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“Blah…Blah…Blah…” This is what most consumers hear when exposed to marketing messages no matter the medium through which it’s delivered. Today’s consumer demands more than catchy slogans and slick ad campaigns. But, in what’s evolved into an overwhelmingly egregious disconnect, most companies struggle to communicate even the most essential messages […]

Surviving ‘The Conversation Age’: 3 Ways to ‘Speak Human’ in ...


In this article, we continue the advice for small business and startups from Merilee Kern, MBA. A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed nearly half of all small businesses fail within the first four years of their existence. While there are many proven causes, including owner incompetence, inexperience, fraud […]

8 Great Ways to Foil Small Business Stagnation to Accelerate ...


In this article, we continue the advice for small business and startups from Merilee Kern, MBA. The promise of independent consulting is fast cars, big checks, and total flexibility to pick and choose clients, and it’s a promise hundreds of thousands of “ex” workers chase every year. Ex-executives, ex-employees, and […]

What Few Consultants Deliver That Every Client Wants



Here we present a guest post on leveraging small-business techniques at Startups. When a brand sets an entirely new benchmark, you know they’re on to something big. Very big. This is the case with Nolah, an entrepreneurial, technology and cause-driven mattress company spurring a marketplace movement with a distinctive—and decidedly […]

Success Insights from Maverick Mattress Biz Waking Up Tired Industry


The promise of independent consulting is fast cars, big checks, and total flexibility to pick and choose clients, and it’s a promise hundreds of thousands of “ex” workers chase every year. Ex-executives, ex-employees, and ex-big-name-consultants are flooding the ranks of independent consultants thanks to the recession and “jobless recovery.” This […]

What Few Digital Consultants Deliver That Every Client Wants