Targeting Orin Hatch and “Draining the Swamp”

I’ve never shared a political post before for good reason. I have an equal amount of friends, clients and family members who are forced into aligning themselves with one of our two political parties. Their “forced” affiliation has nothing to do with their intelligence… or their heart. I can clearly see the pros and cons […]

How to Get Your College Bound Student-Athlete Recruited into a Great School

Do you have a teen heading to college? As a parent of a student-athlete, one of your biggest concerns is likely around your child’s college education. In fact, some parents report that they begin thinking about it as soon as they learn they’re expecting! Are you doing everything you can to ensure your child is […]

Marketing Fusion: Online Marketing With Offline Relationships

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Many entrepreneurs and authors cut their teeth with social media marketing. From Facebook contests to online press releases, most of the “under 40 crowd” are pretty cozy marketing online. What about offline? If online is your only venue, you are not only missing out on building real connections, but you may be missing out on laying important […]

The BEST Way to Get Your Content Shared

...Influencing the influencers

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Sharing your stuff… the concept is nice. But how many times does your audience need to see your book promotion or the 15% off Christmas coupon before they buy or get irritated with you? Isn’t it better when other people share your stuff? How do you not only get other people but the RIGHT people to […]

You are not a thought leader

So…you think you are something pretty special, eh? Guru, expert or….(seriously?) a “Thought Leader.” Tell me, Svengali, what Jedi mind tricks are you able to pull off, here? When you purport to be a “thought leader,” does that mean other people are saying, “Hey Bob! You’ve really led my thoughts here! I’m a millionaire, ego-centric, […]

Chase Bank Gives $2 Million in Grants to Small Businesses

Seems like a pretty small number-right? $2 million dollars in grants, spread out amongst 20 businesses is only $100,000 per business. However, what those businesses DO with their grant can make all the difference in the world…even change the world. The story today was reported in Yahoo Finance and I post it here for your […]

Why Linkedin is the Only Social Media Site MacGuyver Needs

The following story was published in Newswire today by a fellow journalist. Yours truly was mentioned, so I’m happy about that. I guess I’m curating my own story, here. Feel free to read the entire story on Newswire. “The vast majority of users still see Linkedin as a digital resume, but when you tell a compelling story […]

Focus, Productivity & Other Myths of “Shiny Object” Entrepreneurs

I have 4 businesses…maybe 5. OK…I actually have one business and 4 separate sub categories. Screw it….I love creating things. There is no number. I’m a right-brainer. That means my ideas, creativity and passion for creating is stronger than organizeing my sock drawer. There are 4 basic personalities (pick your DISC profile) and plenty of […]