April 22, 2016
marketing podcast

5 Best Marketing Podcasts to Start Your Day

  We all know we should be listening to podcasts, but we never really commit to tuning in to one. I’m telling you to change your ways! Podcasts allow you to hear valuable conversations from marketing experts, without having to get ahold of them. It’s free knowledge! So, check out some of these podcasts and take a listen to one over your morning coffee, shower (because that’s where all the good ideas come from, right?) or commute to work. Here are my top five, in no particular order.    Marketing Over Coffee Hosts: John Wall and Christopher Penn Avg. Length: […]
April 11, 2016
How having a second phone number and cutting down on email made me 75% more productive

How Having a Second Phone Number and Cutting Down on Email Made Me 75% More Productive

  As a growth consultant, email is the bane of my existence. If you are an entrepreneur or freelancer, you can probably relate. A few months ago I started to realize how much time I spent on email: I used a fun tool called rescue time and it told me I was spending 6-8 hours of active time per week in Gmail. I received almost 250 emails a day! I was spending much too much time on email and not enough getting critical tasks done.     Fast forward a few months. I now receive a quarter of the emails […]
April 5, 2016
video marketing

Video Marketing: What It Is and Why You Need It

  Though last year was dubbed “The Year of Video Marketing” by MarketingProfs, it’s still holding strong in 2016. Video marketing is pretty self-explanatory. To put it simply, video marketing is incorporating videos into your marketing campaigns. Videos can be anything from created content, viral content, customer testimonials, live event videos, etc.   It’s smart to consider the importance of showing versus telling. Video tells a story on its own, and has a much higher ability to captivate an audience and clearly portray a point. Viewers aren’t overwhelmed with text– they get a visually appealing, creative treat. But how effective […]
March 17, 2016
social media strategy for beginners

Beginner Social Media Strategy

Social media is one of the most powerful tools in digital marketing, and is a fantastic way to connect with your audience. A lot of companies give little thought to a social media strategy and instead go all in with minimal planning, leading to disorganization and blunders. To avoid those costs, slow down and take a step back when evaluating entrance into (or revision of) your social media strategy.   Know your goals Start by asking yourself what you want to accomplish in the long run. What are your end goals? And from there, consider the purpose of your social […]
August 4, 2015

Sales, Marketing, and Happiness For Entreprenuers

Since moving back to Boston in October I dedicated myself to getting to know as many people as I could and to insert myself into as many situations as possible that could potentially vault my career and personal life in the direction I wanted to go. I have always been fascinated with the world of entrepreneurialism and have attempted to start as many as 20 different companies on my own. For one reason or another most of my ideas ultimately failed. I recently realized didn’t have the knowledge, skill, or connections I needed to have the greatest percentage of success. […]
February 22, 2015

The Mastermind. The Most Powerful Tool For Your Success

Are you looking for that boost, that aha moment, that thing that is going to push you over the top, help you achieve your goals at lightning speed, and give you the confidence to go out there and take on the world? Yes?  Well you need to form a mastermind like yesterday. This post could be huge, in fact I could write a whole book on this topic (hmm, interesting idea) but I will spare you the agony and give you the cliff notes. What is a mastermind? A mastermind is quite simply a group of individuals working together synergistically […]
September 6, 2014

Be More Creative- The World Will Thank You

Do you have that entrepreneurial itch from time to time that keeps you awake at night?  That dream, vision, idea, invention that you desired to bring to life?  Perhaps it came to you in a dream years ago.  Maybe it smacked you in the face one day and you said to yourself “why doesn’t that exist yet? It would make my life or someone else’s life so much better!” This post is inspired by the fact that I just decided to take a little time and dig into my old backup files to see what’s there.  Wow have I had […]