What To Know When Traveling To NYC For Business!

What To Know When Traveling To NYC For Business!  – When I traveled to NYC for the #SMWNYC conference, I did meet some great people and explored a city I hadn’t visited in over 10 years, but the entire week was an experience… here’s why: #1. Crosswalks & traffic lanes are a mere suggestion here. –…

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When A Beast of a Project Becomes A Massive Blessing

March 2016 was madness, and not because I follow sports. I officially tallied up more hours than I have on any other month in seven years of business. What’s more, I knew it would be intense. But I’m pretty sure that no amount of preparation would have prevented the valuable lessons I learned along the way.…

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How I Took the Fun Out of Disneyland

It wasn’t until the second half of our last day at Disneyland that I realized I had to share about my observations of the “happiest place on earth”. My family could arguably be the #1 Disney-loving family of the Pacific Northwest and we would rival any other. Put us on Disney’s version of the that…

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The Content Code

The Content Code by Mark Schaefer is an applicable slam dunk course in online and content marketing. After hearing about the book from an associate on the East Coast last year, I finally took the opportunity to buy the audio book on Audible in December. I wish I knew I would need to buy the…

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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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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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6 Vital Lessons I Learned By Taking A Vacation

There are some life lessons we only have to learn once. And then there are others. Like, how sometimes life gets so busy that we forget to take a break. Or, we just choose to stay in the wheel, grinding out the day-to-day routine until we are forced to quit. Whether it is our body…

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When the Going Gets Tough…

for when the going gets tough - entrepreneur inspiration

Being an entrepreneur is no joke! It often calls for long days, sleepless nights, and nonexistent weekends. The flipside, however, is what makes it worth it: doing what you love to make a difference in your sphere of influence. Some days, the rewards clearly outweigh the challenges. But other days, the obstacles seem insurmountable and…

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The Importance of Customer Service on Social Media

Customer service is defined as: “the assistance and advice provided by a company to those people who buy or use its products or services” according to Oxford Dictionaries. If you have purchased a product, gone to a restaurant, or called a company for assistance about a product or service, you have experienced customer service. The…

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