April 28, 2015

What drives you to act?

molly published this at 1:44 am

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 23, 2015

The magpie and the docent – a tale of two writers

rosemary published this at 6:58 am

Magpie – a person who collects things, especially things of little use or value, or a person who chatters idly. Docent – a person who acts as a guide, typically on a voluntary basis.

The Magpie

The magpie flits from branch to branch, picking up shiny objects (the latest app) and sharing them randomly (G+ one day, Tumblr the next).

She has no routine writing schedule, and her audience/customers have no idea what to expect next.

She occasionally shares something brilliant, and then disappears for weeks at a time.

The Docent

The docent has a clearly defined area Read More…

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April 22, 2015

Are You Successful at Gathering Quality Leads?

Dave published this at 11:42 am

Many businesses focus on gaining new leads. The problem is that they don’t determine the difference between any lead and a quality lead.

A quality lead is anyone that is a good possibility of becoming a sale.

It is essential that businesses find more online leads to increase growth against fierce competition.

Think Long-Term

To build more leads that will turn into customers, you must think past the immediate future to the long-term.

Blogs and social media are two good ways to do this.

While they might not garner you immediate results, you will see the benefits when you do 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.

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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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