Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 27

A Virtual Executive Assistant… And Other Thoughts

hartford coffee company

I am writing this blog post from Hartford Coffee Company, a wonderful coffee shop in the Tower Grove neighborhood. Back when I was working from home, I would drop in here regularly work just as an excuse to get out of the house and to force myself to get a few things done. I didn’t …

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Feb 27

February Inbound Marketing News Roundup

It’s almost the end of a short month, but that doesn’t mean fewer things have happened in inbound marketing. There are always changes, new tools, and new thoughts to learn about. Here’s a roundup of the most important, and the most informative, inbound marketing news from the past month: The Shift of Inbound Marketing in …

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Feb 25

How About a Newspaper Comprised Entirely of Business Blog Posts?

Huffington Post of business blogs

Think of It as the Huffington Post of Business Blogs I applied for an Arch Grant toward the end of last year. I didn’t get it, but if I did, I would have put that money into a brilliant idea I have called The Stirring Standard. This idea is essentially an online newspaper that syndicates …

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Feb 25

Increase Your Business Blogging Readership with Related Articles

According to research from Harris Interactive, over 75% of U.S adults click on related links for more information. Not only do people click these links at the end of articles or in the sidebar, but this is the second most preferred way to discover new information online (behind search results, of course). Does your business …

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Feb 22

Back on Track

getting back on track

I woke up today and committed to making today a productive, awesome day. I committed to making today a great day and to getting things done. Not only did I accomplish that, but I also found a dollar bill this morning on my way to the bus stop. It’s the second dollar bill I’ve found …

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Feb 22

How Much Should a Blogging Service Cost?

One of the benefits of hiring a blogging service is that you can actually reduce your costs by having someone (or a company) that’s better equipped for online marketing to do it for you. But, you only end up reducing your costs if you get the right price and you know what you are getting …

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Feb 21

Snow Day Today

snow day today

Today is a snow day in St. Louis. Lots of places ended up closing, closing early. I ended up working from home because the event I planned to attend tonight was postponed to next week, and even though I take the bus (and the bus is always running) the weather made it seem like the …

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Feb 20

Getting Back into It

getting back into it

It’s been a hectic past few days, from having to put the cat down to having a headache/migraine all day yesterday. This morning, the front door to our apartment building got busted overnight. Fortunately, it was our stupid neighbor’s friend/roommate trying to get back to the apartment, and not a burglar. However, it’s now quite …

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Feb 20

When Promoting Your Business, Focus on People

People needs to be the focus of you business, whether you are marketing your business, making a sale, or promoting your brand. After all, it’s people who buy from you (not the search engines) and nothing can predict when people are ready to buy. One thing that is predictable is everyone wants, and there are …

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Feb 18

Bye Bye Ambrocious

Ambrocious

Today we had to put down our wonderful kitty Ambrocious. He stopped eating a few weeks ago, losing lots of weight and showing less and less interest in food. We took him to the vet on Saturday, only to find out that it would cost $600+ just to get him on IV fluids and to …

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