Small business strategy

Writing to Empower

Writing is a powerful tool. With words, you can build up confidence, lay out a devastating argument, communicate timeless truths, and entirely ingratiate yourself to your audience. Hint: the last thing on that list is what you don’t want to do. Last year, I wrote a blog entry on why we should avoid the world …

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Business Writing Practices

Did you know that writing is one of the most important business skills you can have? Think about it – business writing covers everything from emails to company blog posts to press releases. Whether you are managing your own business or working as an employee of a business, being able to write well is critical …

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Writing Quality SEO Copy

I’ve talked about using keywords [insert link to blog post] and the importance of using them in your website copy. Writing for SEO means structuring your copy in such a way that searches and search engines on the internet have a higher chance of bringing up your copy when someone enters keywords into the search …

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Developing Strong Business Writing Skills

No matter what industry you are a part of, business writing skills will support your professional role. Business writing can be defined as any written professional communication whether it be internal (addressing those within your company) or external (client or audience facing). Typically, business writing will take the form of emails, reports, documents, proposals, and …

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How to Be Successful with Social Media

Did you know that almost 40% of the world’s population uses one or more social media platforms? Social media is one of the best places today to connect with your clientele and engage your audience on your brand, services, and/or products. However, with so many people online, how do you position yourself to be visible …

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Content Strategy Best Practices

As a business owner, having a strong content strategy in place is imperative for me and to successfully run my business. It involves the deliberate creation and supervision of content for the purpose of driving traffic to a specific platform in the form of a greater number of visitors, brand awareness, or clients. This includes …

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Writing your employee handbook

If your small business or startup venture is expanding, what is one tool you need before hiring? You need an employee handbook! Employee handbooks form the basis of communication between you and your employees. In a handbook, you can lay out the rules, expectations, best practices, and processes, all valuable information when new employees onboard …

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How to Write an Effective Bio

In most situations, you’ll make a first impression in approximately seven seconds. Typically, we think of first impressions as a face to face interaction, but did you know that you can create a first impression by how well you write a bio of yourself? Bios are part of professional life. You can find them on …

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Pronouns: what are they, and how do you use them?

Pronouns, by definition, replace a noun or subject. Instead of saying Sadie sits down to write content for business owner clients, you could say she sits down to write content for them. Pronouns make your writing sound less redundant – no need to repeat a noun (person, place, thing, or idea which is materially engaging …

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Why You Need to Use Hashtags

If you frequent Instagram or Twitter these days, you may have noticed the long string of words at the end of each post with the pound sign (#) in front of them. In social media speak, these tagged words became known as hashtags, and they play a huge role in the success of your social …

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