New to the job? Spend your first 30 days making coffee.

In most instances, I think people consider a new employee’s first 30 days a time to learn. A time to absorb as much new information about processes, job duties, and new coworkers as possible. I’d agree with that perspective BUT offer an additional point of view… that the first 90 days is also one of your most significant opportunities to...

Do You Have Trust Issues?

  How to manage and market your online reputation for better consumer relationships   Joan Jett didn’t give a &$%# about her bad reputation, but those of us in the business world don’t have the same luxury. Our reputation can draw customers in… or turn them off before we’ve even had a chance to prove ourselves. Our online reputation is...

Shining the Light on Cara Bow, Graphic Designer at Willow

We sometimes tend to think of design as what the project ultimately ends up looking like—the finished piece with all of the art and polish. But good design must begin from the very start of a project, during the early discussions and ideation. It’s even more important when it comes to web design because someone must be the constant champion...

Lesson in Planning for Marketing Communications

A lesson in not counting your race cars before the engine starts. I’m a huge racing fan. Growing up, Memorial Day weekend was always celebrated by watching the Indianapolis 500. As an adult, I’ve only missed the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” once and it’s because I was 39 weeks pregnant. Anyways, my love for motorsports rarely intersects with my interest...