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by Shonali Burke on September 23, 2010

Ms. Interwebz and Etiquette 3.0

by Shonali Burke on September 23, 2010

Back in the day when business and social etiquette were acknowledged as necessities and not exceptions, there was a certain decorum that ruled: be polite, be kind and don’t interrupt. However, it seems that as we’ve become more connected, we’ve also become more disconnected with the basic rules of engagement. Although the reasons for this [...]

by Jill Foster on December 7, 2009

Chief Troublemaker Asks: Is It Time to Unfriend People in Your Social Networks?

by Jill Foster on December 7, 2009

I was talking to one of the Cat Herders (Project Manager) at Matrix Group today. She said she was trimming her Facebook friend list and unfriending some people. Unfriending. It sounds so… umm…unfriendly. 500 friends online. Really? Facebook says that the average user has 130 friends but I know people who have hundreds, even thousands [...]

by Jill Foster on November 2, 2009

Former Presidential Appointee Vivian Shimoyama Gets SmallBizCool!

by Jill Foster on November 2, 2009

She’s a former presidential appointee to the National Women’s Business Council. And she’s an advocate for entrepreneurs and small business, working with national plus state agencies on ensuring interests of small business owners are heard. She’s Vivian Shimoyama who founded Breakthru Solutions. Vivian was so eager to share what she values most about her company [...]

by Jill Foster on October 1, 2009

From Navigation to Web Video: Increasing Traffic and Conversion Rates for Your E-commerce Site

by Jill Foster on October 1, 2009

Sometimes I have a tendency to overcomplicate things. For example, when creating a strategy for my e-commerce business – an online contemporary furniture store – I became overwhelmed with the perceived complexities of the project. However, it boils down to a few very basic points. As an online retailer, it’s fair to say your business [...]

by Jill Foster on April 2, 2009

Chief Troublemaker Joanna Pineda on the Meal Metaphor in Business

by Jill Foster on April 2, 2009

Founder/CEO and self-proclaimed Chief Troublemaker of Matrix Group International Joanna Pineda is a Women Grow Business enthusiast. She is known for her visionary big-picture thinking and drive for excellence. Combining her broad liberal arts background and passion for technology, she started Matrix Group in 1999, today a leading interactive agency. As a trusted advisor, Joanna [...]

by Jill Foster on March 18, 2009

Best Time to Start-up (now): Tips on Business Plans & Power Relationships No Matter What the Economy

by Jill Foster on March 18, 2009

Guest post by Kathy Jensen, president of Capture Consulting Group. Kathy has worked over 15 years in the IT industry for software start-ups and Fortune 500 companies (serving both public and private sectors). Her involvement in vertical markets like telecommunications, healthcare, and Internet security has shaped how she helps businesses reach solutions and their best [...]