How to Monitor Your Online Reputation

People buy from businesses and brands they trust. Okay, let’s back up and take it from the top. According to a study by Zignal Labs and PR Week, 52% of public relations and reputation managers believe that half of a company’s value is directly related to its reputation. If you’re running a sizable business or bootstrapped one, you know how hard it was to build your brand. Add the effort, possible heartbreak and time it took and you start getting the picture. Every business should have a handle on what…

5 Expert Tips for Women on How to Become a DJ

Brought to you by FindaDJ: Calling aspiring female disc jockeys to the dance floor; your talents are needed. Female DJs are rare but powerful and inspirational in the music industry. Women everywhere are turning their passion into their paycheck. You can discover how to join them and shatter the glass ceiling when you drop the bass. If you daydream of becoming one of the main types of disc jockeys, you’ve come to the right place. Read these five expert tips for women on how to become a DJ. 1. Work…

5 Business Startups You Can Begin at Home

Brought to you by SmartSign: Who doesn’t want a little extra cash each month? It seems that having a steady job and a steady paycheck isn’t always enough to keep up with the cost of living. Not only that, when you’re working in a job you don’t really like, it can make it even more difficult to get out of bed in the morning. This is exactly why more and more women are bringing their dreams of being a business owner to life. They’re doing this with side hustles and…

Why Video Conferencing is the Best Way to Conduct Online Meetings

Brought to you by Vast Conference: Audio-only conference calls are ineffective. Sure, they need to happen for certain business meetings, but they’re usually full of people verbally stumbling over each other and awkward silences. Multi-person conversations can go astray when no one can see one another. Video conference calling is far more convenient, efficient, and effective than audio-only calls. It’s as close as you can get to an in-person meeting with technology, but it’s more advantageous in a few other ways: It Enables Long-distance Communication Both audio and video calling…

How to Eat Healthy Protein

Reading Time: 10 minutes Second to fat, protein is one of the most misunderstood and sometimes vilified sources of nourishment. Protein can be obtained from a large variety of foods, but many disagree as to the healthiest sources of protein and how much we really need. Some prefer to get their daily allowance from meat, others from soy, others from dairy… and the list goes on. (Some even prefer to get protein from a powdered concoction of dried whey and chemicals… but I digress…) All of these conflicting (and sometimes counterintuitive)…

Do You Feel Under Water? Dealing with Change Saturation

Do you ever feel like you and/or your team are ‘under water’ and don’t know why? You may be experiencing change saturation. Change saturation occurs when the threshold between capacity for change and the demands of implementing change is crossed. When this happens, people can experience a range of symptoms from confusion and frustration to physical impact. It can also manifest as morale issues, scattered buy-in, wasted resources, or only superficial change. Want to know if you’re dealing with change saturation? Answer the following statements using a rating of low,…

How Women Lawyers Can Promote Their Law Firms Online

Brought to you by BridgeWest: Promoting the services offered by a law firm is essential for any attorney, irrespective of the areas of practice. Women who are personal injury lawyers, as well as those who offer business, corporate, and contract legal services or even services related to divorces, can use a number of strategies for business development and marketing their law firms online. Online Marketing for Law Firms Women who are good lawyers can successfully run and promote their own law firms with the help of a professional marketer. A…

5 Ways You Can Hire and Retain Top Talent for Your Company

Brought to you by Mercato: Gone are the days when it was easy for employers to retain their top talent. Until a few decades ago, just having a job was considered a privilege, even though there were fewer employee benefits to speak of, and employees had better job security. However, retaining top talent on their teams has become quite difficult for managers today. Since layoffs are frequent and the offer of a change often being more lucrative for workers, employers don’t enjoy the same loyalty from their employees. Where does…

What Not To Do When You Design Your Business Card

Brought to you by BananaPrint: You can find plenty of tips online about what to do when you design a business card. This article takes does the opposite and tells you what not to do when you design a business card, which will help you avoid the worst mistakes people make when they create their best marketing tool. Unprofessional Contact Information There are several variations of this mistake. The classic case is using a cutesy or otherwise unprofessional email address on your business card. It undermines the business case you’re…

Should Women Entrepreneurs Partner up with Startups?

Brought to you by FunDz: The world as a whole might be making progress towards equality, but there is still a long way to go. The simple truth is that women entrepreneurs have it harder than their male counterparts. While unfair, it’s the reality we have to deal with, so it’s essential for women to find effective solutions that will help them overcome adversity. Partnering up with other startups is one of these possible solutions. Benefits of Partnering with Startups The majority of information you’ll find about the benefits of…