Angela Jia Kim

Savor Beauty + Spa / Savor the Success - CEO + Founder
New York, NY
http://www.savorbeauty.com

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Using Your Savor Media Lists

Contributed by Publicity Specialist Melissa Cassera - www.casseracommunications.com If you’re reading this article you’re most likely eligible to start downloading your Savor Media Lists. Congratulations. This is a fabulous benefit for pre...

By The Moderator Pup - Added to favorites on January 7, 2010

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Using Facebook and Twitter within Savor the Success

Listen and watch Payson Cooper show you how to synchronize your Facebook and Twitter accounts with Savor the Success. Also, check out our previous How-To videos:Savor How-To: Using the PR Opp RSS feed > Savor How-To: Business One...

By The Moderator Pup - Added to favorites on December 1, 2009

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A Big Dose of "NO!"

  Over the weekend, I got a big dose of “NO!” It’s not that my ideas haven’t been rejected before- please, I’m living testament to the motto, “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again!” But...

By Jennifer Tuma-Young - Added to favorites on August 18, 2009

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Have You Ever "Beat Yourself Up"? How I Learned to Nurture Myself...

Ok, I’m a firm believer that balance is a state of mind- literally! Well, since food plays a MAJOR role in the way we feel, food is one of the keys to staying balanced!!  I discovered this when I was diagnosed with borderline diabetes ...

By Jennifer Tuma-Young - Added to favorites on July 14, 2009

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Have a product-based company? A “guide” to working with reps.

What is a rep? Broker rep. Sales rep. Showroom rep. They go by different names, but their job is the same. They represent your product and the goal is for them to help you get new accounts.   Why would you want/need one? Because th...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on May 31, 2009

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Do Wishes Come True?

About a week ago, just before my literary agent started contacting publishers about my memoir, I played wishbone tug of war with my daughter. I'd had the wishbone on my desk for months, ever since STS member Deena Burgess gave it to me attached to...

By Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on May 21, 2009

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Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?

Short answer: yes. Long answer: chances are you don’t because your natural talents are going untapped.   My business partner and I recently read “Strengths Finder 2.0”, by Tom Rath.  This is a #1 Wall Street Journal...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on May 2, 2009

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Barter for a free full page ad in a major magazine!

A word that is creeping into our vocabulary of late is “barter”. As the economy is taking its toll, we believe that companies are even more open to entertaining the idea of bartering; therefore, Psi Bands looks for appropriate, targete...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on April 23, 2009

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Strange lessons from our encounters with NPR and assorted other media

We've done quite a bit of media over the last few months, most recently last week and today. One thing we've discovered is that no shoot or show is EVER the same. It's kind of like having kids. The first one is born and she's a screamer. You (that...

By Lynn Colwell - Added to favorites on April 22, 2009

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Real You: Don't let interruptions consume your day

Did you know interruptions consume 28 percent of an average workday? It's true. And interruptions can be even more time-stealing if you're working from home and not setting limits. Case in point: Today. I'm working from home. That's typically a gr...

By Kaira Rouda - Added to favorites on April 19, 2009

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How to attract 1000+ blog readers---instantly!

So you've been blogging for a while. You've been checking Google Analytics for a while. You've been submitting your stuff to social bookmarking sites like Stumble Upon and Reddit for a while.And, for a while, your traffic has completely stagnated....

By Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on April 17, 2009

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Real You: Are you and your significant other keeping financial secrets?

It's everywhere. Stress levels are on the rise. What we know is that during times of pressure and stress, men isolate and women connect. Many men, during these stressful times, are isolating. They are putting on a brave face, even as their wo...

By Kaira Rouda - Added to favorites on April 8, 2009

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Change Sucks!

I know that this is probably going to be an unpopular opinion, particularly to you life coaches and other eternally optimistic folks out there, but I hate change. I think it sucks.  Truly.  My baby is turning 2 on Saturday and I'm not ...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on April 7, 2009

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Savor Update: New email notification system and daily digest option

UPDATE: OUR NEW NOTIFICATION SYSTEM IS NOW LIVE! You can change your setting here >   Here at Savor the Success we are always working hard to provide the best possible services and features to our members. The latest soon-to-be-rel...

By The Moderator Pup - Added to favorites on April 6, 2009

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Is Narcissism Dripping From Your Copy?

