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Smart Phone, Tablet, Phablet – Which is Most Important For Your Small Business Mobile Marketing?

A friend was ordering his iPhone 6 when they first became available. Comparing the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 6 Plus, he wondered out loud, “Why would anyone want that big thing?” But as he continued through the online ordering process he soon discovered that a lot of people wanted them. They were already severely […]

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This Week in Small Business: Marketing à la Taylor Swift, sales strategies and some great habits.

I never thought I’d be referencing Taylor Swift here, but that’s the way we kick off our marketing advice section this week. You’ll also find tips on how to make the most from your airline award program and discover the habits required for the leader of a successful startup. Marketing and sales Even if you […]

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Dear Politician: If Small Business Is So Important, How Do You Explain These Facts?

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. I’ve been reminded of that old English proverb in recent weeks as I’ve scanned the news for articles on the state of small business in the US. The proverb comes to mind because when I read the news I begin to think about the way I “wish” it […]

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How To Delegate To Boost Your Small Business Growth

Fact: If you don’t delegate, your business will never grow sufficiently. Absent of delegating many of the jobs within your business, the only way to grow the top line is to raise your prices. You could increase sales, but to achieve that in any great measure, you would have convert more prospects, which will take […]

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Is Your Blog Getting Lonely? All The Tips You Need To Rekindle Your Love

Are you and your blog having relationship problems? I’ve seen it so many times. Here are the common troubles I’ve witnessed: You know you should have a blog, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet, You started a blog, but have lost your motivation and are letting it slip, and You want to love […]

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Is a Rock Star From the Industry Leader Just What Your Small Business Needs?

It’s a common problem in a small business: You’re doing fairly well, but you believe that things in sales, marketing, operations (choose one) could be going better. You’re pondering the situation one day when you hear about a rock star from one of your industry’s leading companies who might be willing to join your team. […]

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Please Learn More About Fibromyalgia: May is Fibro Awareness Month

May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month — something near and dear to my heart. I am one of approximately six million sufferers in the United States. Awareness, accommodations and understanding can make a big difference in helping FM patients stay active and productive parts of the workforce and society.

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This Week in Small Business: Will Your Next Small Biz Loan Come From a Hedgefund?

Leadership, management and productivity Everything in your small business needs to be in order if you want to get into the big box stores. Dun & Bradstreet’s Amber Colley lays down the fundamentals. Money management Choices! Choices! How to find the right lending alternative for your small business. And to take the options even further: […]

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Use Your Internet Security Skills To Protect Against Charity Scams

Sadly, scam artists always follow closely on the heels of a natural disaster. We know that when tornadoes hit the Midwest, all kinds of sketchy contractors descend on the area. Many do little more than collect deposits and move on to the next town. We are seeing the same thing happen with the recent devastating […]

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Three Keys to a Killer Elevator Pitch

After badly hitting a golf shot one day, comedian Tommy Smothers said, “I’m going to write a golf book: The 99 Things To Remember at the Point of Impact.” Duffing your elevator pitch can put your head in a similar place. There were so many things you wanted to say, but you had so little […]

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