This past Saturday I turned 34. When I first entered my 30s, I wrote about how I anticipated this new chapter to shift my entrepreneurial outlook and possibly my business model. As a pause of celebration on my birthday this year, I spent some time reflecting upon whether these predictions have proven true or false. … Continue reading 34 Lessons from a 30-Something Entrepreneur
It’s something you’ve likely told yourself often, “It’s just a crazy day…week…month. Once I get through this burst of busyness, I’ll move slower, relax a little, take it easy.” Insert whatever are your most common words of choice, but you get what I mean. This belief is a common lie we tell ourselves because we … Continue reading Are You Missing Out on the Dream Life You Already Have?
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
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
Next month it will be 10 years since I graduated from Penn State University and next July, the public relations business I started at just 23 years old will turn 9 years old. These facts alone astound me. I recently told my husband, "Time is all fun and games until after 30...then 'it' gets real." … Continue reading PR Doesn’t Really Save Lives – Or Does It?
The following post comes to us from Keith Coppersmith, an experienced business consultant who serves small businesses and startups. Customer expectations are starting to hit all-time highs with as much as 76 percent of consumers saying that it is easier than ever to take their business elsewhere. With those numbers bound to go up in the … Continue reading 4 Ways to Improve Sales and Follow Up Techniques (Guest Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)
It might sound crazy - oh and believe me, some days, it is - but I average 25+ active client accounts on any given month. If you throw in the various one-time projects and things that go beyond client retainers, then that number can grow to be much higher. Now for the kicker. I also … Continue reading My Time Management Secrets for Balancing 25+ Client Accounts at Once
This week's blog post comes to us from Daniela McVicker, blogger, seo specialist, and digital marketer. To learn more about Daniela, read her bio below. There is more to being an entrepreneur than presenting yourself as the owner of a business. The best way to achieve and maintain success is by showing excellence in as … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Writing Skills Are Essential for the Entrepreneur (Guest Contribution from Daniela McVicker)
The following post comes to us from Patrick Bailey, a professional writer focusing on the fields of mental health, addiction, and living in recovery. Learn more about Patrick in his bio following his article. Being the best version of yourself is a powerful feeling, and it's one you can achieve no matter where you are … Continue reading 4 Ways to Become Your Most Confident Self (Contribution from Patrick Bailey)
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of heading back to my Alma mater, Penn State for the spring meeting of the Alumni Society Board on which I currently service as the Outreach Chair. In addition to much "official business," I enjoyed many authentic interactions with students, faculty, and other alums. This time around, it … Continue reading 37 Questions Every New Communications Grad Wants Answered