Congratulations! You do not have narcissistic personality disorder. Is narcissism dripping from your copy? Emily Yoffe explores the complexities of narcissism in the Slate article, “But Enough About You …What is narcissistic personali...

By Dawn Smith - Added to favorites on April 2, 2009

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Real You: Every woman has a story. What's yours?

In my book I talk about telling your story and I have gotten various questions regarding this topic. Most asking “why tell your story? ” And to that I respond…Because it’s unique! It’s yours and you own it. The impor...

By Kaira Rouda - Added to favorites on April 2, 2009

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10 Tips for Getting in “O, The Oprah Magazine”, “SELF Magazine”, Daily Candy, etc.

We all want great press. The benefits are priceless. It creates consumer awareness, drives sales, gives you prestige, opens up new retail channels, etc. So how do you get it?     Here’s a highlight of Psi Bands’ press...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on April 2, 2009

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The wonderful women of Savor!

I would just like to say to all the women I have connected with or exchanged messages with you are amazing. I am enjoying my membership here in ways I never thought possible. Your helpful insight and encouragement has been tremendous. Being a rook...

By Niccole Nelson - Added to favorites on April 1, 2009

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An Important List to Keep

I know, I know, I usually give legal advice.  Today's post is going to be advice of a more practical nature... (Ok, well it's kinda legal, but I can't help myself.  Sad, really.  It's a curse.)  I have a story to tell, with a...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on March 31, 2009

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Stop feeling like a pest!

I could feel like a pest right now, but I am choosing not to.  I offered one of our retailers a semi-exclusive opportunity to participate in a promotional opportunity that will not cost them a dime yet drive sales, and they have yet to respon...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on March 31, 2009

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Real You: Don't forget to brand your workspace

Whether others see your office or not, I always recommend that your office be a reflection of you and your personal brand. It should be comfy, functional and stimulating. If you are a messy person by nature, that’s OK; just don’t let t...

By Kaira Rouda - Added to favorites on March 30, 2009

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Trust Your Gut

Yeah...I really wish someone would have posted this kind of blog entry when I was old enough to read so I would never forget this. Unfortunately there weren't blogs then, and even if there were I probably wouldn't have been mature enough to listen...

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on March 26, 2009

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The Skinny on Partnering (Part 2)

So you have a business partner, or maybe you’re considering adding one.   What happens if you have disagreements? What if one person is pulling more weight than the other? What if …   Let’s cut to the chase. In a...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on March 25, 2009

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The Top Ten Legal Issues You Need To Know About When Starting Your Business.

As the Small Business Superhero that I am (LOL!), I often consult with potential clients that are just starting up.  I go through all of the various issues that could confront a business like theirs and help them to develop a plan to address ...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on March 24, 2009

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How I broke my addiction to Google Analytics

No one, to my knowledge, has established a support group for people like me, but someone should. You see, ever since the initial weeks of blogging, I've been a traffic addict. It started with me begging my brother to activate Google Analytics on m...

By Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on March 24, 2009

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Ready to super size it with the “Big Box” stores?

Going “big” is not for the weak at heart. And I don’t mean supersizing it at McDs. When I say “big”, I mean landing that big dream account of yours – maybe its Nordstrom or Babies R Us or CVS. Whoever it is, are...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on March 24, 2009

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Being Efficient with Your Online Marketing Strategy in Today's Economy

It’s tough times out there, including for the online industry, so how do we make sure that we are getting the most for our advertising buck? Take a look at your current online marketing strategy and see which channels are the most inefficien...

By Ashley Hart - Added to favorites on March 20, 2009

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Nordstrom Recalls Girl’s Shoes Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Hazard: Surface paint on the outer sole of these shoes contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The recall includes six styles of Nordstrom-brand shoes for girl...

By Bridget Smith - Added to favorites on March 19, 2009

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Partnering or going solo?

Have you considered a business partner? I thought I would flesh out some of the pros/cons to having a partner(s). Some of you may have been on the fence about this choice, or maybe never considered it. Maybe it’s for you, maybe it’s no...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on March 18, 2009

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Why You Care About California's Laws, Even If You're Not In California

In case you didn't know, I take requests.  I'm always looking for new ideas for blog posts both here at STS and on my legal blog.  So, this one comes to you thanks to our very own Angela Jia Kim... I was talking to Angela one evening ...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on March 13, 2009

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Goal Setting for Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs must capitalize on their natural talents to define & achieve business success. There are many different hats a woman has to wear to push her business to the next level of success. One of these hats is that of new business ...

