Entries by susanfinn

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Establish Trust

It’s so exciting to find an online resource where I can just keep learning more and more each time I visit their website.  It’s funny, I follow the Social Media Examiner with Michael Stelzner.  It’s a great website/blog/resource for folks in business, but at first, I wasn’t sure that I would be able to  take […]

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Elevator Story

For 8 years we have been encouraging the members of the Women’s Business Network to create, refine, rework their “Elevator Pitch”.  With only 30 seconds to introduce themselves in a network meeting, we wanted to make sure that they had their message clear and ready to go. The article I read this morning by Seth […]

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The Road to Happiness

“The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: Find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it – every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have.”         – John D. Rockefeller III

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You Are Invited to Be Brilliant

Thank you, to my friend, Marietta Courtney ( Marietta Z. Courtney, CPA) for sending this along for me to share. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, Who am […]

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Inspire Donors to Give More

This content just could not be said more simply or clearly than in the article I read today in The Network for Good. Make it clear. Don’t make supporters guess what you want them to do –make it crystal clear with a short and specific call to action. Honor your audience and respect their time by […]

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Changing Algorithms for Facebook Newsfeed

Honestly, I am not sure what to make of this information. A recent article in Social Media Demand puts forward the question of organic Facebook views vs. paid views.  The author, Carolyn Martin,  puts forward that in the past, her organization measured an organic reach of approximately 20 percent.   Recently, they are measuring a reach […]

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Passion, Tenacity, Vision – and more

I was intrigued by the title of this recent Forbes article:  7 Qualities That Helped Me Go From Receptionist To Entrepreneur.   Nicole Smartt, vice president and co-owner of Star Staffing describes her transition from just going to work – day after day – as a receptionist.  Working for some one else’s company, she felt unappreciated.  She felt the […]

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Networking- Building a Support System

Just got back from our monthly meeting of the Women’s Business Network of SE MA (WBN)    A curious thing happens every month when I attend these meetings.  In just 2 hours I become re-invigorated and optimistic about the direction my business is taking.  I find I am surrounded by support, encouragement and wisdom. Our […]