Business Insights

Four Things Journalism Taught Me

Before joining the rewarding world of public relations at Impact PR & Communications, I was a stringer for a local newspaper During my 16 years as a freelance journalist, I wrote about home buying and selling, home ownership, young professionals, entrepreneurs, business concerns, health and wellness, the environment, school graduations...

More Wow-Worthy Insights from HVNN’s Business Newsmakers

Our CEO Filomena Fanelli hosts a wonderful weekly show on Hudson Valley News Network called Business Newsmakers. Sponsored by our client Tompkins Mahopac Bank, the business leaders who appear on the show offer valuable business lessons learned through years of experience as entrepreneurs and executives. Here are some learnings we...

Wow-Worthy Insights from HVNN’s Business Newsmakers

Our CEO Filomena Fanelli hosts a wonderful weekly show on Hudson Valley News Network called Business Newsmakers. Sponsored by our client Tompkins Mahopac Bank, the business executives who appear on the show offer some very valuable insights and emerging trends in launching new ventures, growing one’s small business and striking...

Five Ways to Build Trust (and Your Business)

“All things being equal people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust.” This quote from “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann sums up my philosophy on how people choose and cultivate their business relationships — really, any relationship where...

Difficult Lessons Learned From the First Four Years

For those of you in the early stages of starting a new business and coping with the emotional rush that comes with it, whether it relates to those thrilling, exhilarating and exhausting days, or thoughts about if you’re in good company as you build upon your brilliant entrepreneurial idea, I’ll...

Repping the Cause – How to Be a Good Ambassador

One of the most incredible qualities of our nation is its citizens’ can-do attitude and willingness to come together for nearly any noble purpose or cause, whether that means fighting cancer, adopting homeless pets, helping a community succeed economically, or something else. Individuals aren’t the ones making a difference—many nonprofits...

Networking—or Not

A recent article in the Huffington Post talked about the importance of not just business networking, but more importantly, in-person, eye-to-eye, handshake-to-handshake networking. That’s not to say connecting across social media platforms isn’t essential, too, but as the article pointed out, virtual associations can’t match the impact of those made face-to-face: “Making...

Goodbye to Goals

New year, new goals. What better time is there to get a fresh start on where a person wants to be than at the beginning of a new year? After all, there are 12 months—or 52 weeks or 365 days, depending on one’s preference—to create a step-by-step plan on how...