Tips for overcoming entrepreneurial fears and doubts.

By April Neill, CEO/Founder April Neill Public Relations As a small-business owner, your success depends on your ability to handle ongoing challenges including finding the right market-fit and acquiring new business, to name a few. But oftentimes the biggest obstacles you’ll face come not from the outside, but from within. Successful entrepreneurs and small-business ownersContinue reading “Tips for overcoming entrepreneurial fears and doubts.”

Small Business Tips for Building a Powerful Brand Identity

By April Neill, CEO/Founder April Neill Public Relations As a lifelong entrepreneur and business owner myself, I can confidently say that starting a business can be one of the most exciting and empowering moves you’ll ever make and absolutely doable, even in today’s highly competitive marketplace. It takes more than a great idea to sustainContinue reading “Small Business Tips for Building a Powerful Brand Identity”

Charity fundraiser brings sports and hope to kids in need

On Friday, June 21st, 2013, Gear for Goals (G4G) partnered with the Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Team to present a large scale sports and musical instrument donation drive. On this day, G4G asked fans to bring along new and used sports equipment and musical instruments to donate to children in need. Fans came out in fullContinue reading “Charity fundraiser brings sports and hope to kids in need”

Find Your Purpose, Follow Your Bliss

By April Neill, CEO/Founder April Neill Public Relations “Every man has a purpose, something special that he can do better than anyone else. Your work is to discover this, then give yourself to it. The extent to which you use your skills to add to the world determines your happiness.”—Deepak Chopra I had a conversationContinue reading “Find Your Purpose, Follow Your Bliss”

6 Tips for Branding Yourself as an Expert in your Field

In every buying decision, whether it’s hiring an accountant or finding a good mechanic, we all want an expert. We want to pay someone who has a real solution and we don’t want to waste our money or our time. That said, you want prospects to look to your company for solutions when they areContinue reading “6 Tips for Branding Yourself as an Expert in your Field”

Small Business Philanthropy: 4 Ways Your Small Business Can Be Charitable—And What You Will Gain

 Posted By: April Neill, President April Neill Public Relations I’m a big believer in giving back to your community by either donating your time or expertise to charities or organizations that you have an affinity for. As you may already know, volunteering has been shown to have a number of benefits –including boosting your health,Continue reading “Small Business Philanthropy: 4 Ways Your Small Business Can Be Charitable—And What You Will Gain”

7 Tips for Optimizing your Small Businesses’ Reputation Online

A reputation can take years to build, and in today’s digital age, only seconds to tarnish. As a small business owner, your company’s brand reputation is one of its most important assets and keeping your brand’s profile spotless is important to your success. Try the following tactics to optimize your brand reputation online. You are yourContinue reading “7 Tips for Optimizing your Small Businesses’ Reputation Online”

8 Tips for Rebranding your Small Business

By April Neill, CEO/Founder April Neill Public Relations As a small business owner, your brand image is important and if you’re thinking of reinventing your brand –its identity and personality —it’s important to first ask yourself why you’re doing it.  Do you have specific reasons and goals for giving your brand an overhaul? Rebranding mayContinue reading “8 Tips for Rebranding your Small Business”

April Neill Public Relations Selected as PR Firm of Record for Gear For Goals

April Neill Public Relations, a full-service public relations consulting firm located in Plainfield, IL, announces the addition of Gear for Goals, a global non-profit youth organization providing sports equipment and hope for underprivileged children, to its roster of clients. April Neill Public Relations (ANPR) today announced the addition of Gear for Goals to its growingContinue reading “April Neill Public Relations Selected as PR Firm of Record for Gear For Goals”

Find Your Voice, Maximize Your Message: Five Tips for Finding Your Brand Voice

By April Neill, CEO/Founder April Neill Public Relations As new social media platforms emerge on the web, creating a marketers paradise where businesses and brands strive to stand out and build their brand awareness in the social media realm, it’s more important than ever to find your voice. I’m an avid fan of American IdolContinue reading “Find Your Voice, Maximize Your Message: Five Tips for Finding Your Brand Voice”