Writing Social Media Business Messages: 5 Essential Tips (Guest Contribution from Jessica Fender)

The following post comes to us from Jessica Fender, an experienced marketer and blogger who has been writing professionally for 3+ years and enjoys sharing her expertise with others. When you decide to become an entrepreneur or manage your own business, you know that you need to be visible on social media to have success. While the … Continue reading Writing Social Media Business Messages: 5 Essential Tips (Guest Contribution from Jessica Fender)

How Busy People Do It All

The saying goes “If you need something done, ask a busy person.” I have found this so true time and time again. And guess what? I’m often that busy person who gets asked. From minimal requests of “Can you take care of this?” to “Do you want to be fully responsible for this intense volunteer … Continue reading How Busy People Do It All

How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

For many small business owners and entrepreneurs, it's fun to romanticize the idea of having an executive assistant who makes your personal and professional life seamless, comfortable, and organized. You know, like what you see in Hollywood movies where the CEO has someone who brings their preferred morning beverage to the office without having to … Continue reading How to Be Your Own Best Executive Assistant

The Secret to Great Email Subject Lines

I have written quite a few marketing emails for clients and one of the most critical questions I must consider is what type of subject line will yield the highest engagement (i.e. open rate). There are many schools of thought here. In all my research, I've found exhaustive breakdowns, trends, data, and recommendations from various … Continue reading The Secret to Great Email Subject Lines

Should I outsource my social media management?

It's a question I get asked often by clients and professional contacts. Should I outsource my social media management? Is it better to keep this in-house, or is it safe to have a firm or consultant take over? My answer, as it is with most things related to communications and public relations, is that it … Continue reading Should I outsource my social media management?

How Some of the Worst Jobs Have Made My Career Better

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! For anyone who has worked … Continue reading How Some of the Worst Jobs Have Made My Career Better

5 Important Benefits of Outsourcing Content Creation and Marketing (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

The following post comes to us from Keith Coppersmith, an experienced business consultant who serves small businesses and startups. Learn more about Keith in his bio following this article. Background vector created by rawpixel.com - http://www.freepik.com Modern businesses need to have an online presence in order to thrive and grow, and that means publishing amazing … Continue reading 5 Important Benefits of Outsourcing Content Creation and Marketing (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part II

If you've been following along, you may have caught my most recent blog where I asked my husband to answer a series of questions to help describe to the world what he thinks I do for a living. The public relations field can be a bit abstract, particularly as technology and now virtual communications have … Continue reading What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part II

What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part I

I met my now-husband in May 2011 just before I took my entrepreneurial leap the following July. For almost 10 years, he has been with me as my business has evolved, he’s shared in my successes, and has provided a sounding board for advice. I’ve written other blogs on how we function together as dual … Continue reading What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part I

How to Align Growth Design with Your Marketing Strategy

Do you know what type of companies achieve the biggest success in the tech market? Companies that are good at two things: providing the best solutions for customers’ needs and growing fast. Have you already created an outstanding, innovative product? That’s great. Now you should take the next step and align growth design with your … Continue reading How to Align Growth Design with Your Marketing Strategy