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  Seasons exist for a reason. And, yet sometimes they are annoyingly predictable. When it comes to New Year's resolutions, there are a few different camps. Some folks love the tradition, some ignore it, and others despise it. A few of us sign up simply to partake in goal-setting without ever expecting follow-through. And, an even fewer number (8%) of resolution setters actually stick to their goals. Considering all this, is there a better way to start 2018? At Omni Social Media, we would like to be a bit more pragmatic....

Do you get it done? When you have a task list or a project to complete, how do you get it done? Are you a procrastinator? Or, do you steadily chip away at your work? Recent research shows that procrastination for the deadline driven folks is actually a useful tool. The extra stress brought by the nearing deadline is a strong motivator. Researchers are learning that people are not only motivated by the hope of positive emotions, but procrastinators “are also motivated, and even driven to achieve, by their attempt...

There are so many ways to improve your social media efforts. Read below to get Omni Social's 4 tips to improve social media potential for your business. 1) COMMIT TO ENGAGING WITH THE TOP PLATFORMS: Based on number of users alone, here are the rankings of today’s top social media platforms: 1) Facebook (1.1 billion users) 2) Twitter (1 billion users) 3) LinkedIn (255 million users) 4) Pinterest (250 million users) 5) Instagram (100 million users) 2) MAKE A SCHEDULE: Make the time to have and maintain a schedule to the ensure the effort with these tools is not...

Hello Hello! Thanks for taking a moment out of your busy day to expand your knowledge on the power of social media. I want to encourage you with your social media marketing habits and ensure confidence as you expand your brand. Here are a few things to help you get started on your social media checklist: Tip #1: Make sure all your social media information and ways to access you are consistent on all platforms. Your handles and bios should be the same (or very similar) on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. This...

[caption id="attachment_635" align="alignleft" width="300"] Be mindful of intention. Intention is the seed that creates our future.[/caption] What are your intentions? A well-oiled business is something to strive for, but not to quit once you’ve gotten it down. Have you ever had a huge boost in business and thought that you can take a break from lead generation because your business is actually bringing you enough income? As business owners we tend to go through our daily activities and easily forget to be intentional about bringing in new business. We can get out of...

Do you wonder where your FREE account went? It seems like now a days even your simple Facebook posts cost money. Personally, I practice going as far as I can organically before pulling out the credit cards to boost a post. However, depending on how big your business is you may be ready for the next level of exposure. Paid social media advertising can be very powerful when used correctly. When you choose major platforms and you target the right segment of users, you may find that you gain a ton of...

Have you ever met someone who was trying to sell you something, you noticed their messy desk with disheveled papers. If you were interested in their products you may not have bought them because you were so distracted by the clutter and forgot! Business owners start out organized for the first 30 days. However, after they collect leads and make a few sales they forget to set a system in place, a system that will actually make their business grow. A system for business cards, a system for followup, a system...

Its interesting to me how we work to get just enough but rarely expand our limits. We rarely reach to go above and beyond. Its like we know there is gold at the end of the rainbow so we will keep walking and hope we stumble upon it. In the past couple of weeks I have launched a business. My first business venture where I am completely on my own. Well I shouldn't say on my own, I get lots of support from mentors and my patience, loving husband. However, it...

Hello Monday August 3rd. Do you ever wake up on Monday Mornings thinking hmmm What shall I do today? It is a rare occurrence that this happens for me. I have so many things I want to accomplish but where to start? It is 9am I have walked the dogs, done a devotion, read a few pages of my book for book club, sent my husband off to work, started a load of laundry, folded a pile of clothes off the floor, called on and order for work, checked my numbers...

Do you ever get overwhelmed with the possibilities of life that you don't even know where to begin? I can relate. For me, I love this feeling. It is a chance to really map out a plan of action to achieve a greater goal. Moving forward is very exciting, it can also be daunting. How do you know if you are making the right decisions or not? Here are some ideas to help think through what you would like your outcome to be. Take an inventory of what your current situation is....

Did you know that over 40% of small businesses do not make it past the first year? 80% will fail in the first 5 years. If they make it past the 5 year mark 80% of those will fail in the next five years. Scary huh. Especially as a young women starting a path of entrepreneurship. I read these statistics in The Emyth Revisited by Michael Gerber. For the last six months I have been apart of an Entrepreneurial book club. I can honestly say that this is one of the...

After networking in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 8 months I have observed a lot of do's and don'ts in regards to networking. I am certainly not perfect but getting close to perfecting the art of growing my business through effectively using my time in a networking meeting. This will be the first of many post regarding this topic as there is an abundance of information to share. Lets get started with A few things to know about networking. Times are changing. New standards, new trends, new faces,...

We are beings made up of the stories we tell ourselves. If you are out of shape it's probably because you have told yourself you will never be fit. If you do not have a job it is because someone has said you are not responsible and you believed that story and didn't argue with your subconcious to prove it/them/you wrong. What is with that? The most powerful machine on earth is between your ears. If you are not taking full advantage of your power and using it to be...

You know the part in a movie when the protagonist is rededicated to working hard and achieving the goal. There is happy, fast pace music to mirror the productive actions and happy relationships. That's the part I see playing in my life right now. The part where I put my head down and focus on getting what I want.  I have been noticing that when I want something bad enough I usually figure out a way to get it. I am not talking about new shoes or any material things, I...

I was always taught that hard work pays off. But what happens when it doesn't? You work And work and work for something you wish for so bad but it just isn't happening for you. Then what? You change your tactics. You set your standards higher. You put to action those late night ideas that swirl in you head when you are trying to sleep. There is a reason it's not happening for you. And you know what it is. So what are you going to do about it? Work harder....