Content Curation for Newbies

Successful content curation Listen up newbies! Content curation is not copy-pasting your favorite aspects from someone else’s commentary or post. It is not regurgitating everything you’ve read online. And it is certainly not re-wording others’ articles. Content curation is the community manager version of an art curator. It is a refined and highly analytical business…

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Powerless to Powerful Women: Molly Mandelberg Has Found Her Calling

Meet Molly Mandelberg, I am passionate about my work for two main reasons: 1) is that I love seeing people thriving and figuring things out and really utterly happy. 2) is that far too often I come across incredible, powerful, beautiful, talented women with no self worth, who hate themselves, their bodies, or their jobs. Often…

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Annual Business Planning: Jamie-Style

If you know me, odds are good that you know about my annual business planning ritual. Every year, I go through a six step process that brings clarity and purpose to my business for the upcoming year. Because I consistently get questions about what I do during my retreats, how I do it, what I…

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Three Things to Focus on in 2016

business planning - a look at 2016

A fresh start, a blank page, a corner turned. The New Year brings with it new opportunities and new challenges. I find myself reflective this time of year, and I think that’s a good thing. Looking over the last 12 months somehow prepares me to confidently face the coming new year. I think the same…

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Virtual Assistant

Regardless of the size and scale of your business, you can find great value in hiring a Virtual Assistant. In the 1970’s, long before the Internet became a major force in business development, virtual assistants were identified with company executives who were always on the move. They were tasked to manage mundane tasks such as…

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8 Valuable Lessons You Can Learn From Your Competition

“Competition” is an aggressive word we usually associate with the idea of battling it out against other people in order to win the prize. In the business world, those other people are business in your industry with similar products or services, and the prize is ultimately winning the customer or client’s business. Finding ways to learn from…

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Making the Most of Holiday Marketing

For most of us, holidays are something to look forward to. They represent a few extra days off work, extra time to spend with friends and family, and an excuse to eat delicious food. Holidays are also an excellent time to breathe fresh life into your marketing strategy by adding some festive cheer to your…

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Jared Walker & Dollar For Portland

After a year of development, Jared Walker has made his mission a reality. Dollar For Portland launched in August of 2015 and has already helped three families with their medical expenses. With roots firmly planted in Portland and with a brand Portlanders can rally behind, this non-profit is worthy of a shout out! We recently had…

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Life Lessons for the Business Owner

Being a business owner is a constant learning curve. There are always new opportunities, new challenges, and new situations forcing us to learn and grow. For me, there’s never a shortage of “lessons” I’m being taught. Here are a few business life lessons I’ve been learning the last several months: Make time to invest in your…

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LinkedIn: Networking for Business

Chances are, if you are a business or a business professional you already have a LinkedIn profile. If you don’t, you want to! Today, there are more than 300 million people on the platform, building their network and engaging with their audience. It may be “just another social platform” to you, but we highly recommend…

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