Get Off the Fence and Decide

Get Off the Fence and Decide

The other day I was sitting on the fence about whether or not I should hire someone full-time to fulfill a much needed role at my company Onboardly. It became painfully evident that I needed her, and needed her full-time. In the midst of building a house, postponing my wedding, attending two out of country weddings, traveling for work, and getting ready for ...

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Overcoming a bad experience

Overcoming a bad experience

In an instant, you can experience an incredible turn of events. Things can occur that will change a moment, an hour, a week or a life. It’s how you react when you are down and getting kicked that will determine how you will eventually succeed. It doesn’t take much to shake off a bad situation, like getting fired, dumped or getting a flat tire (to say ...

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Experiencing the Entrepreneur Pendulum

Experiencing the Entrepreneur Pendulum

It is tough being an entrepreneur. Some days are amazing. While others you just want to crawl under a rock and stay there - forever.  I, at the moment, am experiencing what Mark Suster calls the terror in starting something new (On the other end of the pendulum is euphoria). As you may come to understand or have already experienced, there are a billion...

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Bootstrap THIS! (Warning: SM For Beginners)

Bootstrap THIS!  (Warning: SM For Beginners)

(If you're an 'expert' skip to the last line and answer the question.) No longer do you have to rely on word of mouth or pay exorbitant amounts to get your business' brand known.  Now, you can get the word out internationally - for free!  Free's still a word people use, right? How do you make Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social media work for yo...

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Blog inspiration: Find it in your playlist

Blog inspiration: Find it in your playlist

Trying to attract more people to your blog but facing writer's block, or worse can’t think of what to write about? Consider turning to your iTunes play list for a little inspiration. I was on a flight back from Canada and was racking my brain for ideas to blog about.  I felt the ‘social media’ topics were saturated, that Infographics were over done...

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Lets get Married! …I mean, go into business together

Lets get Married! …I mean, go into business together

It starts in pretty much the same way every morning.  A groggy start to yet another work day.  You exchange coffee with your partner and his or her weary eyes show strains of worry about the incoming loads of work.  Preparations for the day ahead get under way and then its off to work. Typical married couple?  Nope, that's your average small busin...

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Your brand: Does it speak for itself?

Your brand: Does it speak for itself?

A successful brand is something that can stand the test of time.  It is an icon, an image, colors and lines, that speaks for itself.  It does not need an elevator pitch or a two minute shpeel to explain who it is, what it does, and why it dose it.  It is an image, an experience and a culture that is recognized even by those it's not targeting.  I...

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Increase your site traffic (8 steps)

Increase your site traffic (8 steps)

KISS - Keep it Simple Stupid. Don't frustrate visitors with a shmorgus board of unnecessary content.  keep things clean and simple, but most importantly keep things easy to find. 1. Be memorable/make an impact Provide deep, rich, exciting content that will continuously intrigue visitors. Ask influencer's to be a guest blogger or even write a gues...

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Why Small Businesses Fail?

I asked this question this morning on Twitter and the replies were fantastic.  Here they are: 1. @TanyaGeisler: I think Gerber (E-myth) explains it best...most business owners are working IN their business not ON their business. 2. @jeffparks: Doing the work to understand if the community values their ideas / products / services as much as they do. 3. ...

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