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The Oxymoron of Small Business Social Media Marketing

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Are small businesses ready to appreciate the value that they bring? What can small businesses do to overcome these challenges?

How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Social media gives small businesses a platform to amplify their voice and visibility among prospective customers. Have questions?

Five Things Small Businesses Should Know About Google+

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Google+ (also known as Google Plus) has generated lots of buzz, but most small businesses are still largely unfamiliar with Google+ and what it offers.

What Really Motivates A Small Business Owner

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The reason for the delay is because of a last minute invite to write about a Visa… Read the rest of this entry » Marketing, Business & Entrepreneurship Small Business, Freelancing and Home Based Business Tip entrepreneur motivation getting things done intrinsic rewards visa small business

10 New Years Resolutions For Small Businesses and Startups

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Here then are 10 new-year-business-resolutions for 2012! 1. If you haven’t been attentive to this in 2011, start in 2012.

Small business and startup tips: 5 ways to tune out distractions!

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Every day we start work and spend a great part of the day battling the noise that surrounds any small business owner or entrepreneur.

Lean Marketing: Public Relations strategies for small businesses and startups

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One of the least expensive and most effective ways that small businesses can grow is through the strategic application of public relations.

Options for Small Business Financing

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The state of small business financing is a bit uncertain these days in terms of both supply and demand. To get the full picture, we need to frame this discussion by understanding how unimportant securing new financing is to small businesses in the current economic conditions. Leverage your social media network.

What Small Business and Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Roger Federer

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How did Federer win again and what can small business and entrepreneurs learn from Federer’s performance at Wimbledon?

Small business and startups: 5 great self-service HR resources

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These exchanges will allow small and mid-size businesses (as well as individuals) to compare health insurance benefit plans for their employees.

Small Business Tip: Challenge Your Customers’ Assumptions And Behavior

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Small businesses and startups can learn an important lesson from these examples: to change behavior, you sometimes have to change people’s assumptions.

Small Business and Startups: The Trends for 2014 (Pt I)

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For small businesses in particular this is great news. Three economic trends for 2011 (fueled by startup goodness). Here ya go: 1.

Why Small Businesses Need a Marketing Strategy

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So then, why would you run a business this way? Yet, that is exactly what small business owners do every day. What will you offer?

The Future of Business Is Mobile—Your Small Business Needs to Adapt or Fall Behind

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Between 2011 and 2014, smartphone usage rose by 394 percent, according to comScore. Your business objectives. Your budget. That’s huge.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Simple Squares

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The process of giving up my ‘day job’ to focus full time my on my passion turned business.  What was it, you ask?  Simple Squares. 

Opting For A More Traditional, Small Business

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10 Tips for small business: surveying your customers

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One of the most important things a business can do is to invest the time to understand its customers. Good luck! 1. Define a goal. Behavior?

Google Wants Your (Small) Business

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The search-engine behemoth is going to near-unprescedented lengths in its efforts to secure the business of the nation's entrepreneurs.

[Infographic] Small Businesses More Comfortable With Social Media: Constant Contact

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Facebook reigns supreme at 86-percent, and.

Lean Marketing: Customer service strategies for small businesses and startups

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Of the many things businesses can do well (or fail at) none is more important than customer service. Be available. Be fast. Be honest.

5 Practical Tips for Getting More from Facebook :: Small Business.

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The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. The Complete Small Busine.

Twitter Link Roundup #104 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! The graphic above is one frame from an infographic on how small businesses are using social media.  Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #102 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

Getting Creative with Foursquare for Small Business

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One of the things that Foursquare offers small businesses is the technology to track customer behavior. Podcast Carmine Gallo Foursquar

Help Me Celebrate National Small Business Week

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The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. The Complete Small Busine.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: SignNow.com

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Instead of focusing on businesses, like many e-signature sites do, the creators of SignNow wanted to make their services accessible to the individual.  Tell us a crazy story from starting your own business. Startups have to stay fast, flexible, and need valuable partners like crowdSPRING to allow us to focus on our core business.

6 Important Startup Trends that Defined 2011

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World Featured in US & World Featured: Facebook Year End 2011 Awards. Important Startup Trends that Defined 2011. December 28, 2011 by Sarah Kessler. As the innovation engines of the economy, what startups figured out in 2011 will likely appear on other sectors’ trend lists in 2012. Business. Year End 2011.

[Infographic] The Truth Behind Small Business Lending

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With the exception of credit cards, business loans are now sold mainly face-to-face and also involve an underwriter. Doing all that.

Best Free and Low Cost Resources for Small Business Owners

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How to” Resource for Small Business: www.Web20blog.org. This solution is best for a sole-proprietor, consulting business.

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Twitter Link Roundup #108 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

Small Business and Startups: The Trends for 2014 (Pt II)

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I started a couple of weeks ago with the first part of a post on small business trends for 2014; today I have 5 more trends that I’d like to share.

5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner

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5 Things You Must Do To Sell To a Small Business Owner This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Duct Tape Marketing Word HQ.

Twitter Link Roundup #112 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Small business and startup tips: 5 ways to tune out distractions! What Good Does Design Do For Business? What Good Does Design Do For Business? Do less.

Four Key Lessons For Entrepreneurs And Small Businesses From The World’s Best Brands

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Over the past few years, I’ve shared lessons that entrepreneurs and small businesses can learn from the world’s best brands. billion.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Mancx

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Because of this, Mancx has become a crowdsourced superhighway of information that businesses can turn to when more traditional research resources run dry. Mattias and the other co-founder, Henrik Dillman, created the first knowledge market for business professionals– that also exchanges money. What made you use crowdSPRING?

Twitter Link Roundup #106 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! The stock took a remarkable dive after Netflix announced it was splitting off its DVD by mail business from its streaming business. More details in the Other section below.

Twitter Link Roundup #113 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

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These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

Small business tips: mobile technology, the iPad, and your business

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turned on the news to see video of a small group of rock climbers rappelling down the exterior of the Washington Monument. They were also carrying small hammers and tapping away at the stone as they slowly made their way down the 555-foot tall obelisk. This is just one example of how businesses are embracing mobile technology.

Tips for small business: Dear applicant, please show me what I need to see

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Last week I wrote about the pain many small businesses experience when hiring new employees: the effort involved, the cost, the time and the risk.

Adding the Google +1 Button :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.

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The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. The Complete Small Busine.