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|Effective Ways to Get Positive Testimonials|
Angel Coleman, BellaOnline's Business Coach Editor
Do you know what customers think about your business? Are you aware of what customers are saying about your business? Poor reviews could affect your sales and brand image. Discover four effective ways to get raving testimonials from your customers.
|Start-Up Mentor Alex Genadinik|
Jordan Mercedes, BellaOnline's Business Owners Editor
What does it really take to launch a start up? What can you learn from others who have done it? Jordan Mercedes launches a Start-Up Mentors series with interviews from business owners across various industries. They share their best advice on what they learned while starting their businesses.
|What to Bring On Your First Day of Work|
Dianne Walker, BellaOnline's Career Training Editor
First day on the new job? The first day is scary enough without unnecessary worry. Take the worry out of the first day jitters with this list of “must-haves”.
|What is a Flashback?|
Val Kovalin, BellaOnline's Fiction Writing Editor
A fictional flashback is an advanced writing technique that transitions from a present-day scene to a scene set in the past. It is as if the reader has gone back in time to experience an event through the eyes of a younger version of the viewpoint character.
|How to Handle Finance Questions During Interview|
Dianne Walker, BellaOnline's Job Search Editor
Is my financial information important in my job search? Even if the position doesn’t require cash handling or accounting, a poor credit score can hurt your chances of getting the job. Learn how to deal with those sticky financial questions during the interview process.
|Getting to Yes|
Christine Sharbrough, BellaOnline's Library Sciences Editor
In any business, customer service is the key to retaining customers. In a library, it is even more so.
|Band Promo Videos On A Budget|
Sabira Woolley, BellaOnline's Musician Editor
With creativity and these tips, you can make great promo videos for your band at very little expense.
|Insightly CRM Improvements|
Violette DeSantis, BellaOnline's Small Office/Home Office Editor
Insightly continues to enrich their CRM system. If you were waiting for them to go mobile, they have. If you were waiting for an iOS app, they got it. If you wanted to learn how to fully utilize your CRM, they created videos to help. It’s time to get started.
|Becoming an Entrepreneur while Unemployed|
Corlia Logsdon, BellaOnline's Unemployment Editor
If you have ever said to yourself, “If I only knew then what I know now, I would have been a (insert your favorite dream job or business here),” then a period of unemployment may be a good opportunity for you become an entrepreneur.
|Finding Creative Ideas|
Annamaria Farbizio, BellaOnline's Writing for Children Editor
Here are some ideas on how to jump start your creativity after a slump.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Best historical novel ever, and I don´t even like most historical novels. Epic and unforgettably intense! Among other things, reading this will teach you how to hook your readers through writing strong character emotion.
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
A funny, unpretentious, sympathetic look at the writing life. The section on allowing yourself to write a crappy rough draft (so you can get it done in the first place) is worth the price of the book alone.
The Chicago Manual of Style
All writers need this whether they write fiction or nonfiction. Every editor I have worked with uses this book like a Bible to settle formatting, punctuation, and word usage issues for overall consistency within their publishing catalog.