Devan Perine

Devan Perine works with small business owners on their marketing and multimedia efforts. She's passionate about helping businesses build their presence online, and giving Gen Y a voice in the workplace. When she's not working, she loves to make a mess in the kitchen, and play with her band around Chicago. She loves to chat! Give her a shout on Google+, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Super awkward conversations that happen at work

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If you’ve ever watched the office, you know how painfully awkward Michael Scott can make things at the office. And then in reali life, sometimes similar awkward situations happen at work, too. Jill and Brad share their most awkward conversations in business in this episode, and embarrassing things that recently happened to them. PLUS they

Meet an EnMast Member: Treena Pitham of Octopus Admin

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Our Member Spotlight this month is on Treena Pitham of Octopus Admin. She calls herself a Solopreneur; when we asked her to say how many people were on her team she said “Me, myself, and I”. Treena is a Virtual Assistant (VA). She can support SME’s with, virtually, all of their administrative needs.  Her business provides

Awkward Biz Moments: How to NOT quit a job

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Introducing awkward moments: The Business Owner Edition! We’re starting a new series called “Awkward Biz Moments” where we collect stories from you guys of really awkward and hilarious moments we’ve experienced in our business with our employees, clients and everywhere in between. “I was walking into the office around 9:30 — I had been at a

Hey business owner — you’re doing it wrong!

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There’s some things that we do in business that are just plain stupid — business norms and professional courtesy’s that everyone has experienced at one point or another. Here’s one of them: Someone connects you to another person because “you two are both lovely,” and should know each other and so they ‘connect’ you two via email

EnMast Business Owner Tip of the Week No. 02

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One of the things we see business owners do a lot is take on work that their staff should be doing, rather than focusing only on the work they have the ability (or authority) to do. It’s not sustainable! That’s what this week’s tip of the week is all about. Click here to tweet the

Small business owner’s favorite reads this month | July 2014

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The summer is usually a slower time for many businesses, as a lot of people are on vacation, but it’s been pretty busy here at EnMast. We’re working on our relaunch, and with our growing community you guys have kept us really busy! I recently returned from vacation (speaking of, if you have no plans of taking

5 of my best productivity tools (that will also change your life)

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THUNK. THUNK. THUNK. That was the sound of me banging my head against the desk before I started using these tools. Do you ever feel that way? Like you’re constantly working, but never really getting ahead? For a long time, I struggled with managing my productivity because I was always working against myself. I didn’t

Business tips for small business owners: How to not go broke

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I know that training courses, conferences and industry groups can get expensive. But have you tried ignorance? That will make you broke!” – Brad Farris (Click to Tweet)

Thinking about quitting? You need to do these 5 things NOW

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Every business goes through big highs and lows throughout their journey. And there are a LOT of times when we feel like quitting. Jill + Brad talk about how to make it through those rough times (they’ve been there, too). They also talk with AWESOME guest Alexandra Eidenberg, the founder of The Insurance People, and Mare Swallow, the founder

Meet an EnMast Member: Marie-Josée Porlier, Co-founder of Kohezion

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Marie-Josée Porlier is Sales Director at Kohezion –  an online tool you can use to design and build your own database applications without programming, focused for small businesses. After working for years as a Registered Nurse, Marie-Josée was feeling little tied down and looking for the kind of freedom that you can only get as

The greatest lessons I learned from my mentors

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Everyone needs a mentor, especially business owners! And often times, we need several. They help shape us into the people that we are. They help us through challenges, give us resources when we need them, and come alongside us when we need it most. Jill and Brad talk about their top mentor lessons from their mentors

Improve your meetings with these top 5 meeting methods

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Everyone hates sitting in meetings that go on and on, or are completely irrelevant to you. So Brad and Jill tackle top meeting methods that will help improve your meetings so you can waste less time in meetings, and get more of your own work done. They also bring on business owners Tamara Monosoff, the founder