Monthly Archives: May 2022

Growing My Business Too Fast Caused Me to Redefine Growth

When I first started my leadership communications company Pencil or Ink, I knew growth was key. Revenue growth to support myself, client-list growth to gain more credibility, and headcount growth—because I assumed a small business grew by becoming a large one. Fast forward three years. I had a long client list, healthy revenue, and a […]

#465: How I’m Prepping for 30 Days Away From My Business

Here’s how to pull off a sabbatical and make sure you actually enjoy taking it Have you ever thought about taking a sabbatical?  When I say sabbatical, I mean taking an extended period of time away from your business or work to travel, pursue your interests, or heck, just relax. I don’t know about you, […]

Our Annual Charitable Contribution and How We Involve Our Team

Seeking opportunities to give back has always been part of the Buffer DNA. We started the wonderful tradition of profit sharing and charitable contributions at the end of 2017. Since then, we’ve been in the privileged position to make donations to charitable organizations every year as part of our profit sharing. We set aside 8 […]

5 Start Page Updates to Help You Grow Your Brand

When we launched Start Page back in October 2021, we weren’t quite sure who would use it. We had a hunch, but it turns out we weren’t imaginative enough. Start Page has been used more widely than we could have possible imagined. From photographers to plumbers, baking sites to gig nights, seeing hundreds of new […]

#464: What Your Enneagram Results Really Mean About You As An Entrepreneur With Ian Morgan Cron – Amy Porterfield

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Do Instagram Carousels Get More Engagement?

We recently launched direct Instagram carousels scheduling in Buffer. Now you can scheduled carousel posts to be published automatically in Instagram—no need for reminders. Buffer customers have been asking for carousel direct scheduling for a while (it was the most requested feature in our last customer survey), and we’re not surprised! There’s lots of evidence […]

How I’ve Built a Business That Prioritizes Profit and Purpose

There’s a common misconception that it’s impossible to make money as a business while also supporting a larger mission. Either you’re having a real impact on a cause you care about but never turning a profit, or you’re bringing in the cash but your activism is performative at best. As the co-founder of advocacy restaurant […]

#463: How To Create More White Space & Still Succeed

What’s the point of working your life away? Instead, let’s do less and make more.  If you’re a new business owner or are ramping up to launch your business soon, I would hedge a bet that you have some ideas about what it takes to become incredibly successful. In fact, you’re probably thinking that in […]

How These Small Businesses Are Winning At Email Marketing

Sending emails. Checking emails. Responding to emails. Emailing – in all of its iterations –  is a huge part of communication in today’s world. For many, email strikes the perfect balance of conveying information— it’s an organized, instantaneous, and convenient way to stay in touch with others. Emailing has especially proven to be an effective […]

#462: 8 Simple But Powerful Strategies I Used To Hit 1 Million Podcast Downloads – Amy Porterfield

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