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Yes, You Need a Website. Here’s 7 Reasons Why.

You Need a Website for your business

Look, I get it. I know that starting and running a business means a constant evaluation of what to spend money on. Maybe that’s why so many new business owners ask, “Do I need a website?”  The answer is, “Yes.”  Not maybe, not it depends, it’s just a simple, “Yes, you need a website.” Period.…

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Overwhelmed by GDPR & those notices? What do they mean for you?

Overwhelmed by GDPR

The past few days my inbox has been filled to overflowing with privacy policy and opt in notices. I’d be willing to bet yours is too. It’s all because on Friday, May 25th the new GDPR regulation takes effect.  If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by GDPR and what it means to you, keep reading.…

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Re-Visited: The Intro Packet

Seven years ago, I wrote the post “Let Me Introduce… My Business, with an Intro Packet”. In it I discussed the difficulty of giving people a clear picture of what your business can provide in a short period of time and how an intro packet could help.  A lot has changed in seven years.  The…

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Adopting Remote Work Options for Businesses

In November of 2017 I launched a program for local businesses to help them adopt remote work options for their office staff.  Living in Maine, when winter weather hits it can have a huge impact on office productivity. Winter weather, school cancellations and sick children can leave the office looking like a ghost town.  It…

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Another Reason to Love Dropbox. Paper!

Paper by Dropbox

Until recently, I really hadn’t given much thought to an online collaboration tool. I’ve used Slack a few times and I’ve tested various online project management apps, but they all seemed like overkill for my little business. Dropbox just changed my mind. For the past 11 years I’ve slowly transitioned from storing files on my…

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The Business Blog Is Not Dead; Resurrect or Start Your Business Blog

Blog marketing. Blogging for Business. A few years ago every so-called business guru was pushing the business blog.  Then video blogging (vlogging), Facebook Live, Snapchat and Insta-Stories arrived on the scene and the death sentence was given to blogging. But is it really dead? More importantly, what about marketing with a blog?  Is business blogging…

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Love Your Office Space Series: Just Add Personality

You spend a lot of time in your office. It could be a corner of your living room, a dedicated room in your home or even a small, rented space. No matter where your office is, a key to making work enjoyable (and productive) is creating an office space that you love. Over the next…

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