Content Marketing – tips to get started today...

Posted on Jan 10 2012 by
 Content marketing is really just using your expertise to create interesting, relevant and compelling content that your customers and prospects will want to read.   Though getting started on creating content can be intimidating.  Here are some things to consider as you get started.  Who are you talking to? It is easy to write a letter to a friend because you know so much about them.  The same applies to your...

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New Year: New Website – 5 Easy Ways to Optimize Your W...

Posted on Jan 04 2012 by
With the New Year comes many New Year's resolutions. Lose a few pounds, be more financially responsible, etc. This year, why not improve your websites customer experiences. Your customers are the heart and soul of your business and the key to your businesses success. The development of multiple channels is important, but many small businesses discount the value of site redesign strategies and simple modifications...

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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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You know your customers, but do you understand them?...

Posted on Dec 09 2011 by
You probably know your customers, but do you really understand them?  Knowing your customers -- information typically collected by a business -- means you generally know who they are demographically, their age, gender, location, etc.  Most small businesses do a good job on this front.  When it comes to understanding customers, however, many companies come up short. If you desire to possess a true understanding your...

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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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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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Small Business Saturday – Part VII...

Posted on Nov 03 2011 by
Build a Small Business Saturday campaign. Make the most of Small Business Saturday by creating a multichannel marketing campaign plan now. Here are some things to consider as you build out your own Small Business Saturday campaign: Create a complete campaign that leverages different ways to communicate with your customers and extend your reach to new prospects. Sequencing your outreach is critical. You want to be relevant,...

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This Holiday Season Help Your Website Make Money...

Posted on Nov 01 2011 by
During the 2010 holiday season, many retail websites failed to meet the performance demands of consumers who expect web pages to download in two seconds or less - even during peak traffic periods.  End user abandonment rates rise 8% with an extra two seconds of wait time, meaning that slow websites can have a negative impact on revenues and profitability, as well as brand and consumer loyalty. 3 common mistakes shared by...

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