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7 Tips for Work-Life Balance as an Entrepreneur

Haley Lynn Gray posted a great blog over at the HuffingtonPost that we wanted to share.  Link to original post. Being an entrepreneur and a mom makes things a bit unpredictable at times. I have four young kids, and they have four very different schedules and needs. It's not like I get any days off. So, how do you manage the competing demands of a busy household and a business that has huge demands on your t ...

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How do online retailers use mobile apps to engage their audience?

Tapping into people’s growing awareness of apps, many brands and retailers are using mobile apps to boost sales by offering convenient 24/7 shopping, while also keeping their brands prominently in front of customers. But are they really getting the most out of their apps? To investigate this, we conducted an international study to learn how the top retailers use their apps to engage their customers. In this ...

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Networking Star Blogcast with Casey Combden: Building Confidence

One of the biggest challenges that new entrepreneurs have is confidence. Without confidence you will never convince clients you can deliver for them. Having healthy levels of confidence is crucial to being able to overcome challenges and attract the right talent to your team. In this episode of Networking Star, my good friend Casey Combden explains some of the basics needed to find confidence and keep it ...

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60 Dollars and Some Role Playing

If you come to my house to sell me something, you better be prepared. This week some poor 19-year old kid made the mistake of knocking on my door to sell me a subscription to a magazine so he could win a trip to some exotic location like Fresno. Forty-five minutes later, he left with $60 from my pocket and 20 years worth of sales lessons. ...

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Zen and the Art of Jeff Boyle

In a typical day, a Creative Marketer will experience a myriad of emotions. Enthusiasm, discouragement, motivation, disappointment, fervor, ambivalence, satisfaction... you see where I'm going with this, right? All of the talented individuals I have met in this industry have been deeply passionate people. Loving what you do and being in-touch with your emotions makes you an effective creative marketing desi ...

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Business is Personal

For a long time (well, most of my life), I have lived under the impression that look here, hey, “it’s just business, it’s not personal”. Somewhere I found myself under the impression that business is just business AND personal time, yeah, that is completely separate.  Well friends, whether it’s the fact that I am ever closer to turning the big three-ohh, combined with the patient mentorship of an incredibly ...

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Ting Announces New Features For Small Business Mobile Customers – Highlights Clarity, Control and Significant Monthly Savings

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Ting, a mobile phone service from Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), today announced a set of new product features aimed at small business customers. The service promises small businesses greater control over their monthly mobile phone bills and tighter management of their mobile phone accounts. The Ting web page for businesses (ting.com/business) previews some new t ...

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Re-inventing Finance: Anthemis Group Arrives in New York

NEW YORK, September 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthemis Group SA is pleased to announce the creation of Anthemis (Americas) Corporation. Based in New York and led by Managing Director Sam Johnson, Anthemis (Americas) will play a key role in supporting the Group's continued growth and ambition to re-invent financial services. Founded in 2010, Anthemis is a fast-growing, diversified financial services firm with ...

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Clarus Communications to bring Google Apps for Business and Cloud Solutions to SMBs

High Touch Support was Key to Choosing NeoNova RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NeoNova® Network Services, an industry leader in cloud-based services for regional telcos and authorized premier reseller of Google Apps™ for Business and for ISPs, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Clarus Communications, a leading national telecommunications provider ma ...

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The Fit (to be tied) Traveler

Recently, I have been spending increasing time traveling for work.  Sadly, I have not managed this well.  Okay, okay.  I’m a newbie to this constant travel thing, take it easy… Working out with a personal trainer 5 days a week was returning me to a carved little figure (beneficial to the brain housing group, as well). After a traumatic injury, yielding me disabled for nearly 7 full months, relying on a cane ...

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