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How to Rock (your social media strategy) in 5 Steps

Teresa Barber

Having worked with a range of clients across the public, private, and non-profits sectors, we've gained some helpful experience about specific tips and tricks for organizations.

Whether you're an established chamber of commerce in a large city with a lean, hardworking team, or a boot-strapping start-up wearing too many hats to mention, you should have a good handle on your online and social media platforms. They can provide significant value for your enterprise and team, and can also carry the potential for risk if not tended intelligently.

Here are 5 steps you can take now to bolster your strategy and strengthen your positioning.

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What Can We Learn from the Rising Generation of Leaders?

Teresa Barber

Today is one of those days where I'm floored with a mixture of gratitude and pride. My team at FivePoint, has been honored to help an incredible start-up called Prison Bars get ready for launch and prepare for an appearance today on the Steve Harvey show.

Learning about the story of former NBA basketball player and Prison Bars founder Seth Sundberg, and seeing the impassioned drive he and his remarkable team have to create pathways for formerly incarcerated individuals to find employment, regain dignity, and make good on second chances has been inspiring. When I hear them say that they want to make the business case for tackling recidivism with their "criminally delicious" snack bars, I have no doubt that they're heading for a slam dunk.

Having studied and worked in economic and workforce development for years, I've been able to look at recidivism and broader workforce and economic mobility issues in a number of communities.

Image credit: Tegan Kinane/NBC

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