By Cam Pietralunga - Added to favorites on March 12, 2009

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Quick Tips for Twitter

Twitter is a relatively new social network started in 2006. It’s a micro-blogging tool where you post what you’re doing or what you’re working on in small bites. You post just a sentence or two and can include links to related re...

By Cam Pietralunga - Added to favorites on March 12, 2009

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How to create a Vlog

Here are the steps to create your own vlog. All you need is a webcam attached to your computer. A lot of new laptops have a webcam integrated a the top of the screen. Otherwise you can get a cheap USB webcam pretty much anywhere. 1. Create a free...

By The Moderator Pup - Added to favorites on March 11, 2009

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A NY Daily News PR Opp!

I know I've been missing for a while so I figured I'd write about something useful now that I'm back. I found a great PR opportunity while reading the Daily News this weekend. We could all use another PR opp, right? The NY Daily News is looking...

By Alexandra Mihaescu - Added to favorites on March 10, 2009

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Cold Calling For Newbies - Getting Past the Gate Keeper

Hopefully no one reading this needs this first bit of advice, but don’t ask for people by title… For example, “May I speak to the owner”. Don’t ask, “Who is the owner?”. Ladies do your h...

By Iris Salmins - Added to favorites on March 9, 2009

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ShopNBC – Part 3

On 3/2 and 3/3, Psi Bands had a total of 4 airings on ShopNBC, located in MN. As I previously mentioned in Part 2 of this series, this, too, was an exhilarating and exhausting experience.   Exhausting because I am traveling from the ...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on March 9, 2009

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When is Help Too Much Help? (And 7 Sales Lessons)

As part of my role as VP of our ABWA chapter in Niagara Falls, I set up the speaker programming for the meetings. May's speaker will be a highly regarded and well connected sales & business trainer/coach. Last week I was finalizing details wit...

By Karen Renzi - Added to favorites on March 9, 2009

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Balancing Motherhood with Work-Related Travel

As you might imagine, traveling for business does not come easy when you are also the main caregiver in your family. That is the case for me. I have two boys, ages 9 and 6 ½. They are school aged, which helps, but what about those in betwee...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on March 4, 2009

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Are You Unwittingly Violating The Law?

You're so careful about making sure your business is legal.  I know you are.  You don't cut corners; you don't fly by the seat of your pants. You can't.  If your business fails, it could cost not only your business, but your family...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on March 3, 2009

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Survival Biz Strategies - When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going!

I keep hearing entrepreneurs/biz owners asking themselves what they can do to stay afloat during these tough economic times. We are all feeling the impact – in one form or another. Some ideas to get you brainstorming on how to survive this e...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on February 21, 2009

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I almost gave up, and then I took a vacation

Just before my vacation two weeks ago, I sent my agent a whiney email. It was filled with "I can'ts" and "this is too hards." I complained of feeling overwhelmed. I didn't think I had the mental energy needed to keep up a blogging career at the sa...

By Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on February 16, 2009

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How Connected are You?

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been thinking about how connected I am.  It's annoying to me that I can't seem to go more than 20 minutes without checking my email. Whether it's by my web-enabled cellphone or on my computer, I just can't...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on February 16, 2009

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Finally! My First Vlog Post!

Okay, sadly, starting a vlog has been much more technically challenging than i imagined - and I am pretty technologically inclined... (Keep a look out this week for a post from me on "Top 10 things to do when starting to vlog"). That said, VICTORY...

By Stephanie Cion - Added to favorites on February 16, 2009

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ShopNBC – Part 2

On 2/11, Psi Bands debuted on ShopNBC, located in MN. What an exhilarating and exhausting experience.   We received our PO with just more than a week before our on-air date. I think this was unusual, but it did have us scurrying in many di...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on February 14, 2009

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4 ideas to improve your web presence and generate more website traffic…

1 - Email Marketing Email marketing is a highly effective and inexpensive way to reach your target market directly – they won’t visit your web site every day, but they will check their email. And we can tell who has opened the email o...

