Entrepreneurs Shine the Spotlight on 2010

One of my favorite things about this blog is interviewing entrepreneurs. My grandparents were very entrepreneurial, so I’ve always appreciated the strength and spirit required to create—and sustain—your own business. To help kick off the New Year, I asked several of the entrepreneurs profiled here to give us a peek into their predictions for 2010. […]

Thoughtful, No-Cost Gifts for the Writers, Freelancers and Entrepreneurs in Your Life

Many—okay, the majority—of advertisers would have us believe that this holiday season will special because you finally found someone that perfect sweater, scarf, jewelry or gadget. Yet, the holiday memories that stick with me the most are the ones filled with sentiment: the amazing pistachio biscotti that a friend made for those of us working […]

Entrepreneur This: Resources

A recent New York Times article about “accidental entrepreneurs, unintended entrepreneurs or forced entrepreneurs” has been nagging at me since I read it about 10 days ago. While the article features people who are finding ways to stock their refrigerators and fulfill their need to be productive and creative, it’s dismissive to call someone an […]

Entrepreneurial Marketing: Part 3 of 3

Despite what it might seem like these days – especially earlier this month when the top news story was a hacker attack taking down Twitter and Facebook – there is more to marketing than social networking. E-mail Marketing You can reach your network and prospective contacts very effectively with e-mail. A great way to do […]

Entrepreneurial Marketing: Part 2 of 3

In Monday’s post, I focused on making the most of LinkedIn to market your business. If you’ve mastered those tips and are looking for something more advanced, you may be ready to build your own company profile. Interested? Check out this how to post from Mashable. Moving beyond LinkedIn, other social networking sites can play […]

Entrepreneurial Marketing: A Trilogy

One of the reasons I love to interview entrepreneurs here is because I so strongly relate to them. I consider myself an entrepreneur just as much as I consider myself a freelance writer. My grandparents loved to promote their wares (antiques and jewelry) at flea markets and they owned a few companies at various points […]

Add a Candle: Musings on My Second Blogiversary

My blog a.k.a writer is officially two years old today. When I started blogging, I was still living in Seattle and earning a full-time paycheck. Now I call Denver home and am very happy to be a freelance copywriter. And my creative writing “side project” has great momentum. You’ll hear no complaints from me! But […]

Guest Post: Facebook Pages, and Why Every Business Should Have Them

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Written by: Laura Espinosa A while back, Jesaka wrote a post about Entrepreneurial marketing, and how using social sites like Facebook and Twitter can really grow your business. I’m going to take it one step further and expand on the topic of Facebook fan pages for those of you who have them or are thinking of […]

Cognitive Connection, April 30

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This week has flown by—and, yet, seemed really long. Maybe it’s because Denver weather is fluctuating between a sunny, 80 degrees and snow. Yup, snow. Monday (and May) will dawn with two big projects kicking off, so I’m going to enjoy this weekend while I can, despite the weather. I hope you enjoy your weekend, […]

Cognitive Connection, April 23: Book Covers, Essay Class and AWP

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This week’s Cognitive Connection is a bit eclectic, but it works here. There’s a link to a great online essay writing class, two interesting posts to an author sharing her experience—including images—with her book cover design and then a magazine article about tech entrepreneurs. While you’re reading (or maybe signing up for a class), I’m […]

Guest Post: 5 Reasons to Write an Ebook

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Written By Susan Johnston When my brother read an early draft of my ebook, he was skeptical. “It’s good,” he said, “but maybe a little too good. Do you really think it’s smart to give away all your freelance secrets?” A writer friend who’s already self-published an ebook warned me that it may not pay […]

In Your Face: The Importance of In-Person Connections

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With one small exception, all of my client meetings in 2009 were conducted either by chat, video or phone. While it’s nice to fit in a phone meeting between deadlines or “commute” to a 6 a.m. conference call by way of stop in the kitchen for a huge cup of coffee, I’m not the type […]