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  • 6 Reasons To Reconsider Your Planned Corporate Escape

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    martinzwilling
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:03 pm
    The grass is always greener on the other side. It seems that everyone I know who works in a corporate environment dreams of escaping to become an entrepreneur, and every entrepreneur wishes he or she had the security of a regular paycheck.As someone who has experience on both sides of this fence, I19 Vote(s)
  • Using Social Media for Lead Generation

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    bitterbusiness
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:40 am
    Lead generation is crucial for creating relationships with potential buyers and is often considered the most difficult stage of the sales process. It's important to establish a basis of knowledge so that both you and your lead are on the same page. We should then have something to offer a potentia1 Vote(s)
  • How to be a Content Marketing Pro in Just a Few Hours Each Week

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    Caron_Beesley
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:14 am
    Here are a few simple strategies for implement a solid content marketing program for your small business with just a few hours each week.18 Vote(s)
  • Writing for Search Engines and People

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    Kimberly721
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:48 am
    Trying to balance keywords in your copy isn't easy. This guide will show you how to do it effectively so you sound more like a human to your audience and still keep your website relevant for Google.23 Vote(s)
  • Six Tips for Creating Your Social Customer Service Strategy [Infographic]

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    smpayton
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Customer voices are amplified more than ever due to the rise of social. Here are six things your team should think about when creating your social customer service strategy.22 Vote(s)
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  • 6 Reasons To Reconsider Your Planned Corporate Escape

    martinzwilling
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:03 pm
    The grass is always greener on the other side. It seems that everyone I know who works in a corporate environment dreams of escaping to become an entrepreneur, and every entrepreneur wishes he or she had the security of a regular paycheck.As someone who has experience on both sides of this fence, I19 Vote(s)
  • This Entrepreneur Uses Periscope As A Growth Hack

    clickfire
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:41 am
    Apps like Periscope, Meerkat and Blab enable businesses and solopreneurs to make a convenient, "on the fly" mobile broadcasting station, streaming real-time video and audio to any viewers who join their broadcasts.19 Vote(s)
  • 7 Online Tools to Grow Your Business - AllBusiness Experts

    MMarquit
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:06 am
    One of the things I love about technology is the ability it has to provide greater options for business. There are a number of tools I use to manage my online freelancing business, and I know several other business owners who make use of various tools to grow their businesses online.18 Vote(s)
  • Pressure Creates Diamonds: 7 Startups Heating Up The Tech Industry

    erikemanuelli
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:58 am
    The world might be ready for yet another ‘unicorn' startup: that mythical company that will change the way we do things, earning their billions in the process. Here are seven up-and-comers that are destined to make their own enormous dents in their respective industries.21 Vote(s)
  • How to be a Content Marketing Pro in Just a Few Hours Each Week

    Caron_Beesley
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:14 am
    Here are a few simple strategies for implement a solid content marketing program for your small business with just a few hours each week.17 Vote(s)
 
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  • Using Social Media for Lead Generation

    bitterbusiness
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:40 am
    Lead generation is crucial for creating relationships with potential buyers and is often considered the most difficult stage of the sales process. It's important to establish a basis of knowledge so that both you and your lead are on the same page. We should then have something to offer a potentia1 Vote(s)
  • ‘DMP’ the new data management buzzword: what is it and is it relevant for your business?

    jonnyross
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:39 am
    We've recently been putting a lot of time into developing our customer relationship management (CRM) system and our Account Manager Katy has been cleaning our existing data and ensuring all our transactions and communications are correctly recorded. Good data is vital for effective marketing and1 Vote(s)
  • Top 10 Things You Should Never Post on Social Media

    ajayprasad
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:30 am
    Social media has made it possible to share your thoughts and ideas with thousands of virtual strangers, literally within seconds. You barely need to have formed a cohesive thought, and BOOM! There it is, posted for the world to see.1 Vote(s)
  • GreenFleet - Why you need experts in fleet insurance on your side

    MarkMcKenna
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:16 am
    With 65% of all company vehicles being involved in a road accident in the next 12 months it is important to recruit a fleet insurance broker you can rely on. Not only to provide advice, expertise and a swift claims process, but to act as an extension of your team.2 Vote(s)
  • A Simple Step-By-Step Guide To Creating Blog Content

    davidlowbridge
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:10 am
    How can you create high quality content easily? Here is a simple step by step guide for the creation of your next article.2 Vote(s)
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  • How to be a Content Marketing Pro in Just a Few Hours Each Week

