Happy April Fools Day: Google’s 2017 Celebration

It’s no secret that search engines have quite the sense of humor when it comes to April Fools Day. In fact, they’re notorious for great gags. (Check out these 2013 and 2015 examples for some good laughs!) April Fools Day 2017 does not disappoint. Google, in particular, always celebrates in a big way. Here are…

3 Important Business Travel Lessons I Learned From My 8-Day Trip

I just finished up an 8-day business trip across New England. There was a bit of family/friend time mixed in, but it was primarily a trip devoted to a wonderful conference in Portland, Maine, speaking at my alma mater, and having meetings with new clients across New England. I travel quite a bit and, typically, there…

Writing for Google: How to Create Content That Makes Search Engines (and Your Bank Account) Happy #AOC2106

As I mentioned, I’m so excited to be in Portland, Maine this week to present at #AOC2016. In the presentation you’ll learn: Why is content creation so important? Where do you start with content creation? Tips for creating better conte How do you make search engines happy with your content? How to leverage your content…

Come Join Me at the Agents of Change Conference in Portland, Maine on September 23, 2016!

I’m so looking forward to heading back to my home state of Maine next week for the Agents of Change Conference 2016! At AOC, I’m going to be speaking about something I’m super passionate about: how you can use content to make Google happy…and also make your business successful. Since content is still king, it’s…

3 Career Tips for Successful Future Entrepreneurs

Becoming a successful future entrepreneur is no easy task. It takes hard work, diligence, and – let’s face it – a bit of natural entrepreneurial spirit. Regardless of whether you are just starting to dream of a potential business or have begun the process of starting your own company, there are a number of ways to…

5 Easy Ways to Market Your Business When You’re Busy

It’s easy to market yourself when things are a little slow around the office. You’ve got some extra time and energy that you can devote to your marketing efforts, plus there’s always the undeniable pressure of needing that next job in order to keep yourself (and your team) busy with work. But what about when…

Getting Down to Business (with Deborah Thompson and Keith Covington from #RYSseminar)

This post is apart of my live blog notes from the Raising Your Standards Entrepreneurs Seminar (#RYSseminar). This session was led by Deborah Thompson and Keith Covington. Different ways to set up your business Sole proprietorship Partnership Corporation In most cases, a sole proprietorship is a good choice. If you have 5 broke friends you hang…

Making Connections (with Elizabeth Pampalone from #RYSseminar)

This post is apart of my live blog notes from the Raising Your Standards Entrepreneurs Seminar (#RYSseminar). This session was led by Elizabeth Pampalone, Queen of Networking at Network in Jax. Myth #1: Networking is fake Many of us run into “fake” and unauthentic entrepreneurs. This makes networking feel fake. “Real”ationships: there’s nothing to fake about…

Protecting Your Ideas (with Camille Wilson & Fernando Dutra from #RYSseminar)

This post is apart of my live blog notes from the Raising Your Standards Entrepreneurs Seminar (#RYSseminar). This session was led by Camille Wilson and Fernando Dutra, Owners of Wilson Dutra, PLLC. Types of Intellectual Property Patents (inventions, methods of manufacturing, design) Trademarks (“TM”, puts the world on notice about your business): these are national through…

Entrepreneur Funding Opportunities (with Richard Cuff from #RYSseminar)

This post is apart of my live blog notes from the Raising Your Standards Entrepreneurs Seminar (#RYSseminar). This session was led by Richard Cuff, CEO of CTI Marketing. “Entrepreneurship is a spirit.” – Richard Cuff 7 Stage Development Process Visualize: anything goes, dream big in this stage Consultation: write down that vision and start talking to…