10 Tips for Starting a Beauty Business (Guest Contribution from Grant Polachek)

The following post comes to us from Grant Polachek of Squadhelp.com, the world's leading crowdsource naming platform. Keep reading to benefit from his expertise in helping clients start thriving beauty businesses. When most people think of beauty brands, they instantly think of gorgeous models with perfect faces styled with flawless makeup on Instagram. But beyond the … Continue reading 10 Tips for Starting a Beauty Business (Guest Contribution from Grant Polachek)

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

How to Get People to Respond to Your Emails

“Circling back…” “Just checking in with a friendly reminder…” “In case this ended up in spam…” Sound familiar? We’ve all had to send these types of replies to messages that have gone unanswered. I’m not talking about mass sales emails with a “spray and pray” strategy, but rather those person-to-person, important messages where a reply … Continue reading How to Get People to Respond to Your Emails

7 Signs Your Business is Running You

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! Maybe you align with the … Continue reading 7 Signs Your Business is Running You

How Businesses Can Get Ready for the Post-Pandemic Economy

The world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. It has affected countless lives and brought about a new reality that people around the world are still trying to make sense of every day. With no telling how or when the pandemic will "end", the future is never felt more volatile. Unfortunately, uncertainty is never … Continue reading How Businesses Can Get Ready for the Post-Pandemic Economy

7 Signs Your Business is Running You

Maybe you align with the job description of “I run a business.” You don’t have to be an entrepreneur or even a business owner to make this statement. You simply need to be in a place of authority within your business or organization where, for the most part, you are calling the shots. However, the … Continue reading 7 Signs Your Business is Running You

If My Business was a Thanksgiving Table

It’s T-minus three days until Turkey Day! Although Thanksgiving isn’t necessarily my favorite holiday, I love that it kicks off such a happy (and indulgence-filled) time of year. I thought in order to get us excited for this special day, I’d focus this Monday’s blog on something that combines both public relations and entrepreneurship with … Continue reading If My Business was a Thanksgiving Table

PR Doesn’t Really Save Lives – Or Does It?

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?

Where Businesses Waste the Most Money on Marketing

When we think of waste in business spending, we might first think of overhead, office space and supplies, or inefficient processes. While these are all common culprits, one of the more alarming areas of wasteful business spending falls under marketing. More than just my own observation from working with hundreds of clients, combined with gut … Continue reading Where Businesses Waste the Most Money on Marketing

What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?

It’s the Public Relations version of the chicken and the egg debate. What factor carries more weight when it comes to effectively communicating a story or message? Is it the quality of content or is it how you present it and to whom? I’ve given this quite a bit of thought. As a Public Relations … Continue reading What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?