    Caron_Beesley
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:14 am
    Here are a few simple strategies for implement a solid content marketing program for your small business with just a few hours each week.18 Vote(s)
  • How One Creative Freelancer Like You Almost Didn\'t Get Paid

    PASAngelique
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:06 am
    Have you ever poured a significant amount of time, resources, or materials into a creative project and not been paid? Are you concerned that this could happen? Then this story is relevant to you. http://bit.ly/1Ew1KbT 19 Vote(s)
  • How Google Defines ‘Quality Content’

    Pixel_pro
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:59 am
    Google is increasingly valuing ‘quality content' when it comes to search rankings, according to a new report. This isn't exactly news to most marketers, but the way in which Google determines quality is evolving. According to the study, positive signals such as the amount of time spent on a 20 Vote(s)
  • Start Monetizing Your Blog ONLY If You...

    George Meszaros
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:36 am
    Do you know when it is time to monetize your blog?When and how you start monetizing your blog will have a huge impact on your blogging career.Find out the best times and ways to monetize your blog here...21 Vote(s)
  • The Secret to Getting People to Notice Your New Product

    tabithajeannaylor
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:04 am
    Now that you've designed and built a product, you need to get people interested in using it so you can acquire an on-going source of customers. As a new business owner with a brand new product, your biggest competitor isn't another similar business but rather consumer indifference. Every member of 16 Vote(s)
 
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  • Writing for Search Engines and People

    Kimberly721
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:48 am
    Trying to balance keywords in your copy isn't easy. This guide will show you how to do it effectively so you sound more like a human to your audience and still keep your website relevant for Google.23 Vote(s)
  • 10 Apps to Help Sell Your Business

    businesstrader
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Selling your business is going to require attention to detail and a lot of patience on your part. While you are organizing your team to help you maximize the profits from your sale, you can also use a variety of mobile apps to help organize and maintain each aspect of the process to sell your busin18 Vote(s)
  • Taking a Page From Print Ads To Improve Your Website

    smpayton
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:40 am
    David Ogilvy's recipe for print advertising success sounds a lot like successful websites. I'm sure I'm not the first to make this connection, but I wanted to share with you these time-tested marketing techniques that sell your product or service, regardless of the medium.27 Vote(s)
  • Should I Pay For Social Media Followers? - The SiteSell Blog

    SiteSell
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    This is a touchy subject, since there are factions out there on the interwebs who will state unequivocally that you should never, ever pay for, say, Facebook Page Likes. They say that it's unethical and a waste of a money and nothing but a vanity metric. Oh, if only it were that simple.23 Vote(s)
  • Native Advertising Expected to Dominate

    Pixel_pro
    7 Jun 2015 | 8:48 am
    The rise of native advertising is a lot more than a fad or the latest shiny object on the digital landscape, as Marketing Land observes. It represents an important way to reach consumers at precisely the right time: when they are online and engaged in a specific topic.22 Vote(s)
 
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  • How To Make Your Blog a Business Asset - Trellis

    trellis
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:11 am
    Content marketing has been a buzzword for the past several years now, especially increasing in prominence in 2015 as larger businesses jump on the content bandwagon. However, many if not most companies are failing to make content marketing a true business asset that adds tangible value to their bot22 Vote(s)
  • Stolen Content May Not Be So Bad After All

    stillwagon428
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:52 am
    Having your content stolen is only a good thing if it's stolen correctly. In other words, it has to somehow benefit you, the owner of the content. For this reason, the word "stolen" is really not the right word because you're actually letting people steal, and by definition stealing isn't usually s21 Vote(s)
  • Gather Leads for Your Blogging Business Using Twitter

    janvee3
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:22 am
    Learn the non-disruptive way of building leads for your blogging business using Twitter. Includes the use of Google Keyword Planner and Followerwonk.20 Vote(s)
  • Creating Your Perfect YouTube Marketing Channel

    smpayton
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:51 pm
    The power of video marketing, with images and sound coming together on screens, can not be denied. It was incredibly successful on TV (oh, really? Tell me more, wise writer), and now you can expand to YouTube.17 Vote(s)
  • How To Improve SEO With Social Media Marketing - infographic

    irfanahmad1989
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:09 am
    It's important for social media managers to understand that many of the strategies and techniques you use for your social media marketing campaigns can have an effect on your SEO. The key is knowing how to tackle your social media campaigns with the SEO mindset.21 Vote(s)
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  • How to Bring Your Relationship Building Strategy Offline

    amabaie
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:23 am
    Traditional offline marketing strategies are still important. They give you a face-to-face connection with the consumer, business partner or influencer that takes you beyond the fickle relationship built online.20 Vote(s)
  • Is Amazon’s Workplace Culture Damaging Its Marketing?

