What You Need to Know to Create a Successful Instagram Takeover

As with any social media initiative, whether you are established or new, gaining organic followers can be challenging.  If you struggle with this, you should consider allowing a highly established person or company, an influencer, to temporarily take over your Instagram account.  Piggy-back on their success to bring much needed attention to your company. What… Continue reading What You Need to Know to Create a Successful Instagram Takeover

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5 Social Media Mistakes To Avoid If You Are Trying To Grow Your Business

For female entrepreneurs, especially solopreneurs, finding time for social media marketing can be a struggle.  Gone are the days that only MySpace, Facebook and Twitter ruled the social world.  Nowadays there seems to be a new social media platform being launched every week. Trying to maintain your social media presence on your own can be daunting… Continue reading 5 Social Media Mistakes To Avoid If You Are Trying To Grow Your Business

You’re No Good to Anyone if Your Tank is on Empty

How often have you heard the phrase “You’re no good to anyone, including yourself, if your tank is on empty.” or something similar to that?  Well, guess what, it’s true! If you want to live a full, healthy, life that includes the strength and energy to persevere through difficult times in your life, then you… Continue reading You’re No Good to Anyone if Your Tank is on Empty

Social Media Ladders – Going Beyond the “Like”

If you belong to a networking group on Facebook, then you’ve probably been invited to join a social media “like” or “follow” ladder.  A social media ladder is a post added by the page administrator that allows you to share one or more of your social media page links. Once you add your page link,… Continue reading Social Media Ladders – Going Beyond the “Like”

From Blind Auditions on “The Voice” to Blind Interviews in Business, We are Leveling the Playing Field

Why do companies say they don’t discriminate but still have the voluntary questions about gender and race? And are you like me? Do you answer the questions because somewhere in the back of your mind, you feel it makes a difference? Does a company that asks such questions really embrace diversity in the workplace? “The… Continue reading From Blind Auditions on “The Voice” to Blind Interviews in Business, We are Leveling the Playing Field

4 Words You Never Want to Hear From Your Employee

“That’s not my job”. No employer wants to hear those four little words from an employee. It’s unhelpful, unproductive and combative. But, unfortunately, this attitude is prevalent in today’s workplace.  Which is why, as a business owner, especially if you are a small business or a startup, you need to hire employees that are willing… Continue reading 4 Words You Never Want to Hear From Your Employee

Integrate Your Personal and Professional Life to Create Harmony Not Balance

Integrating your personal life and professional life means eliminating the hard line you’ve drawn between work and life and allowing these two parts of who you are blend together to create harmony.  Notice I said harmony, not balance.  In today’s world of technology, work-life balance is no longer achievable and quite frankly, in my opinion,… Continue reading Integrate Your Personal and Professional Life to Create Harmony Not Balance

GIVE THIS A TRY TODAY: Block Off Some “Me” Time

IVE THIS A TRY TODAY: Block off private time in your calendar and protect it unless it is an emergency. When was the last time you had some “me” time? If it takes more than 5 seconds to remember or if you have to pull your date book out to double check, then it’s been… Continue reading GIVE THIS A TRY TODAY: Block Off Some “Me” Time

Working from Home: Is it a Win-Win for Employer and Employee?

Studies regarding home-based employees v. in-office employees, have reinforced the idea that working from home, for the right individual, can increase productivity and reduce stress.

Refreshing Your Mind and Body – Did You Know?

Did you know that you can refresh your mind and body by carving time out for yourself on the weekend? If you are an entrepreneur or in a leadership position, it is not always easy to completely unplug from work, but you still need to find the time to recharge your body to avoid burnout.… Continue reading Refreshing Your Mind and Body – Did You Know?