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Why don't you have a picture of your wife on your desk? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Why don't you have a picture of your wife on your desk? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
This weeks LGBT Question from a Friend comes from a recent conversation my wife was having with a co-worker. In my circle of friends and colleagues I am the go-to person to ask any LGBT related questions and my web appears to be expanding into my wife’s education world as well. We started talking about …
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#33: Storytelling with Christin Mell [Podcast] - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

#33: Storytelling with Christin Mell [Podcast] - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download To listen to this audio podcast please click the play button on the left above. Or subscribe to the free podcast in iTunes today!   Below are the items mentioned in this episode of the podcast. FunkyPlot.com AfterEllen.com Tello Films SheWired.com Hootsuite Hastag Project Trailer   You can …
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Relationship Building Requires a Strategy (Part 5 of 6) - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Thanks for checking out part 5 of 6 of the Maximizing your LGBT Outreach with a Solid Plan. This has been such a great series of posts to write for you. Many of you have taken the time to write to me and express how this has helped you and I really appreciate that. In this …
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Where do I begin my LGBT outreach efforts? (Part 4 of 6) - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Where do I begin my LGBT outreach efforts? (Part 4 of 6) - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Thanks for stopping by to read part 4 of 6 on Maximizing your LGBT Outreach with a Solid Plan. We first discussed the 5 questions to ask yourself to help create a solid plan for your LGBT Outreach efforts. Then we took a dive into the question of who am I trying to marketing to, followed by how …
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How do I become a certified LGBT business owner? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

How do I become a certified LGBT business owner? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Today I want to share with you a conversation I had on LinkedIn with a connection of mine. He asked a whole host of questions about being a certified LGBT owned business. While I was answering them for him I figured I would answer them for you too! He asked the following: “How does one …
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How intimate is too intimate in a business setting? What questions are off limits? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

How intimate is too intimate in a business setting? What questions are off limits? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
This week’s LGBT question from a friend comes from a lively discussion I was having with a handful of colleagues last week. As you may know by now this blog section is dedicated to answering questions that some may find uncomfortable to ask for fear of being judged or afraid they may offend someone if …
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#31: Increase Your Market Share Through Authentic Communications [Podcast] - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

#31: Increase Your Market Share Through Authentic Communications [Podcast] - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download So this weeks podcast is a little bit different. This is the audio recording of my March 19th webinar that I did. As you may know I do webinars every single month. I’ve heard from many podcast listeners that you just can’t make it live to a webinar …
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Part 1: Maximizing Your LGBT Outreach with a Solid Plan (6 Part Series) - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Part 1: Maximizing Your LGBT Outreach with a Solid Plan (6 Part Series) - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Marketing to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community requires a plan. Positioning yourself as the go-to person for the community in regards to business transactions requires a strategy and a plan as well. You have to be logical in your approach. You can’t just put a rainbow sticker in your storefront and hope …
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Peacemaking in the Gay Dog Wars... - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Peacemaking in the Gay Dog Wars... - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
A mediator who works with LGBT couples and their pets. She shares her perspective of what happens when married LGBT couples divorce and how it impacts pets
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The hidden implications of LGBT terms and why you may want to avoid them - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

The hidden implications of LGBT terms and why you may want to avoid them - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Here we are in week 6 of the “The 7 Deadly Sins of Ineffective LGBT Communications.” We are almost to the end of this series. I hope you’ve enjoyed it up until this point. The whole series came up because I believe 98% of miscommunication blunders occur for one of 7 avoidable reasons. The 7 …
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Are your LGBT communications unknowingly insulting and derogatory? Find out! - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Are your LGBT communications unknowingly insulting and derogatory? Find out! - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Welcome to week 5 of 7 of the “The 7 Deadly Sins of Ineffective LGBT Communications.” We are moving right along on all of the ways that you can improve your communication skills within the LGBT community. This whole series has been based on what simple idea – that I believe 98% of miscommunication blunders …
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#29: The Top 8 LGBT News Stories of February and Why They Matter [Podcast] - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

#29: The Top 8 LGBT News Stories of February and Why They Matter [Podcast] - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download In the last episode of the podcast I made mention that the media is the gift that keeps on giving these days. There is so much going on for LGBT equality its hard to keep up with. Today I am going to give you an update on just …
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The Gay Girl Dating Coach Shares Her Why... - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

