Last week, I wrote a post all about content. I gave a definition of content and went over examples of both good and bad. This week, I thought it would be good to continue this conversation, and talk about content marketing. Now that we know what content is, what is content marketing? Is it anything…

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Nowadays, everyone has a website, Twitter handle, blog, or an Instagram page. If it’s not a personal account, then it’s an entrepreneur’s account working to grow their brand, gain more followers, and “make it” as an online content creator and/or marketer. These two terms have become buzzwords on the internet. They get thrown around so…

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After another wild week at our “primary” jobs, Haley and I started talking about what we would expect, and not tolerate! in our future employees and how they might make the grade for A Simple Cookie – whether our cookie food “truck” or our brick-and-mortar coffee shop. Her blog post, Expectations for Future Employees, starts…

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A lot of what we perceive as etiquette or manners comes from our expectations. These expectations are shaped by how we are brought up and by who. In our debate about proper etiquette, last week my mom and I both offered up our perspective on proper etiquette when visiting someone’s home.  This debate, as all…

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It’s interesting when you read an article, blog post, twitter comment, or even listen to an audio report and what you’re expecting to hear is not anywhere near the subject matter that you thought was described in the title. While Haley’s blog post, Proper Etiquette of a Host and being Hosted?, does start with the…

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Last night my mom and I had a conversation about proper hosting etiquette. It all started after she apologized for not partaking in some fruit that I had set out for a group of people (including her) that were at my apartment last weekend. Then, I responded that it didn’t bother me, and actually I…

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Usually, when someone wishes you a “Happy Labor Day!” images of parades clad in Red, White, and Blue, mass barbeques, and vacation time come to mind. Unfortunately though, a majority of people will think about the sales they are going to find on Labor Day Weekend because every local or national business has undoubtedly advertised…

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