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The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

Oh the heartbreak, the drama! Yes, as you may have heard there’s been some major issues with site passwords going around. I can write you a big long post about this, but Mashable has already done it so well, that I’m just going to just let them do the heavy lifting. Here’s an excerpt. Long story short, just change... Read More»


Tribe Finder Podcasts with Farideh

A marketing podcast that sounds like Ellen Degeneres meets Seth Godin meets Beyonce? Yup! Farideh has created the Tribe Finder Podcasts to help entrepreneurs find their niche and create a community around them. I got to know Farideh during our work with Kristen Domingue and I’m super excited to see that she’s put this series together. Below is a... Read More»


Welcome to the New Yaritsa Arenas, LLC

Welcome to my newly redesigned website! I’m so excited to have you browse around and let me know what you think. Recently I wrote an article titled How Do I Know When To Redesign My Website? and I thought a great way to further illustrate my point is to walk you through my own rebranding, what new features you... Read More»


How Do I Know When To Redesign My Website?

When is the right time for a site redesign? It really all depends on what you’re hoping to gain. There are instances when a redesign makes perfect sense, but there are also times when you’re just wasting your money. Didn’t think you’d hear that from a web designer, did you? Well, my goal is to ensure you’re happy with... Read More»


Going Social: The State of Video in 2013

Are you using video to your advantage? I admit I’m not, but after watching Going Social: The State of Video in 2013, I might have to rethink it. Don’t worry, it’s under two minutes so you can take a quick peek to see how video upload and views are growing. With YouTube being the 2nd largest search engine and... Read More»


Sneak Peek

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, my apologies for being out of the loop for such a long time. I wanted to share a sneak peek of some of the projects I’ve been working on lately. Yesterday was the showcase event for a dream incubator class I’ve been a part of this year. It’s been... Read More»


Get Ready for Love with Love, Trenia

I’m thrilled to announce the latest site launch, lovetrenia.com! Trenia Parham is an amazing love coach whose goal is to get you ready for love so you can finally meet the partner who’s right for you. And while she’s helping all the single ladies find some love, we found some room to give her site a little love too!... Read More»


The Social CEO

Someone shared this info-graphic with me recently and I found it interesting. I feel like there’s a lot of people who really like being able to connect with a company’s CEO, but others think the CEO should spend their time running their company and not “socializing”. I thinks it’s always good to show there’s human beings behind companies vs.... Read More»


Setting Up Google 2-Step Verification for Extra Email Security

I’ve been noticing a lot of people’s email getting hacked lately. Have you noticed an email going around titled “Document” with a very dry note from your “friend” that says they want to share their Google Docs? Yeah, I got that too. This does not mean we all need to go on panic mode, it’s just a reminder to... Read More»


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