    davidlowbridge
    22 Aug 2015 | 12:54 am
    Amazon has been accused of having a workplace culture that is demeaning to their staff. Will this impact their marketing as well as their recruitment?17 Vote(s)
  • POST ROUNDUP: How to Distribute Your Press Release

    smpayton
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Recently I wrote a roundup that provided you with all the information you need to write a press release. I want to write another one for when you're ready to distribute your press release online.18 Vote(s)
  • Five Ways to Deal with a Ripoff Report

    airabongco
    12 Jul 2015 | 12:49 pm
    There are many ways to respond when someone claims that you are a rip off. Sometimes, keeping your cool is better. Here are 5 creative ways to deal with this situation.17 Vote(s)
  • Are You Getting Your Money\'s Worth with Your Press Release?

    smpayton
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:20 am
    Naturally, you want to make sure you're getting a good return on investment for your public relations efforts. It can be a challenge to know if one press release actually resulted in sales, so you have to be strategic about what you measure to get to that ROI. Here's how.19 Vote(s)
 
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  • How to Keep Discounts From Killing Your Business

    PASAngelique
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:10 am
    Here are the anti-spam laws you need to know that could affect your small business: http://bit.ly/1N19wNK16 Vote(s)
  • Negative Reviews Hurting Business? Fix That Now

    PMVirtual
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    A less than flattering online review about your business is not something you would normally celebrate. However, bad customer comments will not necessarily cause your sales to plummet, provided you manage online reviews properly, promptly and efficiently. Marketing expert Mike Ramsey, owner of Ni20 Vote(s)
  • Sell Smarter Using Sales Intelligence Solutions

    SJC
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    The article "9 Sales Apps to Help Small Businesses Sell Better" demonstrates how small businesses can sell better by taking the phrase "knowledge is power" to heart. Now, take your sales results to the next level by focusing your efforts where they'll have the greatest effect. The Chinese philoso18 Vote(s)
  • 11 Ways to Generate Sales Leads Online

    maplesummit
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:07 am
    There's no one right way to generate sales leads online. Some businesses swear by using Facebook ads, while others have found more success by hosting webinars. Each business has a different target market and communication style.18 Vote(s)
  • The Best Sales Books for Small Business Owners in 2015

    stillwagon428
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:38 am
    Here is the official Small Business Trends list of the best small business sales books for 2015. They reflect a new approach to sales and support. Don't worry. It's not all soft stuff. This list includes every perspective on the sales process. From local business, to corporations, and even using da21 Vote(s)
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  • This Entrepreneur Uses Periscope As A Growth Hack

    clickfire
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:41 am
    Apps like Periscope, Meerkat and Blab enable businesses and solopreneurs to make a convenient, "on the fly" mobile broadcasting station, streaming real-time video and audio to any viewers who join their broadcasts.21 Vote(s)
  • The Price is Right - Now Choose your Cost

    ivanpw
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:05 am
    Price-setting is a myth - the price is either right for your customers or will cause failure for your business. Here are three product pricing tips for you.19 Vote(s)
  • 4 Steps to Making Your Next Great Idea a Reality

    PASAngelique
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:03 am
    It's challenging to sell an idea; a business needs a tangible product to go along with it. With some time and effort, you can turn a fledgling idea into a great business in four simple steps: plan, organize, execute, and revise. http://bit.ly/1LBkBnw23 Vote(s)
  • It\'s Not About the Money, It\'s About the Why

