April 21, 2015

What drives you to act?

molly published this at 12:35 pm

One of our worst traits can be perfectionism. Stymied by our desire to make sure that everything is perfect before doing something, the we are in danger of never moving forward because we don’t ACT.

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time online. In addition to time spent on my laptop and desktop, mobile apps, and Instagram, my facebook timeline, twitterfeeds and emails stream directly to my smartphone. I literally spend my entire day with thousands of your voices echoing in my stream of consciousness all day long.

Social media is my Read More…

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April 17, 2015

Why Google is Forcing You to Become Your Own Publisher

rosemary published this at 5:30 am

By Mickie E Kennedy

The algorithms at Google HQ are moving and shaking again, and they dramatically affect how you’ll approach public relations and press releases moving forward. If you’ve been using the more traditional routes to get noticed “newspapers, magazines, other journalists, etc.“ then you may want to start rethinking your strategies.

That’s because a new update to Panda 4.0, Google’s controversial search algorithm update, came down the wire recently. One of the original Panda’s big changes was a step away from press releases, but the search engine company has changed its tune as of late.

So Read More…

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April 16, 2015

When is it time to hire your first employee?

rosemary published this at 7:41 am

You’re a solo entrepreneur. Business is doing well, but you are burning the candle at both ends and your family is no longer pretending to expect you at mealtime.

That’s no bueno.

It might be time to consider hiring some help.

You Might Need to Hire Some Help If… Your customers are seeing you less and less (especially if you’re in the consulting business). You are doing tasks that aren’t in your sweet spot of skills (hello accounting, graphic design). You are spending 100% of your time putting out fires and no time planning your business (recipe for disaster).

Think Read More…

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April 15, 2015

Time for a Career Consultant?

Dave published this at 3:45 pm

Are you feeling stuck in your career? If your career is a little lackluster, a career consultant can help you get it back on track.

A career consultant is a worthwhile investment of time and money if you need some help moving forward, but naturally you want to choose the right consultant to make sure you get a return on that investment.

So how can you do just that?

Follow these four tips to help find the right career consultant for you.

Know Your Goals

A career consultant can help you find what you want to do, gain clarity Read More…

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April 14, 2015

How To Use Yelp Reviews To Improve Your Business

rosemary published this at 7:07 am

By Lindsey Tolino

Yelp reviews can be excellent marketing or the bane of your business. Have you thought about improving your business based on reviews? Is it sometimes hard to know what is constructive criticism and what isn’t?

Here’s how to cut through Yelp reviews to improve your business:

Things to keep in mind – 1. Yelp reviews may or may not represent your customers as a whole since only a fraction of your customers “yelp.” 2. If you don’t have enough reviews, Yelp explains how to get more genuine reviews here.


If you have mixed reviews Read More…

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April 9, 2015

Why strong people ask for help

rosemary published this at 6:27 am

I was told yesterday that I have “walking pneumonia.”

Not really a big deal, it’s pretty common and I don’t feel that sick. However, it’s my own fault that it got this far.

I let a bad cold linger for three weeks before finally breaking down and going to the doctor. Through all of the symptoms, coughing, chills/fever, sore throat, sleeplessness, lethargy…I soldiered on and told everyone that I was “riding it out.”

That was selfish and silly. If I had gone to the doctor in week one, I probably would have gotten medicine and started healing in a couple Read More…

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