Tips to Gain Publicity

By |October 18th, 2017|

By guest blogger Sandy Lawrence on October 17, 2017 in Communication, PR
Publicity is Your Friend

Publicity can come in different forms and from anywhere.   It can be as simple as having a letter published in the editorial column of your local paper, or as dynamic as being featured on a national TV news or talk show.

Publicity increases your […]

The Fortune is in the Follow-Up

By |October 10th, 2017|

This is a guest blog post by Marian LaSalle of Agency 258. 
Help your prospect until they ask you to stop…
What do we mean? Well, in many businesses it’s rare to have someone meet you and purchase your product immediately. So many people are running around distracted and not interested in what you’re selling. They like to research, […]

Getting Back on Track by Marla Regan

By |October 9th, 2017|

Marla Parham Regan, from Organized Time, is a guest blogger for IKSH 

How to get back on track when your normal schedule is interrupted.

I was talking with someone about planners (one of my favorite topics), she said she was faithfully using her planner, but stopped.  I asked her why she stopped, and her answer was, she […]

Back to Business, Post Harvey

By |September 20th, 2017|

September 13th, the Marriott West Loop was full of Houston entrepreneurs wanting to get back to business. We shared marketing techniques, social media posting, suggestions for amping up the attendance at an event, creating revenue during this collaboration event.


By |September 12th, 2017|

This is a guest blog post by IKSH member Shalanda Turner a fashion blogger in Houston

While it seems like the rest of the world is moving on, Houston and much of Texas are still recovering from Harvey, and we’ll be recovering for awhile. As of today, 9.7.2017, there are still parts of Houston under water, […]

As Houston recovers, Harvey reveals benevolent souls

By |September 6th, 2017|

Harvey brought out the benevolence in many
Two weeks ago I had just heard of Harvey and his presence in the Gulf of Mexico. Those two weeks feel like months have passed. Harvey came into town dumped over 50 inches of water in the Greater Houston area, ruined so much of this city that I love. […]

‘We’conomy Wednesday – Hurricane Harvey Recovery Tips

By |August 30th, 2017|

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This is IKS Guest blogger, Christian Stewart from Do Better Financial. She hops right on it with financial recovery information in this Youtube video for Hurricane Harvey recovery.

We’conomy Wednesday Facebook Live video, you can check it out below. We discussed disaster recovery assistance and opportunities to help. Here is […]

Dear Houston Small Business Owner

By |August 30th, 2017|

*This is a guest blog post by IKSH member and creator of Watch Her Work, Denise Hamilton

Dear Small Business Owners,

I had a moment today. I walked into my office and looked at my boards with all of my plans and dreams for the next 6 months. For a moment, it seemed like they were all […]

Epiphanies at the O’Hare airport

By |August 28th, 2017|

Epiphanies at the O’Hare airport
*This is a guest blog from Christina Meade of Nerdy Girl Success

Epiphanies can happen at the oddest of times, in the strangest of places.

I’m in the O’Hare airport traveling back to Houston from 10 days with my mom and grandmother. I’m standing in front of Hudson News thinking about how I’ve […]

What’s so comfortable in your comfort zone?

By |August 25th, 2017|

This is a guest blog post by Relationship Coach, Linda Hayles.

According to, A comfort zone is “a psychological state in which things feel familiar to a person and they are at ease and in control of their environment, experiencing low levels of anxiety and stress. In this zone, a steady level of performance is possible.”
The problem with comfort zones
The problem with […]