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How to up your social media game

Business owners know – in theory – that social media is one of the most effective ways to grow  a small business.? Starting as a space for personal interaction, social media has evolved into a dynamic, exciting avenue for business contacts and client traffic. Here are five ways you can uncharge your social media game …

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Pain Points for College & Grad School Applicants

College applications are a stressful introduction to college life, especially for students who have never handled a college application before. One way colleges are addressing this is the Common App. I’ve talked about the Common App before and why you should use it for your application. For undergrads and transfer students, the Common App – …

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Invest in Persuasive Writing Techniques

Why should you, a small business owner, invest in quality persuasive writing techniques? In a word, you want the people reading what you write to say yes to you. When your clients say yes, you will gain results: business, evenue, partnerships, and more. When your clients say yes, you get closer to your goals! Persuasive …

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Improve Your Business Writing

In the past, I’ve discussed the basics of business writing skills and their development [add above link here], which I’ve defined as any written form of professional communication. I’ve advised using the active voice, writing out your points in a natural order (and using a well-defined outline to guide you!), and making use of headings …

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Types of Writing: Expository

One of the most useful forms of writing for business purposes is expository writing. Expository writing primarily finds its use in conveying information as clearly as possible. To write an expository piece, you will need to investigate an idea, evaluate evidence and facts, and set forth a clear argument that your readers can follow.  Learn …

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Demystifying the Common App 

I’ve mentioned the Common App a few times in previous posts about how to write outstanding enrollment essays [ link]. For those of you who might be wondering what the Common App is and how it benefits your enrollment plans, look no further!  What is the Common App? Think about traditional enrollment in multiple colleges …

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How to write a college entrance essay

In a shift to attract more students and make higher education more accessible, colleges today are waiving standardized test scores (SAT and ACT), or making them optional for those with low or mediocre test scores. If your test scores do not fall within the range of typical acceptances, then it’s best to rely on the …

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How to write a personal statement for your college application

Personal statements are a regular feature of the business world, but long before this, you may have to write one to gain entrance to a college or university program of study. Sometimes known as a statement of purpose, these pieces are important for highlighting your academic preparation, motivation, and career goals. You will want to …

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