Ryan O’Connell

6 Necessary Steps for Hiring a PR Firm

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding Startup Advice / February 24, 2014

It’s no secret that PR has left entrepreneurs and brands wanting more in terms of execution and results over the years. However, whether you’re a budding young entrepreneur or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the idea of nabbing press coverage, online visibility, and a platform of influence is not only appealing but necessary for developing trust, credibility, and authority with potential clients. To boost your chances…

Conferences to Expand Entrepreneurs’ Minds and Businesses

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 29, 2013

Whether you’re a veteran or a budding entrepreneur, it’s important to interact with other leaders. It’s easy to make excuses for not investing the time or resources to attend conferences. We get caught up in running our businesses, but a good conference gives us a chance to think strategically about the direction we’re heading. There were great conferences in the first half of 2013, but the second half…

How to Motivate Your Team to Step into Leadership Roles

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / May 2, 2013

Every person who starts his own business has, at some point, had the realization that he either cannot or should not be running his business forever. Similarly, as a business grows, the strain and stress of running a burgeoning company introduces the need for employees to step up and become the company’s next leaders. Unless you are a total control freak, there’s nothing better than being able to…

8 Ways to Enjoy The Holidays While Still Running Your Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / December 14, 2012

Generally, the holidays are a time for extended shopping hours, vacations, and family. In the small business and startup world “days off” are few and far between, and many business owners hardly take time to eat, let alone take days off. With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s important to find time away from the business to spend time with family, recharge the batteries, and get a fresh perspective…