3 Reasons You Should NOT Blog for Your Business

If you clicked on this, you’re probably used to my ironic sense of humor and are looking to see the joke. This is no joke. I usually preach that pretty much every business would benefit from having a blog but today, I don’t want to talk about that. Today, I want to talk about who […]

The Day Facebook Died (and why it shouldn’t have been your website in the first place)

It’s been a week since Facebook and its related apps (Instagram and WhatsApp) went down for more than 12 hours. Have you recovered yet? It was frustrating for most users, especially those who rely on Facebook to communicate with their business customer base. The hashtag #FacebookDown was comical and incredibly ironic, considering Facebook itself had […]

Learn to blog for your business

Jamie Smith with Jamie’s Notebook is offering her workshop Simplifying the Art of Business Blogging to teach the ins and outs of blogging for your business or nonprofit. Jamie Smith is an experienced writer and workshop facilitator based in Northwest Arkansas. This workshop, which is being offered at various locations throughout Northwest Arkansas, teaches: 5 […]

Staying Active When You Work from Home

  By Claudia Young, team member When you work with others, you are basically forced to work all day or at least look like you’re always working on something. When you work from home, you are your own boss and sometimes that means you give yourself too many breaks. “I don’t technically have anything due […]

Tips for working from home successfully

  By Claudia Young, team member Haven’t read my first blog from this series? Check out my first blog in this series here. One month of full-time freelance: done. I’m struggling to find the balance between work and play. Since we just moved into our new house, I have a huge personal to-do list on top […]

Being Productive As A Full-Time Freelancer

  By Claudia Young, team member This month, I am venturing into full-time freelance work. And to be honest, it’s terrifying. I have a Type A personality, but I know that staying at home makes it hard for me to get things done. I turn into a hermit that forgets to shower and eat meals, […]

Investment that empowers a community (why I am sponsoring WordCamp)

If you had told me nine years ago that I would not only be a part of a tech community but that I would thrive in it, I would have laughed at you. I can barely program a VCR (yes, I just dated myself), let alone do something technical like build a website. Well, with […]

4 Quotes to Inspire Any and All Small Business Owners

  By Shannon Farr, writing intern As you can imagine, as an English major, I read quite a few novels, plays, and even poetry. I spend most of my evenings curled up on my couch, reading one book or another, sipping on my glass of wine. The other night, I was reading a book for […]

How to work from home and stay sane

by Claudia, Writing Intern Close your eyes and imagine this. (Okay maybe don’t close your eyes, since you need to read.) You wake up at 9 a.m., make some breakfast, turn on the TV, open your laptop and get to work, all without putting on pants. Seems great, right? Everyone dreams of having their own […]

How I manage a small business while living with chronic illness

By Jamie Smith, owner of Jamie’s Notebook As small business owners, we overcome challenges to make our businesses successful. When you also live the life of a “spoonie” (someone with a chronic illness), the number of challenges often seem insurmountable. Today I’m sharing a few tips I’ve learned the hard way about running a small […]