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Binge-Worthy Marketing Webinars: Vision’s Business Bootcamps

Looking to build upon your marketing prowess but don’t have the budget to spend on consultations or classes? Then we hope you’ve been taking advantage of Vision Advertising’s free webinar series: Business Bootcamps! At Vision Advertising, we’re passionate about marketing education. Our professional marketers focus intently on getting entrepreneurs and small businesses over the initial […]
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Public Speaking: Reinventing the Best Marketing for 2021

When it comes to marketing your business, one of your biggest tools will always be yourself. People buy from people, and the more you can get yourself out there being seen, heard, and engaging with potential customers, the more leads you will find. For many, including myself, this means workshops and speaking engagement. But with […]
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Why We’re Proud to Be a Women-Owned and -Run Business

Recently, I was networking with a colleague and was on an initial phone call with him. When I explained that we were women-owned and -run, he responded with, “Oh, you’re only trying to work with women.” To him, stating your business is women-owned, minority-run, etc., means that you are only selling to those groups. Calmly, […]
Julia Becker Collins in her home office.

In the News: How servant leadership keeps companies together

This article originally appeared in the Worcester Business Journal on February 22nd, 2021. Once you have employees, your business changes. Leadership isn’t defined by what you lead, but how you lead. Who do you put first at your business? Yourself? Your team? Your customers? There are no right or wrong answers, but they all form […]
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In The News: Small business relief must focus on actual small businesses

This article originally appeared in the Worcester Business Journal on January 25th, 2021. When hearing the term “small business,” you probably envision a decades-old hardware store or that North End restaurant you order takeout from once a week. However, other small business owners and I are finding out the hard way there is an exploitive […]
Julia Becker Collins works with two Vision staffers on a laptop.

How Servant Leadership Keeps Companies Together

Once you have employees, your business changes. Leadership isn’t defined by that you lead, but how you lead. Who do you put first at your business? Yourself? Your team? Your customers? There are no right or wrong answers, but they all form different types of leaders with different strengths. When I joined the Vision team, […]
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In The News: Keeping the human connection during social distancing

This article originally appeared in the Worcester Business Journal on April 27th, 2020. When I started to write this at the beginning of March, this article was about the need for the genuine human connection that businesses need to maintain with those in their network, from partners to communities. Now, in a world of social […]
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Tools to Support Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Small businesses have been scaling back their operations and temporarily closing their physical locations due to consumers staying home as a result of the pandemic. Without their patronage, small businesses are left with limited options when it comes to generating income. Fortunately, with the surrounding communities coming together and the benefits of the digital age, […]
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Working from Home: Advice We’re Following and Giving Clients

A little over a week ago, Vision Advertising moved to work remotely. For us as a primarily digital marketing agency, it was a reasonably smooth transition with our work-from-home guidelines and tools already well established. Now, with the new orders from Governor Baker, we’re helping more and more of our clients not only continue to […]