Happy first day of fall! Here are 10 things you should do this fall to build your business and brand – all of which can be done by any business professional at any level.

  1. Google yourself and set up Google Alerts for your top clients and prospects
  2. Reevaluate your business’ goals for the year and

My first law firm job 20 years ago was overseeing the alumni relations program at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Back then we had a hard copy alumni contact directory and held a fancy alumni networking event once per year.

We also built one of the first law firm alumni microsites – it was

Here are three things you should do on LinkedIn today to build your brand, network and business – focus on these fundamentals today to strengthen your profile and presence in no time.

They include:

  1. Update your personal headline – use descriptive, searchable terms to highlight your strengths. Your headline comes up prominently in Google searches

Rejection hurts. A lot. But it can also be a great motivator and teacher too.

You may start beating yourself up about being rejected in your personal or professional life and engaging in self-criticism.

However, rejection also has a way of teaching us, redirecting us and ultimately making our lives better.

But what if you

No one likes to hear no. Especially me. And I feel like I’ve been hearing no on a number of fronts lately, which has me not feeling so confident.

If there is one thing that’s true about being an entrepreneur or being in sales, it’s that you have to get used to rejection and failure.

Meet Heather Stevenson, the Deputy General Counsel at Boston Globe Media Partners. Her practice spans a broad range of media law and general commercial issues, including advising the newsroom on public records and intellectual property matters, as well as providing legal guidance to the company on contracts, employment matters, and compliance issues, among other

Lisa Lang is the General Counsel at Kentucky State University where she leads a team of four professionals while serving on the university president’s senior leadership team for a  campus with more than 2000 students and 135 full-time instructional faculty. She also hosts a successful podcast “Why Not This Not That.”

She is an active

I’m seeing a lot of photos of kids returning to school holding their signs so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon.

When I did the calculation of how many days I’ve been working full time I was a bit surprised.

Since I graduated from New York University I’ve worked roughly 5720 days(!). Now that’s

I was inspired by a recent LinkedIn post by my friend Joshua Baron, a criminal lawyer in Salt Lake City, who often writes about how to enhance your business relationships, and particularly how to turn business relationships into referrals or new business.

Josh wrote about the power of thank you notes – and how

Do you have work-related trauma?

I do.

I’ve been pushed out of a job, I’ve been marginalized. I’ve been spoken to inappropriately. I’ve experienced unclear job expectations, impossible workloads, abusive treatment by peers or superiors, emotionally draining interactions with difficult people and job insecurity.

If you’ve experienced emotionally abusive practices at work, I hope you