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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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Social Media in Highly Regulated Industries: It’s Complicated!

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Sep 2014

Social Media in Highly Regulated Industries: It’s Complicated!

It’s increasingly evident that social media plays a huge role in today’s business world. Yet, there are a significant amount of highly regulated businesses that are slow to adopt social media because of fear.  There’s a lot of complexity regarding what a business can or cannot do as well as multiple layers of risk involved. Industry-specific legislation and regulatory bodies have guidelines, (some explicit and...

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Watch Out for Big Brother: Getty Images Strong Arms Unsuspecting Small Businesses

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Sep 2014

Watch Out for Big Brother: Getty Images Strong Arms Unsuspecting Small Businesses

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 small business owner, I would be confused and a little freaked out by the accusation...

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Taking a Personal and Professional Leap of Faith

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Apr 2014

Taking a Personal and Professional Leap of Faith

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 I believe risks are necessary for growth. I also believe that nothing good comes easy....

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3 Things I Learned About Navigating Life Transitions

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Mar 2014

3 Things I Learned About Navigating Life Transitions

You may have noticed that my blog has taken more of a personal approach in the recent weeks. Well, there’s a lot going on right now – in my personal and business life. There may be more to come on both, but for the purpose of this blog, I thought I would share some revelations. Perhaps it will guide you when you’re navigating major life...

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