Relationships are Integral to Your Success

Building and creating relationships is critical to one's success in business. It is an integral part of your business online to make connections and network with others.

Luckily, we live in a time that now more than ever it's easier to build valuable, supportive relationships both online and off. We have an army of tools at our disposal to help us connect with others in and outside of our businesses!

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Here's Why You Should Stop Saying “I Hate Marketing”

I hear it all of the time from people: “I hate marketing.” Or some other rendition of why they don’t “do” marketing or why it doesn’t work for them. And maybe once upon a time I would let it slide. But friend, no more. We’re coming up on a new year and I’m not going to let you work with the same ol’ mind tricks anymore.

Because if nothing changes, nothing changes. And telling yourself you hate marketing is not serving you, and it’s certainly not helping your business.

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Distraction, Overwhelm, & Self-Care Online: Tips to Take Care Online

A while back, I happened upon this list of things to do when you are feeling overwhelmed and want to give up. This document really spoke to me on many levels. In the past, I’ve struggled with being extremely hard on myself which has resulted in not taking care of myself. Self-care has become a big part of my adult life, and I'm often tweaking how I work to be better, kinder, and nicer to myself.

What I loved most about this list, was how this list addresses so much of what we all deal with, and it offers really simple ways to take care of yourself in times of darkness.

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Admin Mondays a.k.a How I Don't Lose My Mind as a Small Business Owner

I'm a super organized person, but there's something about paperwork and similar banalities that just get lost on me.

I've been in business since 2012, and I've learned a lot. I've also made a lot of mistakes.

One thing I continued to let get super out of hand in my first few years in business were mail (like actual snail mail), paper work, bookkeeping, and all the nitty gritty no one likes doing on the backend of a business.

Luckily, this is no longer an issue for me.

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Are Old Plans Keeping You in a Holding Pattern?

When you run a business having an ongoing to-do list is common and a good thing. Keeping an eye on your short term and long term goals is smart, and a solid way to keep your business moving.

It’s also very easy to become chained to that to-do list. Allowing it to dictate what you should and shouldn’t be doing; holding you back and keeping you stuck.

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Social Media is Not Your Only Answer

We need to get real about something. Social media is not the end all and be all of your marketing and business building efforts.

There are many other marketing channels you should be putting your efforts into beyond social media.

Yes, social media is an invaluable tool in your business, but that's all it is: a tool. It shouldn't be your only marketing and outreach effort, and if it is, you're laying your foundation on a house of cards.

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