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Digital Nomads: Have Computer and PayPal Account – Will Travel

Jon Morrow, a successful blogger and Internet entrepreneur, once wrote a blog entitled, “How to Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Get Paid to Change the World.” You see, Jon was a full-time blogger and one day he realized that he could ply his trade from anywhere he could connect to the Internet. He [...]

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Mobile Website Design: Target Your Least Loyal Customer

Have you noticed all the one-page websites that seem to be taking over the Internet? They have the advantage that they don’t require any clicking on the part of the user, which leads to wait times while pages load. In other words, web users are a finicky and impatient bunch; everything you can do to [...]

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Could Your Small Biz Benefit From a Mentor? Enter the Pitney Bowes SmallBiz Mentorship Contest

Could you use a mentor to help you grow your small business?  You could win one of the best in the business by entering the Pitney Bowes SmallBiz Mentorship Contest. (#PBSmallBiz)  Two lucky winners will receive customized, one-on-one mentorship from one of two leading small business experts, Brian Moran and Marsha Collier, who have teamed [...]

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Should Your Promote Your Star Employee to Management?

Have you noticed how few Hall of Fame baseball players end up as managers after their careers end? In the same way, if you look at the managers who have made it to the Hall of Fame, you aren’t going to find any of the game’s biggest names. A recent managerial inductee is Tony La [...]

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High Touch and High Tech Helping Independent Restaurants Succeed

“Sorry, we are closed.” Everyone has seen this all-too-familiar sign hung in the darkened windows of your favorite local eatery. Although this time, it’s not just until tomorrow morning’s kitchen prep, now — it’s for good! Personally when it comes to dining out, I prefer independently owned eateries.  Why?  For starters, I think the food [...]

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Free Tools to Troubleshoot Your Website Performance

Remember when the Internet was young and innocent and everyone had counters at the bottom of their pages that revealed the total number of visitors? That seems so long ago now. Judging the performance of your site today is much more complicated than checking an odometer-style counter in the footer. And if you aren’t getting [...]

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New Business Plan: Four weddings and a funeral

If you follow me, you know I’ve discussed thinking about new market opportunities for your product or service as a way to grow your business. You may remember the blog I wrote about baking soda. Well this one takes the cake – no pun intended. Funeral homes are hosting weddings. I grew up working in [...]

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One Million Free Email Marketing Tips

How many email marketing tips do you want today? You name the number and we can go out on the Internet together and find them. Believe me, there’s no shortage. However, I think handing out “tips” is like the old adage about giving a person a fish. You know, give a person a fish you [...]

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Business Loans: Women rejected, but not dejected

A recent study published by the Democratic staffers of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee details how difficult it is for women to get funding for their startups. While women own 30 percent of all small businesses, they only get $1 out of every $23 loaned. The story is about the same in the [...]

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Cash Mobs: Local Boosters Plus Social Media Equals Success

It’s a time-tested truth that the same tool can be put to both good and bad purposes and that certainly applies to social media. In recent years we’ve read a lot about riots and other nefarious activities organized and promoted through social media. On the other side of the ledger, we’ve all enjoyed viral videos [...]

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