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Hiring and negotiation from a user experience perspective

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A theory. Consider employment from the perspective of investment instead of the necessity of a job. The mental shift is severe. The change in point of view shines a user experience light on the heavy flaws of traditional hiring and negotiation among new generations of employees. The resources for investing in a business are finite. Many are not financially prepared …

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New brand designs for Emily Ackart Fitness

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It’s true that the worst cases of designer’s block result in the most beautiful new designs! Emily, a great friend and the owner of Emily Ackart Fitness, caught up with me last Fall to discuss logo ideas, marketing concepts and more. We quickly landed on a concept for her logo – incorporating weights that emphasize the strength training aspect of her …

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MARKETMOX is, once again, Laura Noll

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Let me tell you – the past few years have been a wild and crazy ride. In 2015, I announced MARKETMOX – a hub for web design, development and marketing services. With amazing clients and awesome success, we stayed way too busy and had tons of fun ever since. Now, you can ask “what’s in a name?” and I’ll tell you. …

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Be a better wedding show vendor

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In the real life where I’m recently engaged and now expected to plan a grand wedding – I went to a wedding show. I’ve been to a wedding show before, this should have been nothing new to me. But, attending one of these things as a bride is a whole different ball game. First, marketing overload. Second, spam overload. Third – …

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WordPress SEO: 1 big lie and some truths

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While taking a fast skim through Facebook the other day, I noticed a pretty hefty rant by a fellow internet enthusiast taking massive stabs at the SEO value of WordPress sites. His position was that Google reads them as viruses and straight up doesn’t rank them. Let’s just tackle that head-on: it is not true. I love building on WordPress …

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Gift experiences not things

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The number of times I’ve heard friends request “experiences, not things” for their kids this holiday season has totaled on the verge of obnoxious. As a long-time listener, first-time caller – I’ve been silently gifting experiences for years. All-the-while, I’ve also been super self-conscious that everyone truly hated the concept. Look who’s trendsetting now. With renewed self-confidence in my role …

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Ideas that launch a thousand blog posts

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Aaron and I have the conversation often. A: “We need to write something for the blog. Have any good ideas?” Within minutes, I’ve typically rattled off about two dozen writing prompts and he’s overwhelmed with options. Then proceeds: A: “Well where do I even start? How do you do that? This is so easy for you.” The truth – it’s …

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Kansas Wildfire Relief (Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado Too) – How and Where to Help

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Use the links and recommendations below to support those affected by the wildfires in Southwest Kansas. New contacts will be added as we learn of additional opportunities to help. Please share this page and check back often! Contact Laura to add your information below. Read more about the wildfires here. Jump to: Farm and Ranch Goods  |  Home Goods and …