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?

How to Bring Media Attention to Your Place of Business

If your business has a brick and mortar location, it could be highly valuable to earn on-site media coverage to showcase your space and give your customers better insight into what you do and who you are. But how does a business attract media attention? If you're among the lucky few, the media might find … Continue reading How to Bring Media Attention to Your Place of Business

How to Master Customer Support for your Small Business (Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

The following post comes to us from Keith Coppersmith, an experienced business consultant who serves small businesses and startups. How to Master Customer Support for your Small Business Did you know that 51% of customers stop doing business after just one negative experience? Research further shows that businesses lose over $62 billion every year on poor … Continue reading How to Master Customer Support for your Small Business (Contribution from Keith Coppersmith)

Twas the Day Before Christmas (The Business Owner’s Version)

(As retold by a mom and entrepreneur) Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the house not a computer was running, not even a mouse. Cords and chargers were stowed with care, in hopes we had strength to leave them there. One sleepy critter was nestled snug in her bed, while visions of toy … Continue reading Twas the Day Before Christmas (The Business Owner’s Version)

31 Lessons from a 30-Something Entrepreneur

Tomorrow, December 18, I will turn 31 years old. Last year, as I entered this new decade of my life, I wrote about how I anticipated this new chapter to shift my entrepreneurial outlook and possibly my business model. Compared to 12 months ago, I would say things feel pretty similar. I was given some … Continue reading 31 Lessons from a 30-Something Entrepreneur

Do I Need Advertising or Public Relations?

It’s a really important question – and one that business owners’ return to time and time again. Do I need PR or advertising to grow my business? The answer…it depends! As like most things in life, it’s situational and really depends upon your goal, budget and target audience. In this blog, I break down some … Continue reading Do I Need Advertising or Public Relations?

How to Scale Your Business as a Sole Proprietor

As a sole proprietor, you can feel like a “one man band” in your business. While there are certainly perks of running a lean operation where you answer only to yourself,  when it comes to growth, it can be hard to figure out the right way to scale your business. After all, many people would … Continue reading How to Scale Your Business as a Sole Proprietor