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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Small Businesses: Make Marketing Magic in 2016

By | December 9th, 2015|Categories: Business, networking, Small Business, Social Media|Tags: , , |

Marketing a business isn't magic but it certainly has its similarities. Growing up I always loved watching magic shows. I grew up with David Copperfield then graduated to watching Penn & Teller, David Blaine and Criss Angel. Their styles were all very different but the appeal of their magic was pretty simple. Magic makes the impossible [...]

You Don’t But Someone Else Does: 5 Reasons Small Businesses Should Outsource Social Media

By | June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Business, Insurance, Small Business, Social Media, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

photo credit: Day Eighty Nine No Ideas via photopin (license)   Earlier this year I wrote a blog about why small businesses shouldn't start on social media. The real message was that they really should be on there, however there were things to consider first like their audience, etc. Since I work exclusively with [...]

Why LinkedIn is Relevant for Small Business Owners – Unless You Sell Donuts

By | March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Business, networking, Small Business, Social Media, Uncategorized|Tags: |

I love Mr. Bob's Do-Nuts. His tiny storefront in downtown Marion, NC is easy to miss except for the amazing smell of sugar that permeates the air 6 days a week. Bob Masiello and his family make a variety of donuts, one of which is the Apple Ugly (photo above) and I assure you its the best apple fritter [...]

How to Grow Your Business Network Without Leaving Home – 6 Ways to Make it Happen

By | February 15th, 2015|Categories: Business, networking, Small Business, Social Media, Uncategorized|

This week I'm headed to InsureExpo, a 24 hour conference for North Carolina Insurance Industry professionals. The plan of course is to use this opportunity to network with insurance companies, industry influencers and other agents like myself. There will be keynote speeches and workshops and a trade show. I'm excited about going because I hope to [...]

12 Fun Ways to Tell Your Business’ Story on Social Media

By | February 1st, 2015|Categories: Business, Small Business, Social Media, Uncategorized|Tags: |

No matter if you are a newbie to posting for your business on social media or a veteran you have probably heard how important it is to tell your story.  Your audience can better identify with your business if they know what you are about. Think about it in terms of your closest friends. We know where our [...]

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned in My 20 Years in Insurance

By | January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Business, Insurance, Small Business, Social Media, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Photo by Paul via www.freedigitalphotos.net Feel free to send confetti, party horns, and streamers. I'll happily accept your wine and roses. It is a milestone I need to celebrate. This month marks my 20th year in the insurance industry. I'd say that I started when I was 12 to make myself feel younger. But [...]

So Why Should Small Businesses NOT Be Using Social Media? 3 Reasons to Stop Before You Start

By | January 7th, 2015|Categories: Business, Small Business, Social Media|Tags: , , , , |

Recently I read a great article on about why small businesses needed to use social media and it has some great info - check out the link at the end of my post. I honestly believe that small businesses really do need to be using social media but there are 3 reasons to stop BEFORE you [...]