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5 Tips to Build Client Partnerships

This is a guest post by Heather Whaling, president of Geben Communication. The people who hire you – are they clients or customers? Do they see you as a partner or a vendor? A consultant or a freelancer? Just semantics or is there an actual difference? I see the new business process as an opportunity […]

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Q&A Chat Re-cap: Weekend Work and more

On the second Wednesday of each month, we hold our traditional Q&A chat, where top independent communication professionals share thought leadership, tips and advice in response to questions submitted by the community (learn how to join us here). Our September 2014 chat focused on the following topics of interest: Q1: Do you typically work on […]

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Not Your Typical Ice Bucket Challenge Post– For Me, It’s Personal

Are you tired of hearing about the Ice Bucket Challenge? I am too, but as the backlash started (and is continuing longer than it should), I couldn’t sit silent any longer. Because for me, it’s personal. I’ve mentioned before that I recently had a family emergency, but without the details I’m sharing now: my sister […]

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10 Tips to Keep Your Mood and Confidence High

One of the many benefits of the solo lifestyle is having the ability to create and control your own work environment. There’s no Debbie Downer or Toxic Tom at the water cooler to derail your happiness! However, that benefit also means that we’re responsible for our own moods. If you work independently and you’re having […]

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Self-Employed Health Insurance – Your Questions Answered

One of the most vexing challenges facing many self-employed solo and small businesses is health insurance – and this challenge has only become more complicated in recent years. This week, during our #SoloPR Topic Chat on Twitter, we were joined by Angus McRae, a 25-year veteran insurance broker who is extremely knowledgeable on the Affordable […]

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How to Smartly – and Cheaply – Automate Routine Social Media Posts

Isn’t it annoying that we’ve typically had to create a social media calendar in one format to plan our updates, and then copy/paste that information into another system for scheduling? What if you could have a single social media automation system that boils this process down to just one step – not for hundreds or […]

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#SoloPR Topic Chat Preview: Health Insurance

Next Wednesday, August 27, at 1-2 p.m. Eastern time (10-11 a.m. Pacific), we’re looking forward to our first #SoloPR Topic Chat on Twitter (Never participated in a Twitter chat? Here’s how!). We’ll be addressing one of the most vexing challenges facing many solo and small businesses: health insurance. Our guest will be Angus McRae, a […]

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The Best Tools For Consultants to Manage and Promote Your Business

Welcome to the next installment of Solo PR Pro’s Tool School series! Designed to fight overwhelm, all this month we’re offering specific recommendations for services that are cost-effective for indies, and aren’t enterprise-focused or overkill for our needs. Last week, we talked about the tools that can help you with your client work, but don’t […]

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Chat re-cap: Disclosures and Other Sticky Situations

On the second Wednesday in August, we held one of our traditional Q&A chats, where top independent communication professionals shared thought leadership, tips and advice in response to questions submitted by the community (learn how to join us here). On August 13, we weighed in with opinions and insight on the following topics of interest: […]

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54 Tools for PR and Digital Success

Welcome to Solo PR Pro’s Tool School series! Designed to fight overwhelm, all this month we’re offering specific recommendations for services that are cost-effective for indies, and aren’t enterprise-focused or overkill for our needs. In this, our second installment, we focus on the tools that help digital and communications consultants accomplish great things for clients. […]

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