What Fact Checkers Do and Why The Role is So Important

Robert McGuire, owner of McGuire Editorial & Consulting, once worked as a reporter at weekly newspaper publisher, Community Newspapers, Inc. One thing that’s stuck with McGuire from his tenure at the paper? The authority of the staff’s junior-level fact checker. “She could pull the brake on the train in ways nobody else could,” McGuire recalled.…

How SEO Can Help Your Blog Rank Well

In the final part of our three-part series on the What, Why and How of SEO and how it can be used to improve your blog’s rankings, we’ll be exploring how SEO can help your blog rank well. Ranking well in the major search engines means added visibility for your blog. Visibility should eventually turn into conversions,…

Digital Tech Spending is Outpacing the Performance of Digital Marketers

Digital marketing budgets are growing at a breakneck pace, but according to a new report, investments in the essential digital marketing skills needed to handle these larger budgets is lagging far behind. This is particularly true in high-engagement channels and capabilities, such as mobile, video and testing. Translation: although spending on digital technology may be…

What Does an Editor Do?

Let me guess. English class was your favorite time of the day when you were a student? You wrote for your school newspaper—heck, maybe you were even on the yearbook staff—hopping on any chance you got to tell a story. After some time you realized, I don’t just enjoy writing, I excel at improving the…

5 Healthy Work Practices for a ProBlogger

This is a guest contribution from Chelsea Lee Smith of MomentsADay.com. As a part-time blogger and homeschooling mother of three, I often get asked: “How do you do it all?!” In the past, I usually ran through a few different answers: I have had a regular cleaner at times; I usually do my shopping online to…

8 Human Resources Trends You Have to Know About – Part Two

The world is constantly changing, and so is the way we do business. Last week we published our first part of important human resources trends to watch, here are eight more trends HR professionals can expect to see in the coming year. Loyalty Uptick It’s a time of uncertainty for our country, and workers may…

5 Business Boosters Guaranteed to Give You a Competitive Advantage

Inside Fizzle there’s a course called “Choosing a Topic.” This is one of our most popular courses, and it’s at the beginning of the roadmap. This course helps people in three different situations starting out on the entrepreneurial path: “I have too many potential business ideas and don’t know how to choose just one.” “I…

#MarchMadness is happening on Twitter

With Selection Sunday behind us, 68 college basketball teams are now vying to cut the nets down and win the #NationalChampionship in Phoenix. Follow all of the live #MarchMadness action on and off the court on Twitter. Powered by WPeMatico

How to Pitch: FastCompany.com

Monthly Unique Visitors: 10 million Background: Back in 1995 internet-titans-to-be, like Amazon.com and Match.com, opened their doors for business and people lined up around the block for a chance to purchase Microsoft’s famed Windows 95 operating system. It was also the year that Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, two former Harvard Business Review editors, teamed……

Irresistible Reading: Psychology’s 6-Tip Guide to Great Writing

There is plenty of great advice around for creating compelling blog content. We read it, but knowing something and doing it are two different things. The missing link is often understanding the why. Why is great writing irresistible to your reader? And how to you do more of it? Here’s six tips from psychology for…

Current Ideas in Small Business, Q1 2017 (FS206)

We’ve got some articles, some books, some podcasts and some videos that can help you with your vision, motivation, productivity and all the other good stuff you need to succeed in modern indie business. Give the podcast episode a listen if you’re not already subscribed… the context on each of these is fun, inspiring and…