5 Phrases That Destroy Business Relationships

When it comes to hiring a professional to fulfill a need for you, naturally we want to hire someone who we feel confident will meet both our needs and our budget. However, in our effort to communicate this, some common phrases have crept into our language that are less than favorable - and sometimes downright … Continue reading 5 Phrases That Destroy Business Relationships

How Your Business Could Benefit from Outsourcing (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

The following post comes to us from Jennifer Hahn Masterson, an experienced content strategist with a focus on business communication. Learn from Jennifer how to effectively use outsourcing to grow your business. One of the best ways to help your business progress throughout the stages of growth is outsourcing. The truth is that many of … Continue reading How Your Business Could Benefit from Outsourcing (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

Content Creation Isn’t Always Glamorous: 5 Things You Need to Know (Guest Contribution from Indiana Lee)

The following post comes to us from Indiana Lee, a writer, reader, and expert on business operations, leadership, marketing, and lifestyle. Keep reading to learn her personal perspective on content creation in today's changing world. There are over 50 million people who consider themselves to be content creators across the globe. Some are more successful … Continue reading Content Creation Isn’t Always Glamorous: 5 Things You Need to Know (Guest Contribution from Indiana Lee)

Want better control over your time? You have to get up early!

I wasn’t always an early riser. I could get up early when I absolutely needed to, but it wasn’t part of my regular routine. I'd often make poor choices the night before, stay up later than expected, and convince myself I didn't need to get up early because I had enough time elsewhere in my … Continue reading Want better control over your time? You have to get up early!

How to Stay Focused While Working from Home

It’s becoming more and more common for people to work from home, either full-time or even just a few days per week. If your career allows you to work virtually, it’s likely you’ve found yourself trying to be productive at home only to be derailed by a myriad of different distractions. For the last seven … Continue reading How to Stay Focused While Working from Home

5 Things Consultants and Freelancers Need to Stop Doing

As a Public Relations consultant, I work with a lot of other consultants and freelancers. The majority of these interactions are fun, inspiring and seamless. However, over the last seven years I’ve run into some consultants and freelancers who do things a little differently. Don’t get me wrong; I love people who think outside the … Continue reading 5 Things Consultants and Freelancers Need to Stop Doing

Dear New Entrepreneur…A Letter to My Younger Self

It was July 2011 when I handed HR my two-week notice. I still have this simple letter, modeled after a template I found online when I googled “professional resignation.” I put no more effort into creating this life-changing document than I had put into what was supposed to be my “dream job” for the past […]

Contractors and Freelancers: Tips for Crafting a Fair and Appealing Proposal

When you take the entrepreneurial leap and venture out on your own as a contractor or freelancer, one of the biggest challenges is creating a competitive and consistent pricing model you can stick to. It’s a real test of self-confidence to put a rate on your hours and truly believe you are worth this much. […]

Dear New Entrepreneur…A Letter to My Younger Self

It was July 2011 when I handed HR my two-week notice. I still have this simple letter, modeled after a template I found online when I googled “professional resignation.” I put no more effort into creating this life-changing document than I had put into what was supposed to be my “dream job” for the past … Continue reading Dear New Entrepreneur…A Letter to My Younger Self

Contractors and Freelancers: Tips for Crafting a Fair and Appealing Proposal

When you take the entrepreneurial leap and venture out on your own as a contractor or freelancer, one of the biggest challenges is creating a competitive and consistent pricing model you can stick to. It’s a real test of self-confidence to put a rate on your hours and truly believe you are worth this much. … Continue reading Contractors and Freelancers: Tips for Crafting a Fair and Appealing Proposal