LinkedIn Marketing: A Small Business Guide

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But, LinkedIn isn’t just a social networking site for job seekers—it’s also a great marketing platform for businesses. See Also: 4 Social Media Mistakes Your Business Should Avoid. The first step to establishing your business on LinkedIn is creating a company page for your business.

Small Business Saturday Trends For 2017

The Startup Magazine

Saturday, November 25, marks the seventh annual Small Business Saturday. Created by American Express, this annual event celebrates small businesses with fewer than 150 employees. Last year, Small Business Saturday sales reached $15.4 billion in 2012.

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Too Many Small Businesses Still Ignore Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

When my friend’s small business was struggling a while back, I suggested he add some social media marketing initiatives, and his answer was that he was “too busy.” His business has since closed, but his mindset is still out there. Or are you too busy?

7 Low-Budget Small Business Marketing Ideas

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The very things that are considered drawbacks of owning and running a small business can be easily leveraged to become your company’s greatest strengths. There are a few different ways to market a small business with little or no money. Business Cards.

The Marketing Power of Small Business Ethics

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Running a small business means you are up against bigger companies with seriously fat budgets and established reputations. There are five key ways to help establish your business as an ethical one that customers will want to use time and again. Don’t practice shady business.

5 tips to getting small business financing

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It’s no secret that small businesses can have a hard time getting financing. Demonstrate that your business generates steady cash flow. Cash is still king and is also a key predictor of a business’ health and prospects for the future. Prove business judgment.

Small Businesses and Startups: Worst. Advice. Ever.

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A few weeks ago I wrote about New Year ‘s resolutions for small businesses , but the other day I realized I had left one out. Each of them is absolutely certain that, if you follow their sage advice, your business will rocket to the stars, Google will acquire it for $1.7

Why Cloud Is A Big Deal For Small Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Five years ago, a small business launching a new online product would traditionally have purchased their own servers and software, or leased servers, software and hosting services from one of many hosting providers around the world. Small business news: the debt ceiling deal.

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[Infographic] How Small Businesses Get Funding

YoungUpstarts

One of the greatest challenges faced by entrepreneurs is raising sufficient funds to start, continue or even expand the business. If this is a challenge you face, you may want to know around 31-percent of small business owners actually borrow money from friends and family.

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? Athletic competitions, just like business, are unpredictable and challenging. Consider your own business.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) For Small Business

YoungUpstarts

For SMEs (small-medium sized enterprise), efficiency and integration are key to managing time and processes. How can ERP work for my small business? Drive decision-making with business analytics. Professionalisms enterprise resource planning ERP small business technology

Small Business Marketing: Best Times And Days To Send Email For Opens And Click-Throughts

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Email marketing is one of the most effective ways for small businesses to keep in touch with customers. How To Grow Your Business With Content Marketing. 10 Practical Small Business SEO and SEM Marketing Tips.

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What Customers Want Most From Small Business Mobile Websites

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In a July 2012 study , two independent research firms surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. There’s much insight in the study for small business owners. Make it easier for them to engage with your business. Small business tips: mobile technology, the iPad, and your business.

Location-Based Advertising: Good for Small Businesses?

Up and Running

One method of advertising that should never be overlooked for certain small businesses is that of location-based advertising. For example, you may want to target a specific neighborhood or a business district because this is in the immediate vicinity for your business.

6 Small Business Website Must-Haves

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Owning and running a small business now most certainly requires the inclusion of an effective website. Even the smallest business is expected to have at least some sort of web presence. Simply paying the kid down the street to set up a run-of-the-mill boring website is more than likely not worth your money. Being a

5 Trends That Will Shape Small Business in 2013

Duct Tape Marketing

photo credit: Joel Bedford via photopin cc As you start preparing for next year, you may wish you had a crystal ball to see what’s in store for your business. Well, it’s that time of year again; and hopefully this list will help you position your business for growth.

Small Business and Startup Tips: Pricing and Analysis

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Periodically every business needs to take a fresh look at pricing their products or services. Second, a business owner or manager may determine that they are not receiving a fair share of the value chain. 10 thoughts for small businesses and startups on financial modeling.

By All Accounts: Eleven Essential Bookkeeping Accounts For Any Small Business Owner

YoungUpstarts

When you first started your business, you probably ran out of the gates with lots of energy and ideas. You probably didn’t spend too much time sweating the small stuff, such as learning how to read your business’s books. by Lita Epstein, author of Bookkeeping Kit For Dummies®.

