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Jessica Simien

Entrepreneurship, Events

[REGISTER] Let’s Get Social: A Comprehensive Social Media Workshop For Small Business Owners & Creatives

Simien Media Group (my public relations and media agency) is proud to announce its first workshop of the year, Let’s Get Social!

If your brand is not a regular on social media not only are you severely behind the times, you’re completely missing out. Social media is a free tool that allows you to make it easier for customers and potential customers to find you, connect with your audience on a personal level and increase your sales. On the flip side, you may be posting on social media regularly but without a real plan therefore you aren’t getting the results you’d hoped for.

If either of those scenarios describe you or if you want to learn more about the most popular platforms and how to “work” them, this workshop is for you.

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Who You Associate With May Be Infecting You

Continuing in the spirit of kicking off the new year with a new mindset, let’s tackle a topic that plays a larger role in our lives than we sometimes realize or even want to acknowledge.

I used to get really defensive as and when someone would try to give me advice about people I considered myself friends with or who I associated with. I was defensive mostly because I’ve always thought I was pretty good at choosing the right people to be around but I also didn’t like hearing that maybe I’d gotten it wrong. But as with most things in life, you live and you learn and I’ve learned that you can’t take associations lightly.

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The Do’s And Don’t’s Of Soliticing Services From A Creative

I don’t know about you but for some reason I’ve felt so much positivity around the start of this year. It could be because I’ve been working on 2017 since mid-2016 and I’m excited because the year is finally here, but something definitely feels different for me and I wanted to extend the feeling to you.

I decided that I would revolve my posts around having a new mindset during this first month of 2017. Mindsets are everything because we behave and live our lives based on what we believe. Depending on who you are and what you actually believe, that isn’t always a good thing. Sometimes we believe things that are untrue or not conducive to our growth and other times we can believe in the best and it actually shows up in our lives.

When it comes to being a business owner, what we believe both as owners and consumers plays a huge part in how our businesses and other businesses survive. I’ve found that in the “creative” industries such as blogging or other careers that involve less tangible skills and services, people don’t believe the right things. So as creatives, we are often frustrated, overworked and underpaid. If you’re someone who frequently works with creatives (or plan to in the future), this post is for you.

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My Personal And Career Goals For 2017

You already knew this post was coming! It’s that time of year where most people reflect on their lives, businesses and relationships and set new goals or resolutions for how they can be improved.

I think I mention this every year but if you haven’t already seen it, you will see a lot of criticism of this trend across social media. People spend more time complaining online about others wanting to make goals and resolutions than they do working on themselves. I’m telling you now – forget them. Goal setting is a major key to success and choosing not to set goals for your life is not only irresponsible, it’s flat out dumb.

Yep, I said it.

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My Son’s First Pair Of Shoes Are Moccasins By Freshly Picked + Win A Pair For Your Little One

As a new mom, I want to get it right.

It being making sure my baby is healthy, happy and well taken care of…let’s not forget how cute I want him to look.

Before being pregnant, I never gave much thought into what I considered the “little things” like lotions and body products, outfits and shoes. But as and when I started building my baby registry I realized that my son’s comfort should be just as high of a priority as everything else.

Enter Freshly Picked’s Soft Sole Moccasins.

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