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How I Got Here: The Making of a Tallahassee Podcast

For every person who thinks they have blown it or things can’t get better or that the hard work will never pay off -- there are now stories in our community they can listen to -- that will tell [...]

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Creating Content on a Budget: Working with Volunteer Writers

When you’re creating content on a budget, you may have to turn to volunteer writers. Associations and nonprofits are particularly fertile ground for finding volunteers, but you can use them in [...]

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Measuring Success as a Small-Business Owner

National Small Business Week is a perfect time for business owners to reflect on the ups and downs of the last year and project what the next 12 months may have in store. For me, that includes [...]

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7 Steps to Writing a Solid News Release

What makes a good news release? The secret is simple. It must have legitimate news to offer and it must present the news in a format that makes it easily understood.

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How to Avoid Making These 5 Small Business Website Mistakes

In a continually technology-driven world, your website is the digital face of your small business and likely your company’s first customer touch point. But what if your website is sabotaging [...]

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Tirades, Trolls and Temper Tantrums: Responding to Negative Comments on Facebook

It’s a business owner’s nightmare – logging on to Facebook and seeing a scathing comment (whether true or untrue) about their company for the entire internet to see. While it may seem like the [...]

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Why You Should Thank the Restaurant Industry for Your Best Employees

When I find myself thinking about my job prospects after college, my palms start to sweat — and I’m not the only one. When employers glance at my resume, they see the position of server and [...]

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5 Tips on Growing an Instagram Audience for Business

With more than 800 million users on Instagram, it’s no surprise that brands want to utilize this popular photo-sharing app. If your account is still in the beginning stages (or if it’s been up [...]

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Our Superpower: Project Management Tools

At home, I’m Supermom, armed with Post-Its, Sharpies and an At-A-Glance calendar. I’ve tried going digital, but juggling work, personal and volunteer commitments and kids’ activities means I [...]

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Thoughts from the Snapper: Celebrating Small Business Week

Last night, I mowed my grass for the first time in years. Just as I had done hundreds of times before using a lawn service, I followed the usual pattern – creating straight lines across the front [...]