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:

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I just returned from a visit to Detroit. My Aunt Margaret died unexpectedly, and I wanted to pay my respects to this wonderful woman who touched the lives of everyone she met.

It just goes to show you that things can happen when you least expect it…whether you are ready or not.

With this in mind, are you working towards your goals right now, or are you putting them off until you have more time, a bigger budget, more support, etc.?

What are your excuses?

Now, I don’t mean to be pushy. But this is just a simple reminder that the time is NOW to make things happen and work towards your lifelong goals.

We all have days when we’re tired and you just don’t feel like working.

But in today’s competitive, fast-paced business world, it’s important to keep going and give your best efforts each day.

And it’s easy to be distracted by e-mails, phone calls, friends and family, food, television, etc. In fact, I know this all too well and even have a small sign posted on my bulletin board that says “No excuses.” It reminds me to give at least 100% of my efforts no matter what.

And as crazy as this may sound, my drive and work ethic has paid off. I am blessed to have great clients who refer me to others. And opportunity seems to knock on my door more frequently when I give every project at least 100%.

Now, if you want to make more happen in your life but you just can’t seem to get out of your rut, check out these sites for some help:

And instead of being jealous about your wealthy friend, family member or co-worker, make your own success happen.

Start with small changes and get into the habit of giving everything you best whenever possible. Soon, you’ll start to see good changes happen.

And best of all, you’ll be taking action to make your overall life goals come true-no matter how much time you have left!

If you need help with your PR and online copywriting needs, please feel free to send me your comments below or visit I’m here to help! Thanks!

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