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3 vital benefits of personal branding

If you were a fan of Mad Men, you’ll recall that for many years Don Draper worked without a contract and therefore without a non-compete agreement. This gave Draper enormous bargaining power at crucial times. It’s a fact of business life for founders and virtually every professional that they work hard to create a company […]

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This week in small business: Stirring up the chocolate industry…

Will this be the longest recovery on record? Can social responsibility sweeten up the chocolate industry? Is it possible to rank above Wikipedia on Google? These and other important questions are addressed head-on in this week’s collection of curated content. Leadership, management, and productivity Get the insights required to be a master at giving workplace […]

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Steps to market your business online for free

The bane of big tech businesses can be the boom for small businesses. If you follow business news, virtually everyday there’s an article about a tech company struggling to find a way to “monetize” its business. This happens because many online companies give away their service – or at least a good chunk of their […]

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11 email marketing ideas you can use now

It’s a fact of human nature that when we are presented with the same thing over and over again, we become desensitized to it. If you’ve driven the same commute route for years, there are probably days when you get to work and you realize that you didn’t notice anything along the way. It can […]

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Social media marketing importance growth and what it means for you

The writing is on the wall, on television screens, and in print: traditional forms of media consumption are falling by the wayside. At the same time, social media marketing importance is growing…big time. Let’s look at some figures behind the trends. During the recent NFL season, almost every week there was a story in the […]

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Micromarketing benefits: Great rewards for a challenging strategy

A guy used to joke that he was working on selling an old bicycle inner tube for a million dollars. People would look at him and say, “You’re crazy! Who’s going spend a million bucks for that?” “I don’t know right now. But I only have to find one buyer.” That exchange captures the essence […]

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Small Business Strategy: 21 Ways to be a competitor, not an imitator

The academics who roam the halls of the Harvard Business School will tell you that there are really only two basic ways to compete in business: Price Product/service differentiation That’s probably true, but within each of those categories – and especially within the differentiation category – there are many variations or strategies you can use […]

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This Week in Small Business: Rob Gronkowski’s Winning Marketing Plays, and more

Rob Gronkowski has scored his share of touchdowns for the Patriots. He is also a winner on the modern marketing playing field. Tearing a page out of his marketing playbook is the subject of just one of the excellent articles in this week’s small business curated content. Leadership, management and productivity Google analytics is key […]

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How to Know When to Outsource Your Small Business Marketing

I probably don’t have to convince you that small business marketing is extremely important, so then the question becomes “Should I handle my small business marketing in-house or should I outsource it? For most small businesses the answer to that question is that you need to do both. There are certain aspects of your marketing campaigns […]

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This Week in Small Business: 41 Lifecycle emails and a desert island list…for starters

It’s like everyone had busy schedules this week so they couldn’t write paragraphs; they went for lists and single sentences instead. You’ll want to print out some of these and tape them to your refrigerator. Marketing and sales The 41 lifecycle emails listed in this post will keep you busy and ringing up sales for […]

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