Social Business

How to Build – and Destroy – Great Working Relationships

How to Build – and Destroy – Great Working Relationships
By February 11, 2014 Social Business

So, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve been asked to write this blog post about relationships.

But not just any relationships. Working relationships.

Now, at least working relationships are easier to understand than personal relationships, right?

Maybe. Maybe not.

Both kinds of relationships involve effort. And influence. And trust.

Stop right there. Go back to that last word.

Trust. Read more ›

Real Estate Agents: Tons of Tips for Tweeting and Twittering

Real Estate Agents: Tons of Tips for Tweeting and Twittering
By September 3, 2013 Social Business

With the explosion of social media, it’s no wonder that real estate agents might be confused about what to do first. But there is an answer: SEO (search engine optimization). It’s an intimidating term, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, some real estate agents are now finding that using Twitter correctly can lead to a significant uptick in traffic. In December last year, one agent tweeted that their third-highest source of website traffic was from Twitter. Read more ›

5 Social Business Tools That Make Me Look Like a Superstar

5 Social Business Tools That Make Me Look Like a Superstar
By July 3, 2013 Social Business

It’s common to wear many hats when working for a startup. More and more frequently as a business professional you will find yourself wearing a Marketing hat one minute and a Sales hat the next. To maintain sanity you must have the right tools at your disposal. Here are five of my favorite tools that not only streamline my workflow but help me grow my network and build my personal brand. Read more ›

By Our Recipes Shall Ye Know Us: Jenna Jantsch

By Our Recipes Shall Ye Know Us: Jenna Jantsch
By June 28, 2013 Social Business

In September of 2012 Duct Tape Marketing  HQ moved our offices into the Crossroads Art District of Kansas City, MO. This midtown move has provided us with quite an upgrade for trendy lunch spots that are within walking distance of our desks.

While the excuse to get out of the office and stretch our legs is greatly appreciated I can’t always take the time for a sit-down lunch. As anyone else working for a small business knows, there is always another project, and sometimes those projects are accomplished over lunch. So I’ve started to recreate some of our favorites with slight personal preference improvements. Read more ›

By Our Recipes Shall Ye Know Us: Brent Leary

By Our Recipes Shall Ye Know Us: Brent Leary
By May 31, 2013 Social Business

Editor’s Note: It’s that day again, the last Friday of the month, and time for a memory and recipe from a writer whose work you know for non-food-related reasons. This month it’s my friend Brent Leary‘s turn. Even though he dislikes the term “thought leader,” he is one!  Brent and I had mothers with a similar approach to vegetables. Enjoy.

My Story About Peas

As a kid, I hated peas.  Be it green peas or black-eyed peas, big peas or small peas, chickpeas or canapés – I just couldn’t get with eating peas.  Okay, who am I kidding, because I’m not really all that fond of them as an adult either, at least as a standalone dish.  Although now that I know canapés aren’t really a can of peas, I’m cool with them now…some of them at least. Read more ›

By Our Recipes Shall Ye Know Us: Alan Berkson

By Our Recipes Shall Ye Know Us: Alan Berkson
By April 26, 2013 Social Business

Pancakes for Breakfast!

I remember, fondly, my father making breakfast when I was a kid. So it’s natural I’d want to make breakfast in my house, for my kids. It’s what I’m known for now, especially my pancakes. It’s true I also make waffles, French toast and eggs — scrambled, fried or omelette’d. But I’m known for my pancakes.

It’s not that I can’t make other meals. I can. I’ve been known to make some mean desserts and even some dinner-type foods or something on the barbecue.   But what I really do is make breakfast. And my favorite breakfast to make is … pancakes. Read more ›