You Can Ring My Bell!

Technology is a beautiful thing, isn’t it?  We can Skype & Facetime with friends and family across the globe, allowing us to feel closer to those we love even with oceans in between.  We can also hold meetings with clients and co-workers around the world expanding our potential customer bases and staff options.  Texting, emailing, and social media are just…

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I don’t care if you “like” me or not…

You read that right. I don’t care.

Alright, fine, sure it’d hurt my feelings if you, my devoted reader, didn’t care for me personally though professionally I don’t care. I’m specifically referring to Facebook “likes”. The last few weeks I’ve been blogging about common mistakes I see and buying likes and/or running contests on Facebook is just another mistake.

Will You Answer the Call?

A CTA Calendar (Call to Action Calendar which is I *think* something I kind of made up) is simply putting your social media…

My Close Encounter with the Third Kind

When I was a little girl I loved dancing, ballet, and WRITING!   I was always scribbling my thoughts and ideas down on paper.  I won awards in school for my writing and attended Young Author Society Conferences were I excelled as well.  My first decade of life I decided I would become a journalist and do a lil dancing on the side.  All was well in my world, not many people know what they want to do at age 30, let alone age 10.

Cheat Sheet: SMM & Business Acronyms

So, here we go, some social media (and regular ‘ol business) jargon every small business owner with an SMM (hint: see #19!) strategy should be hip to.  That’s right, me keeping you hip.

Quick Tips to Run Your Online Shenanigans More Effortlessly

Put the power of the internet to work for you!    Here are some of my favorite time saver, productivity enhancing tools I can’t live without!  Most of these are free and can be implemented and up and running in minutes, making your life easier. 1)  Did someone visit your webpage and not purchase?   Or want to attract more…

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Social Media Banner Cheat Sheet

Your social media banners are your online store front.  These may be the first impression others will have of you, your business and your brand. You only get one chance to make that first impression and the last thing you want is a crooked or cut off image due to incorrect sizing.  I know firsthand how frustrating it is to…

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Why So Serious?

Every morning on my way to dropping my children off at school, I pass an older gentleman in his 60’s running along a 3 mile stretch of wooded area.  He always flashes us a gregarious smile as he enthusiastically waves hello.  He displays this same bright smile  to each passing vehicle, every morning, rain or shine.  Regardless of how my morning is going, whether we are running late or I’ve just spilled coffee all over my white blouse, this man can always bring a smile to my face.  I’ve never met or spoke to this man, but I like him.

Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Enemies Closer….

Alright, perhaps that’s a little harsh, of course the competition is not your enemy!  So why should you care what your competition is up to, anyhow? Your competition can be a great source of measuring your success, seeing what’s working (or not) for them, and motivation for you!  You’ll gain a better understanding of  what you could improve, how their audience and brand differs from yours and even what tactics are working for them that you may emulate.

Instagram Hack to Make Your Life Easier

Social media is so vital to our roles in growing our business yet can also cause a great deal of frustration when it seemingly won’t cooperate with what we want it to do. It leaves us yelling at our laptops and phones and sometimes having the urge to throw these devices across the room.  Or is that just me?  I digress.  I’d like to walk you through a problem we encountered the other day and the simple fix.  Now THAT’S Social Media SOLVED!