Did you know that LinkedIn has 690 MILLION active users? This was announced by parent company, Microsoft at the end of April in their quarterly earnings news.    How is LinkedIn gaining so many users? For this, we need to look at some of the newest features and how that drives users to this business-oriented platform.   Live Streaming – This…

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New Normal COmmunications

Navigating through this pandemic has had a boatload full of challenges not to mention the uncertainty. We know that there will be a ‘new’ normal slowly shaking out as businesses reopen. We just don’t know what that is going to look like or how rapidly that will evolve. How do you effectively communicate as a brand during the storm?  One…

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Working with designers

A graphic designer loves a blank canvas.  It’s an exciting choose-your-own-adventure process. You may liken this to excitedly planning a long-awaited getaway; open plans, open experiences but a destination is well within sight.  Unlike this destination-oriented vacation, designing may not have such an obvious journey’s end. Being clear with your design intentions will be a collective…

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What hashtags should you use on Instagram?

If you’re a business owner, the rule for using hashtags is straightforward. Use hashtags that will reach your target audience and that are relevant to your brand. Discovering the proper hashtags can be tricky, however. Avoid using ambiguous or over-used hashtags like #fun or #beautiful if you want to reach your specific, target customers and…

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Is Alignable worth it?

Alignable is a new B2B social media network that promises to reinvent the small business economy. It claims to have millions of business owners within its web, all of whom collaborate to increase their customer base. Networking with other businesses or industry professionals is key to small business success. It leads to quality referrals and…

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