    VisibleLogic
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:17 am
    At a conference celebrating the creation and growth of new businesses, you expect to hear a lot about profits and building the bottom line. But money only motivates us so far. 20 Vote(s)
  • Choosing Inventory Tracking Software

    inventoryninja
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:51 am
    Think about this. A customer calls in to make an order from your company. But your customer service rep fumbles around due to old, outdated software that's slow and not meant for a growing business.26 Vote(s)
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  • How to Start a Business At 15

    George Meszaros
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:44 pm
    What does it take to start a business at 15?Listen to Cody McLain's story. He is a serial entrepreneur.Cody started several successful service-based businesses.He is currently on the board for WireFuseMedia which manages multiple online brands ranging from hosting companies to support and software18 Vote(s)
  • Why And How I Use These 6 Ways to Monetize My Website - The SiteSell Blog

    SiteSell
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:17 am
    SBIer Susan Gast shares tons of tips and tricks around making money with your website that she learned first hand during her own online business journey.22 Vote(s)
  • How 2 Entrepreneurs Doubled Their Business’ Exposure in 8 Months

    ShannonW
    8 Aug 2015 | 1:02 am
    They've only been open for 8 months and yet the owners of Jazzy's Hope Chest have already doubled their business' exposure online. Find out how they did it!18 Vote(s)
  • Turn Someone Into a Super-Hero

    michaelhartzell
    6 Aug 2015 | 3:55 am
    Every week you meet someone and think to yourself: "They are amazing! I wish there was something special I could do to let them know how much they are appreciated!" As you see in the video, you can have a comic book story made and highlight that person as a superhero and have a superhero poster mad17 Vote(s)
  • No More Procrastination: 6 Tips to Get Back on Track

    airabongco
    6 Aug 2015 | 3:49 am
    Are you finding yourself doing other tasks without really achieving anything? You may be procrastinating. Here are some tips that can help you get back on track.18 Vote(s)
 
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  • A Brief Guide to Facebook Ads

    cendrinemedia
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:31 am
    By now, you probably know that Facebook is the biggest social media platform around. Its 1.49 billion monthly active users make it the perfect space for small businesses in need of valuable exposure. Once your business is present on Facebook, you have to think of ways to maximize your views or l21 Vote(s)
  • Using Social Media for Customer Acquisition

    bitterbusiness
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:47 am
    Social Media lead generation is a powerful customer acquisition tool when used effectively. Using Social Media to generate sales leads can reduce marketing spend & cost per lead, increase ROI and maximize selling time. Targeting potential buyers and prospects across Social Media platforms is fas21 Vote(s)
  • 5 Foolproof Ways To Let Your Brand Voice Shine On Social Media

    adamjayc
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:37 am
    "A great social media presence is now crucial for both large and small businesses. In fact, last year 93% of marketers use social media for business. People follow company social media accounts to stay updated on the latest news and developments. They look to be heard, entertained and informed. 20 Vote(s)
  • Why has everyone seemingly fallen out of love with Twitter?

    arthurthesolo
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:56 am
    The recent news coming out of Twitter's San Francisco head office hasn't made pretty reading of late. User growth has stagnated, they're struggling to find a new CEO and share prices in the company are falling.18 Vote(s)
  • How to Build a Strong Social Media Presence

    rradice
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:41 am
    Want to get more out of your social media efforts? You need a strategy in place. Here's 10 simple steps to help you to build a strong social media presence!21 Vote(s)
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  • 5 Warning Signs You Could Be Headed for a Cash Crunch

    aeschenburg
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    Customers are clamoring for your product or service and your business' sales are up, but does that mean all's well with your business bank account? Not necessarily. Here are five warning signs that your company might be headed for cash flow problems.18 Vote(s)
  • Why Your Small Business Needs a Cash Flow Statement

    Caron_Beesley
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:33 am
    How is a cash flow statement different to a cash flow forecast? Why do you need one? How do you prepare a cash flow statement?17 Vote(s)
  • 19 Funding Resources For New and Existing Businesses

    PASAngelique
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:33 am
    Whether you're looking to start a business or want to expand an existing one, finding the cash to do so can be tough. While the most traditional option is to go to the bank for a loan, there are many other choices that you may not know about.18 Vote(s)
  • 7 Steps to Improve Your Business Credit and Get a Better Loan

    maplesummit
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Having a good business credit score is key to getting business loans on favorable terms today. Here are seven steps to improve your business credit score, so you can get the most favorable business loan decisions possible.20 Vote(s)
  • The Essential Differences Between Cash and Profits

