Small Business

Published on Be a Freelance Blogger: How To Start A Blogging Business When You’re Broke: The Magic Of Profit From Zero

You know that feeling that you’ve completely lost control of the situation? That terrifying, groping-around-corners-in-the-dark sensation that accompanies the death of a really good plan you had? That’s how my blogging business was born. Around the time I was financially desperate enough to scrounge for stray dimes rather than use my debit card to pay for a coffee, I decided…

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Manhattan cocktail

How To Order A Manhattan Like You Mean It

  A Manhattan is sophisticated, strong and classic. The drink itself commands respect, and in turn so does the person consuming it. It is a more fun version of straight whiskey, which I highly recommend as a drink when you mean business, for reasons which have already been explained quite well. A Manhattan is both business and pleasure. It is an assertion…

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How to be a professional writer
Lifestyle, Writing

Motivation Monday: On Writing

“Write like a motherfucker.” – Cheryl Strayed Write all the time, every day, in every possible mood. Write when you’re so excited to write that you could throw up because you can’t get it all down on paper fast enough. Write when you have nothing to say. Most importantly, write when it’s the very last thing you feel like doing—when…

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How to become a social media pro

Five Tips for Developing a Meaningful Twitter Presence

   1. Create content that is unique, rather than original. Recall: “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your…

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Lessons a PR Pro Can Learn from Lisa Dietlin’s “Transformational Philanthropy” Talk

On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 business and creative professionals gathered at Metropolitan Capital Bank & Trust (9 E. Ontario St.) for the bank’s quarterly “Women’s Empower Hour,” a complimentary series for proactive women in the Chicagoland area to learn and share ideas, stories and information over lunch. This discussion was hosted by the enthusiastic and knowledgeable Lisa Dietlin, CEO and…

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