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What every small business owner needs to know about PR in 2021

If you’ve ever owned your small business and struggled to “get the word out” about what you’re up to, this post is for you! Co-creators of All You Need Method, Kathryn Humphries and Carla Nikitaidis are sharing some of their industry secrets as well as their simple, affordable approach to PR for small businesses. Jen: Tell us about yourselves! Where are you from, where do you live now and what’s your career background? Carla: I’m originally from Connecticut and lived most of my adult life in New York City before …

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When to Quit your Job: 3 Signs it Might Be Time and How to Prepare Financially

Are you familiar with the term side hustle? According to Entrepreneur.com, it’s a way to make some extra cash that allows you the flexibility to pursue what you’re most interested in. It can also be your true passion – a chance to delve into fashion, travel or whatever it is you care about the most without quitting your day job.  According to a 2016 survey done by Career Builder, more than 39% of workers aged 18-24 have a side hustle and that number rose to 44% when workers ages 25-34 were polled. What happens when you want …

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The Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

I haven’t always been the biggest Valentine’s Day enthusiast. The impending three day weekend that would follow (Thanks, President’s Day!) the typically mid-week holiday was much more my speed. But this year? In a year that has shifted every major celebration on the calendar, not to mention our day to day lives, I’m embracing the excuse to make merry with the ones that have made the last eleven months sweeter. Flowers? Yes, please. Chocolate? Only the really good kind. Gifts? I’m really looking forward to …

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10 Things I Learned From My First Styling Job

I started my first job when I was 13, babysitting for family friends or people that lived in our neighborhood.  By the time I was 16 I had my first official job at Quizno’s Subs. (I’m pretty sure everything I owned smelled like oregano while I was working there.) There were a string of other jobs between sandwich maker and where I am today, but wardrobe styling was the first job that I knew could be my forever job. After my first day I remember thinking, “That was totally insane… and I think I want to keep doing …

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