Community and Entrepreneurship

Community and Entrepreneurship

One of the key success factors in building a business is immersing yourself in your community. If you’re looking to build brand awareness and gain traction, an effective way to reach that goal is simply by networking and meeting residents within your community. If you’re also committed to giving back, volunteering will accomplish both of these goals in one swoop. Whether you’re volunteering alone or as a team, giving back is a positive experience that will give you a window into your community and ultimately your company’s audience.

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Why Knowing Your Weaknesses Can Be Your Greatest Strength

Why Knowing Your Weaknesses Can Be Your Greatest Strength

Talking about your weaknesses can be difficult, especially because they inevitably pop up in most job interviews. We’ve heard all the generic answers from the self-proclaimed workaholics and perfectionists, but how can you really answer this question in a positive way that gets your interviewer’s attention and demonstrates that you are a genuine human?

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Working With A Peer Mentor

Working With A Peer Mentor

One way to intentionally design who you surround yourself with is to find a peer mentor. A peer mentor is someone who is working in a similar industry to you who has responsibilities and challenges that align closely with your own profession. You can find this person by doing your own research and reaching out to people in your community, or you can ask your leadership team who may have connections to other companies who have positions that parallels your own.

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Problem Solving 101

Problem Solving 101

Problem solving is a broad topic that many applicants might put on their resume as a buzzword, but what does it actually mean? A problem solver will find a solution, it’s as simple as that.

Becoming a problem solver happens over time with a great deal of practice. Each time you’re presented with a challenge or obstacle that you find a way to overcome, you’ve gained experience in problem solving. This process often happens accidentally, so how can you get experience in problem solving in a more intentional way? We’ve rounded up some tips for how to identify problems and find solutions.

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How To Productively Fill Your Time If You’re Unemployed

How To Productively Fill Your Time If You’re Unemployed

Whether you quit a job that wasn’t “the one” and are on the search for your next career move, or you’ve just graduated and you feel empty without the consistency of a class schedule, filling the time of unemployment can be a pretty daunting task. The days pass by slowly, or extremely quickly, and it’s easy to lose track of your purpose. We’ve all been there to some degree and can relate to the awkward feeling of being unemployed. To combat the in-between time, we’ve rounded up a few tips on how to spend your days productively.

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Why It’s Important To Unplug and How To Do it

Why It’s Important To Unplug and How To Do it

To disconnect or check in? That is the question most entrepreneurs ask themselves before heading out on vacation. If you have spent the better part of your adult life building a business from the ground up, it’s totally understandable that the thought of unplugging from your “baby” may give you a minor anxiety attack. Truth is, your reluctance to disconnect could have a series of negative effects on both you and your team.

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How A Love / Loathe List Can Benefit Your Team

How A Love / Loathe List Can Benefit Your Team

Positive morale is every leader’s ultimate goal amongst their team. It’s difficult to balance the necessity for the delegation of tasks and making sure that everyone is satisfied with the work that they are doing. Last quarter, our leaders introduced a ‘Love / Loathe’ list to the team, with the instructions to write down the tasks that we loved to do vs. the tasks that we’d happily let go of.

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5 Steps to Better Integrate Google and Social Media Advertising

5 Steps to Better Integrate Google and Social Media Advertising

Since you've found yourself on a blog dedicated to social media marketing, chances are you have an idea of how important digital advertising is. It's not just important though, it's an absolutely huge industry that continues to grow exponentially. In fact, digital ad spend as a whole is expected to grow nearly 19 percent in 2018 to $107 billion. Billion, with a B.

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What Makes A Cover Letter Stand Out

What Makes A Cover Letter Stand Out

There is no better way for a candidate to incorporate their personality into the application process than with a killer cover letter. When I’m sifting through applications, one of my favorite moments comes when I find a resume that catches my attention and then see that the applicant have a beautifully written cover letter to match that tells me more about them. I’ve highlighted some of the top ways a candidate will stand out to me in their cover letter.

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How to Host a Networking Event

How to Host a Networking Event

Networking is a huge part of creating business relationships. These days it’s more common for people to get jobs and make connections through who you know than it is through a job site or less personal means of communication. That’s why meeting people in the industry means so much now more than ever before.

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How to Succeed in Organized Chaos

How to Succeed in Organized Chaos

The life of an entrepreneur is without a doubt chaotic (in a good way, of course).  Staying organized is essential to success, and for some, it comes more easily than others. For those who love organization, planning, and anything that requires a spreadsheet, we’ve rounded up some tips that we use regularly to help us stay on track.

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