Midewin Social Media Shout Out

I will be on vacation next week, and one of the places we will visit is Midewin Tallgrass Prairie, an National Forest Service site dedicated to education and restoration of the tallgrass prairie in Illinois. Many Illinois residents have no idea there’s a great nature refuge just two hours south of Chicago! Since the prairie […]

Take Canva to Another Level

Though I will always be a Photoshop devotee, I love to share Canva with people who do not feel confident about their graphic skills. The online design platform makes it incredibly easy to make fast, professional looking graphics. Their templates are simple examples of great design. If you’d like to move beyond these turnkey options, […]

Hiring Your Niece Can Be Brilliant

Horror stories abound on the subject of a business owner hiring a family member to manage a website, social media campaign, or some other aspect of their marketing. Nine times out of ten, these disasters are slow moving, painful forest fires that could be prevented with a bit of planning. To prevent third degree burns […]

Let Me Enable Your Inner Genius

As an organization leader or small business owner, you’re an expert on you. What you do and how you do it are your particular forms of genius.  I frequently speak to leaders and small business owners who can tell me pretty much instantly what their stakeholders or customers need and want. Connecting with the wider […]