8 Ideas to Help You Conquer Your Writer’s Block

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on American Express OPEN Forum on Dec. 3, 2014. I’ve been a writer and editor my entire professional life, and I’ve come across a number of misconceptions about the craft. One of the most common is that great writing depends on inspiration—something you’re either blessed […]

5 Tips For More Effective Virtual Delegation

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on Forbes on Nov. 18, 2014. Delegation is an essential leadership skill, and delegating to a virtual workforce is especially challenging. Because Reputation Capital is a fully decentralized business with remote workers in multiple time zones, we all do a lot of virtual delegating as […]

How To Reach 4 Different Kinds Of Thinkers With Your Content

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on Forbes on Oct. 24, 2014. This year, I’ve been lucky enough to be participate in a leadership program run by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. We’re only two sessions in, but the experience is already changing my perspective about my role in our community. It has […]

Great Content and Conversations are the Secrets to Social Media Success

Question: What’s one thing a business could do TODAY to quickly boost its credibility on social media? Answer Others’ Questions “Establish a search query, using a tool like TweetDeck or HootSuite, around an area you have expertise in. Watch the stream and answer other people’s questions or retweet articles that you think provide valuable insight […]

7 Tips for Running a Successful B2B Facebook Contest

Today’s guest post comes from Jim Belosic, the co-founder and CEO of Pancake Laboratories, a software company based in Reno, Nev. The company is best known for its flagship product, ShortStack, software that’s designed to help small business owners and designers create custom apps that harness the power of social media. ShortStack recently celebrated its third […]

9 Ways to Make Sure Your Marketing Emails Get Read

Today’s guest post comes from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons. Question: What’s one […]