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Twitter Etiquette for Small Business

So you decided that your business needs a Twitter account. That’s great! Twitter is a pretty useful tool that allows you to send out meaningful content in short, 140-character “bursts” to the world in real time. There are a lot … Continue reading

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Raking Leaves: A Lesson in Life – Work Balance

Last weekend, when we were enjoying the most pleasant mild weather, I decided to seize the opportunity to do some yard work. A good friend of mine has two tween-age daughters who are always looking for spending money, so I … Continue reading

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Mindful Productivity Tips for 2017

Being mindful about how we use our time and use our energy can help us accomplish the things that we want to accomplish and make it feel manageable in the process. Here are some easy tips to follow for a … Continue reading

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Choosing a Website Host

One of the biggest challenges a small business can face is creating a website. If you don’t have the money to hire an outside source to build your website for you, it seems the only thing left to do is … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Marketing for your Business

Advertising can be an expensive path to travel down, especially as a small business with a very limited budget. Getting a 30-second ad on a radio station can cost you anywhere from a couple hundred to a couple thousand dollars, … Continue reading

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Thinking about Closing Your Business?

Deciding to close a business that you have put your heart, soul, time and energy into can be a difficult decision. Even if your business is profitable, there may be reasons why you might elect to close doors. Here are … Continue reading

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“What’s Your Exit Strategy?”

A couple of years after I opened my small business, one of my customers – a gentleman who, prior to his retiring, had been a top executive at a major corporation – asked me what my exit strategy was. Confused … Continue reading

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How Oversharing on Social Media Could Cost You Your Job

We all have that one friend that tends to share way too much information on Facebook (in my case, it’s likely about 40% of people on my friends list that are guilty of this, if not more). With the rise … Continue reading

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Five Tips to Improve Mental Health

Let’s face it, life gets really busy sometimes. We have a tendency to get lost in our “to-do” lists and push aside any hope for rest and relaxation. In doing that, we end up neglecting a critical part of ourselves … Continue reading

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In Defense of Hobbies

A few weeks ago, I attended a luncheon for women in business. There were about 45 of us at the event. During the discussion session, one of the attendees asked the speaker whether she had any hobbies. The attendee expressed … Continue reading

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