Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:45

There are trends in business that seem like they are dreamed up by coaches selling services. The difficulty today is in identifying which ones are necessary to your business and which ones you can sit on the sidelines watching for a while. Some will turn out to be fads, and you needn’t bother. Others will become important parts of doing business.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 13:09

Seven Quick Steps to Better Rankings

Improving your local rankings isn’t magic, although it can feel that way. What it takes is consistent, targeted action.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 09:50

You can satisfy most people by serving up plain vanilla – doesn’t matter if we’re talking dessert or using the term to describe something that’s ho-hum. Very few people will protest against vanilla. It doesn’t rile feathers, cause riots in the streets, or inflame protests. It simply is. But it also doesn’t excite or delight people. It doesn’t arouse an emotion. It doesn’t satiate a need. It fills a space, nothing more.

You will never build a beloved brand around being vanilla, by providing something everyone abides by, but no one fully enjoys from the depth of their being.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 14:32

Adopting new technology isn’t easy, but when you find something that works and increases your productivity, you kick yourself for not having done it sooner. That’s how I feel about Buffer’s Pablo and Adobe’s Spark. But this article isn’t about image software (although those two I mentioned are game-changing – and free!! -- and you need to check them out).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:17

Success doesn’t occur in a vacuum. In reality, there are a number of factors that lead to the success of an entrepreneur. Hard work and drive are always necessary for entrepreneurial success, but your personal improvement leading up to your success can be greatly driven by other people.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 14:15

Tigard, OR - May 10th, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 17:52

10 Tips to Growing Your Business in 2016

No matter where your business stands, you likely welcome the opportunity to make more money and land new clients in the coming year



What can you do to take your business to the next phase? These ten tips can help you expand in 2016.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:38

Chances are you get a lot of email over the course of a day. This deluge of electronic communication may even be the reason you avoid sending them to your customers and potential customers. There’s a lot of noise out there. If you’re not regularly communicating with your audience it’s easy to slip their mind.

It doesn’t matter how much they like and trust you. If they don’t think of your business when they are in the market for your product or service, they won’t buy from you.

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 21:25

There are no laws in social media but there are norms that dictate how one should treat others and what sorts of interactions get rewarded with shares. If you want to do well in social media for your business, and you want to see interest in your company and sales increase, there are best practices to follow.

Below you’ll find some of the most common mistakes people who are new, or inexperienced in using the platforms, make. If you want to prosper on social, you need to avoid this missteps: 

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 09:05

Minimum Wage Rulemaking Continues

On April 11, the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) held its second rulemaking advisory committee meeting on SB 1532. SB 1532, passed by the Legislature in February, raises Oregon's minimum wage over six years, starting on July 1.