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3 Ways to Boost Your Marketing Awesomeness You want your business or organization to be top-of-mind, make an impact, be successful and grow. You know that better marketing is the key to take it to the next level, but aren’t sure how to go about it or who to turn to. Discovery is the first,…

Solution for Yet Another Quickbooks Fail!

How to fix the printing a single check in Quickbooks for Mac This is for all the Quickbooks for Mac users out there who have encountered yet another Quickbooks FAIL! It appears that printing a single check has been malfunctioning for quite some time in Quickbooks for Mac. I searched the web and user forums,…

Is Technology Enabling Musical Artists to Change the Game by Going Direct?

It will be interesting to see how musicians attempt to re-invent the industry and try to cut out the middle men with the major labels that usually have all the control. $15 will get you the MP3s and $15,000 will get them to visit your home. If anyone has an extra $15k for some great entertainment,…
Milestones and credibility

Milestones & Credibility

One of our clients, Sunset Transportation, was named on the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies last week for the first time. Sunset has achieved a three-year growth of 102 percent, which a big accomplishment in a good economy, but an even bigger testament in 2012 because it demonstrates that Sunset has…

Over 90% of Employers Use Social Recruiting

We often hear from company leaders asking how and why their company should use social media in their business. With employee recruitment and turnover costs reaching beyond $3000 on average (according to the Wall Street Journal), recruiting talented employees through social media is a no-brainer. In fact, we’ve been saddened that so many companies have…

Say What? Funny real conversation with a Quickbooks customer service rep

After I wrote my review on Quickbooks, my husband shared a humorous instant message conversation he had with Quickbooks customer service. We can’t win, so we might as well laugh! For your reading entertainment, here’s the recent “circular” conversation that my husband had with Quickbooks customer service regarding an upgrade for the 2009 version. Very…

Quickbooks Accounting Software Review – The Good and The Bad

A big part of running a small business is managing accounting. For those of us who are creative types, this can be a bit of a challenge. Most companies, however, buy accounting software like Quickbooks, MYOB, Peachtree, or one of the new online services like Freshbooks. When I started this company, my husband and I…

How to Be Trustworthy

I’ve been devouring my “magazines to read” pile. I came across an excellent article on trust in Associations Now magazine by Michelle and Dennis Reina. It’s critical to being a good leader, which seems to be something everyone should know if they don’t. However, one little sidebar on the article really stood out to me……

Keys to Success: Building Confidence and Destroying Fear

I just read a great post on building confidence and destroying fear at GetRichSlowly.org. I love this because I find that so many people let fear dominate all their decision-making. I have known many people who have stayed in a dead-end job, abusive relationship, or missed out on a great opportunity because they were too…

Money Basics (Or So I Thought): What? Credit Cards Can Pay You Money?

Normally I stick to communication and business tips on this blog. However, today, I will deviate to share a funny, but surprisingly true story about money. Credit cards to be specific. Considering the current “financial crisis” that’s impacting everyone’s businesses, I think it’s relevant. Last night I had to call one of our banks, Bank…
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