About Jenn Donovan

Organizational Guru, Policy and Procedure Extraordinaire, Implementation Specialist. High GSD Factor and President at the Red Barn.

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Why you should STOP copying your competition

The old saying goes “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, but when it comes to your marketing, it’s just NOT a good idea. For centuries, we’ve been using other’s ideas, creative, and art as inspiration for our own work – and that’s fine if it’s used to spark ideas of your own. BUT if […]

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Take Our Quiz: Do you really know who your ideal client is?

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Take Our Quiz: What should your brand color be?

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Do you have what it takes to be an Entrepreneur?

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Social Media – How to Manage the Different Platforms

We work with a lot of small business owners – some have been in business for decades and others we’ve helped recently launch – and one of the questions we ALWAYS get asked is, “Do I really need to be on social media and what platforms should I use?” We get it, Social Media is […]

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Take Our Quiz: Who are you… REALLY?

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Solopreneur or Entrepreneur – what’s the difference?

When you hear about people starting their own business, they are often referred to as an entrepreneur. But there’s another term that although it’s not new, it’s become more popular as of late – solopreneur. Many entrepreneurs start out as solopreneurs, meaning they are the only “employee” of the company, but if you plan on […]

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Not ready for retirement? Maybe it’s time to start a consulting or coaching business

Starting your own business isn’t exactly for the faint of heart, but with so many talented executives trying to figure out what’s next – for many the next logical step is to join the world of Entrepreneurship. We’ve been doing a ton of research lately on what is holding people back from starting their own […]

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Stop asking “what do you do?” – ask this instead…

It seems like every time you meet someone new at a networking event, social gathering, or via an acquaintance the first question people ask, besides the standard “how are you”, is “what do you do?” For some reason I’ve always hated this question. I think it started back when I worked for a manufacturing company […]

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Changing Career Gears

Thanks for following our blog, we have a special treat for you today, a guest blogger. Bill Cox is a local Realtor and a recent graduate of our Business Success Framework course. Enjoy Bill’s blog and POV on how to handle changing careers after 32 years of teaching! Fifteen or so years ago, while still […]