5 Social Media Tips for Your Business...

Posted on Dec 28 2011 by
Marketing professionals and small business owners are looking to up-skill and stay ahead of online competitors.  And when it comes to social marketing, businesses have an ever increasing number of online channels to use to rapidly spread the word about their products and services.  In fact, the number of social media communications platforms is growing month by month.  Beyond the obvious platforms like Facebook, Twitter,...

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2012 Planning From Starr Hall...

Posted on Dec 21 2011 by
Getting Your Biz Ready for 2012 December 19th, 2011 | Author: starrhall It is that time of year again, a time to look at what you have accomplished this year and what you need to set in place to grow your business next year. I call this the year end check system- Failure check, success check, change check. Where can I learn from my failures, successes and where can I change? I have made it a tradition with my...

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Take a Few Minutes Each Day to Plan for the Future...

Posted on Dec 19 2011 by
Entrepreneurs have to wear many hats when a business is just starting. Many things need to be delegated to others in order for the business to run smoothly and there are a few things that you must do yourself. If you can create a habit of performing these 5 things every day, some for just a few minutes, then you will see your business grow right alongside your dreams: 1. Plan for the future a few minutes each day. Assume...

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Considering a Daily Deals campaign to find new customers? M...

Posted on Dec 15 2011 by
If you are considering using a Daily Deals campaign to find new customers for your small business, it is important to plan and prepare in advance.  The lure of Daily Deals campaigns is being able to reach prospects who haven't tried your service with an enticing offer that will bring them in your door.  The challenge is then converting those prospects  into profitable, loyal customers.  A Rice University study indicates...

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Small Business Guide to LinkedIN...

Posted on Dec 08 2011 by
Many small businesses haven't taken advantage of utilizing LinkedIn.com to expand their network and grow their business. When used effectively, Linkedin can help businesses gain new business leads, collaborate with other like-minded business owners, and get help from others. Here are some simple ways to optimize your business profile to get more out of LinkedIn: Create a Vanity URL By default, LinkedIn assigns you a...

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Google+ Business Page Strategies from Chris Brogan...

Posted on Dec 06 2011 by
We had an opportunity to interview best-selling author Chris Brogan. His company, Human Business Works, helps companies with customer acquisition, nurturing and engaging potential customers, and community building.   His books Trust Agents and Social Media 101 are excellent resources for any small business owner who wants to use social media to promote his or her business effectively. And Chris Brogan's blog is...

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Are You Up To The Task Of Running A Start Up?...

Posted on Dec 05 2011 by
Sure, the idea of running your own show, being your own boss, making your own money is a common dream.  But what most people don't realize is that startups involve a lot of time, energy and often money.  Although it may seem rewarding to start up your own company, it can be brutally painful.  If you are still unsure, read on... Can You Work With A Partner?  When it comes to starting a business, I'd say you'd ideally...

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Quick Guide – How to Achieve Year End Sales Success...

Posted on Dec 01 2011 by
Suddenly, there are only 4 weeks left to drive revenue in 2011.  If your thoughts have turned to your year-end sales strategy, you're not alone.  If you don't have your holiday sales strategy set for this lucrative time of year, chin up.  There's still plenty of time to implement smart sales and pricing techniques that will make your year-end a success. Here are five ways to maximize your 2011 income. 1.  Offer...

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Tie Up Loose Ends from 2011- Before the Holiday Rush...

Posted on Nov 17 2011 by
What happened to fall?  Just as the seasons are racing by, so are 2011’s work days. For all intents and purposes, there are five, maybe six, productive weeks remaining this year. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and December festivities are not far behind. That means employee engagement is approaching a weak point due to an increasing distraction levels inside and outside of the office. Don’t fret. Instead,...

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Small Business Saturday – Part X...

Posted on Nov 15 2011 by
Keep the Momentum Going! Like its Black Friday and Cyber Monday predecessors, Small Business Saturday is the kickoff to the holiday shopping season. As you prepare for Small Business Saturday, keep in mind this is just the beginning. Create a plan to keep the momentum going all year long. Here are some things to consider: Capture email addresses for your customers and prospects so that you can begin an ongoing dialogue...

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