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…

Finding Your Purpose (with Rod Moore from #RYSseminar)

This post is apart of my live blog notes from the Raising Your Standards Entrepreneurs Seminar (#RYSseminar). This session was led by Rod Moore, Owner of Valor 1228. Passion, Purpose, and Gift Purpose = why you’re here, why you were created, what you’re here to do Passion = what drives you Gift = given out voluntarily Passion…

Characteristics of Entrepreneurs (with L. Rachel Valentine from #RYSseminar)

This post is apart of my live blog notes from the Raising Your Standards Entrepreneurs Seminar (#RYSseminar). This session was led by L. Rachel Valentine, Owner of Rachel Valentine Consulting. “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar An entrepreneur is…

Spreading the Word: How to Use Marketing to Create Interest About Your Business (My #RYSseminar Presentation)

This post is apart of my recap from the Raising Your Standards Entrepreneurs Seminar (#RYSseminar). This seminar gives attendees a number of great takeaways and is especially valuable for entrepreneurs and business owners (both existing and those who want to be). In this presentation, you’ll learn: How to identify your target audience How to find the right…

Publishing on LinkedIn Pulse vs. Your Own Blog: 3 Benefits of Doing Each

If you’re on LinkedIn, you’ve probably seen others posting articles there. Maybe you’ve even posted your own. Since they’ve become so prevalent of late, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from clients about the benefits of posting on LinkedIn versus on your own blog. I’ll admit that I’ve never posted a LinkedIn article (what…

Duplicating, Re-Publishing & Re-Purposing Content: What are the Issues? [Part II]

Last time, we started talking about the differences between duplicate content and re-publishing vs. re-purposing your content. Today, we’ll finish up with the last two items. Re-Publishing Your Content What is re-published content? Republished content is the same content published on multiple platforms. Some popular platforms for blogposts or articles include your own blog, LinkedIn Pulse, Medium, Quora,…

Duplicating, Re-Publishing & Re-Purposing Content: What are the Issues? [Part I]

There are plenty of arguments that digital marketers and SEOs have made in the past against re-publishing or cross-posting the same content on multiple publishing channels. Namely, it’s so that you aren’t penalized in the search engines for duplicate content. (For many of us, the fear is that Google will slam us for something like spam…

Jacksonville Entrepreneurship Seminar: Raising Your Standards

If you or someone you know is an aspiring or existing entrepreneur, and you’re in the Northeast Florida (or Greater Jacksonville) area, you’ll be psyched to hear about an excellent seminar coming up. During these talks, you’ll learn a little bit of everything from established entrepreneurs and business people…all experts in their fields. From networking…

How to Block Spam Referrals From Your Google Analytics Data [An Update]

Referral spam is a frustrating reality web owners must deal with when it comes to using Google Analytics. Referral spam is defined by the spiders visiting websites to count as traffic and entice web owners to click on the sites from their Analytics. Unfortunately, over recent years, referral spam has become much more prominent. While…