    PASAngelique
    11 Jul 2015 | 4:39 pm
    "So, the moral of this story is do as I say, not as I did. Mind your cash flow. Don't confuse profits with cash. I did manage to crawl out of the temporary cash flow problem, but it took extra mortgages and heavy credit card debt."21 Vote(s)
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  • Brief Guide to Startup and Small Business Funding Sources -

    CateCosta
    14 Aug 2015 | 3:18 pm
    A quick overview of the various funding sources entrepreneurs can use to launch or grow their startups or small businesses. 19 Vote(s)
  • Bootstrapping: Is Startup Funding Oxymoronic? - Bplans

    PASAngelique
    14 Aug 2015 | 3:35 am
    Bootstrapping doesn't necessarily mean starting from nothing, with no money whatsoever. Although definitions vary, most people call it bootstrapping when the startup founder takes the risk and borrows from credit cards, or mortgages a home, or pledges some other personal assets to borrow the money.18 Vote(s)
  • 10 eBooks You Need to Read Before Crowdfunding

    PASAngelique
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:22 am
    The easiest way to learn how to crowd fund successfully is to look at those who came before you. Here are ten fantastic books you need to read before embarking on your crowdfunding project. http://bit.ly/1OwSNih20 Vote(s)
  • Top 8 Things to do before Starting a Crowd Funding Campaign

    uttoransen
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:21 am
    You have an idea and with all honesty - you believe it is worth gold! And thus, you thought of running a crowd funding campaign for raising funds for your idea so that it can take the shape of reality. And that is how it should be. Before you start a crowd funding campaign, you need to pla21 Vote(s)
  • How Much Funding Should You Raise?

    PASAngelique
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Most businesses need to raise external funding from investors to take their company to the next level. Whatever stage your business is in, if you are seeking investment, determining how much funding you should raise is absolutely critical. http://bit.ly/1JgbbYR17 Vote(s)
 
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  • Customization is Key: Why Your Business Needs “Change Ready” ERP Implementation

    erikemanuelli
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:50 am
    In the course of developing, deploying and maintaining an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, businesses will inevitably need to incorporate some customization with code and applications. However, IT departments also need to be sure they're ready for core application changes. Customiza17 Vote(s)
  • #TYBCommunity Round-Up: Marketing Superstars, Snapchat, Organic Reach etc

    Sian Phillips
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:41 pm
    In this #TYBCommunity round-up we include posts on frast track methods to being a marketing superstar, creative snapchat campaigns, organic reach, blog commenting, baby steps for startups, turn your confidence on, working from home, how a stock market drop is good for your business and lots more.17 Vote(s)
  • 4 Effective Ways to Monetize Your Blog

    erikemanuelli
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:59 am
    What are your favorite ways to monetize your site? In this post, I'm going to share what works for me and hopefully these insights are going to help you increase your blog revenue.21 Vote(s)
  • #TYBCommunity Round-Up: Seth Godin, Kids & Social Media, Instagram etc - Tweak Your Biz

    Sian Phillips
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:43 pm
    In this #TYBCommunity round-up we include posts like Seth Godin on marketing tactics, should you ask your kids to do your social media, improve brand perceptions, blogging results, instagram hashtags and marketing, Google analytics, mobile messaging, going green in your office, productivity tips fo21 Vote(s)
  • #TYBCommunity Round-Up: Email Lists, Ecommerce, Facebook Updates etc

    Sian Phillips
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:26 am
    In this latest #TYBCommunity Round-Up we include posts about making money with email lists, knowing ecommerce and which shopping carts to use, Facebook updates to boost customer service, finding content for social media, LinkedIn, "Mobilegeddon", email marketers, time management, be authoritive wit20 Vote(s)
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  • What to do when everyone else is on vacation

    devan
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:59 am
    This time of year can be frustrating. You are trying to grow your business, you are trying to move projects forward, you are working hard at it, but the rest of the world isn't. They are on vacation! (or off with their kids, or whatever ) The point is, they aren't calling you back, or returni17 Vote(s)
  • Blocks and Glue: Is your business built on a firm foundation? - EnMast

    devan
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:26 am
    As a small business owner, I try to take a step back every so often to look at my company from an outside perspective. It's difficult to analyze your business processes, the working environment, the morale of your staff, etc., when you are bombarded with your daily tasks. 17 Vote(s)
  • The business owner\'s worst enemy (It\'s not what you might think!)

