Take the first step toward your own businessEver dream of trading in your 9 to 5 job for your own project where you set the rules? If this seems out of reach, begin by taking small steps toward this goal. For example, writing a business plan is a key step in starting a business. This may seem intimidating, but it is a valuable tool that is worth the time and effort. In fact, there are many alternatives to traditional plans; different business plans serve different purposes.
Like a true ADHD person, I know I was supposed to offer you part 2 of ADHD is Real but actually this week I want to talk about the calming effects of animals. Part 2 of adult ADHD will be next week. Maybe. If I don’t get distracted. Ok, bad joke. If you are a regular reader of J and J Gibberish, then you know Jacob is unable to touch humans other than me because of his OCD (he thinks he will be contaminated by people). However, he can touch animals. So we have a little reptile zoo going on at home.
It will be a packed house at this year’s edition of the Women in Business Conference (WIBC), as hundreds of women are expected. Founded in 2007, the WIBC has established itself as the premiere conference for business women here in Ottawa. The driving force behind the conference is Sandra Tisiot, a mortgage agent, author, speaker, and founder of the WIBC. Tisiot says the conference has filled a need, in an area that was previously lacking in the nation’s capital.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".