What to Do with Time on Our Hands


Pandemic…crisis…emergency…disaster…every word used to describe COVID-19 raises images of doom, gloom and apocalypse. That’s why I am doing my best to avoid using those words. My attitude (which earned me the nickname “Pollyanna”) is one of a glass half full and there’s always a bright side to look on – even in a situation such as this. Do I experience moments of depression and worry? […]

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Hashtags in Instagram are NOT Optional


Using hashtags can help you increase followers and help you get more engagement on your Instagram account. Instagram allows you add up to 30 hashtags on each post. I personally recommend somewhere in the middle – 15. Some different types of hashtags are: Branded hashtags (a branded hashtag is a hashtag unique to your business. It can be as simple as a company name or […]

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COVID-19 Statement


Gibbons Business Solutions, LLC, continues to serve our clients through the COVID-19 crisis. Our team is working remotely, which allows us to help keep the wheels of business turning (as much as possible) for our clients during this challenging time. The safety of our team, clients and vendors is paramount, followed by the welfare of your business. Please note that the GBS office is closed […]

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Happiness is a choice


Happiness is a choice.  Here are some ideas to get you moving in the right direction towards being a “Happier You”: 1. If you don’t like your life, change it.  Take control. There is really nobody holding you back but you. 2. Be generous. Happy people are giving of both their time and resources. Volunteer and be part of something bigger. Make a difference! 3. […]

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4 Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Marketing


Most small businesses and organizations are unsure of how to use social media to connect with existing and potential clients or supporters. Even if their leadership and staff use social platforms personally, they probably don’t know how to use it for professional pages. Here are some basic Do’s and Don’ts to get you started. DO: Have a plan before you start and create measurable goals […]

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Resolve to Be Better in 2020


As we end one year and begin both a new year and a new decade, let’s all resolve to be more positive on social media in 2020. The world is filled with enough contention and negativity without multiplying it on social media. These serve only to magnify and expand the effects on even more people. It can also affect our personal, supporter and client relationships. […]

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Merry Christmas from ALL of US!


To allow our staff some time to celebrate Christmas with loved ones, the GBS office will be closed from Noon on Tuesday, December 24th through the 26th. We will be back in the office on Friday, December 27th. Holly, Linda and the entire GBS team wish you a Very Merry Christmas!  

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What do you do when you’re done? – Part 1


You have built a business from the ground up or built your career by climbing the ladder from the bottom up.  You have put your blood, sweat and tears into it.  You have sacrificed time that you could have spent with your family and friends.  You have set aside things you enjoy, like hobbies and volunteering for local organizations.  But your sacrifices were not without […]

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Fostering Collaboration


How do you engage with customers, employees, vendors, community and fellow businesses? What is the “culture” of your business? Your culture is the human side of what you do and is a significant part of your success. Our customers, employees, vendors, community and fellow businesses are collaborators and investors. We need them all to be invested in what we do. We can foster greater investment […]

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