By Dorothy Wolden - Added to favorites on February 11, 2009

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Tips for Making Your Mac Life Better

Here are some of our favorite Mac tips and tools (some of them are for PC users too). We don't have a financial relationship with any of these companies, nor are we responsible for the quality of their products or services. So pleas...

By Caroline Green - Added to favorites on February 11, 2009

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In Praise of Organization

I am absolutely NOT the most organized person. [Friday sidebar: When I was a teenager, my room was usually so messy with castoff clothes that my dad would sometimes stage a "great clothes escape" - with my shirts and sweaters trying to c...

By Karen Renzi - Added to favorites on February 6, 2009

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Happy Day!

Not too much time today, though if you keep your customer database online, I highly recommend that you go read my legal blog on what to do if it's stolen... But that's not why I'm writing.  I'm writing because when I find something to make e...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on February 5, 2009

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Group Dynamic - Why Some Groups Flourish and others Fall

I've been a member of many networking groups over the years. Some shaped how I do business and fostered amazing connnections and others were, to put it bluntly, a waste of time. Last night I was called in to help an association create ways to inc...

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on February 5, 2009

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Vlogging: A New PR Tool for WELLalarm and A Mechanism to Change the Face of Chronic Illness?

I apologize in advance for the length of this post. I hope you will humor me this once and read through it. I am an extremely private person. I agonized about the fact that I would be the face of WELLalarm prior to starting the company - and spec...

By Stephanie Cion - Added to favorites on February 4, 2009

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Pitching Off Topic

I've participated in numerous events over the years to learn how to pitch the media. After every teleconference or panel discussion one item always prevails - Don't Pitch Off-Topic I'm sure we've all read the 'Five Rules of HARO.' Some of you may...

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on February 3, 2009

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The Shoemaker's Children

I'm going to say that since the concept of the shoemaker's children having no shoes has been around for, well, forever, I'm not the first person to have the problem.  But I think it's time for me to "fess up".  As many of you know, I j...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on January 29, 2009

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Welcome to the group!

Last message: Wow, you bet it will be helpful. Thanks very much Aimee. Can't wait to hear what you all learn.Warmly, Lynn Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations & Traditions for the Whole Family It's been called "...

Started by Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on January 28, 2009

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Do not hesitate!

I was recently reviewing some applications, and on more than one, the applicant used the word “hesitate”. I thought I should blog about this, because it really struck me.   The definition of hesitate: to pause or hold back in u...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on January 28, 2009

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Psi Bands Announces It's Sponsorship Winners into the M3 RACE

Psi Bands is truly inspired by the dozens of applications that were submitted to us representing such diverse businesses. Such talented women making remarkable contributions!  Although it was a VERY tough decision, we selected the ...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on January 27, 2009

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An Attitude of Gratitude

It's not often enough that I take a step back from my life and acknowledge the happy things that are going on in my world.  I'm really grateful for all of the people that I have in my life, including all of you.  My life is actually pret...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on January 27, 2009

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10 Great Twitter Resources to Help Market and Grow Your Brand.

As I have received many requests for more info on Twitter that is theme of todays post! 1. Twitter Buttons Lets you Create Buttons and Badges for your website or blog (or even to add to your facebook page)2. TwitthisWhat is TwitThis? Direct from t...

By Stephanie Cion - Added to favorites on January 26, 2009

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4 Fabulous FREE Tools to Manage the Reputation of your Company/Product in CyberSpace

We all know how important it is to protect our reputation and develop our brands in the online world. There are numerous tools and strategies to help you do this. Below is a list of my top 4 FREE personal favorites: Google AlertsI have mentioned ...

By Stephanie Cion - Added to favorites on January 24, 2009

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Welcome and Who is Melissa of Cassera Communications?

Hello STS! I'm so excited to become an official blogger here. I've already connected with so many wonderful women here and I look forward to letting you all take a peak into my life as a publicist, entrepreneur, speaker, author, model/actress and...

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on January 24, 2009

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If You Want Something Done Pick The Busiest Women You Know!

As I read many of the chats,blogs and tweets I am amazed at how involved and active all of our Savor Ladies are.  If you are one of the women who always makes time to be at events, volunteers to help out on the committees even though you...

By Julie DeFruscio - Added to favorites on January 24, 2009

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How Mom fixed the economy

My husband's business isn't doing so well. His checking account is about as low as I've ever seen it. We've managed to keep his store in the black by cutting costs, primarily by not paying my husband a salary.  That means I'm not only the mai...

By Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on January 22, 2009

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Power to the People!!!

Very often, I think that we're not very good advocates for ourselves.  I mean, how often have you had someone treat you poorly and you decided it either wasn't worth the trouble or wasn't going to be worthwhile to do anything about it? You'd...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on January 22, 2009

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If you only had 2 hours to work...

Here's a great question to help you determine what should be on your to-do list. If a doctor told you that in order to live, you could only work 2 hours a day, what would you work on? Isn't that a great question?? Most of us work all day, take a b...

By Alexandra Mihaescu - Added to favorites on January 22, 2009

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Psi Bands is sponsoring one company to join the Make Mine a Million $ Business RACE. Are you in?

Psi Bands is a past winner of the Make Mine a Million $ Award sponsored by Count Me In. Count Me In is an amazing organization and we so greatly believe in this RACE and what it stands for, that we are willing to sponsor one other company to joi...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on January 21, 2009

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How to Prepare a Winning Elevator Pitch

When Psi Bands were selected as a finalist for Count Me In’s Make Mine a Million $ Business, we had to create and deliver a three minute elevator pitch to a live audience. We were instructed to utilize the following tips for delive...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on January 16, 2009

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Everything I learned about blog traffic, I learned by accident

When I started blogging in August, I had big goals. I planned to go from zero site visitors to 20,000 in just 6 months. Although I'm not quite at that 20,000 visitor goal, I am moving in the right direction. What follows are the pearls of wisdom t...

By Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on January 15, 2009

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Need More PR Opps? Here you go...

For all of you who are attempting to handle your own PR, I thought I'd let you know that I found a new source for PR opportunities. Schnell Press works just like HARO and being that it's new, there aren't as many opps on there yet. But if you sign...

By Alexandra Mihaescu - Added to favorites on January 15, 2009

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Persistance Can Take You To The Next Level

In this challenging economy I think that people are using the economy as an easy excuse to turn us away before we even get the opportunity to tell them what we have to offer.  I know that many have been discouraged with the common buzz words ...

By Julie DeFruscio - Added to favorites on January 14, 2009

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Time management tips - Who Doesn't need help here?!

I had this blog written and posted, and then, coincidentally, I had a coaching session today that led me to the topic of time management in which my coach gave me some tips on how to be that much more productive. (Yes, I am sitting in ...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on January 13, 2009

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“A rising tide raises all ships"

I read this saying the other day, and loved it. Our Savor the Success community exemplifies this “coming together” where we support each other for the benefit of all. I encourage you all to engage in this community in whatever capacity...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on January 13, 2009

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Do you have that sense of impending doom? Maybe you should...

I don't have much time today, so this is going to be brief.  Important, but brief. I just finished writing a legal blog on the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”) and I wanted to swoop in and make sure that...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on January 12, 2009

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Top 10 Twitter Apps Reviewed

After participating in the Savor the Success call a couple of weeks ago I still remained on the fence about twitter as an effecient way to solicit customers for wellalarn, but I started to think more seriously about it as a means to reach out to t...

By Stephanie Cion - Added to favorites on January 12, 2009

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Does PR Lead to Sales?

As an entrepreneur and CEO of a small,  growing company - resource allocation is HUGE issue. One question that has come up repeatedly in the past several months when speaking to fellow entrepreneurs - specifically Founders and CEO's of consum...

By Stephanie Cion - Added to favorites on January 12, 2009

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Why I give legal advice for free...

I can't tell you the number of times I've been talking about my legal practice with my mom (who is also a lawyer) and she berates me for giving legal advice for free.  She simply can't understand why I would want to post on discussion forums,...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on January 11, 2009

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Why I write for free: Part 2

Many months ago, I noticed a bunch of HARO (Help a Reporter Out) queries that said, "Looking for guest bloggers...." I thought: "I can't believe these people! They are actually advertising that they want us to write for them for free! The nerve!!"...

By Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on January 9, 2009

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Working with your DH

I'm not sure how many of the rest of you women entrepreneurs out there have taken the plunge not just in marriage, but also in business with your husbands. I did. We married in 2001 and started the business in 2002. Some days I think I a...

By Karen Renzi - Added to favorites on January 9, 2009

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