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

The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?

At 8-years-old my son experienced his first press event to celebrate the more than 8,000 COVID-19 vaccinations the CATE mobile unit disseminated across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Public Relations. By definition, this term and the entire industry can be many different things. Often it's lumped into the large category of communications and outreach, spilling into … Continue reading The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?

How the Law of Diminishing Returns Applies to Entrepreneurial Success

When’s the last time you thought about the Law of Diminishing Returns? Whether you’ve intentionally thought about it or not doesn’t really matter because it has been present in your life, regardless. "In economics, diminishing returns is the decrease in marginal output of a production process as the amount of a single factor of production … Continue reading How the Law of Diminishing Returns Applies to Entrepreneurial Success

Managing Anxiety as an Entrepreneur and Business Owner

I'm an anxious person by nature. This began at a really young age for me. I was quite literally scared of the wind. At no older than six or seven years old, I remember agonizing every morning over the weather forecast where I would wait for the meteorologist to share the predicted miles per hour … Continue reading Managing Anxiety as an Entrepreneur and Business Owner

Mixing Work with Pleasure – Tips for “making fun” of work trips

Last week I enjoyed a 5-day trip to Houston, Texas where I mixed equal parts of work and play. A client afforded me the opportunity to fly from a hot and humid Pennsylvania to a VERY hot and VERY humid Houston. (Houstonians, you have us beat hands-down!) Humidity Index aside, this trip was unique for … Continue reading Mixing Work with Pleasure – Tips for “making fun” of work trips

Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

When asked, "What is the most important quality you want to find in another person?" You may first consider the context. Is this someone you're doing business with, working for, married to, or following under their leadership? It would appear that depending upon your relationship with a person, your view of their most important quality … Continue reading Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

How to Properly Market Your Brand on Instagram (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's best advice on how to properly market your brand on Instagram. Thanks to the modern era that we’re living in, and the technology that’s evolving day by day, we have an opportunity … Continue reading How to Properly Market Your Brand on Instagram (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

The Professional Way to Deliver Hard News

The hard truth is that at some point in your professional career you will need to deliver news that is negative, critical, or disappointing to someone else. We are humans, after all. This means we're going to make mistakes and continually adjust from the steep learning curve that is life. Being perfect in an effort … Continue reading The Professional Way to Deliver Hard News

Appealing to Culture: How to Effectively Reach Small and Diverse Markets

Over the last decade spent at the helm of Bennis Public Relations, I've had the distinct pleasure of working with a vast and varied network of vendors, businesses, organizations, and fellow consultants whose goal is to reach unique markets with highly customized messaging. It's been rewarding to team up with these individuals to craft the … Continue reading Appealing to Culture: How to Effectively Reach Small and Diverse Markets

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)