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Merry Christmas, Friends!

Spread the Spirit I love what this time of year brings: the family I get to see, the baking I get to do, the cheer that comes alight in my heart — and especially the spirit. Not many people know the origins of Zao525’s name (or often how to even say it!), but its meaning…
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Planning for 2017: Review Your Small Business in 2016

You’ve worked hard to build your small business, and you work hard every day to reach the goals you’re after. I love the passion and the tenacity you bring to your small business. And I love even more to see my small business peeps reach for their goals and plan for their futures! Because let’s…
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Mmmhmm! What Makes That Blog Post so Darn Good?

5 ingredients to a scrumptious small-business blog post In a recent blog post I dished on why you need a blog and how to start one. Today, I’m going to let you in on the secret of how to stir up blog posts that connect your readers to your small business. And guess what? They’re…
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Belated Thanks: To The One-Person Marketing Team

To my rockstars, my one-man and one-woman leaders who keep the small businesses you work for visible to the world, I give you my thanks. You’ve got limited hours to work, a tight budget to work with, and only your two hands to get it done. No one in your office appreciates your Mad Men…
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We’re Thankful for…

Businesses That Inspire. I try to give thanks throughout the year for the blessings I receive. And man do I feel blessed with all the people I get to meet and the projects I get to take part in. This time of year especially, I’m reminded about the great small businesses and nonprofits I’m able…
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We’re Thankful for…

Businesses That Heal. I try to give thanks throughout the year for the blessings I receive. And man do I feel blessed with all the people I get to meet and the projects I get to take part in. This time of year especially, I’m reminded about the great small businesses and nonprofits I’m able…
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