Business Insights

Growing Personally and Professionally

Earlier this month, I had the honor of serving as a panelist alongside some of the Hudson Valley’s most accomplished women at a local event. Called “Planning Along a Lifetime Career Path,” the event was presented by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Alliance (WLA), an inclusive, supportive...

The Precarious Partnership

Getting a business relationship off to a smooth start and ensuring that success continues are not always simple matters; in fact, they can be complicated. Why? My answer: business partnerships are like personal relationships. They’re wrought with expectations and assumptions that are often unspoken or unrealistic, and often, there’s too...

Stepping Up Sedentary Workweeks

Justin Feldman, Doctor of Physical Therapy Owner of Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance in LaGrange and Fishkill  Too often office work means hours of desk duty, where too many of us spend the bulk of our weekdays sitting in front of a computer, tap, tap, tapping away. Keeping still to...

Set Yourself Apart with the Right Internship

By: Corinne Rhea, Impact intern Some might say that having an internship in high school is rigorous. Although it takes time out of my busy schedule, it keeps me sane. After a long day at school, I spend my afternoons participating in soccer and other extracurricular activities and my evenings...

PR Agency or Hire In-House: 5 Questions to Ask

Many organizations are clear about their need for public relations. They have a story to tell and know they need help getting the word out, reaching their target audiences more effectively, creating press releases and pitches, putting together a social media strategy and/or widening their influence through speaking engagements and...

Certifiable? It’s undeniable.

The other day, there was some celebrating over at Impact PR & Communications’ offices. That’s because we checked off our first business goal of 2017, and less than two weeks into the new calendar year. The great news? The reason our founder was seen high-fiving the rest of the team...

Before You Hire, Inquire

Most business executives and managers make hiring decisions to address needs in their personal lives, whether it’s a contractor to renovate a bathroom, a mechanic to fix their vehicle or a CPA to advise them during tax season. However, when it’s time to pull in a PR and communications expert...

Social Schmoozing: Networking or Not Working?

Time away from day-to-day business. It’s what every harried entrepreneur or busy executive fears. After all, how will the core work get done if you’re not working on the work that your clients demand and pays the bills? Plus, you can’t be everywhere since there’s only one you, right? That...