Tag: small business

What Lights You Up at Work?

What special things light you up about your business? I mostly dwell in the solo activities of writing and looking stuff up.  (Which I love by the way!) But the other 40% of my job requires me to interview strangers, write about the intimate details of their business, edit their

What do you want from your career?

What do you really want from your career? Is it fame? Is it fortune? Is it making a difference in another person’s life? What is the thing that gets you out of bed even on the hard days? For me, it’s simple.  Show me the money. Sounds kind of cold

Hiring a Writer: Expense or Investment?

Sure you can write your blog posts, articles, pitches to the media, reports, ebooks, social media posts, and create content from your speaking engagements… but let’s be honest, you’re not doing it.  Why? Because there are a million other things that pop up on your list and you can always

Guest Post: 5 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making with the Software You Use

One really fun thing about my work is that I never know what I am going to be writing about in a given week. It could be affordable housing policy briefs, real estate bios, construction workforce culture, or some form of a technical write up. Most of the work I

Refer Friends, Get Paid

June 2019 referral program goodies: gift cards, discounts, and RATE LOCK. Do you know someone that could benefit from professional writing services?  Send them my way.  It’s a win win win!  I get to do that thing I love to do, your friend enjoys the benefits of artisan content for

12 Things that Freelancing Taught Me

My little business of one is on the come up. It’s exhilarating and sometimes terrifying! But, I *LOVE* what I do.  And I’m glad I took the long way here.  When people ask me how I became a writer, they expect me to say that I was an English major

Your Manager is a Stupidvisor

Any Bar Rescue fans out there? The other night I was watching Jon Taffer mercilessly tear into a group of doe-eyed employees about their behavior. I can’t recall the episode, but it sticks out because of the term he used to describe the supervisor.  After questioning the supervisor about her

Who Are Your Brand Ambassadors?

Who are your brand ambassadors? If you think it should be your salespeople you, my friend, are dead wrong. Let me tell you a little story about a house renovation project. These are the things that nightmares and divorce decrees are made of. It’s not really about the arguing over

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Stop Giving Your Work Away!

Creatives, artists, freelancers – stop what you are doing right now and hear me say this: Whether it is the written word, graphic design, editing, photography, video, etc., you are providing art. You are providing a skill. You are providing a craft – likely one that has taken years to

Punch it up with a Press Release

Need a press release? I do that too – check it out:   Edible Education Edible Education rolls out in Fortuna California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Edible Education of Richmond Virginia Launches first Affiliate in Northern California Richmond, VA – For most people spinning your wheels is not a good

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