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    Where You Wear Your Badge Matters

    Wear Your Badge

    This may come off as a bit of a rant. And, for that, I apologize.

    My intent is to help you by helping yourself.

    And, by helping others to clearly see your name and perhaps skip a potentially embarrassing situation.

    It doesn’t matter whether you are a Millennial, a Gen Z, a Gen X’er or …

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    Why You Still Need Business Cards Infographic

    Venngage, the infographic creator website, created a great infographic for my previous blog post “Why You Still Need Business Cards“. This week I wanted to share this infographic with all of you and again highlight the importance of having business cards for everybody.

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    Why You Still Need Business Cards

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    Business cards may seem old fashioned especially for Generation Y and Z. However, it is still essential to actually carry a business card because it provides an easy way of letting other people get in touch with you and is more personal compared to a digital contact exchange. Therefore, it looks like business cards will …

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    Solidify Your Brand with Connections and Referrals

    brand Referrals

    As a small business owner, solopreneur or freelancer, competitors abound as many businesses and individuals offer the same services or products you are offering. Providing value added services or products is not enough to stand out and get people connected to you. It takes a powerful personal and business brand to provide the proof of …

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    Five Points for Thinking Handy

    thinking handy

    Build your soft skills by building things.

    Building things build skills

    Whether you are building a spreadsheet or a tiny house.

    Building things builds skills.

    Do you remember how it felt to create something, finish it, look at it and enjoy it?

    Are you handy?

    Seventeen years ago this week I lost my dad. One …

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    You’ve Got 3 Minutes. What Will You Say?

    time management myths

    Everything cannot be boiled down to 3 minute increments.

    Nor should they be..

    However, there are times when that’s all the time you have. Sometimes you have even less. Perhaps as little as 8 seconds. (Have I already lost you?)

    Do you need the full three minutes?

    For the sake of argument let’s just say …

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    Small Business Networking Strengthens Your Personal Brand

    Small Business Networking

    Ideally, every business can only survive when there are people, and one’s net gain depends on his network. No wonder the economics analysts maintain that connecting/networking is one of the most important business, and life skill sets you will ever learn. Studies have shown that a greater percentage of people found their job through personal …

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    How to Make Valuable Connections with Local Press

    Team Work

    Every business owner or professional wants press coverage. It legitimizes your business in the eye of the public. It creates awareness about you and your services. And of course, it makes you feel proud and accomplished.

    Press coverage, or simply getting quoted in an article as an expert in your field, is hard to come …

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    5 Elevator Pitches That Pique the Curiosity

    Elevator Pitch

    You’re at that pivotal point in your entrepreneurial journey. It’s time to secure an investor. You’re ready to take the next step, and want to partner with a business minded person who understands your specific needs. You managed to peak the interest of several big name money makers, and it’s time to move on to …

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    You Get What You Give

    Office Gift Rules

    There are many reasons why it is appropriate to name this post in this manner: 1) my good friend wrote a marketing book with the same title; and 2) this particular concept is very true. Whether you like to say, “show your love,” “pay it forward,” or any similar maxim, taking part in a program …

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