Spring Forward and Take Action!

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, www.rembrandtwrites.com, 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 melanie@startupnation.com and @rembrandtwrites on Twitter.

And you can also sign-up to receive her e-newsletter and reports packed with great information at: http://www.startupnation.com/steps/77/steps-successful-public-relations.htm.

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It’s almost spring, and even if there is still snow on the ground, it’s time to think about new beginnings – for you and your business. Do you need a fresh start?

If so, it’s time to create (or update) your specific goals for today, this week, this month, and this year.  To start, write down exactly what you want to accomplish. Then, figure out what you need to do to meet your goals in a specific timeframe. And once you have your goals written down…

•    Take Action!

It’s time to take action! This can be the hardest part of accomplishing anything. But if you don’t do something, nothing will happen. It’s like Wayne Gretzky says, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Start small. Read a book. Conduct online research. Call current customers and ask for a referral. Just do something. You’ll either take a step forward towards making your goals a reality, or you’ll learn something about yourself and your business.

•    Review.

Did you accomplish the goals you set last year? If not, why not? Write down what you will do differently this time to make positive things happen. You can learn from your failures, but only if you make the effort to do so.

It’s time for new beginnings and a fresh start. What are you going to do today to start making your dreams a reality this year?

For additional tips to help you launch your PR and SEO goals, please write to me below or at www.rembrandtwrites.com.

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