Why You Might be Leaving Money on the Table in LinkedIn (and what to do about it!)

I do a lot of speaking about LinkedIn. I love to go to conferences and speak with groups who are just ready and willing to see social media change their business. During these breakout sessions I try to make my information “real” by doing some on-the-spot mini profile reviews as I am speaking.What I find is so interesting!More than 50% of the time these mini reviews reveal that the LinkedIn profile is missing a summary....more

Business lessons from Sarah Jessica Parker

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How Running a Business is Like Running a Family

Many successful businesses say that operating a business is much like running a family. It’s been said that if you are able to establish a successful and happy family, then the likelihood of running a thriving and profitable business is also greater.There are some mentionable parallels between the two. When running a business, you have to deal with different documents, from business utility bills, permits and licensure to contracts and agreements. In the same way, today’s parents find themselves being buried under piles of bills, late notices and school papers....more

Starting a Business

By Suzanne Minarcine, faculty director at American Public UniversityGone are the days of our mothers and grandmothers, when women were expected to get married then stay home, keep house and raise children. Today’s woman has options that previous generations never dreamed were available. Starting a business is one of the most rewarding and difficult endeavors to pursue.Define Your Passion...more

How to take the New Year By Storm as a Small Business Owner

Somewhere among the holiday parties, employee reviews, and scheduling vacation time, we find ourselves in 2015! I can’t speak for every small business owner, but October through December just flies by me in the blink of an eye....more

10 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Your Business

Social media sites offer a way for people to communicate online and interact with their favorite businesses. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are among the most popular and most visited on the Web, and many of their users check their accounts every day. Here are 10 ways you can use social media to better connect with your fans and boost your business. ...more
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August Report 2013

The warmest day was on the 11th at 98 (36.3)The coolest day was on the 24th at 44 (6.6)The average high was 76 (24.4)...more

Tips for Using Twitter for Business

 Why I Love TwitterI have been spending a ton of time over on Twitter these days. At first, I was a little afraid of it but it didn’t take long to fall in love with the bird. I have compiled some tips to help you get the most out of using it for your biz....more

5 things to know when starting a business

 Being a business owner and working for yourself has many rewards… and many risks. While the thought of not having to punch a clock for someone else is exciting to you, competition in the marketplace and inconsistent income streams can be substantial challenges for any new business. If you have been thinking about starting your own business, there are five things that you should consider before taking the plunge....more
It's also a good idea to create a business plan when considering starting a new business. The ...more