Outspoken Media On StartupNation & SmallBizTrends

May 28, 2009
By Lisa Barone in Announcements

Things are in high gear at Outspoken Media these days. We’ve been lucky enough to take on some exciting (and awesome) clients, our internal projects are booming and I managed to not break or burn the blog yet. W00t! Party at my place in Troy!

Rae and myself are getting ready to head to SMX Advanced next week for some speaking and liveblogging fun, but before we do, here’s a look at some of the other stuff Outspoken Media has been up to. I feel like we don’t check in anymore. I miss you. You never call.

startupnation

Outspoken Media was recently profiled by Christine Haskell of social venture labs on Startup Nation, where they took a look at some interesting startups and the issues that were keeping them up at night. What’s keeping us up at night? We’ll you have to read the interview to find out! ;)

We’re big fans of Startup Nation and the resources they offer to entrepreneurs and small business owners. You may remember that Rae recently placed 20th in their Leading Moms of Business contest, so I was flattered when I was able to be part of their entrepreneur series. And reading over the interview, Christine must have got me at a tender moment because it’s a more raw Lisa than most typically see. Hopefully it gives people some insight into why Outspoken Media means as much as it does to Rae, Rhea and myself. If not, it may just make you a little teary. Oprah, here we come!

smallbiztrends

The infamous Anita Campbell offered me an incredible opportunity back in April to pitch in with some blogging over at SmallBizTrends, which has proven to be a great experience. I really enjoy writing about small businesses and touching on all the little things they can do to increase their local search rankings and visibility to their customers. It’s also been wonderful to be introduced to a brand new community of people. They’ve been very welcoming to me over there and I really appreciate all the comments, Twitter chats and personal emails that have developed over the past month.

If you’re a small business owner or just really interested in their stories, you may want to consider subscribing and joining their community. SmallBizTrends features some fantastic small business experts sharing information and even some familiar faces like our good friend Matt McGee, as well. (Aside: Matt wrote a phenomenal piece earlier this week called If I Were Launching A New Small Biz Website Today that I absolutely recommend you read.) You can find me blogging at SmallBizTrends every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

…and to all those who have been greeted with a broken link when trying to access the Online Reputation Management guide listed on the home page…yes, we know it’s broken. Because the document is in its final, final editing stages. We promise you’ll have it immediately following SMX Advanced. Feel free to stop DMing me about it now.  We love you. ;)

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