Happy New Year!
As I realized what a ghost town the Internet and business world was
this past week, I decided to postpone this edition until I had everyone's
attention :) With the last two weeks being so slow and relaxing, I would
imagine we're all quite ready to blast off into 2004!
I'm happy to say that I've doubled the subscriber base of this
newsletter since I started writing to my clients and colleagues last
Spring. Since I don't know everyone I'm writing to now, I hope that you
will drop me a note
occasionally, tell me how I'm doing with Increase Your Reach, and
if I can do anything for you or your business!
This edition, I've written an article about infographics in your business communications. I've
also succumbed to a New Years resolution
theme and have some great web sites to share for optimizing you,
the business owner. I've written a mini-review about a business
and marketing plan software I demoed recently. And I'll show
you some new marketing materials in the gallery.
Using Infographics in Business Communication
We learn early
in life that "a picture is worth a thousand words" and know from
experience that this is true. Graphics in general can illustrate
information, and infographics take it a step further. By visually
depicting the information in a small amount of space, infographics
better explain, educate, or inform the reader. In a world where
we are constantly bombarded with information, infographics assure
that the information we share will be considered. This article will
get you thinking about how and why you might use infographics in
your business communications.
the article now
Article: Meet Your Resolutions - Online!
Although the best
plan is to make changes in our path every day of the year, we do tend to
think a lot more about it as the New Year begins. But what does it have to
do with business? Well, I believe that we have to be well rounded - for
our professional selves to be successful, we have to be fit, well rested,
healthy, and mentally challenged. And since this a newsletter about
harnessing technology, I want to share some terrific web sites set up to
make it easier to reach those goals.
those Resolutions Online
in the Gallery
of Resumes Written hired SOHO It Goes! to provide new marketing
materials in December. Check out the new business card and brochure
design in our gallery.
the Resumes Written materials
Review: JIAN Business Software
I really believe
that micro businesses and solo entrepreneurs can benefit greatly
from a business and marketing plan even if they are not looking
for a loan. But facing a blank screen, the process seems overwhelming
and a lot of us don't ever find the time for this exercise. Or we
wing it on our own and wonder if we did it right.
I was recently alerted to the existence of a suite of products and
templates which make it a lot easier to get started. I've written a mini
review of what I found and encourage you to take a look if writing a
business plan is on your 2004 to-do list.
about JIAN Business Software
Thank you for reading - I hope this year is tremendously
successful for us all.
Eileen "Turtle" Parzek
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