Why I Started A Blog

When I graduated college I told myself I would never write because I hated school, English class more specifically. Yet here I am with a small business blog, willingly writing, with no one probably listening. After my father died in 2014 I decided that I would pick up something that my dad loved to do... Continue Reading →

Goals & Why They Are Important

If you follow SK Marketing Group on Instagram, then I apologize for reiteratting what I said on my LIVE session this morning. GOALS! I am not talking about the soccer term either, although that World Cup was crazy! I am talking about the ones you set for yourself & company to continue to grow. Whether... Continue Reading →

Negotiation Strategies

At some point in your career, you will need to negotiate on your employee's salary. Here are some strategies to help you out! Know your parameters before negotiating Get the applicant to commit to a salary range before the selection is made Ask candidates about their compensation demands DURING the interview process Offer nonmonetary perks... Continue Reading →

25 Creative Recruiting Techniques

Struggling with finding & hiring the RIGHT people? Here are 25 creative ways to recruit team members. Contests Eligibility for drawings Brochures promoting job oppurtunities Business Card sized applications Personalize recruitment advertisements Layered Information in advertising Print and broadcast ads in languages associated with the community Posters aimed for foreign students Visiting executives at colleges... Continue Reading →

Monday Motivation

In the past year, I have been homeless, sick & hungry. I worked myself so hard, that I got diagnosed with CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Normally, women in their 40's get this, but I managed to do it at 26. I am not telling you this for sympathy. I am showing you something. Everyday while... Continue Reading →

Never Give Up..Roadblocks Happen

Broke. On the verge of eviction. No place to go. That was my week. Yet, here I am. Back at it and ready to crush some sales. Completely distraught & terrified, I took everything that was speeding through my brain and wrote it out on paper. By doing this, I realized that it wasn't as... Continue Reading →

Mondays

It is 3:00PM on a Monday..Chances are you hit a wall & want the work day to end already. Here is what I have to say about that statement. If you do not love what you do, then why the hell are you wasting your time there? Think about what you're passionate about and make... Continue Reading →

Don’t Make It Complicated..

I am in numerous groups, networking circles, brainstorming sessions, etc. When you start your own business, it is so easy to get overwhelmed with every aspect of the business. Truth is, it isn't as complicated as it comes off to be. As long as you do these bullets below, you'll be on your way to... Continue Reading →

Stress Of Life

This year so far has not been anything like I have hoped and planned for. But, I am not letting it get the best of me..everyday.. Don't get me wrong, it gets the best of me at times, just not all the time. Thats the key. Its okay to be bummed out, just use that... Continue Reading →

Don’t Let Fear Win..

I am really good at failure, but I don't fear it, I embrace it. I started blogging about 2 months ago and I SUCK at writing...so what made me even think about starting? Blogging, and writing in general, is an integral part to getting my voice out there and it allows me to provide ultimate... Continue Reading →

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