Demystifying Small Business Valuation

Inc Startups

A successful small business sale begins with a solid grasp of business valuation. Let's be clear: the actual value of your business is the amount someone is willing to pay for it in the business-for-sale marketplace.

Why tech-based small businesses and startups should make design a priority

The Next Web

Thinking about starting a new small business or startup that is heavily technology-based? Or do you already have a tech-based small business or startup that you are actively working on growing? This holds true with tech-based small businesses and startups as well.

7 Most Important Online Marketing Tactics for Any Small Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Below are what I believe are the most important online marketing tactics for any small business. Businesses that get in the habit of testing everything, right from the beginning, have such a competitive advantage over those that leave everything to chance.

Small Business and Startup Tips: 5 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

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Marketing your small business is simple, right? Well, unfortunately it is not quite that easy and many businesses end up making mistakes that they could have easily avoided. A presence in the social media is more important to small businesses and startups then ever before.

7 Natural Advantages of Small Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Even in cultures that are very government and big business centered, small business is seen as the future of both growth and stability. Narrow Focus – In order to survive, most small businesses must adopt a narrow market focus.

Why We Love Small Business Saturday

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For small businesses, local retailers, and mom and pop shops, a good economy can translate to strong sales and a smile on that local merchants face. Here’s a few facts: Last year over 500,ooo local businesses participated in Small Business Saturday.

Small Business and Startups: 5 DIY Things To Do For Your Brand!

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As the end of the year approaches, small businesses need to think not just about wrapping up the year that is fast coming to an end, but also towards planning and strategy for the new year. Related posts: Small business and startup tips: which type is your brand?

The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012

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Business. UX Study The State Of E-Commerce Checkout Design 2012. September 4th, 2012. In a few cases, a poor user experience can still be good for business, at least in the short run (e.g. A Small Study of Big Blogs. September 4th, 2012 7:05 am. Business.

Best Social Media Tools For Your Small Business

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Do you want to know how you can best leverage social media to help your small business succeed and increase revenues? Making the wrong decision can threaten the future of your business. For example, some small businesses deliver customer service through social media.

Twitter Link Roundup #135 – 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! More Than Half of Small-Business Owners Go Without Pay – [link]. 25 Inspiring Blue Business Cards – [link].

7 Overlooked Tax Deductions for Small Business Owners

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If your business acquired assets in 2011 either through a lease or by purchasing them out right, you may be eligible to deduct up to $500,000. If you are a business owner , don’t forget you can write off 100% of qualifying new (not used) assets—including most software, vehicles, and equipment in general. In order to get the credit, you will need to fill out IRS form 8863.The tax credit is set to expire at the end of 2012. Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.

The Economic Clout of Women-Owned Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Did you know that women start businesses at 1.5x While it’s not surprising that certain types of businesses are heavily dominated by men, there are many types of businesses that are well represented by women. the U.S. national average?

How to use customer service to differentiate your business – Small business Spotlight

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Every business needs to differentiate itself, to find a way to show the world how it’s unique and different. But if you asked Business Plan Pro user and hair salon owner Michael Helene Phillips the same question, her answer would be “customer service and relaxation.”

[U.S.] [Infographic] Small Business Scorecard August 2012: SurePayroll

YoungUpstarts

Stop blaming the banks for not lending enough to small businesses. According to the latest SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard for August 2012, 82-percent of small business owners did not even seek lending so far this year.

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Twitter Link Roundup #134 – 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 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #123 – 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! How anyone can create a successful online business for next to nothing (Part III) – [link].

Small Business and Startups: 5 Tips For Keeping the Books

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The first quarter of the business year is a great time to put in place or review your accounting and bookkeeping systems. The best way for small business owners and startup entrepreneurs to deal with that complexity is through careful planning, detailed documentation, and careful organization.

Twitter Link Roundup #127 – 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 Economic Clout of Women-Owned Small Businesses – [link]. 40+ Different ideas in business cards – [link].

Top 10 articles for 2012 from the Startup Blog

Taffy Williams

There is no one central theme because running a business requires many skills. The articles below were the top 10 for 2012. Indecision can kill your business 5. Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.

5 Trends That Will Shape Small Business in 2012

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Trends That Will Shape Small Business in 2012 This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. It’s time for my annual prediction of small-business trends. Small-business owners don’t care what’s cool. Here are my predictions for 2012.

Twitter Link Roundup #131 – 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 Pinterest Starter Guide (10 tips & tricks on using Pinterest to increase sales) – [link].

Twitter Link Roundup #124 – 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! crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Milk & Media Studios – [link].