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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If you are just starting a business, you are probably overwhelmed with information and a huge, “To Do” list. If you are like me and have been in business for several years, you are probably swamped right now with end-of-year activities.

Well, whether you are a new entrepreneur or a seasoned pro, it can be difficult to focus and get everything done, especially this time of year.

With this in mind, I have two simple words that can change your entire outlook for your business, give you a sense of peace and help you build better relationships with everyone you work with and all of your customers too.

Use these two words to:

•    Focus on what’s important.
•    Remember how far you’ve come.
•    Appreciate all of the people who have helped you.
•    Learn lessons from failures and move on.
•    Take a breath and de-stress.
•    Feel gratitude for everything you have and what the future holds.

What are these words?

Well, you’ve probably guessed them by now, but if not, they’re “Thank you.”

Yes. They are two, simple words. They mean a lot to the people we say them to, but they also remind us to be grateful for what we have. Even the biggest issues seem smaller when you say these two, precious words. They are very important words that can lead to ultimate success – both personally and professionally.

So if you haven’t said them lately, please use them frequently this week. We all have a lot to be thankful for… even when times are tough.

And since it is Thanksgiving this week in the U.S., I want to take the time to thank all of you. Thank you for your feedback, comments and suggestions. Most importantly, thank you for reading this blog. It’s a joy to share information, and I hope you find it helpful.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Do you have questions about SEO and PR for your small business? Please write to me here or at www.rembrandtwrites.com. Thanks!

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