Tag Archive: building the business

Jan 14

Fourteen Days into the Venture

hustle hard work

Toward the end of 2015, I decided to try again in 2016 to start my own venture and to forge my own path. Originally, I planned to write a blog post each day (or every other day) chronicling the long, hard and lonely road, especially since information about the beginning of the journey is hard …

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Jan 03

1st Post of the New Year!

Happy 2014!

Happy New Year! Last year, I pledged to blog every single day, and that lasted about a month. Ever since then, my blogging has essentially been a series of fits and starts. I do it for a week or two, only to run out of time, ideas, or both. Even with my 50 blog post …

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Nov 10

Why You Should Hire Me to Manage Your Social Media

social media marketing

Social media is a daily time commitment. If you, or your company, isn’t willing to commit the time, then one of two things need to happen. Either limit the number of social networks you use to something that’s manageable, or outsourcing your social media marketing. If you are choosing the latter, partly because you don’t …

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Oct 07

Guide to Small Business Phone System Brands

small business phone systems

There are many phone system brands and companies out there. In fact, there are no fewer than 50 different companies out there that provide business phone systems. Of course, there are the big, well-known brands like Panasonic, Cisco, Samsung, and Toshiba. Surely, they are good brands and can provide you with a good business phone …

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Oct 05

A Few Places to Get Your Tech Essentials (For Less!)

tech essentials

Sure, your business may not necessarily need tablets or the latest mobile phone models to operate. But, there are some technologies that are essential to running your business. You probably need at least one computer or laptop, a phone system, and a quality web presence. All that costs money to purchase and to maintain, but …

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Jun 16

What Do I Do with This Inbound Marketing Stuff?

It stresses me out that I don’t have much idea of what to do with all this inbound marketing, business blogging, and content marketing knowledge. The best I have is that I can apply it to online media and publishing, but that’s about it. For some reason, I feel like I should do something more …

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Jun 15

3 Things That Annoy Me as a Former Content Marketer

annoying things about content marketing

One of the things that’s especially difficult about changing the direction of your business is getting out of those old habits. Since I”m moving into online publishing, where inbound marketing and content marketing have their place but not their former prominence, I am having some trouble figuring out what to do with my business blogging …

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Jun 07

Today is Going to Be the Day

today is going to be the day

It’s getting really close to midnight, so “today” could actually be up for debate here. But, today is going to be the day that I make a few changes for the better, that I do what needs to be done to build myself a successful business and to be recognized as an expert in my …

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Jun 01

Passing the Time, Waiting for My Beets to Grow

i am bored

I am bored. I haven’t been bored in a long time. I really shouldn’t be bored, as there are plenty of things that I need to do, or that I could do, but I don’t want to do any of them right now. Actually, the one thing that I want to do is play Plants …

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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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