‘Tis The Season For Giving

It's been a year of challenges, joys, surprises and more. Every January, my team and I try our best to begin each year with a clean slate. We try to imagine meeting new friends and helping them to build up their business. But we also hope to keep up with old friends we have made along the way. We … Read more about ‘Tis The Season For Giving

Things You Should Not Do on LinkedIn

Here's the scoop. If you ask to become one of my LinkedIn connections, DO NOT make our first communication one where you are trying to sell me your services or products. That is NOT what LinkedIn is for. Period. If you do that you will lose connections, you will lose respect, and for certain you … Read more about Things You Should Not Do on LinkedIn

Four Meaningful Ways a Small Business Can Show Clients They Care

As many small business owners know well, it’s not enough to have the greatest products and services on the planet along with the best prices and extended hours. If you don’t treat your customers with kindness and respect, it won’t be long before you are closing your doors. As The Houston Chronicle … Read more about Four Meaningful Ways a Small Business Can Show Clients They Care

Brand Your Business!

Branding, by definition, is a marketing practice in which a company creates a name, symbol or design that is easily identifiable as belonging to the company. This helps to identify a product and distinguish it from other products and services. Branding is important because not only is it what makes … Read more about Brand Your Business!

Career Tips We Should All Embrace.

Speaking at American University’s Key Executive Leadership program’s FedTalks Speaker Series recently – presented by the School of Public Affairs as “Women and the Future, revisited” - Gwendolyn Sykes and Zina B. Sutch, Ph.D. shared stories of the winding roads that took them to positions of … Read more about Career Tips We Should All Embrace.

Social Media Hints

Social Media, it's been the talk of the town for the past 10 years. At first it was a novelty, posting photos of what you had for dinner and letting friends know where you were. I remember my friend saying her Grandson had just nudged her into signing up for Twitter and what a waste of time she … Read more about Social Media Hints

What Happens at a Networking Meeting Should Not Stay at a Networking Meeting

At Social Cindy, we understand that sitting all day, every day, can turn us into something akin to a robot. We also know that the greatest source of our inspiration often comes from the people we meet out in the world. To that end, we make an effort to turn off our laptops and head out to meet … Read more about What Happens at a Networking Meeting Should Not Stay at a Networking Meeting

The Power of Websites

Remember growing up and every family had a set of encyclopedias, those days are long gone.. We live in a world where people are more dependent on search engines like Google, People often tell me that it's word of mouth and referrals that drive the majority of their business, but what they are … Read more about The Power of Websites