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As we enter into the second half of the year, July is a perfect time to reflect and reinforce existing relationships, as well as think about how we can grow in the days to come. What’s your plan to prevent existing customer relationships from melting away in the summer sun? What about a strategy to bring the heat against your competition and gain more customers? Whether your focus is to engage your existing audience, grow
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Google My Business listing: why and how!

Posted by MelanieD on  May 20, 2018

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It’s important that a business’s information appears—and appears correctly— when people search online. Research shows that 80% of consumers used a search engine when looking for information about local businesses.1 And, businesses that are online grow 40% faster and are twice as likely to create jobs.2 This brief tutorial explains the importance of creating or claiming your local business listing using Google My Business–a free tool for your business! Once a business listing has been verified, you
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For entrepreneurs, it’s always about family

Posted by MelanieD on  May 10, 2018

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Over the past 9+ years, I’ve met with countless business owners and entrepreneurs. We’ve had many conversations about marketing and networking and successful business strategies and making money. The list goes on. But there’s one thing I’ve found in common with every. single. person. It all comes back to family. FAMILY. We don’t decide to become business owners for the recognition–often we’re wearing all the hats (from CEO to janitor) and we look rather silly
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Make Networking Work For You

Posted by MelanieD on  February 4, 2018

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If you have ever felt that the time spent networking was wasted I submit that it is not the activity itself with the problem. Rather it is your intent and/or your event. What was your intent in attending the last networking event that frustrated you? Sometimes you have success, but it is entirely random.  Some connections may eventually become the perfect person to accelerate your business. Consider this common model we are all familiar with that

Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

Posted by MelanieD on  January 27, 2018

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What size do I make my image for social media? With the social media sites constantly making updates, there can be a lot of confusion over the ideal size to create images and photos. Here’s a brief rundown of some critical social media photo sizes. A simple, accurate listing of the most popular social media images all in one place! At the time of this publication (January 27, 2018), the top recommended size for image