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Nine Thoughts on Church Splits

For over thirty years I have been professionally and personally connected to the local church. I have served as a pastor, church consultant, author, …

How To Be A Happy And Successful Creative Freelancer (Or Work With One)

Freelancers share their best practices for being their own boss, and why you should so totally just do it.<p>When talking to creative freelancers, there’s one phrase that’s often repeated: “I don’t mean to sound cheesy or cliché but…” What follows that “but” ranges from waxing lyrical about the …

What Non-Cupcake-Based Businesses Can Learn From Baked By Melissa

Baked By Melissa president Melissa Ben-Ishay reveals how a personal touch can give brands that extra something–even in super-crowded markets.<p>Five years ago, Melissa Ben-Ishay was just another young woman in New York City, fresh out of college and scrambling to keep up in the fast-paced world of …

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The Art of Prediction: Innovation Insights from the Top-Selling App on Android

Although management expert Peter Drucker and computer pioneer Alan Kay often get the credit, it may have been Abraham Lincoln who coined the adage, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”<p>Lincoln’s axiom particularly applies in the fast-evolving area of communications. Literacy is …

The Benefits Of Social Media Beyond Marketing

<i>By Natalie Burg</i><p>Think you’ve got the social media thing down at your business? Think you’re squeezing every last bit of benefit by utilizing online marketing across a variety of social platforms? Think again. Because there’s no way you’re getting the most bang for your social media buck if you’re …

The 12 Things That Successfully Convert a Great Idea Into a Reality

How many times have you been in a meeting and someone says to you, “That’s a great idea, you should take the initiative and make it a reality.” What typically happens? Most of the time – nothing. Most great ideas remain dormant because people don’t have the courage, resources, time and/or money to …