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a new leaf (+ short survey)

a new leaf (+ short survey)

Long time no talk! I know, I know, this blog has been a little quiet lately. Things have been busier than ever at Prosper PR this month. New clients, new team members, and two business trips in the last two weeks have resulted in little time left over for checking in around here.

Though I haven’t been writing as much as I’d like lately, I have been thinking a great deal about the direction of The …

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fear, faith and falling (back) in love

fear, faith and falling (back) in love


Whether we admit it openly or not, all entrepreneurs have fear.
Fear of uncertainty
Fear of money (too little and too much)
Fear of inadequacy
Fear of failure
Fear of success
For me, fear has been an ever-present force in my life since the day I started my business some 20 months ago. It’s like a monster under the bed.

Sometimes, when things are particularly dark, it’s all I can focus on. Other times, after the sun comes up, I look back …

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five steps to the front page (+ free download)

five steps to the front page (+ free download)

You know what I always tell my clients?

Social enterprises deserve media coverage. People want to read stories about organizations that are innovating to make the world a better place, and reporters want to write them.

The problem?

Most social entrepreneurs don’t have the first clue about what it takes to get press. They sit around hoping that reporters will start knocking on their door simply because they’re doing good work.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. It takes real …

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three of the worst mistakes social enterprise startups make

three of the worst mistakes social enterprise startups make


A new business is like a baby. It’s clueless, helpless, and in need of a lot of attention if it is to grow and thrive.

Just like a growing human, a new business is bound experiment and to make big mistakes as it grows into adolescence and learns how to become self sufficient. This is especially true in social enterprise, where we’re experimenting with a triple, rather than a single bottom line.

I consider Prosper PR to …

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your no excuses 2014 marketing plan

your no excuses 2014 marketing plan


Is it just me, or does the start of the new year feel a bit intimidating? It’s a big, blank canvas, full of possibilities and opportunity, but also full of uncertainty. Where will you start? What will you change? What will you work on getting right, once and for all?

A fresh start can be invigorating, but it can also be debilitating. Building a vision and crafting a plan for the next twelve months is a …

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fear, faith and falling (back) in love

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Whether we admit it openly or not, all entrepreneurs have fear. Fear of uncertainty. Fear of money (too little and too much). Fear of inadequacy. Fear of failure. Fear of success… …read more >>

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less hustle, more heart: my business mantra for 2014

simplifyI’ve never been one to set New Year’s resolutions. They seem like they’re just begging to be broken. But do you think I’d let the fresh start of a New Year pass me by without setting some goals and intentions? If so, you must be new here and haven’t yet discovered my (approximately) 1,035 posts on goal setting, visioning and intentions.

In place of a resolution, I like to set a mantra for the year. A mantra is a simple word or statement that reflects what you want to feel, do and become in the year ahead. Mantras are guides, not rules, so unlike resolutions, they can’t be broken. They are instead intended to be consciously pursued and worked toward each day, one day at a time…

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making it work: the virtual team

mapThink there’s nothing like face time in business? It depends who you ask. Last week, my four person team was working across four different time zones. I was in Chicago, Leia was on a workcation in Alaska, and Lara and Lauren were in their respective home cities, San Francisco and Greenville, SC. Somehow, we didn’t miss a beat… read more >>

success story: ambika seth of anamcaara

TJS_4396Hey there, long lost readers. It’s been awhile! We’re currently enjoying a highly productive “holiday hiatus.” That’s what we’re calling the November/December mini-break from blogging and social media that we’re taking in order to focus on wrapping up some very important work by the end of the year, while actually making time to enjoy the holiday season. However, we just had to temporarily break our hiatus to share an amazing Success Story that came through our inboxes earlier this month… read more >>

a new leaf (+ short survey)

Long time no talk! I know, I know, this blog has been a little quiet lately. Things have been busier than ever at Prosper PR this month. New clients, new team members, and two business trips in the last two weeks have resulted in little time left over for checking in around here.

Though I haven’t been writing as much as I’d like lately, I have been thinking a great deal about the direction of The Impact Innovators and the Biz Behind the Scenes… read more >>

your no excuses 2014 marketing plan

Screenshot 2014-01-17 11.27.34Today, I want you to ask yourself one question, and to answer it honestly: are you suffering from January paralysis when it comes to building your 2014 marketing plan? If you haven’t put a marketing plan in place for the year yet (or if your plan is “just in your head”) the answer is probably yes. You know you need to get smart and strategic about marketing this year if you want to take your social enterprise to the next level, but you’re daunted by the blank canvas lies before you, and you don’t know where to begin. Luckily, I have the perfect antidote. It may not help you set or stick to your New Year’s resolution to lose weight or to swear off Netflix, but it will help you put a 2014 marketing plan in place quickly and (almost) effortlessly. No excuses allowed… read more >>

the JOBS act, Title II and crowdfunding: what you need to know

Screen shot 2013-09-23 at 2.20.03 PMThe day has finally come. Title II of the JOBS act went live, and it became legal for startups and entrepreneurs to crowdfund for equity. Are you confused about what this change means for you and your crowdfunding efforts? Here’s what you need to know… read more >>