Category Archives: PR / Public Relations

PR Crisis: What to Do When Scandal Hits Your Industry

Sometimes you’re doing everything right and simply minding your own business, when wham! Out of nowhere, scandal erupts within your industry. Even though it’s on the periphery, the scandal could still touch you and shake your customers’ confidence in your … Continue reading

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Small Business Awards: How to Evaluate Legit Opportunities from Scams

Winning an award for your small business can be a great “get,” but, unfortunately, many scams exist out there. Avoid these con-artist setups. Here’s how.

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Small Business Saturday 2014: Tips & Strategies from the Frontlines

Wedged in between the sales juggernauts known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday is another holiday: Small Business Saturday (SBS). This day celebrates the “little guys,” those businesses upon which our great nation was built: mom-and-pop shops, eclectic boutiques, entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Business & Politics: Is It OK for Small Biz Owners to Get Political?

Election Day is just around the corner. It’s a proud moment when we cast our ballots in this country, but here’s a question to consider: is it ever OK for businesses to get political? While this ultimately needs to be … Continue reading

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Marketing in Tough Times: 3 Situations When You Should Pause

If you’ve been in business long enough, you’ve probably heard this piece of advice: you should always be marketing, even when you’re busy. While we agree that regular marketing is crucial to a company’s success, you should still be aware … Continue reading

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7 Questions You Should Ask a PR Consultant

If you’re going to outsource public relations work to a PR consultant, it’s important to do your homework and properly vet the candidates. Here are seven questions you should ask along with what to look for in their answers.

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Entrepreneur Tips: 6 Reasons You Should Publish a Book Now!

Oh, if you could only get all the awesome ideas you have floating around in your head on paper and make a book out of it. Wait a minute! With digital publishing, you can. Here are six reasons why you … Continue reading

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