Melanie Rembrandt

Since our initial launch date, Melanie Rembrandt has been an integral part of the StartupNation team.

As the founder of Rembrandt Communications®, LLC,, Melanie is one of the country's top, public-relations consultants, an SEO copywriter and a published writer with over 20 years of extensive experience and an excellent track-record for success.

She specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the attention and credibility they need via targeted public-relations and SEO copywriting efforts (including Web site copy that sells, newsletters, eReports, social media, blogs, SEO press releases, e-mail auto responders, direct marketing, and more!).

Melanie offers tips and insights via her blogs and monthly newsletter, "Rembrandt Writes Insights®." And she provides in-depth training presentations to various businesses and organizations nationwide.

Melanie is also the author of "Secrets of Becoming a Publicist," published by American Writers & Artists, Inc., "Simple Publicity," published by 1WinPress, StartupNation's "7 Steps to Successful Public Relations," and the host of the SmallBiz America Radio Channel, "PR and SEO Quick Tips with Melanie Rembrandt."

A magna cum laude graduate of the prestigious UCLA School of Theater,Film and Television, Melanie is the official small-business PR expert for StartupNation and Pink Magazine Online. She’s open to your questions, comments and suggestions at and @rembrandtwrites on Twitter.

And you can also sign-up to receive her e-newsletter and reports packed with great information at:

Latest posts by Melanie Rembrandt (see all)

Yes, the economy is ugly.
Yes, customers are tightening their purse strings.
Yes, it’s harder to bring in new sales.


Blah. Blah. Blah. Things are tough for many people
right now, but that’s no reason to just sit back and
wait for things to get better.


It’s time to take action!

No one said being an entrepreneur is easy.

Your business is going to be filled with ups and downs…
so instead of whining about sales and the economy, here
are three, simple steps to help you get back on the road to
recovery fast:


  • Make a List.


If you haven’t already done so, make a list of all the
people you know. This includes old classmates, past
employers, peers, associates, etc.


Discover what they are doing now and how to reach them.


  • Be Creative.

Look at your list and figure out how you can help each
individual with your products or services.


How can you provide value to them?

How can you help them succeed?


Perhaps you can develop a trade for services, conduct joint
advertising to save money or share customer lists?


Be creative and come up with some interesting ideas.


  • Make Contact.

Call or e-mail the people on your list and share your ideas.
Try to work together to help each other improve business results.


And if that person is not interested, ask for a referral.


One call can lead to new customers… just remember to thank the person
for the referral business if it goes through!

Help Others.

Right now, you can help yourself by thinking of others. Not only
will you increase your support network and ignite some energy
back into your business, but you just may increase sales in the process!


Do you need help boosting buzz and sales with search engine optimization

copywriting, and small business public relations? Please

let me know here or at

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