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5 Tips to Gain Traction in a Facebook Community Group

You’ve found your dream Facebook group: you love the content, it’s completely relevant, and you are totally vibing with the members. You wish you could meet them IRL and have a girls’ night complete with wine and braiding each other’s hair. You...
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10 Quick Tips from a Clubhouse Insider

I did it! I scored an elusive invite to Clubhouse, downloaded the app and….yikes. I promptly exited, pulled up Instagram, and scrolled through some home organizing before/after shots to chill out for a minute. Let’s be honest: the idea of...
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5 Things You Need to Achieve Your Goals in 2021 + Free Guide

Goal setting can be challenging, but the effort you put in can pay off in big ways for your business. Let’s be honest, we all go into the new year with the best of intentions for our businesses, but it’s easy for the ebbs and flows of life to...
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How Postpartum Depression Revolutionized This Mom’s Small Business

Kathrine Bright’s small business inspiration came to her while pregnant with her second son. On bedrest dealing with a difficult pregnancy, the fitness trainer’s thoughts of impending “baby weight” lit a spark.
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Dare to Dream in Hard Times (I Mean Now!)

Uber, Groupon, Venmo, Square, Airbnb, Hewlett-Packard, Hyatt Hotels. All of these companies share something in common. They were started during times of economic downturns, times when people were ready to change how and where they do business....
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Say It Loud, Say It Proud: Motherhood is Good For Business!

Women and mothers are leaving the workforce at disproportionate rates to men in 2020. In the month of September 2020 over 80% of the 1.1 million Americans who left the workforce were women. With children learning remotely at home, and childcare...
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Starting a Business After Being Laid Off

After getting laid off, pushing to return to the corporate world is not your only option. Starting your own business is actually a smart strategic move for your career prospects and your mental health—which likely took a big hit when you lost...
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Why did I give my CEO job to a college intern?

At the beginning of the summer, I was asked to support the True Ventures TEC Fellowship program by finding a position for Bozhena, a rising junior from Boston College. At Pepperlane, we were thrilled to be part of the program and very happy to...
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How to Market When Your Business Is Not Cute: Advice from those who have done it

Are you struggling with marketing because your work does not create charming photo opportunities? Is it difficult to feature your clients in your marketing because you need to protect their privacy? Do you feel stuck because most social media...