The holiday season is in full swing and the year-end hoopla is straight ahead. Busy entrepreneurs are celebrating a year of success or painfully sweating the last few sales days of the year. For some, it’s make it or break it time! Anticipation for the New Year is right around the corner. On January 1st, [...]
The power of Facebook as a marketing tool is undeniable. With over 2 billion users, it’s important to be part of the conversation. But, in a world that never stops talking, how do you stand out? In the words of Albert Einstein, “Be a voice, not an echo.” Standing out in an online world that [...]
Dictionary.com has multiple definitions of the word ‘expert.’ As a noun, an expert is someone who has special skill or knowledge in a particular area; a specialist, an authority. I do have special skills and knowledge. Today I specialize in online marketing (or content marketing or inbound marketing—whichever you prefer.) This includes blogging, social media, [...]
How I outran Hurricane Irma and still kept my business running without missing a beat. We agonized over the decision for several days. Should we stay? Should we evacuate? Where will we go? As the days progressed, The Weather Channel played continuously in the background. Irma was described as a “monster” and “unprecedented.” It was [...]
Occasionally, while browsing on social media, you may run across an odd, but somehow intriguing, questionnaire designed to give you some insight into yourself. I often wonder what sort of algorithm they use to determine the results, but that really isn’t the point of this conversation. One question I’ve seen recently is: "What would your [...]
Day 1 of 2017. Today is the day that people will make New Year’s resolutions. There will be weight loss and healthy eating goals. Some goals will be personal while others are professional. Goals are about change—changing something to make our lives better, happier or financially more secure. I’m neither happy nor sad today. I’m [...]
Email as a communication tool has changed. It's now considered to be the top channel in terms of acceptability across all types of marketing messages.