How To Make Your Startup Business More Efficient Now (Guest Blog by Kiley Martin)

The following post comes to us from Kiley Martin, a Philadelphia-based freelance writer, editor and blogger. Increasing the efficiency of operations should be a primary goal of all business owners . However, enhancing business productivity often falls by the wayside when workload increases. People push things off and get stuck in the same old routines. … Continue reading How To Make Your Startup Business More Efficient Now (Guest Blog by Kiley Martin)

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. […]

How Some of the Worst Jobs Have Made My Career Better

For anyone who has worked summer jobs, internships, entry level jobs and hey, even high-profile, but highly demanding roles within a business, you know this to be true. There are drawbacks to every job you’ve ever worked. The hope for a happy career is to ultimately find a job where the positives outweigh the negatives … Continue reading How Some of the Worst Jobs Have Made My Career Better

How to Job Hunt While Working Your Current Job

Just because you’re currently employed doesn’t mean you’re done looking for your next opportunity or career move. In fact, it’s smart to begin planning your next steps before you quit your current job to avoid a lapse in pay or a gap in your resume. The downside is it can be challenging to find enough … Continue reading How to Job Hunt While Working Your Current Job

How Public Relations is different than Advertising

So often lines are blurred when it comes to Public Relations and Advertising. While the two certainly overlap, there are distinct differences that determine how and when you should use them in your communications strategy. A solid plan can and should have elements of both, but it’s important to understand their unique roles and seek … Continue reading How Public Relations is different than Advertising

Shifting Away From Shift Work: Forgetting the Life of a 9-5er

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! I realized I’ve now spent … Continue reading Shifting Away From Shift Work: Forgetting the Life of a 9-5er

4 Reasons to Keep an Updated Resume – Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job

If you’ve been settled into your current job, even for just a year, it may be time to revisit and update your resume. You might be thinking “Why would I spend my time on that? I enjoy my job and have no plans to leave anytime soon.” Unfortunately, our economy and personal situations are equally … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Keep an Updated Resume – Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job

5 Tactics for Extending Your Customer Relationships

As a business owner, maintaining existing client relationships is a major part of your job. It’s far more efficient, convenient and profitable to keep current customers than it is to go out and acquire new ones. For this reason, you should always have a focus on how you can ensure your clients are happy and … Continue reading 5 Tactics for Extending Your Customer Relationships

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

How to Gear Up for Your Busy Season

It pains me to admit that my favorite season, summer, is coming to a close. As we look toward September and beyond, this can often appear to be a black hole of project deadlines, obligations and even more juggling of family activities. Somehow we need all of these things to fit into the same 24 … Continue reading How to Gear Up for Your Busy Season