The Gay Girl Dating Coach Shares Her Why... - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Gay Girl Dating Coach was birthed to help lesbians break through the disappointment and hard times they’ve experienced in relationships and in the lesbian community at large.
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Be SMART: 5 steps to measuring your progress (Part 6 of 6) - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Be SMART: 5 steps to measuring your progress (Part 6 of 6) - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Wow, we are finally at the conclusion of the 6 part series about Maximizing Your LGBT Outreach with a Solid Plan. I have enjoyed covering the 5 parts of creating an effective plan with you. From determining who you are marketing to, to figuring out how you are better than the competition to showing you where to …
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Tax day is here. Thank you Edie Windsor! - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Tax day is here. Thank you Edie Windsor! - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Today is April 15th. It is the dreaded tax day for many. Fortunately I am not scrambling and did my taxes months ago but I know this is top of mind for many people. It is likely top of mind for many LGBT couples, as it is the first time many of us can file …
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What exactly is an LGBT chamber of commerce? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

What exactly is an LGBT chamber of commerce? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
In day to day interactions with people I’ve come to find that many do not know what a chamber of commerce is or what a chamber of commerce does. I’m noticing that I may just live in a bubble where I make assumptions that everyone just knows what a chamber of commerce is because I …
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#32: Storytelling with Mary Malia [Podcast] - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Podcast: Play in new window | Download To listen to this audio podcast please click the play button on the left above. Or subscribe to the free podcast in iTunes today!   Below are the items mentioned in this episode of the podcast. GayGirlDatingCoach.com The Way You Do Anything is the Way you Do Everything: …
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Thinking Outside the Box: How to Define Your Competitive Advantage (Part 3 of 6) - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Thinking Outside the Box: How to Define Your Competitive Advantage (Part 3 of 6) - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
This is the third post in a 6 part series. The first post was titled “Maximizing your LGBT Outreach with a Solid Plan,” if you haven’t checked that one out, go back to it when you are done here. In that post we discussed 5 questions to ask yourself to help create a solid plan …
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Defining Your Target Market (Part 2 of 6) - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Defining Your Target Market (Part 2 of 6) - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Today we are going to do a deep dive into defining your target market. In a post titled “Maximizing your LGBT Outreach with a Solid Plan” we discussed 5 questions to ask yourself to help create a solid plan. In that post the first question was “Who am I trying to market to?” Any marketing professional will …
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Why being aggressively assertive won't get you new LGBT customers - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Why being aggressively assertive won't get you new LGBT customers - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Here we are in week 7, the final week of the “The 7 Deadly Sins of Ineffective LGBT Communications.” I hope you’ve enjoyed this series and it proved to be valuable to you. By now you probably know this entire series came up because of my belief that 98% of miscommunication blunders occur for one …
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Which lesbian is the 'man' in the relationship? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

Which lesbian is the 'man' in the relationship? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Today’s post is going to interrupt the 7 part series “The 7 Deadly Sins of Ineffective LGBT Communications.” So if you came here today looking for part 7, I apologize, however I promise you can check out part 7 next week.   These weekly blog posts around LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) business etiquette …
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#030: Expert Interview with Kathy Borkoski [Podcast] - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

#030: Expert Interview with Kathy Borkoski [Podcast] - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download So we are talking to Kathy Borkoski today who in my opinion is the true definition of an entrepreneur. She focuses on building solutions to problems business owners face. We connected because I was researching proposal software for a client and previous podcast guest Kristen Kavanaugh said “You …
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What's the business impact of ridiculous proposed laws like Arizona's Senate Bill 1062 - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

What's the business impact of ridiculous proposed laws like Arizona's Senate Bill 1062 - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Last Sunday I was in a Facebook conversation with a friend about the ridiculous nature of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1062. I was so intrigued by her comments that I said, head over to my business Facebook page and post there so we can get the conversation going with other people too! I promised I would …
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So What is Inclusion Based Marketing? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian

So What is Inclusion Based Marketing? - Jenn T. Grace, the Professional Lesbian | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
On this Marketing Friday I want to discuss inclusion based marketing. The idea of inclusion based marketing is on my mind because of podcast, episode 11. In this podcast I addressed diversity and inclusion and how those two play together in marketing efforts.   Diversity and inclusion are very similar, but I also feel very different. They must …
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Are you non-verbally stereotyping in your gay marketing?

Are you non-verbally stereotyping in your gay marketing? | LGBT Business Community | Scoop.it
Much of what I write about is about how well-meaning straight folks are inadvertently using negative LGBT stereotypes in their gay marketing outreach.
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