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Vision, Values, and Veracity: The “Three V’s” of Online Community Building

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Online Community Building ideas that focus on vision, values, and veracity—with plenty of examples, a couple of “don’t try this!” recommendations, and 10 ideas to get you started.

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Why Updates Are Crucial to Your WordPress Website’s Health

Updates are important for any website! But because WordPress websites are powered by open source software, it’s especially important to keep your WordPress website updated. One study in the last few years identified that more that 70% of WordPress websites were vulnerable to hacks—because the website admins were not updating WordPress, were running subversions, or were […]

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Our Client Sent Us Harry Potter Wands. (No, Seriously.)

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“WE GOT HARRY POTTER WANDS!” My team member Vanessa burst out laughing as I jogged toward her, brandishing the box. “WHAT!? What is this?” she asked, still laughing. I smiled at her. “Barbi sent us Harry Potter wands.” I saw it click for her as she connected the dots and grinned. Earlier this year, Vanessa and […]

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Spring Color Palettes

Our Spring 2017 color palettes are here, just in time for the warmer weather. When creating a color palette I like to pick 3-5 colors Main Color (1) Accent Colors (2-3) Background Color (1) MAIN COLOR This one gets noticed first. The main color will help bring out certain emotions or feelings when people see […]

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The Social Media Advantage

It’s not every day you have the pleasure of sitting right behind North Carolina’s Secretary of State, Elaine F. Marshall, at an all female mentoring event. As we both took in Cindy Whitehead’s captivating keynote at BizWomen’s Mentoring Monday I happened to overhear her say to Sheila Ogle, former & longtime owner of Cary’s Matthews […]

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Being a Mentor: Not Just for Folks at the Top of the Ladder

What do you see when you picture a mentor? I realized recently that when I pictured a mentor, I pictured someone at the height of her career – someone who’d reached the top of a ladder and accomplished all her goals. I didn’t picture someone like myself, since I still have goals I want to […]

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