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by techcrunch.com on April 22, 2015
Google announced earlier this year that it was making a change to its search algorithms which would begin to factor in a website’s “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal – meaning that those sites which weren’t optimized for smartphones’ smaller screens would see their ranks downgraded as a result. R...
by Danelle Brown, Queen Bee Consulting on June 19, 2014
A good friend of mine recently lost her job. She has been toying with the idea of opening her own business for the last two years, and she is now approaching this topic again. After many conversations, advice and encouragement I was offering, she confessed to me that really she is just plain afraid. I don’t blame her. My very wise mentor Mic...
by Danelle Brown on May 22, 2014
I recently wrapped up another Book Yourself Solid coaching session with a client. As is customary when we arrive at the end of the program, my client was feeling very overwhelmed with all of the projects and goals we had made for her. I completely understood her situation and we proceeded to determine what she should do and what she shoul...
by Queen Bee Consulting on April 23, 2014
I don’t know about you, but there has been an awful lot of fuss lately about changes once again on Facebook. It seems the “algorithm” keeps changing and as a business owner, you have likely seen a dramatic drop in the visibility of your posts. Although I understand this seems very frustrating, I am not really all that surprised. F...
by Lizzy Shake on March 25, 2014
It's a funny thing...so many of us are guilty of perusing our favorite social media sites at work. Some people have even spent enough time at it to get in trouble, or worse, fired! Even when we're not at work, we're all likely to be at least a little bit guilty of using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram just for fun, to kill time, when we ...
by Jeff Beals on March 21, 2014
Once upon a time there was an invention so amazing that it permanently changed the way products and services were sold. This fascinating new medium became a transformational technology.  Because of its creation, the marketing and sales professions were forever changed.  If you weren’t using this new medium, you were like a dinosaur...
by Queen Bee Consulting on March 13, 2014
 How many of you seem to get caught up in daily life and get pulled in a million directions? Before you know it, the day is  over and you have not accomplished half of what was on your to-do list? This is is a pretty normal situation for small  business owners. All it seems to take is one phone call or one email to derail the entir...
by Queen Bee consulting on February 12, 2014
So last week was the final episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It was funny, entertaining, and even sad at the end when he was saying a very heartfelt and tearful good-bye. I have to admit I was very touched by his closing remarks. The episode itself , as I said, was very entertaining due to the amount of celebrities that turned out to sing ...
by Danelle Brown on January 16, 2014
As the new year begins, many business owners start to look at their marketing plans, go over budgets, look at year end numbers, and try to come up with a game plan that will keep people coming in the door.  A common question that comes up when I have marketing conversations with my clients is the topic of incentives. Should you use a “co...
by Jeff Beals on January 16, 2014
Rod Moseman learned a great deal about hard work and discipline while growing up on a Nebraska dairy farm in the 1950s and 60s. Every day of every year, in steaming hot summers and blowing winter snows, more than a hundred cows had to be fed and milked. You could never let down. You could never take a day off. In order to succeed, farm families pu...
by Jeff Beals on January 16, 2014
There’s an old saying in the radio business meant to teach new disc jockeys and talk show hosts while serving as a reminder for the grizzled veterans: “The microphone is always on.” It’s actually more of a warning than a saying. Before and after shows, and during commercial breaks, the producer typically turns off the mic...
by Jeff Beals on December 30, 2013
Brett Favre’s Steakhouse, located at 1004 Brett Favre Pass in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is full of memorabilia from the famous Green Bay Packers quarterback’s legendary career. The walls are covered with Favre posters, enlarged covers of Sports Illustrated editions featuring Favre and old Favre game jerseys. Wandering around the r...
by Jeff Beals on November 26, 2013
"Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work." Those words come from Anna Pavlova, a Russian dancer, who as the first ballerina to tour the world, was a superstar in the early 1900s. The late Steven Covey, one of America's most famous leade...
by Jeff Beals on November 12, 2013
I had the privilege this fall to speak on personal branding at three universities. I normally speak to professionals, so it was a fun and enjoyable change of pace to address so many young people, "future professionals." At each of those universities, I asked the students to do me a favor: "Look at the persons sitting on either s...
by Jeff Kline on November 12, 2013
In this second installment of email list management for nonprofits, you’ll learn best practices and tactics for building a high quality email list. If you missed part 1 of the mini-series, check out How To Keep Your Email List Squeaky Clean. You can also download our email marketing glossary to use as a reference as you read to...
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