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On Anxiety & Aspirations

Dear business owner. Dear parent business owner. Dear business owner who has ever had life throw lemons. The shine wears off that business at times and it feels more ‘job’ than rejuvenating. The time marches on and you feel stuck…

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Living rent free on Facebook? It's okay to build your business investing in new fans.

Dear Business Owner: Facebook Spoiled You

You are a squatter. If you are not paying to be seen on Facebook, good for you, but you are living rent free. This means less control over who sees what you post and share. It means you have to…

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Seven Savvy Steps to Finally Act Like a Small Business Marketing Pro (Even When You Aren’t)

Here is a purposeful list of small business marketing actions you should consider taking in 2016 if you actually want to grow that business of yours… in spite of the economic climate. This list will help you navigate the tricky waters of…

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Can You Build A Brand Before You Know What It Is?

It is a common problem business owners have… lack of conviction in their capabilities. It is universal. It is very rare to find someone who is 100% certain all the time in business. That would be like finding a unicorn…

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Storytelling and Statistics: My Facebook Insights Insight

I have a confession to make. I don’t really mess around with marketing statistics all that often. I really prefer building my business based on the conversations I have had with clients, feedback I get on social media and my…

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How to Get Your Audience to Give a Damn

5 Ways to Get Your Reader to Give a Damn

One of the beautiful benefits of being a person who lives in the social world is that the world is your oyster when it comes to speaking your mind. You have the opportunity to share your stories, your ideas, your…

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The One Reason You Need to Use Email Marketing

You know, I hear you. Email marketing feels like an extra bit to your business toolkit that is just easier to ignore, avoid or hide. Why? Perhaps you have fear of spamming your fans. Perhaps you have fear you have…

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Stupidly Loyal (& The Art of Quitting Well)

Stupidly loyal. These are two words I have assigned to myself my whole life. I am a deeply loyal person and value this quality in others. However, at times I believe loyalty interferes with happiness. And this leads to being…

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