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 […]

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 […]

Best of the Social Web: Week of July 7, 2013

Some light reading for your weekend! I collect 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. Russia Reportedly Goes Retro to Keep Kremlin Secrets While this isn’t really a “social” article, it is an article about how communications […]

Looking for Google Reader Alternative? Check out Feedly

Like many, many, many Google Reader fans, I complained, gnashed my teeth and rent my garments when I found out that that venerable — if somewhat dated in design — RSS reader was finally going to head off into the sunset one last time on July 1st. I’d relied on Google Reader for years to […]

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 […]

5 Social Media Tools for Small Business

Yes, even agencies like ours that specialize in social media marketing for small businesses would have a heck of a time managing all our different accounts if we didn’t have a plethora of tools to help us become more efficient and productive. Agencies, however, aren’t the only ones that have access to many of these […]

How to Build a World-Class Team Without Leaving the House

Okay, I do leave the house on occasion, but as any entrepreneur/business owner can tell you, running a business can easily take over days, weeks, months of your life. If you run a virtual business, the danger of being overwhelmed by work is even more acute, since it can be so darn difficult to demarcate […]

Networking and Social Media for Small Business

I love networking. That’s right, I’ll admit it — going to Chamber events at 7:30 in the morning, gladhanding with fellow business colleagues, and even listening to pitches and presentations by other business owners to the group, all of these actually appeal to the social side of me. I’m quite the introvert, but as a […]

Lessons in Entrepreneurship: Why we work in the cloud

It’s been a crazy few months, not least because we’ve been busy retooling our services, bringing on new clients, in addition to working with the clients we currently have. We faced some setbacks in 2012, not the least of which was a partnership that turned out to be not-so-beneficial to us, so we’re reviewing what […]

Lessons in Entrepreneurship: Effective Time Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Small business owners and entrepreneurs get so little respect. Sure, politicians pander to us and some of my favorite magazines are devoted exclusively to our needs, But unless they’ve been through the small business fire themselves, few people really understand the pressures and pains that come part and parcel with small business ownership. Time management […]

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