Why Comparison and Doubt Are Killing Your Brand

You didn't become a business owner to let other people tell you what decisions to make. So why are you looking at your competitors and letting them dictate your marketing strategy? Blaze your own path. Be a unicorn in a sea of a horses. Stop worrying about what other people are doing and focus on doing you.

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3 of the Best Marketing Podcasts to Queue Up in 2018

I listen to podcasts in the car, while walking my dog, while I'm cleaning, cooking, you name it, I've probably listened to a podcast while doing it. My taste in podcasts spans a variety of genres, but of course, I love listening to podcasts about marketing. Here are three of my favorites:

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The One Investment You Should Make For Your Business in 2018

The new year is less than two weeks away and I'm sure many of you are busy making your 2018 business plans. You're dreaming big and writing goals that might scare you just a little bit. You're trying to get your arms around all the changes that happened in social media so you can make a plan to do better and be better in 2018. You're committed to doubling down on your strengths. You have a plan to deal with your weaknesses. And maybe, you're willing to try something new.

Whatever your plans for 2018 look like, if there's one investment you should make for your business in 2018, it's this:

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What to Post on Social Media For Business

Not sure what you should post on social media for your business or brand? Ask yourself this one crucial question first:

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The Power of Personal Touch

I switched to buying my pet food from Chewy.com a couple years ago because their pricing was a little better than the company I had used previously (whose name I don't even remember). But since I've switched to Chewy, I must say that I love them! Not only do they consistently deliver great pricing and customer service, they never forget the power of personal touch. With the holidays right around the corner, it's a great opportunity to be reminded that putting your personal touch on something is often worth the extra time and expense for your brand.

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0: Book Review

Emotional Intelligence is one of those concepts that is often thrown about in the entrepreneur space. Emotional Intelligence is a key skill for any entrepreneur, leader, or anyone aspiring to rise high in their career to have. If you're not sure what Emotional Intelligence is or are looking for a primer on the subject, this book is a fabulous introduction. 

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6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Marketing Person

You've finally decided you're going to do it. You're going to stop handling your marketing yourself and hand it off to someone. Maybe it's a freelancer. Maybe it's an intern. Maybe you're actually hiring a company.

Whatever you're doing, congratulations are in order! This is a huge step in your business! Make sure you take a minute to reflect on how far you've come! Go YOU!

Now, before you rush out and hire the nineteen-year-old neighbor kid that's always on their phone so they can obviously handle your Facebook page (right?), take a breath and ask yourself the following questions:

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Chasing Relevance: Book Review

Even if you somehow don’t have any millennial employees (and you haven’t been avoiding hiring them), you can use the tools and techniques in this book. Because the strategy in Chasing Relevance is really a better, more productive way to manage a business and be in a workplace. Period.

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