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Why does nothing ever get done in this town!

By Jason Freely / last month

How can elected officials and board members be more open to new ideas and more effective? Photo by City of Bryan, Texas.   By Paula Jensen Having a passion for rural community development and leadership is what drives my personal and professional life. My personal vision statement reads, “I will be a clear voice for […]

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Brand Communication: How to Talk About Your Business

By Jason Freely / last month

Introduction Knowing how to talk about your business and consistently communicate your brand will attract more profitable customers. Hee’s how to make brand communication a seamless part of every conversation. Do People Give You a Blank Stare When You Talk About Your Business or Brand? Picture this: You’re at an event, someone walks up to […]

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Steal this business idea

By Jason Freely / last month

Anyone who comes up with ideas for businesses has more than one they can use. So if you want to start a business and you don’t have an idea, just steal one. Here’s an idea I’m not doing anything with. I am ending that sentence with a preposition. I think following the preposition rule makes […]

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Better entrepreneur training for small towns

By Jason Freely / last month

Could a simple backroom tour be better for supporting startups than a full 14 week course? Photo of Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery backroom tour, Ontario, by Becky McCray.   Because I’ve been an entrepreneur since junior high school, I’ve been asked to help with all kinds of entrepreneur support over the decades. I’ve taught […]

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Visual Marketing Ideas: 6 Ways to Stand Out

By Jason Freely / last month

Introduction to Visual Marketing The visual marketing materials you use are the first impression potential customers have of your business. A cost-effective way to get started is by using free templates to create everything from logos to flyers to social media images. Building a First Impression for Your New Business Starting a business? Building something […]

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Read this if you think you don’t have Aspergers

By Jason Freely / last month

Recently I wrote about how most women over 40 working full-time in an office have Aspergers. One of the comments on that post was from Marcy. She wrote: You left out one or two categories of women still working: those who have ADHD/are easily bored (me), and those who have much older spouses on Medicare […]

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Shop Indie Local adds a new twist to tired Buy Local campaigns

By Jason Freely / last month

  This campaign’s advantage:  Usable year round, adaptable to local events and needs, not just a single day “Indie” message is resonating well right now, better than plain “local” campaigns Share the right message: People already think they want to shop local, just need a timely reminder Tell stories of merchants, focus on independent businesses […]

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How To Use Free Online Courses as Lead Magnets

By Jason Freely / last month

Free online courses are great lead magnets! Getting qualified leads costs time and money. And both of which are scarce. You’ve been investing both, but ask yourself, have you been generating enough leads? Chances are you think you need more. I’m here to help. Most visitors will take a peek at your site and stay […]

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Here’s why there are no women over 40 in your office

By Jason Freely / last month

The US is one of the only countries in which working extremely long hours is extremely rewarding. Other countries tax very high income to the point that it’s not worth earning. In those countries, it’s possible to take care of children and have an interesting job. Because even if a job is really interesting, people […]

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