Smart Hustle Recap: Entrepreneur Advice to Grow Your Small Business

Smart Hustle Recap: Do You Need a College Degree? Plus Content and PR Tips

Recently on Smart Hustle we approached a very interesting topic, a topic on which I’m sure everyone has their own opinion: do you need a college degree to start and run a business? Or can you find success by taking a non-traditional path? Gather your thoughts and then check out our interview with Charles Bonfiglio […]

LinkedIn Expands Content Options. So Much More Than Jobs and Networking.

LinkedIn made an interesting acquisition recently. It purchased a company Run Hop, which helps companies provide more relevant content to their users. According to the WSJ, “Run Hop, founded in 2014 and based in San Francisco, developed services designed to show users articles, videos and other content tailored to their interests. Its services weren’t widely […]

11 Reasons to Considering Bringing on SEO Expertise

Should my growing company hire an SEO Expert? Why or why not? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Maybe: Consider the Long-Term Investment in Your […]

6 Ways Retailers Use Content To Sell Better #SXSW @Birchbox @Outbrain Insight

  Mollie Chen, BirchBox & Jeff Pyatt, Outbrain (SXSW coverage sponsored by Infusionsoft – all in one sales and marketing CRM software for small business) Produce content with intent – not just for the sake of producing content. Make sure your readers want it (not just you) and that it serves a business purpose. Measure the results […]

Five Simple Steps To High-Quality Content

Creating high quality content means creating value to keep your audience engaged. As more small businesses move into content marketing by using their blogs, articles and videos to capture a new audience and drive more traffic, here are our must-know content creation tips: 1. Know your audience Different types of content appeal to different people. […]

Radio Interview: There Are No More Excuses For Not Publishing Content

Ramon Ray, Technology Evangelist and Editor of, recently sat with Jim Blasingame , The Small Business Advocate for a radio interview covering the need for small businesses to start publishing content in order to be found.  Publishing increases brand awareness and referrals and because there are so many great tools available, like SoundCloud, there […]