Rianna Middleton

Tick Tock, Time to Innovate

It’s easy to blame the internet and tech startups like Facebook and Google for the journalism crisis. The internet destroyed the old business model and tech startups stole the ad revenue that newspapers relied on to stay alive. It wasn’t the media industry’s fault —  disruptors simply came into the market and took more than… Continue reading Tick Tock, Time to Innovate

Rianna Middleton

Startup Ideas Don’t Grow on Trees

All entrepreneurs have something in common: they’re creative, resilient and brave. They don’t take no for an answer. However, even the most successful ones had to work hard to find their perfect startup idea. Unfortunately, like money, startup ideas don’t grow on trees.  Paul Graham, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, said it best: “The way to… Continue reading Startup Ideas Don’t Grow on Trees

Rianna Middleton

Life of a wanna-be journalist: A state of resilience

At a young age, I discovered a love of writing. I wrote full-length stories, complete with compelling female characters who took on everything from fighting crime to everyday life in the suburbs. I also created my own magazines, cutting out pictures from real publications and gluing them onto my own articles, stapling the whole bundle… Continue reading Life of a wanna-be journalist: A state of resilience

Alexa Seeger

Who’d Have Thought? 30 Years of Pivoting Leads to a National Masonry Magazine

Betty Young started her own company, bsYOUNG & associates ltd, 30 years ago. During that time, her business has evolved from an advertising firm and publishers’ representative firm to a publisher in her own right. As an advertiser, she began working in the masonry industry and quickly learned the industry’s language and needs. Today, she… Continue reading Who’d Have Thought? 30 Years of Pivoting Leads to a National Masonry Magazine