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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
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Word of the Year

Posted by MelanieD on  December 29, 2017

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Why Chose a WORD? Choosing a WORD as inspiration for your year can provide incredible insight and direction. Your WORD can be anything that resonates with you.  It’s not necessarily a to-do list, but it can provide encouragement and serve as a reminder. Since your WORD is just that – one WORD – it becomes a broad topic and can be more easily applied to multiple areas of your life and business. How to Use

Google and Your Business

Posted by MelanieD on  November 20, 2017

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As a public speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online (GYBO) program, my mission is to teach as many business owners as possible about the free (and low-cost) Google tools and products that are available to them. Here’s a quick look at just a few of these Google tools. Google My Business This map listing needs to be claimed and verified by the business owner. business.google.com Google My Business Website A free one-page website available