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Self-Promotion – For Small Businesses It’s a Necessary Evil

Self-promotion has gotten a bad rap lately.  With all of the selfies, food shots and feet shots we come across on social media these days it is hard to see an upside to self-promotion.  But I am here today to…..

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s been almost a century sense this idiom was coined but it remains just as true today.  For small businesses I believe it is doubly true.  Too often I see posts on Facebook…..

Quick Tip: Simple Tip To Increase Page Likes – Learn More With Ann

With 175 million people logging onto Facebook every day, there is no doubt that Facebook is one of the greatest tools for increasing traffic to your business.  But how do you get people to see what you are posting? One important factor…..

Marketing – A Moving Target

With few exceptions marketing is not stagnant.  You are seldom marketing the same thing week in and week out.  Whether that is because of new merchandise walking in the door, changing seasons, or upcoming events, your marketing goals are a…..

Creating A Successful Event

Whether you own a retail store, a small gym or have a service to offer, half your daily battle is discovering ways to get your product or service in front of people.  Events are a great way to present your…..

Accidental Creative

Finding Your Creative

One of my favorite podcasts is the Accidental Creative with Todd Henry. I love that each episode is short and concise. And I seldom finish an episode without several ideas bouncing around in my brain for days. But I got lucky…..

Retail truths

Retail Truths

Very few of us start a business to get rich.  Sure, it would be nice if that happened but if you are like me, the idea behind starting a business was to do something I you love while trying to…..

5 Point Website Checkup

I have been busily building my website over the last month.  Every decision matters.  I get that. So this normally impatient girl has been taking her time, slowly building a site that will attract customers to my services.  But what…..

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

Outside of my business life I write Ann’s Running Commentary.  Over there I write about the mental side of endurance sports.  I often write about the lessons learned while running, biking or swimming.  I talk about the lessons I have learned through…..

Five Truths of Social Media

Social media is not complicated.  You set up an account, you post something about your business every few days and you move on to more important items on your to-list, right? Maybe not. Social media has become the single most…..