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Getting Ahead of your 2019 Game Plan

Getting Ahead of your 2019 Game Plan

Without smart strategic planning, the big wins just don’t happen. Every decent coach (and content marketer) knows it’s true. You don’t make up plays on game day, and you don’t build a content plan while you’re creating content.

Yes, we realize it’s still just the beginning of fall, but for content marketers who want to start 2019 off right, with a detailed content plan that aligns with their marketing plan, it’s time to get going. Here’s a game plan we recommend…

Battle scars and fresh perspectives on fatherhood and business

Battle scars and fresh perspectives on fatherhood and business

Balance in life. Harmony in business. Equality in marriage.In a perfect world, sure.

But Phillip Oakley, founder of Common Giant, a branding and marketing agency in North Carolina, has learned the world is far from perfect and life is far from neat. The father of two has come through significant life changes with a few battle scars — and a fresh perspective on parenting and business.

International Women’s Day and the Plight of the Solopreneur

International Women’s Day and the Plight of the Solopreneur

My clients needed me throughout the day yesterday — as much as any day. There were conference calls and emails galore and a hot project just for good measure. At the end of a jam-packed day, I picked up my son from daycare. I made dinner. I cleaned the kitchen. I went for a walk. I danced to songs from “Frozen” with my kiddo. I engaged in an extended 90-minute bedtime that included six books, two trips to the potty and — oh, I don’t know —a million utterances of, “Close your eyes.”

This is a pretty typical day. But yesterday was International Women’s Day, and as a proud feminist, it seemed like I should do more. 

3 steps to help you create your best life

3 steps to help you create your best life

Building a business is incredibly challenging for anyone, but the unique demands of an entrepreneur-parent create multipliers in satisfaction that our non-parent counterparts can’t understand.So, how do you balance the requirements of successful entrepreneurship with those of successful parenting?  Start with these three steps. 

A Family Photo Experience + Giveaway.

A Family Photo Experience + Giveaway.

We know how hard it can be to wrangle everyone together for special moments as a family. Our Fall MORE Moments sponsored by Kendra Scott make it simple. When you register, you'll receive a comprehensive family photo experience, just in time for those holiday cards.