Category for "Leading from the Front"

Gathering Days: How To Get Over a Creative Slump

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Running a business requires constant creativity. You’re always having to come up with ideas: sales campaigns, interesting events, and attention grabbing messaging don’t just spontaneously appear out of the ether. This takes time, energy and effort- and sometimes, all three are in short supply. A creative slump is characterized by the inability to generate any… Continue Reading »

Save the Trees – Go Digital with Your Marketing!

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Happy Earth Day! Today we celebrate the environment and take time to reflect on how we can keep the world a safe and healthy place for all. Think of all the areas of your life where you can apply the old standby Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. At home, try switching to a reusable K-Cup and travel… Continue Reading »

Starting Over: Entrepreneurship After Life in the Corporate Trenches

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So, our economy has changed. And one of the ways it has changed is it that there are many, many people once employed by large corporations who no longer have their jobs. The ages of these people vary, of course, but a sizable number are 40-ish and older; they’re far too young to retire, and… Continue Reading »

Available Today: #SmallBizLady’s New Book!

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Melinda Emerson has definitely been a ground-breaker in the world of social media marketing. If you’re active on Twitter at all, you’ve probably seen #SmallBizChat, the wildly popular, long running live chat that she runs. More than 3 million people receive Melinda’s entrepreneurial advice each week, learning from her experience and positive attitude. Personally, I… Continue Reading »