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#THRIVEable Friday: Online Trolls, Biz Writing and AwayFind

…because it’s Friday! What’s happier than that? How was your week? Between pitching media, starting to plan 2015 and completing our usual to-do lists, we are READY to enjoy the beautiful weather and have some fun this weekend! (A pumpkin may or may not be involved.) But before we close up shop, we’re bringing you #THRIVEable Friday, this week’s roundup of the news, links and tools to help you start Monday off with a bang. Grab a cup of coffee and take a break with us! Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS. Online Ugliness. Social media is a great way to hear what

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…because it’s Friday! What’s happier than that?

How was your week? Between pitching media, starting to plan 2015 and completing our usual to-do lists, we are READY to enjoy the beautiful weather and have some fun this weekend! (A pumpkin may or may not be involved.)

But before we close up shop, we’re bringing you #THRIVEable Friday, this week’s roundup of the news, links and tools to help you start Monday off with a bang. Grab a cup of coffee and take a break with us!

Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS.

Online Ugliness.

Social media is a great way to hear what your customers think of your product or services, but what if their review is less than stellar? Unfortunately, people are more apt to leave negative comments online than they are in real life. How can businesses protect their reputation online? This article explains what they can do.

Write Right.

People love to complain about how bad business writing is – but is anyone actually doing anything to make it more clear? This post from Inc describes how we can make business writing better by avoiding cliches and fluff that distract from what you’re trying to say.

Live Risky.

“No risk, no reward.” Entrepreneurs should be informed and careful, but that shouldn’t stop them from taking a calculated risk that could lead to huge success. There are no guarantees in the business world, but what types of risks should entrepreneurs be considering? This post from Forbes lists ten calculated risks that could pay off.

Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life

We’ve talked about managing your email inbox before, but what if you don’t want to miss an important email from a client or you’re expecting a critical message? Don’t fall into the inbox abyss – try AwayFind. Instead of checking your email every five minutes, AwayFind notifies you when you receive an urgent message by setting preferences based on the sender, the topic, etc. The app integrates with Outlook and Gmail, and works with your iPhone, Android or SMS messaging to notify you of an important email. Inbox, conquered.

Links We Love

Enjoy your weekend!

–Megan and Team Belle

Belle Communication

Belle Communication is an award-winning digital PR and creative strategy firm based in Columbus. With Belles across the U.S., the firm serves the CPG, retail, restaurant, tourism and B2B industries, and has partnered with more than 80 brands including Dearfoams, Shake Shack, Nestlé and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.