    devan
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    There's a voice I hear all too frequently. I might be taking the stage at a speaking gig, or walking into a client's office, or sitting down in front of my computer to write an article, when in the back of my mind I hear a voice that says, "What do you think you are doing? Do you even know what you17 Vote(s)
  • Improving Teamwork and Avoiding Gobbledygook

    michaelhartzell
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:48 pm
    The term "teamwork" is overused and can easily become gobbledygook. Almost anyone say "Teamwork creates success". Here are resources to avoid gobbledygook:16 Vote(s)
  • 10 Productivity Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

    BChignell
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    Productivity is about completing tasks well, not rushing them, risking mistakes and potentially the need to redo part or all of the task. As the tortoise taught us it's better to work steadily through our to do list to the best of our abilities than race through several tasks with the minimum amou22 Vote(s)
 
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  • Outsourcing HR: The One Decision That Can Change Your Business

    bmartinuzzi
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Overwhelmed with handling HR tasks like payroll and benefits? Outsourcing HR can be a fast way to free up your time to grow your business.19 Vote(s)
  • 3 Tips for Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

    AngelBiz
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:27 am
    Hiring and retaining top talent is paramount for small businesses. Here are 3 tips to help you recruit best candidates and keep them to grow your business.19 Vote(s)
  • Do Disengaged Employees Care?

    bitterbusiness
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:30 pm
    There are a lot of articles and reports available maligning the disengaged employee as a blight on organizations, something to be despised and something to be got rid of as soon as possible. There are even some articles openly referring to the disengaged employee as a ‘bad employee'.18 Vote(s)
  • Goal Setting Questions

    CorporateCoachG
    9 Aug 2015 | 3:03 am
    The most important questions we could ask about you are: What are your goals? What is it that you want to achieve? To what degree are you focusing your efforts on achieving your goals? Your goals define who and what you will become. Here is a ten point formula for goal setting to help you succeed.16 Vote(s)
  • 10 Ways to Build Bridges at Work

    cecilwampler
    7 Aug 2015 | 12:51 am
    We often hear people say, "Make sure you don't burn your bridges!" Today I am going to discuss BUILDING bridges at work. Burning them or tearing them down can be done so at your own discretion. 19 Vote(s)
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  • 5 Hard Lessons Every Entrepreneur Must Learn

    smpayton
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:21 am
    If you take lessons from your mistakes, you'll grow faster as an entrepreneur and small business owner.21 Vote(s)
  • How to Develop a Great Buyer Persona - Insightly

    megantotka
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:23 am
    A buyer persona, also known as a customer avatar, is a representation of your company's ideal customer. Depending on your industry and target market, you may have several buyer personas to create. When you create a persona for each portion of your target market, you can better refine everything in 17 Vote(s)
  • Should I Accept To Speak for Free?

    sarahsantacroce
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:23 pm
    As entrepreneurs we sometimes (or often) get invited to speak - for free ! Should we always accept this opportunity for exposure? It depends... Find answers in this post.17 Vote(s)
  • Does every business have to grow?

    Dagmar_R
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:17 am
    Conventional strategic wisdom tells you that every business should strive to grow. Growth is essential. If you don't grow, you'll soon lack behind. During our summer vacation, we found the perfect proof for the opposite: the restaurant that refuses to grow. Read more about a restaurant that had f18 Vote(s)
  • 3 Questions to Help Build Your Business Strategy

    PASAngelique
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:59 am
    Business owners need a strategy that will enable them to understand the value that they bring to the market, and to ultimately target an audience of buyersthat will need and buy their products and services. http://bit.ly/1Lnepjx21 Vote(s)
 
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  • New Marketplace Helps Small Businesses Showcase Best Products and Services

    lyceum
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Readers of Small Business Trends may have recently noticed the "Marketplace" link at the top of the homepage. The Small Business Trends Marketplace is where small business leaders will find all the essential products and services that will help companies improve their overall operations, enhance t19 Vote(s)
  • Periscope Gains 10 Million Users, StumbleUpon Struggles

    lyceum
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:32 am
    The world of social media is in a constant state of flux. The platforms that were popular just a few years ago aren't necessarily the ones people flock to today. Case in point, Twitter's Periscope, which launched just a few months ago, has already gained more than 10 million users. Meanwhile, the o18 Vote(s)
  • Your Small Business News Roundup 8.21.15

