5 Platforms for Networking In the Digital Age

5 Platforms for Networking In The Digital Age

Guest Blog by Breanna Gunn   Networking conjures up images of professionally awkward events with required name tags and forced small talk. Needless to say, it’s one of the few things we didn’t miss when the COVID-19 pandemic pushed us into quarantine.   Working from home required us all to find new ways to build professional connections and get some…

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Philanthropy And Business Culture

Philanthropy And Business Culture

Is philanthropy a part of your small business culture? What benefits could your business realize by incorporating philanthropy into the fabric of your organization?  It may help differentiate your business from competitors. As consumers look for products and services they are also paying attention to companies working to better their communities. Employees are paying attention to companies that support socially responsible initiatives. One statistic provided by America’s…

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Website Trends & Functionality in 2021

Responsive Websites, website trends and functionality 2021

Technology and the digital space evolve in the blink of an eye. That includes websites. Let’s chat about some of the hot new things and must-haves for websites to attract and engage.  Website Functionality   Overall functionality has a high impact on how your website is indexed by Google. A mobile responsive design is a MUST.  Beginning March 2021, Google implemented their Mobile First policy which means desk-top versions will not show up…

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LinkedIn Events & LinkedIn Live

LinkedIn Events & LinkedIn Live

In the age of social distancing, hosting events remotely is a must for many small businesses. There are many benefits to consider with virtual events: increased flexibility, decreased expenses, wider reach, and the ability to wear yoga pants. While many of these online event platforms existed, their visibility has risen since the start of the pandemic. Facebook has had Facebook Live for some time, and last year began putting…

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Negotiate Like a Ninja

Negotiate like a ninja

Negotiating, for most of us, is a word that causes anxiety and gives us a pit in our stomach. You know, that pit that tells you you’re dreading doing something? We often associate negotiating with confrontation or interacting with the pushy used car salesman. For small business owners, learning how to develop your negotiation skills is essential.   Let’s start developing your negotiating skills by building your knowledge. Mike Lander, a Business Strategist,…

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Moving Into 2021 With a Solid Plan

As the year is coming to a close, many business owners are planning for 2021. If not for the whole year, at least for the first quarter of the new year. How do you plan for your business, especially when we have had such an odd year? Myself, I rely on my advisor to help guide me…

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What Makes an Ideal Client?

Not everyone is your ideal client. Read that again.   You have the ability, within your business model, to put systems and process in place to attract your ideal clients. I’m not talking Law of Attraction, but real actionable items. Not that I am against the Law of Attraction, I’m just more of a practical mindset in that once you visualize what you want,…

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LinkedIn: 690 Million Users and Growing

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

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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Scheduling Tools Pros & Cons

Scheduling Tools Pros and Cons

Have you ever tried to connect with someone and it seemed like your emails went back and forth for days, or even weeks, before you could find a time that worked for both of you? If that is the case, an online scheduling tool might be just the thing you need! There are so many…

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