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How to use podcasting to grow your network

Build a network by playing radio host I’ll be honest with you. When I first started podcasting, it was for the same reason a lot of businesses start a podcast — they want to increase awareness of their company. I did a Google search of “How to use podcasting to grow your business” and there […]

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Tips & Advice

What to look for when choosing your design agency

5 simple tips for selecting a user experience agency Choosing a UX design agency for your website or digital project can be daunting, especially in cities that are saturated with talent and design firms. When you’re picking an agency, consider the following 5 quick tips to help make the process easier for you. Experience Do […]

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Tips & Advice

5 Questions to Ask When Deciding Between a Freelancer or an Agency to Build your Website

When it comes to hiring someone to build your website, cost is one of the biggest factors that clients face. Everyone has their own idea about how much they think web design and development should cost. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand why the cost is typically higher than they expect it to be for a […]

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Musings

5 lessons I’ve learned in the past year

You know how you go through a roller coaster ride, and then you get off, and your head is spinning? That’s how I’ve been feeling after the past year. In the past year, my role has changed dramatically at work, and my responsibilities as a manager have grown exponentially. Sometimes I feel like I’ve learned enough […]

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Tips & Advice
Startup - augment your tech team by hiring a digital agency

5 Reasons to Hire a Digital Agency to Augment your Team

Some companies may be hesitant to hire an outside agency because they are very skilled at what they do in-house and don’t see the need,  and/or  benefit. But – what if you could maximize your ROI by getting more done in less time? This is what augmenting your technology needs can do for you when […]

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Tips & Advice
How to have more impact at work (but do less work)

How to have more impact at work (but do less work)

Managers who are struggling tend to fall into three different vicious cycles, but there is hope out of at least one of them, and it isn’t hard. At least that’s what I learned from Michael Bungay Stanier, who taught one of the Master Classes at the 2016 99U Conference. According to Stanier, author of The […]

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Social Media
Why you need a social media policy

Why your company needs a social media policy

Does your company have a social media policy? If not, you should think about implementing one. Stephanie Perkins, an employment attorney with Jackson Lewis, spoke with Standard Beagle all about social media policies. She explained why every company, small or large, needs to have one in place. Perkins recommends that any company who has a […]

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Business

5 Qualities of a Good Client

Being a good client leads to a partnership that creates a great product. It's in your best interest as well as the agency's.So how can you be a good client?

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Tips & Advice
Dreaming - Blogpost - Learn the 9 Mistakes Not to Make When Hiring a Digital Agency

Learn the 9 Mistakes Not to Make When Hiring a Digital Agency

Have an idea for a technology project for your business? Need help making it happen? Learn what not to do when hiring the right firm.

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Musings
Blogpost - Our biggest blind spots (and what to do about them)

Our biggest blind spots (and what to do about them)

You know what’s really hard about being in the position I’m in now? I feel like I’m the last to know. I know my team isn’t trying to hide things from me – not maliciously at least. I think I have a great relationship with everyone on my team– better than most leaders. But no […]

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Tips & Advice
Businesswoman working at her office desk with documents and laptop - Blogpost - 5 tips for navigating bad days as an entrepreneur

5 tips for navigating bad days as an entrepreneur

I had one of my worst days recently. It was one of those days that one disappointing thing happened right after another. The hits just kept on coming. By afternoon, when I got yet another message about bad news, the camel’s back broke. It was the last straw, and I had a very difficult time staying […]

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Musings
Teamwork - Blogpost - Part 1: How to Build Teamwork - The Foundation of Trust

Part 1: How to Build Teamwork – The Foundation of Trust

I have become a firm believer that trust is the foundation for a strong team. And that’s why my team is actively working to build trust in ourselves, between each other, and as an organization. That probably sounds a little cheesy. Trust is often considered a “soft” skill. What good is it in an agency, […]

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