Ever feel like you’re on information overload? Finding the time to keep up-to-date on industry trends and tips can be challenging. Check-in with us each week as we share our top five must-reads in PR and marketing.

Many small businesses engage in marketing and public relations efforts sporadically, as resources and time permit. Start with a simple strategy focusing on a few key elements. Read HubSpot‘s Beginner’s Guide to Small Business Marketing for some tips.

Having tried several note-taking apps, I still fall back on using pen and paper. Learn why note-taking helps focus the mind and get some tips on how to effectively do so Why People Who Take Notes All the Time Are More Likely To Be Successful

As we celebrate International Women’s Day this year, here is a must-view playlist of TED talks from leaders such as Madeline Albright, Sheryl Sandberg, Shonda Rimes, and more: TED Talks by Strong Women Leaders.  

Apres Group compiled a great list of must-read books to inspire us all in continuing the push for diversity in the workplace and equal rights: These Books Inspire Us to #BeBoldForChange.

Have you read Adam Grant’s book Give and Take?This week’s ICYMI link is for Grant’s TED talk explaining the concept of helping others in order to drive your own success.

Happy Reading!