…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.
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.
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.
“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
- Evernote to Expand Beyond Note-Taking
- 4 Ways to Stay on Top After Facebook’s Like-Gate Ban
- What Marketers Can Learn From the Fast-Casual Restaurant Boom
- 18 Brands That Got Buzzed for #NationalCoffeeDay
- 6 Things Innovative Search Engine Marketers are Doing Right Now
- Fine-dining grows; fast-food business slows
- ‘The New Yorker’ Does Its First GIF Cover
Enjoy your weekend!
–Megan and Team Belle