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Author Archives: Irene
Preparing Your Small Biz for the New Year
If you’re a business owner, it’s as important to review the year that’s ending as it is to prepare for the new year to come. For the last few weeks, I’ve been touching on some key activities to be sure … Continue reading
Three Essential Truths for Independent Business Owners
I recently participated in REBarcamp, an intensive day of knowledge-sharing sessions for those in the real estate industry. Topics ranged from digital marketing and social media to HUD info and business development. As a sponsor of the event for my … Continue reading
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Don’t Baby Your Biz: Maintain Objectivity to Take Your Small Biz Big Time
When’s the last time you had to diaper your business? Rock it to sleep? Give it positive affirmations so it would grow up with healthy self esteem? Exactly. Your business is near and dear to you, yes. But it’s not … Continue reading
Beware the Self-Proclaimed “Serial Entrepreneur”
Have you ever met anybody who uses the term “Serial Entrepreneur” as a job title? I’ve seen many humans use that self-proclaimed moniker lately, and frankly, I’m not impressed. Even if they leave off the tongue-in-cheek “Serial” and just go … Continue reading
The “Getting Paid” Series: How I Decided to Take a Case to Small Claims Court
I did it. I took a rogue client to small claims court and won a favorable judgment. It was kinda awesome. Though I’m enjoying my moral victory, I still have yet to see a dime of what the court of … Continue reading
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The “Getting Paid” Series: My Adventures in Small Claims Court
Last week, I walked in a county courtroom 45 minutes north of my home. I sported my ‘church clothes’, used my best posture and anxiously-yet-confidently carried three copies of a thick booklet of evidence (aka “The Truth”) close to my … Continue reading
If You Slack, You Will Get Hacked: Tips to Prevent Account Hack Attacks, from One Who Learned the Hard Way
In my last post, I gave you some of those “we all know, we don’t all do” kind of reminders. Use long, illogical passwords with capital letters, numbers and special characters. Change passwords regularly. Don’t use the same password on … Continue reading
How to Prevent a Hack Attack
In my last post, I shared the account of my recent email and Facebook hack attack. Now, it’s time to get to the nitty gritty—the relevant details that might help you and me prevent future digital identity theft and account … Continue reading
My Email Hack Attack: What Happened to Me Could Happen to YOU
Last Friday afternoon, my email and Facebook accounts got hacked. I’m talking H – A – C – K – E – D. As I dashed to run no more than 40 minutes’ worth of errands, identity thieves—mostly likely from … Continue reading
Your Business: Who’s Driving?
Show of hands: Who finds this quote highly relevant…and slightly convicting? I had to put my hand down to continue typing this blog post, but suffice to say this thought by Ben Franklin hits the mark with me today. My … Continue reading