Time Management Tips for Business Owners

if not now whenBy: Joanna Guldin-Noll

These days, it seems like no one has time. We’re all busy, busy, busy. And that seems a little crazy, especially since we live in the most technologically driven era to date. All of the tech that, in theory, should make our lives easier and simpler has just made it all that much busier. As entrepreneurs, we left the 9-to-5 to break out own our own, which often means that we work the 5-to-5…or longer.

But we can free up time for ourselves so we can live more productive, fuller, and happier lives. It is possible. (more…)

2015-08-06T00:23:30+00:00August 5th, 2015|

Making sure you’re words are rite

Pitfalls of using a spelling checker

Fotolia_61043429_MBy Jen McKee

Proofreading is a vital part of any writing process. I credit my mother with my nearly obsessive need to proofread. As a child I had to submit my assignments to her before turning them in at school. If she found something wrong, she would tell me she found an error (or errors), but wouldn’t tell me what or where it was. It was up to me to read it over again (and again if necessary) until I found the mistake(s). As a result of several years of this, I went on to earn a livelihood finding and fixing other people’s writing errors.

Over the years it has become apparent to me that there are many people who don’t share my belief in the importance of proofreading. This leads to fewer people willing to pay to have their work checked, and more errors going to print. I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard, “I have SpellCheck…” And yet even with a spelling checker, errors make it to print.


2015-08-05T19:28:02+00:00August 5th, 2015|

Client Profile: Cape Henry Associates, Inc.

Powerhouse service provided: External Communications

The Powerhouse team works with businesses to provide external communications support in a variety of ways.

  • Product/service campaigns
  • Speech writing
  • Media crisis management
  • Analyst relations
  • Branding
  • Brochures
  • Social media
  • Website development & maintenance
  • Graphic design
  • Contributed articles drafting
  • Press releases (writing and targeted distribution)
  • Media relations
  • Press/media tours
  • Magazines
  • Annual reports
  • Script development (video, commercials, and radio ads)
  • e-newsletters

Over the past few months we’ve been working with Cape Henry Associates, Inc. (CHA) to increase their global presence. We’ve been fortunate to design their new website and work their social media and overall branding efforts.


It’s easy to say they’re our client, but how about hearing what they have to say about us?  (more…)

2015-08-05T19:28:13+00:00August 5th, 2015|

Powerhouse Client is Hiring

Interested in working for Gromelski & Associates, Inc.? They have two full-time positions open (in Manassas, VA) and we are screening applicants for Software Engineer – Web Services and Java Software Engineer. Email jbertsch@powerhouseplanning.com with your resume and we hope to see you on their team in the very near future!

Download (Job-Desc-Web-Services.pdf, PDF, 33KB)

Download (Job-Desc-Software-Engineer-Java.pdf, PDF, 33KB)

Learn more about Gromelski & Associates, Inc. here: www.e-gai.com


2015-08-05T19:28:29+00:00August 4th, 2015|

Meet Adrianna Domingos-Lupher

She’s built a business from her blogging passion
Q: What do you want everyone to know about your company?MSB red logo hi res

A: MSB New Media is a digital media marketing and publishing agency specializing in connecting brands with the military community via custom-built marketing campaigns designed to engage consumers via military spouse bloggers and social media influencers. (more…)

2015-07-28T19:57:37+00:00May 5th, 2015|

Did You Know?

Our president was featured on NextGen MilSpouse regarding being an entrepreneur. Considering taking the plunge? Read her thoughts here.

2015-04-30T20:45:58+00:00May 5th, 2015|

Marketing Buzz

Stop! Collaborate and Listen! Put Your Trade Show Nerves to Rest with These Tips!

By: Caryne Craige    

Fotolia_81878856_MAttending a trade show can be a daunting venture; however, the key is to remain in full control by preparing ahead. With organization, a positive outlook and awareness, you are sure to exude the confidence required to successfully tackle trade show events.


2015-04-30T20:47:29+00:00May 5th, 2015|

Business Etiquette

Common Grammar Errors Part 2

By: Jen McKee

grammarAs promised in the last issue of PowerTips, we’ve got another installment of common grammar mistakes. This time we’ll look at a few commonly confused words.


Confusion of the words then and than is more common than one might think. See what I did there? Throwing the example in there right off the bat!


2015-04-30T20:59:09+00:00May 5th, 2015|