How to Get a Job in Social Media: The Book!

I’m very excited to announce the publication of my first book, How to Get a Job in Social Media, now available as an ebook for $1.99 on Amazon. I wrote the book for two reasons: I love writing. I’ve been writing since literally I was 7 or 8 years old (a few years ago, my […]

With New Guidelines, Facebook Finally Appreciates Small Businesses

Small businesses, for good or ill, have had a love-hate relationship with Facebook. With the growing emphasis that the social network has placed on its ad platform, including the “Sponsored Posts” feature, small business owners have rightfully been pretty ticked off that all the efforts they’d invested in growing their Facebook communities over the years […]

Gmail Now Lets You Send and Receive Money

Google has been quietly rolling out its Google Wallet for Gmail for a few weeks now, and it finally hit my Inbox this morning: It’s still largely available only to a few users as the search giant rolls it out over the next few months, but anyone who already has it can invite another who […]

ODesk ebook Offers Advice for Entrepreneurs Focused on Growth

Regular readers of this blog know that I’m a big oDesk fan, and why not? I grew my online marketing and consulting partly by leveraging the oDesk marketplace, getting gigs writing blogs and managing clients’ social media. Now, I’m on the other side of that marketplace as a hiring manager/employer, and I love oDesk even […]

Why Social Media Folks Should Welcome Jeff Bezos’ Purchase of the Washington Post

When I was in college, I read a number of newsmagazines and newspapers a week: The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, TIME, Far Eastern Economic Review (clearly, I’m dating myself), the New York Times, and yes, the Washington Post. At the time, I wanted desperately to be a journalist — print or broadcast, it didn’t matter. […]

How to Fail Spectacularly and Ruin Your Reputation on Social Media

Oh, this story practically writes itself. If my laptop were a prop straight out of Fringe, it would just take off and craft this post itself, it’s so painfully real and cringe-worthy. Dallasites will be very familiar with the details: the world-renowned Nasher Sculpture Center, which has been a popular fixture and tourist draw for […]

Expensify: The Perfect Financial App for Busy Entrepreneurs

I haven’t done a software or app review in awhile, and it’s a shame because I rely on so many amazing ones to help me run my business without spending too much time, well, running my business. One of my all-time favorite apps — and one I use on a daily basis and which has […]

What Sharknado Can Teach Brands About Social Media

Admit it. You couldn’t help but check out all the fuss about the Syfy “thriller” Sharknado. Heck, even my ears perked up when my husband was flipping channels on Thursday night and casually said something about a cheesy movie premiering on Syfy called Sharknado. (I actually thought he said SharkNATO, which of course then conjured […]

Best of the Social Web: Week of June 30, 2013

Some light reading for your weekend! I’ll be collecting some of the best blog posts of the week related to entrepreneurship, running a small business, and digital marketing for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 3 Reasons Women Should Pitch Their Startups More Often Great, short article on why pitching your business doesn’t have to be […]

A Moment of Silence for the Telegram

If you would indulge us for a moment, I’d like to say a few brief words to mourn the global loss of one of the most enduring rituals involving long-distance communications: that of opening a telegram. The Christian Science Monitor reported last week that sometime on July 14, 2013, India’s last telegram will be delivered. […]

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