Digital Marketing Tactics for Small Business Success in 2018

Owning your own business is hard work. And staying ahead of the latest digital trends and marketing opportunities can leave you feeling like David taking on Goliath. Where do you even begin? Building upon Part I of this topic, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best digital marketing tactics that can help you … Continue reading Digital Marketing Tactics for Small Business Success in 2018

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Climbing with Ambition: When Is Too Much of a Good Thing, Bad?

“You’ve got to have ambition!” You’ve heard it before… if you want to succeed in business, you better have enough ambition to push you to the top. Ambition is that driving force that won’t let you quit until you’ve reached your goal. So it can’t be a bad thing…right? Actually, too much ambition or ambition … Continue reading Climbing with Ambition: When Is Too Much of a Good Thing, Bad?

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Small Business Diversification: When to Bet and When to Fold

Diversification. We hear this term a lot. It’s a word primarily associated with finance that has managed to sneak its way into marketing, politics, education, art, and everyday life. Like so many other buzzwords---synergy, globalization, sustainability---the term has begun to lose its punch. So, is diversification---more importantly, small business diversification---a worthwhile technique that business owners … Continue reading Small Business Diversification: When to Bet and When to Fold

3 FREE Digital Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses in 2018

As technology continues to grow, it becomes an ever-greater part of our lives. And keeping up with new digital marketing trends and opportunities can sometimes feel like a full-time job in itself. As a busy small business owner, you likely already juggle more tasks than you should, which means marketing and self-promotion can sometimes take a hit. … Continue reading 3 FREE Digital Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses in 2018

The Art of Letter Writing: Polishing an Old Skill in a Digital World

In a world ruled by abbreviated text-talk, typo-riddled emails, and playful emojis, have we lost the skills needed for quality letter writing? There’s no arguing that digital correspondence has incredible advantages. It allows us to connect with people all over the world, share new ideas and information almost instantaneously, and even work remotely. The possibilities … Continue reading The Art of Letter Writing: Polishing an Old Skill in a Digital World

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The Power of Passion: Can You Learn to Love Work Even if You Hate Your Job?

"If you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life." This is one of those expressions a person hears and then thinks I hope one day I can say that to someone and actually mean it. And while the saying itself is not inherently misleading, and is, in fact, full of … Continue reading The Power of Passion: Can You Learn to Love Work Even if You Hate Your Job?

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Effective Marketing on a Non-Profit Budget: It’s Possible!

Creating a spectacular marketing campaign for a non-profit organization with limited resources might feel like an impossible magic trick. With your organization’s mission in mind and donor dollars on the line, where do you even begin? Here are some non-profit marketing tips---no magic wand necessary! Tell a Story One of the best tools a nonprofit … Continue reading Effective Marketing on a Non-Profit Budget: It’s Possible!

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Dress for Success: The Working Woman’s Professional Wardrobe

It’s a daily struggle for most working women without a uniform, an asset during those precious morning minutes before the race to the office. What to wear to work? In the perfect world, it wouldn’t matter if it was yoga pants or a power suit, as long as you worked hard and were good at your job. … Continue reading Dress for Success: The Working Woman’s Professional Wardrobe

Is It Time for a Change? Six Tips for Small Businesses to Consider

The month of March means different things to different people. For us, it’s a seasonal reminder that change is on the horizon. Cold weather, off-kilter circadian rhythms, and a grumpiness fueled by vitamin-D deficiency will soon be replaced by brave tulip bulbs, warm sunshine, and beckoning muddy puddles. It’s a time that welcomes transformation and … Continue reading Is It Time for a Change? Six Tips for Small Businesses to Consider

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Customer Service: So Much More Than a Buzzword

When I was in Junior High School, our family took a vacation on a Royal Caribbean cruise. It was magical. Where else do you have access to unlimited ice cream, pizza, and a swimming pool within a few feet of each other at the age of 13? It was the happiest place I had ever … Continue reading Customer Service: So Much More Than a Buzzword