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.

How to use Twitter to grow your small business

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Twitter has been a huge resource and lead generator for both Jill and Brad. They share the top ways Twitter has helped them grow their small business on Breaking Down Your Business this week! Plus they have a hilarious conversation with Pete Aiello, the founder of Team Pete about his business, as

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Business Owners

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Christmas and the holidays are right around the corner. It can be really hard to find the right gifts for your clients, employees, (or boss). What should be fun to do (gift shopping) is actually a dreaded task on your to-do list. And if you're like me, you want to find the 'right' gift for each

Need some holiday gift ideas? Here’s 5 great ones!

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Christmas and the holidays are coming around the corner again (it's crazy to think about, I know), which means it's time to start figuring out and purchasing gifts for our clients (and/or) employees. Jill and Brad share some of their favorite holiday gift ideas on this episode of Breaking Down Your

What are some of your favorite sales tools?

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Struggling to bring in enough leads to make your sales goals? Struggling to close more deals? You need to listen in to the latest episode of Breaking Down Your Business! Jill and Brad talk about different ways and tools they (and others) use to help boost sales. In this practical, fun, and always

Top 5 terrifying content mistakes — are you making any of these on your website?

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Your website makes a great impression and impact on potential clients and customers. The question is, are you marketing to them on your site in a way they will respond to? In light of the holiday today, we wanted to share this fun infographic from Educo Web Design on content mistakes on websites.

Top small business articles for business owners | October 2014

Top small business articles for business owners | October 2014

This month at EnMast was all about looking at our business' numbers -- our financials. It's not always the most fun topic to talk about, but it's one of the most important ones. You can't trust your gut to how your small business is doing; you need to know its vitals -- the numbers that tell you

Meet EnMast Member Corinne Flanagan, of US Tube Supply

Corinne Flanagan US Tube Supply

We’d like to introduce you to Corinne Flanagan, Chief Financial Officer of U.S Tube Supply. They're a wholesale supplier of steel pipe and tube materials throughout the United States and Canada. They're a husband and wife team with a few employees located in St. Petersburg, Florida! What made

How to organize a conference for small business owners

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Jill just got done organizing a conference for her company, The Founding Moms called FMCON here in Chicago. She learned quite a lot about what it's like running a conference, and how much work it entails. She shares her top tips on how to organize a conference on this episode of Breaking Down Your

Top 5 things every business owner needs to know (but doesn’t)

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Business owners need to know how to do a lot of things. How to do payroll, how to hire, how to fire, how to sell... the list goes on. But if you ask any business owner, they'll admit there's a lot of things they don't know either. In this episode of Breaking Down Your Business, Jill and Brad talk

Tips for getting more out of conferences

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Conferences can be a great lead generator, learning experience and networking event all in one. But there's a strategy behind how to get the most out of them. Jill and Brad attend conferences all the time and put their best tips together how you can rock your next conference and get more than your

How to get accountability when you’re a business owner

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We can't go to our team to ask them to keep us accountable when we're the business owner. So who can we talk to and be checked in on with? Jill and Brad talk about who and where they go to get the accountability they need to be better leaders in their business. Listen in on their fun

Top small business articles for business owners | September 2014

top small business articles septmeber

Most business owners have control issues, whether we would like to admit it or not. How many of you have to see every document before it’s sent out to a client? (That's one sign you have some control challenges). This month we really hammered on our control freak behavior. It’s hard for us to