    PASAngelique
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:14 am
    Bringing you the latest news on small business and more-this week we've got trouble at Amazon, more paid leave for workers, and the benefits of using cloud-based software. http://bit.ly/1Nr3CFz22 Vote(s)
  • A New Cloud Threat for 2015: The Man in the Cloud Attack

    amabaie
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    New threats, such as the "Man in the Cloud Attack" (MITC), underscore the difficulties in protecting data stored in the cloud. The problem is that very few companies are defending themselves against this new threat, and most don't fully understand the implications.30 Vote(s)
  • Your Small Business News Roundup 8.14.15 - Bplans Blog

    PASAngelique
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:46 am
    Bringing you the latest news on small business and more-this week we've got low oil prices, startups in the shipping and freight industries, and a possible $15 an hour minimum wage. http://bit.ly/1MscVEQ 20 Vote(s)
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  • Five Easy Ways to Design Your Website for More Effective Monetization - The SiteSell Blog

    SiteSell
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:43 am
    Your website's design can critically affect how well your site monetizes. Use our tips to optimize your design and boost your earnings.19 Vote(s)
  • Using Cloud-Based Tools to Boost Your Online Business

    Pixel_pro
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
    There are more than 100,000 Internet-based retailers that make $12,000 or more annually in the United States alone, according to Forbes. With the worldwide website count topping one billion, it takes some know-how to keep your online business from being lost in the white noise of the cyber world. W20 Vote(s)
  • New Consumer Behavior Continues to Drive Google’s Development

    TekShouts
    19 Aug 2015 | 1:15 am
    How are consumer behaviors affecting Google's business strategy? It's all about Mobile. Find out more about how Google is responding to searches on mobile devices and how your businesses can mimic these moves--or even do better! 18 Vote(s)
  • Who Is The Rightful Owner Of The Alphabet Name: Google or BMW?

    TekShouts
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:40 am
    Unless you've been living under a rock, you've heard at least a little something about Google restructuring to form a new parent company, Alphabet. But did you know BMW won't give up that name without a fight? Learn about BMW's own Alphabet and other issues the Google parent has run into. 22 Vote(s)
  • Less Than 9 Percent of Businesses Have Made Switch to EMV

    LimeWood
    15 Aug 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Businesses have less than two months to adopt EMV technology for credit cards and debit cards. But not many businesses owners have made the switch, according to a new poll by Manta. Last month, Manta surveyed more than 1,700 small business owners and found that only 8.33 percent had switched over 18 Vote(s)
 
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  • 6 Reasons To Reconsider Your Planned Corporate Escape

    martinzwilling
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:03 pm
    The grass is always greener on the other side. It seems that everyone I know who works in a corporate environment dreams of escaping to become an entrepreneur, and every entrepreneur wishes he or she had the security of a regular paycheck.As someone who has experience on both sides of this fence, I21 Vote(s)
  • Pressure Creates Diamonds: 7 Startups Heating Up The Tech Industry

    erikemanuelli
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:58 am
    The world might be ready for yet another ‘unicorn' startup: that mythical company that will change the way we do things, earning their billions in the process. Here are seven up-and-comers that are destined to make their own enormous dents in their respective industries.23 Vote(s)
  • 4 Customer Decision Moments And How To React To Each

    martinzwilling
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:03 am
    Today's customers are much more in control of their buying decision, as they have more choices and more information than ever before. Almost instantly, via the Internet or on their smartphone in the store, they can find the lowest price alternative or their favorite features, without waiting for pu23 Vote(s)
  • How to start a business in 30 days

    PASAngelique
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    What if you could start your business, from scratch, in 30 days? Well now, you can-we've laid out all the steps you'll have to take to get your business up and running in one month. http://bit.ly/1LAPM0917 Vote(s)
  • 4 Strategies That Must Be Part of Customer Marketing

    martinzwilling
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    With the advent of social media and the pervasive move to smartphones, even customers who still prefer to purchase in brick-and-mortar stores have dramatically changed their shopping habits. Many people don't post about their experiences, but still routinely check first to see what others are sayin18 Vote(s)
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