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John Pilmer

John Pilmer

Guest Writer / Entrepreneur Consultant, Owner and CEO of PilmerPR

John Pilmer, APR is an award-winning, accredited public relations and marketing communications advisor for emerging sector leaders. His firm, PilmerPR LLC facilitated the launch of 4 startups into the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America. He holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Marketing from Brigham Young University, as well as an MBA from the University of Utah.

Networking

Unlike Many Things That Are a Lot of Work, Trade Shows Are Worth It

All the hassles, costs and travel time are a small price for what you learn and the contacts you probably wouldn't otherwise make.
Team Work

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Preparing for Crisis Communications

Ubiquitous cell phone cameras mean every embarrassing mistake you or an employee makes is made in public.
Publicity

Fake News and the Threat to Your Brand: 4 Things You Can Do About It Now

While Facebook has made the spread of information faster and easier, CEOs should not be surprised they need to take steps to protect themselves from false information in the media.
Cloud Computing

Get a Grip on Your Operating Costs By Moving to the Cloud

Everyone's looking to save money. You probably are, too. Could cloud technology be your answer?
Entrepreneurs

We Should Welcome Refugees. They Are Often Great Entrepreneurs.

The tenacity required to survive as a refugee is the epitome of what entrepreneurs require to succeed.
Mompreneurs

Why Are 10 Million Moms Missing From the Workplace?

Technology makes it possible for young mothers to care for their families and keep their careers moving forward but only if employers realize the advantages of helping them do so.
Big Data

Young Entrepreneurs Are Applying the Power of Big Data to the Real World

While data has been collected for centuries, only in the last few decades have we had the computing power to put that data to practical use.
Time Management

5 Tips to Fight Content Overload

Feel the need to constantly check your email and smartphone all day? Here's a better plan.
Business Ideas

Successful Business Ideas Don't Have to Be Completely Original

Entrepreneurs dream of bringing to market the next big thing but you can do very well just by recognizing the next big thing and improving it.
Media Coverage

Don't Underestimate Just How Newsworthy Your Company Is

Good press coverage is free yet infinitely more valuable than any paid advertising.
Team Work

As Your Startup Grows You Have More Explaining to Do

Entrepreneurs start off with nobody to talk to but themselves. Success brings hosts of people to keep in the loop.
Student Entrepreneurs

6 Lessons Learned From Student Entrepreneurs in Utah

The entrepreneurial zest of college students in the Beehive State is inspiring.
Corporate Social Responsibility

7 Steps to Up Your Corporate Social Responsibility Game

Ever hear of blood diamonds? They're one reason you should keep reading.
Public Relations

How Targeted Press Efforts Raise Your Bottom Line

Entrepreneurs who ignore news sources and PR tactics may be left out in the cold.
Cuba

How Entrepreneurs Will Eventually Breathe Freedom Into Cuba

The diplomatic opening with Cuba will slowly allow the export of opportunity, not just goods, to the Cuban people.