One Year In: A Letter To Me

WOOHOO – Celebrate those good times, right?! It’s so hard to believe that this week marks the one year mark of launching my business. It’s been a fast, furious and fun year – with lots of learning curves built in. Learning curves not only from a business perspective, but I’d say even more from a personal view. 

The other day I heard that Brad Paisley song, “Letter to Me” and it had me thinking about this past year and my whole life, really. There are so many instances where diving into the “unknown” of a new adventure has left me a bit freaked out.

Will I fail? Will I succeed? How is this going to go? Will I know what to do or say?

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Marketing Yourself – Five Tips for Today’s Job Seeker

Marketing is important, not only in business, but also when it comes to representing yourself in the job market. Last week, I helped with our local Extension office’s event “Connecting the Dots: A Career Exploration Day”. This event was targeted towards local 9th & 10th graders to help them understand more about their key areas of interest. Employers helped serve as information sources about career paths, education needed and the types of job opportunities available. It was a nice atmosphere for students to learn about their options and what education it will take to get to where they want to go. It made me think about how important it is to market yourself as a job seeker. And I can tell you, it’s changed a lot from when I was in 9th & 10th grade!   Continue reading → Marketing Yourself – Five Tips for Today’s Job Seeker

Inspiration from Client Meetings

In the United States, there are around 30.2 million small businesses in existence (source: 2018 Small Business Association – Small Business Report). That’s a lot of businesses, right? It’s pretty incredible to think that 30.2+ million people had a dream or a vision and they are pursuing it. Each business is defining their space in the world by finding solutions for customers or providing services or selling products that meet a need. Some of these businesses have been around for decades and some are just starting. As I have been meeting with clients to help with their 2019 marketing goals and needs, there is one feeling that I didn’t prepare myself for during the meetings – and it’s sheer INSPIRATION.

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Consistency: A Key Component of Your Marketing Strategy

Consistency – it’s tough, right?! From consistency in your personal life to consistently showing up in your marketing efforts, it can be tough when life gets busy. Today, we’re going to talk about why putting some time, thought & energy into being consistent in your marketing campaign can result in a cohesive on-brand experience for your target audience.

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Five Tips for Developing Your Social Media Strategy in 2019

If one of your business goals for the new year is to start a social media campaign – or be more consistent with your current one, then I have FIVE tips to get your creativity rolling! 

  1. Understand your platform and how users engage on that platform. If you aren’t sure what platform to use, ask your favorite customers what platforms they are currently on. To understand how consumers interact on social media, this chart depicts some interesting information (published December 2018 in Hubspot). The first column tells the social media platform, the second column is the consumers main reason for why they use that platform and the third & fourth columns showcase low and high performing content, respectively. Put some thought into what platform you are on and what resonates with the audience of that platform.hubspot content by channel

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