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Social Media Best Practices

Laura sat with Robert Imbriale during the Profit Conference in Carlsbad, CA to recap and share some of the best practices and the trends in this ever-changing, forever evolving world of social media, in a lively, fun and informative webinar broadcast that you may have seen in the last blog post. This is a summary and further explanation of […]

The Best Business Development Strategy For Entrepreneurs – Public Speaking

The single most effective business development strategy for entrepreneurs is public speaking. As a marketing strategist for over 22 years, the small businesses I’ve seen grow the fastest are the ones where the leadership is speaking to groups of ideal prospective clients, colleagues, and other professionals who serve the same market. This is how I […]

Why You Need To Grow Your Email List

If you’re in business, your success in today’s digital world can be hugely amplified if you grow your email list. Many rising entrepreneurs are so proud when they finally get their new website up and announce it to the world. They have a beautiful logo created and included pages like about us, contact us, services […]

Social Media Marketing Not A Fad According To Research

Every year since 2009, Michael Stelzner, founder of Social Media Examiner has conducted social media study with marketers to find out the impact of social media on their business growth. As far as I can tell with all indicators, social media for business is on the rise. Since the first study 6 years ago, the numbers have had […]

How to Get a Jump Start on New Year’s Resolutions

Although I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, the power of resolve can transform your life. The key is not to make it an annual thing. Rather, resolve starts the moment it is created. If you have some new year’s resolutions and want them to “work”, you must fuel them from the moment […]

7 Keys To Being A Small Business Influencer [Infographic]

For the second year in a row, I’ve been honored with a nomination for the Small Business Influencer Award 2013.  This year it has inspired me to take a look at how one becomes a business or person of influence and what the value of that is. Over the years of growing my practice, I […]

11 Important Reasons to Move to The Big Storage Unit In The Sky

No, this isn’t about the afterlife.  It’s about how you can store files someplace that never runs out of room, and back up your important data in a safe place outside your home or office. Corporations store their data backup in salt mines and high security off-site locations.  That’s a little extreme (and expensive) for […]

Stephen Covey Quotes to Remember – Part 2

Twenty years after reading “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” I am rereading it and am amazed at the wisdom it holds that I have thrived because of. It’s well worth picking up again.  The inspiration for these posts on Stephen Covey was the Small Business Influencer Awards. It was an honor to participate and […]