Jump Start Your LinkedIn Engagement

Recently I received a phone call from a friend who hadn’t spent much time on LinkedIn recently.  He sought some advice on how to become more engaged without spending hours upon hours on the professional networking site. I hope that the advice I gave him was helpful and that it may be helpful to you […]

Starting Fresh with a New Business

Recently I wrote an article titled, “Twelve Ways to Change Your Life” for Eventful Magazine.  I was delighted when a reader contacted me seeking advice on number six:  Consider a Career Change.  Here’s some of the advice that I shared with the reader that may be helpful to others who are contemplating a lifestyle change. […]

A LinkedIn Company Page Review

Recently I’ve been working in the newly re-designed LinkedIn company pages for a client.  Just as every professional should have a LinkedIn profile, each company should also have a company page.  Like the updates that LinkedIn continues to make to its profile pages, so too does it make updates to the company page application.  Having […]

New Resolutions, New Business, New Year

I have never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions: they always seem to bear an expiration date of February 1.  At least my resolutions do! Hope springs eternal as we enter a new year filled with opportunity and promise.  With that in mind, here are some resolutions for OpenMindWorks (and Lesley Kyle) in […]

Social Media Tips for Small Business Owners

Last Saturday was Small Business Saturday, an opportunity to support entrepreneurs, many of whom are local, by patronizing their businesses.  If you’re a small business owner, the SBA, or  Small Business Administration, has some great suggestions for making the most out of this auspicious  day. As a new small business owner, I have even greater […]

A Year In Review for OpenMindWorks

Sitting on an airplane returning from my latest adventure, I am reminded that my company, OpenMindWorks™, is about to embark on its first anniversary this month.  Where did the time go? The road I’ve travelled has been rich and varied with experiences that have enhanced my professional and personal life.  I’ve worked with associations and […]

Going Independent: Part II

Last week, I wrote a blog about my journey from my “day” job to my new career as a freelancer.  Several people who read that blog contacted me to ask questions and chime in with their experiences.  As a result of that feedback, I decided to expand upon my experiences and lessons learned here: Diversify […]