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LinkedIn and Brand

LinkedIn – It’s About Your Brand

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2016 / 0 Comments

Jeff Bezos of Amazon says, “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” I love that quote. It’s simple, it’s true and it’s easy to understand. So here’s another idea that is simple, true and easy to understand. What you do on LinkedIn is part of your branding.…

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Keep Your Chin up When Business is Down

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2016 / 0 Comments

Like everything else in life, your business is going to go through ups and downs. When you’re riding on the upswing of things, life is great and it’s easy to build momentum. But when the chips are down, it can be very discouraging when you’re a business owner. You don’t have the security of a…

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bookkeeping

6 Tips for Avoiding Bookkeeping Madness

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2016 / 0 Comments

Chances are the reason you are in business is to make money. After all, your good looks won’t pay the mortgage, and the electric company doesn’t accept coupons. And even if you’re not in it for the loot (like a nonprofit), you still need to keep track of your business funds that are coming in…

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content marketing Internet

I Was Content Marketing When Content Marketing Wasn’t Cool

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2016 / 0 Comments

If you’re old enough to remember the song I’m alluding to, then you’re old enough to remember there was no real Internet at that time, other than in the military sense. We still had a lot of history to live through, including enduring years more of the beeps and static that came with telephone modems…

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networking

Networking: Make Those Connections Happen

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2015 / Comments Off on Networking: Make Those Connections Happen

Business Coach and Investment Capitalist Bill Walsh tells business owners, “Make at least 20 new quality connections per day.” The easiest way to do this is through networking in order to mix and mingle with other professionals, to exchange information on your business and to create relationships deeper than sales so you can grow strong…

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blog

Better Your Business With a Blog

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2015 / Comments Off on Better Your Business With a Blog

Blogging is a big buzzword these days, and there’s good reason for that. In this era of social networking, there is power in those posts. But here’s the caveat. Your blog is only as good as the quality of the articles. Here are five reasons you need a professional blog for your business. Your blog…

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managers

5 Ways Good Managers Prevent Employee Check-out

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2015 / Comments Off on 5 Ways Good Managers Prevent Employee Check-out

Experienced managers know what to look for in a poor employee or one who may be looking for a new job — showing up late, not meeting deadlines, a poor attitude, wasting time. But what about those who have mentally checked out but choose to stay? They may not be as easy to spot and…

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9 Things That Will Help You Beat Your Competitors

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2015 / Comments Off on 9 Things That Will Help You Beat Your Competitors

If you even take a quick glance at a computer screen, your eyes are bombarded with sidebar ads, pop-up ads, targeted ads. Customers have choices, and there are so many businesses out there competing for the same customers. How will you stand out from the crowd and earn their business? Here are a few ways…

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Current State of the Glass Ceiling

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2015 / Comments Off on Current State of the Glass Ceiling

The glass ceiling — the invisible barrier between women and high-level jobs — has been inching up over the years, but we are still far from smashing it. We hear excuses for why women don’t reach top positions, like women pass up on high-level positions to take care of their families. According to the Huffington…

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The Myth of Work-Life Balance

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2015 / Comments Off on The Myth of Work-Life Balance

You’ve got a business.  You work it like you mean it.  And like a majority of business owners, you think that means working twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  You believe work-life balance is the title of some story told to naive college students.  There’s no way you can have it all, right? …

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Four Professional Resolutions You Should Be Making

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / Comments Off on Four Professional Resolutions You Should Be Making

We know.  The title is a bit pushy, especially since it’s not the new year yet, but that’s how much we believe in making meaningful resolutions.  Doing so could impact that little difference in how successful you are in the months to come.  Some of these resolutions will sound familiar.  Some will be brand new. …

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Motivation: What is it, and where can I get some?

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / Comments Off on Motivation: What is it, and where can I get some?

It’s something we all need in life and in business: motivation. Motivation is what gets us up in the morning and moves us along. It’s the energy encouraging us to grow, produce, take action and improve. As professionals, we require motivation to expand our scope of knowledge and our businesses, as well as our profit.…

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It’s time to grow your business. Start now!

By Katherine Gotthardt, CEO / 2014 / Comments Off on It’s time to grow your business. Start now!

By Katherine Gotthardt You launched your business. You’ve worked hard, and you are doing well. You have confidence that your client base will continue to be steady or even grow. But now what? What steps should you take to get to the next level? Here are some ideas whose time might have come. Expand your…

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