• 8 things learned in 8 years of business

    8 things learned in 8 years of business

    First off, I’ve learned more than 8 things but here are my top 8: Sending a hand-written card: thank you, birthday, congratulations goes a long way, it will separate you from others and make you memorable (if done right). Cultivate Relationships: take the time to really get to know people, ask about their birthdays, favorite foods, etc. Network, network, network! When you attend function, don’t just try to talk with everyone, have a goal of having at least one meaningful conversation with someone. Educate yourself, stay active in learning new skills. Subscribe to newsletters, get that monthly subscription box in…

  • One of my favorite books from 2019, Marketing Rebellion. Photo Credit Laura Beth Davidson Photography.

    Read Books of 2019 that YOU should also read

    This blog post is dedicated to Jess that asked me for this earlier this year. These are all the books I have read related to Business, Marketing, and Self-Help: Marketing Rebellion by Mark Schaefer – Complete game changer for Marketers and…

  • Won KOSBE Award for Marketing Excellence

    KOSBE Award for Marketing Excellence

    From KOSBE Facebook Page: “Today, the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) is pleased to announce the winners of the 25th Anniversary KOSBEs in each of the following categories: -Manufacturing Business Excellence – GSM Filtration–Marketing Business Excellence…

  • Holidays Trends 2019

    Holidays Trends 2019

    Just wrapped up Holiday Edition Social Media workshop at Tennessee Small Business Development Center at ETSU (TSBDC). Because the holidays are quickly approaching I’ve thought you’ll benefit from a Holiday themed Social Media Workshop takeaways that I shared. Attendees discovered…

  • How to create beyond a grocery experience

    How to create beyond a grocery experience

    “It better than a Publix and Trader Joes combined. “ As a marketer and small business owner, for years I wanted to figure out the big mystery behind Wegmens Grocery store chain. I was in the Richmond (VA) area, visiting…

  • Businesses: Be More Human

    Businesses: Be More Human

    If you missed this 45-minute presentation by best-selling author- Mark Schaefer this past week, I have something for you. Here is the last minute (see video below) of him discussing his latest book, Marketing Rebellion: The Most Human Company Wins,…

  • Go to Checklist: Spring Cleaning Your Social Media

    Go to Checklist: Spring Cleaning Your Social Media

    I’m currently (mentally) closing my eyes as I type these words and envisioning a type-A person who is reading the title of this blog post and ready to take action on their social media. This lady or gentlemen lives by…

  • How to Stand Out in Business using Networking

    How to Stand Out in Business using Networking

    I originally typed out this post in an old-fashioned typewriter at the library, see picture. It was a Saturday afternoon and there was a free Creative Writing workshop at the library. How could I not want to jump on that opportunity?…