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Asking for advice is hard because accepting reality is hard

By Jason Freely / a couple of months ago

Recently someone in my writing class hired a lawyer to tell me she wants a refund for the class. The lawyer sent an email to me requesting $25,000 in damages for his client. I sent this email in response: Dear Sir. I don’t give refunds for the class. I do not say anywhere that I […]

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Open Up – It’s the Customers

By Jason Freely / a couple of months ago

When businesses reopen for customers after lockdown, it’s not going back to the way business used to be. Chris has 5 shifts for you to consider. As different places begin to allow local businesses to open up, you’re not alone if you’re breathing a sigh of relief mixed with a gasp of worry. We all […]

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How to Create a Business Blog That Woos Readers and Wins Clients

By Jason Freely / a couple of months ago

According to HubSpot, 53 percent of marketers identified blogging as their top content marketing priority. Another study by Social Media Examiner revealed that 65 percent of marketers planned to increase the use of blogging in 2017. Do you know why? In today’s highly competitive markets, blogging allows your business to build brand awareness effectively by […]

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9 Point Checklist to Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Jason Freely / a couple of months ago

  The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted US small businesses and, in many cases, represents an existential threat to their continued operation. All over the world and in most major US cities, people are confined to their homes and not able to spend money with local businesses except in isolated cases.  Grocery stores, selected big […]

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How Small Businesses Can Use Venmo to Build Their Brand

By Jason Freely / a couple of months ago

In the era of social distancing, it’s not surprising that people are flocking to contactless payment systems like Venmo to make purchases. Because digital payments don’t require physical contact with a vendor during transactions, the chances of spreading any dangerous germs are diminished. Small businesses have been tasked with accommodating their customers’ new digital payment preferences […]

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Emails my mom sent from her NYC co-op

By Jason Freely / a couple of months ago

I stopped talking with my mom a few years ago. She might not have noticed at first. My brothers have all cut her off at times as well. But my mom is pragmatic. She knows she and my dad were terrible parents. She apologizes and by all accounts, she is a much more enjoyable person […]

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Remember when we used to try to hide our accents?

By Jason Freely / a couple of months ago

Two small town guys, Scott Duehlmeier and Chris Brogan. Don’t check your accent at the door. Photo by Chris Brogan.   By Chris Brogan I’m originally from Maine. Accents up there come through the nose. Most famously, people from Maine are supposed to say “Ayuh” when we mean “yes.” Midway through high school, I moved […]

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Unified Communications Guide for Small Business

By Jason Freely / a couple of months ago

Now that you’re running your business more virtually than you thought you would, it might be time to consider a unified communications system. That might sound like some hoity toity corporate word — but it’s just another word for managing all of your voice and video communications from one place, usually using a software platform […]

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Your Twitter Handle Questions Answered

By Jason Freely / a few months ago

Your Twitter handle is just about as important to your brand as your company name or website. In fact, choosing a Twitter handle can get confusing and overwhelming if you don’t know the basics. In this article, you’ll get a clear explanation of your Twitter Handle, your username, display name and Twitter URL. What is […]

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