Holy holiday weekend, Batman! I know what you’re thinking — and you’re right we’re sharing our #THRIVEable Friday post on a Thursday. We just want to make sure we you don’t miss the resources we have this week and hey, it’s one more reason to stay offline (other than social media of course).
Holiday weeks = short weeks = BUSY weeks. We all feel it.
So, with our collective “almost there” mindset, we’re delivering an advanced Independence Day dose of #THRIVEable Friday, our weekly roundup of tips, links and more to help you jump back in the game after the holiday. Enjoy!
Entrepreneurship…LIKE A BOSS.
The Simpler, the Better.
You sit in meetings to plan and strategize the best ways to handle different situations in your business, but the best results often come from simple plans. This video describes how you can manage your time better and simplify your business by focusing on the tasks with the biggest return on investment, then outsource the rest to your employees. Your stress levels will thank you.
Vacations are a time to relax, unwind and turn off the work side of your brain for a nice rest, but we all know that’s easier said than done for entrepreneurs. It’s easy to stay connected through email, social media and the web, so how can you truly take a break? This article gives tips to help entrepreneurs relax and recharge while on vacation.
Prep for Success.
Still in the planning phase of your startup? You might not think that marketing is even something you need to figure out now, but building an audience is critical if you want people to test your product or invest in your business. This post gives good tips for creating a pre-launch marketing plan.
Tips and Tools to Empower Your Life
Social media is a great way to raise awareness and build an audience for your business, but if you want your posts to be seen beyond your followers, hashtags are a great tool to utilize. No, they’re not just something the kids are bringing up in casual conversation – hashtags are a great way to join in on conversations that are already going on and put your brand in front of some new eyes.
But how can you determine which hashtags are actually being used? That’s where Hashtagify comes in. This site helps you search the hashtags that are currently being used on Twitter and find the ones that fit your posts and brand best. Hashtagify also gives you related hashtags based on the one you search for, which is valuable if you’re researching for your business’s social media plan. Hashtag on, friends.
Links We Love
- Build Your Email List With Distraction-Free Landing Pages and 3 Other Techniques
- Eat to live: Latest trends in food safety and quality
- Almost half of Americans can’t go a day without their smartphone
- What Happens in Just ONE Minute on YouTube [INFOGRAPHIC]
- Report: U.S. restaurant spending rises 1.7% in 1Q
- 8 Ways to Improve Customer Relationships With Social Media
- 8 Innovative Methods for Modern Storytelling
- 6 Ways to Harness the Power of Review Sites
Have a happy, safe and FUN Fourth of July weekend!
– Megan and Team Belle