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.

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Woo Hoo! The holidays are here… time to have fun with

family and friends and get some R and R. But usually, the

holidays also bring stress… especially if you’re an entrepreneur.


At work, maybe you:

  •  Must raise sales numbers by 12/31…
  •  Lay off employees to cut costs…
  •  Finalize year-end client reports…
  •  Pay taxes…
  •  Tackle a massive, “To Do” list by the end of December…

The list goes on. Plus, there is your personal list.

 Perhaps, you need to:

  •  Fight the crowds to find that perfect gift…
  •  Balance your budget to pay a huge, credit card bill…
  •  Lose weight for the office Christmas party (or that special, New Year’s date)…
  •  Clean the house for guests…
  •  Deal with negative family members you just don’t want to see…
  •  Travel, wrap, cook, bake…

Ugh. My blood pressure is going up just thinking about it!


Well, if this sounds familiar, here is the ultimate stress
reducer – Saying Thanks!

I’m not kidding.


When things start to get crazy, take a moment and think of the top
10 things you’re thankful for… big or small.


In addition to family, friends, health, a paycheck, and a roof over
your head, maybe you are just thankful for a good cup of coffee
getting to work safely, beautiful weather, the birds chirping…


Even if you are really upset, there is ALWAYS something to be
thankful for. Just look at all of the ugly stories about death and
despair in the news, and all of a sudden, you’ll feel grateful for
what you have.


If this doesn’t work, try to reach out to others. Do some volunteer
work, help a charity, donate to your favorite cause.


You may event want to spend some time with someone who is
especially sad during the holidays. Remember, for many people,
this time of year brings memories of loved ones who have passed


If this is you, or someone you know, try to hang
out with positive people and spread some cheer.


The holidays are a wonderful time, but they can be
filled with


When things start to get out of control, think about what
you are thankful for and focus on others. You’ll enjoy the
holidays that much more… and so will the people around you.


With this, I’d like to thank you for reading my blog and
providing feedback. I really appreciate it.


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



P.S. If you need help with your PR and SEO copywriting to lessen your stress levels, please let me know here or at Thanks!

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