Affordable Entrepreneur Style

Thank you to our guest blogger Tabitha Dumas of Tabitha Dumas Blog!  When I speak to groups of professionals and job seekers all over the Phoenix valley, I say the same thing: “YOU are the face of your business.” Whether a small business owner or a one-person show, WE are our best advertisement. As a savvy shopper, color pro, Certified Image Consultant and entrepreneur myself, here are my tips for affordable entrepreneur style. One:: Streamline your wardrobe. Start with decluttering and organizing your wardrobe then take inventory and make a list of what pieces you need. Capsule wardrobes are great...

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One Look, Three Ways – 3 Ways to Style a Simple Black T-Shirt

Thank you to our guest blogger Jessi Russell of JessiRussell.com with photo courtesy of Riss Rahm Photography, used with permission. It’s good to have a closet filled with endless outfit ideas but it can get confusing. Make the most of your wardrobe when you have a black t-shirt; it’s one look three ways with this essential piece. Our brains love habit. It’s a fact. Often that’s good but it’s easy to limit the number of outfits we can create, causing us to want to shop more, when we don’t explore the possibilities in our closet. Think about this example:...

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How to Balance Work and Home Life as an Entrepreneur

Thank you to our guest blogger Natalie McKee of Nursing Shoe Heaven for offering her insight into how to balance work and home life as an entrepreneur. Maybe I’m the exception to the rule, but I never set out to become an entrepreneur. My virtual assistant business blossomed my freelance writing into a real career, but I didn’t do a good job of keeping a barrier between work and life when I started out. It was a challenge to balance work and home life as an entrepreneur. I remember late one night telling my husband I needed to do “just one more...

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10 Travel Tips for Bloggers on the Go

Thank you to our guest blogger Toni-Ann of The Swiss Freis. Traveling to new countries and experiencing new cultures is one of the most exhilarating experiences anyone can have. Our travel tips for bloggers include getting organized, capturing photographic memories, and making the most of your experience. We understand that while travel can be exciting, it can prove to be quite stressful, especially for bloggers who want to document all their experiences to share with their readers. You may be wondering, “How can I document my travels without missing a single detail?” and we’ve got ideas. 10 Travel Tips...

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Three Ways to Make Your About Me Page Engaging

Writing an About Me page is a vulnerable task. Talking about ourselves in order to persuade others to connect, to change, or to do business with us can force us out our comfort zone and into a spiral of doubt and overwhelm: Where do I begin? How do I cram decades of experience into 300 words? Does this even sound like me? I give up!  Here are three ways you can stop spinning your wheels and start engaging your audience with the authentic you. 1.    Start your About Me Page with the right hook. Your hook is an emotional...

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5 Tips for Business Bloggers

When it comes to blogging there are a lot of options and it can be overwhelming. Maybe you know you want to start a blog but when it comes to choosing a focus and design you aren’t sure what to choose. Take heart. We’ve all been there! Here are five tips for business bloggers to help you get started blogging: Don’t overthink it. While you don’t want to be all over the place, the focus for your blog can be as simple as tips-for-moms or spiritual journey. As you and your audience become more defined then you may narrow...

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5 Blog Post Ideas for Business

As a ghostblogger I have the opportunity to write on a variety of topics for a variety of businesses and industries. Whether it is a career coach, employee recognition expert, health and wellness expert or a host of other businesses, there are blog post ideas that work for any business. Readers want to hear about your business, learn your tips and tricks and understand how your business benefits them. Here are five blog post ideas for business: How You Help Your Clients: Tell your readers how your business can benefit them personally and/or in business. If your business is...

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The Number One Reason Why Your Website Needs a Blog

The number one reason why your website needs a blog is because search engines love when we add new content to websites. Creating a simple website with pages such as home, about, services, contact us, offer additional information such as an e-newsletter and social media links will help your visitors: Understand how your business can help them Contact you Opt-in for an e-newsletter Follow your business on social media The addition of an active blog will establish you and your business as an expert in your field of interest. What do I mean by active blog? I mean you...

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15 Blog Post Ideas for Business Owners

I’ve spoken and written about the value of blogging for business including why your business needs a blog, how to develop a blog editorial calendar, and blog post ideas for business. In today’s information-filled world, it’s important to have a focus and purpose for the content we are producing. Define your target market. Make your posts relevant to your target market. Don’t be boring. Keep blog posts simple and to the point. Bullet points and numbering are your friend. We know creating new, relevant content on a consistent basis will help with search engine rankings (SER) but the thought...

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