Donna Reade

QuickBooks Online Consulting & Bookkeeping

Why do People still use Hashtags on LinkedIn?

linkedin hashtagsEvery day I still see people using hashtags on LinkedIn. More often than not those are the same people who describe themselves as Marketing / Branding / Social Media experts. Really? Using hashtags on LinkedIn has been obsolete for nearly 2 years.

I recently asked one of these people why they still are using hashtags. Their response was “Well I schedule everything in Hootsuite for Facebook it pushes it to LinkedIn.” It is hard to take someone who has that response as a credible Marketing/ Branding / Social Media Expert.

You can make some simple tweaks to your process and set yourself apart.

Read More

If you Want to Reach Other Humans, Act Like a Human

be humanHow do you create a community that wants to hear what you have to say? You need to find your tribe — that unique group of fans, friends, and followers who resonate with your message.


But how do you actually do this? Where do you find those just like you who are waiting for your words? Here’s how in three steps:

Read More

How to Move On After a Setback

56 - dealing_with_setbackThe chaos of life affects us all at some point in time. We get a setback at work. A setback in our relationship, in business and sometimes that setback can make you question everything. You freeze because you don’t know what to do. You are so emotionally wrapped up in the shock of what happened that you cannot think straight.

Here are 3 Tips I recently used to forge ahead when things got tough:

Read More

Things We Should Have Been Taught As Teenagers

53 school2This week I sent my teenagers off to new schools. They were homeschooled for 6 years. I am reminded of some truths that I think should be taught in schools. What do you think?

Hard work will not always equate to success. You can put up a good fight and still lose. There are just some things that, for whatever reason, we have to carry with us.

Read More