4 tips for getting organized

By Shannon Farr, Writing Intern You are working on one project, something comes up, so you just push it aside on your desk until you finish the next project. But wait, something comes up at home and you have to rush out of the office. Now your desk has three or four projects laying around, […]

5 Steps to a Social Media Strategy

By Claudia Young, Writing Intern   If you feel constantly overwhelmed keeping up with your company’s social media or don’t even know where to start, you’re not alone. Having a specific plan in mind to reach your goals is hard. What exactly is going to bring your business, and what social media is going to […]

3 lessons from scouting that should be applied to business

By Wayne C. Hahne, Writing Intern Effective leadership is known to be the source of success in society, but a question rarely asked is, what does it take to be an effective leader? The answer to that is different depending on whom you ask, but from the experience of an Eagle Scout, my personal answer […]

What millennials are looking for in a job (and why you should care)

Millennials. What do you think of when you hear that word? Is it negative? That’s understandable. We are different than past generations. But the stigma behind millennials only accounts for a small percentage of us. Because of this stigma, there’s an unfair bias when applying to jobs. I worked extremely hard to graduate with a […]

A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Social Media

A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Social Media

by Claudia Young, Staff Writer at Jamie’s Notebook If you’re breathing, you most likely know what Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are. While there are many different social media sites, these are the three pillars. And if you run a business, you know how important they are. Advertising and branding used to be simple. Run an […]

4 ways to integrate your company blog into your overall marketing

We’ve all heard that quote by William Davis, “the road to success runs uphill” but in the case of promoting a business of any size, it does not have to be. Yes, it’s hard work, but careful and strategic planning makes the small business marketing process much easier, efficient and affordable. The key to any […]

4 tips for a successful About page on your website

One of my recent blogs focused on four components of a successful website, including search engine optimization, intuitive navigation, clear call to action, and a clear way that you can solve the reader’s problem. Today, we’re going to talk about the second most commonly visited page on most websites: the About page. Philosophy of an About […]

Full-day class to feature various forms of online writing for small business

For more information   Alison Taylor-Brown Founder/Director, The Village Writing School alisontaylorbrown@me.com 479.292.3665 www.villagewritingschool.com   Jamie Smith Owner, Jamie’s Notebook jamie@jamiesnotebook.com 479.531.1685 www.jamiesnotebook.com       For Immediate Release May 23, 2017   Online platform writing focus of full-day course June 10 Village Writing School class geared to authors, small business and nonprofits ROGERS, ARK.— […]

4 key components for any successful website

I’m often asked about what makes a website successful and there’s no quick answer to that. In the seminars that I teach, I usually go page-by-page and offer tips for success, as well as general site-wide best practices. Each industry will have specific “must haves” for their websites but I find that no matter the […]

Who should be writing your company blog? Questions to help you decide

  We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of having a business blog, and even how to make that blog successful. However, we have not spent time discussing how to go about choosing the right blogger for the job. When deciding who should write your business’ blog, you have two options. Should you use an […]