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December 2014 Blog Posts (4)

The Advice You Really Need to Hear Going Into 2015

Let's face it, your newsfeed is filled with the "year in reviews", "best-of's" and resolutions you should be making in 2015.

Well, I'm about to add one more to your twitter stream.

However, this post is filled with some honest, look-yourself-in-the-mirror type of advice from two of our contributing editors Camille Sennett and Kali Hawlk and myself.

Let's take a step backward briefly. The…


Added by Kevin O'Connell on December 31, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Marnie Baar My Best Sales Advice Ever? Don't Sell.

So you’re all set.  You’ve written your mission statement and goals.  You’ve written a business plan. You’ve set up your office. You’ve got business cards, a website, and brochures.  Perhaps you’ve created an ad campaign or have begun networking.

There’s nothing left to do. Customers should start rolling in, right?


Customers don’t just start rolling in, customers need to be found.

Think about it. The reason you’re in business is to make ‘some kind’ of…


Added by Marnie Baar on December 21, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Marnie Baar BYOB Part 3/3 (Build Your Own Business) - The Lessons

It has been almost two years to the day that I emptied out my meager retirement fund, and set forth on my Entrepreneurial adventure. (Four years to the day since my divorce, but let's not focus on that.)

The plan was simple, pay for everything myself – no financing, or other bothersome credit lines. Work part-time, weekends and evenings to cover living expenses, which were also fairly meager by now, and build my oh-so-socially and…


Added by Marnie Baar on December 2, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Critical Skills For Entry-Level Employment - Part 1: Enthusiasm

Before I delve into some exciting blog news for Punch-In readers, let me first wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that the beginning of the holiday season has been wonderful so far, and that the spirit is mellowing the harshness of the bitterly cold winter we will inevitably be entering sooner rather than later. Ahh, the joys of Midwest living!

Without further ado, let me announce our exciting news! This month marks the…


Added by Adrienne Kleinman on December 1, 2014 at 5:53am — No Comments

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