in the right direction. It was an investment that kept us...

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