How to Handle Negative Online Comments

This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Gina Watkins. Even if your business has never been vilified online, you likely know someone who has that can testify to how detrimental negative comments can be. Whether or not the complaints are valid, they’re now on the record for all to see. When faced with this […]

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Find out what’s trending on Google search

 This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Whitney Lemon. Google Trends isn’t just for monitoring the search trends of your favorite television shows, it can also be used for your business. It’s a free online tool that can help you learn about your customers’ interests. You can use it to answer questions like: How […]

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5 Things No One Tells You Before You Start a Business

This appeared at www.inc.com and was written by Jessica Stillman. Sometimes the best gift others can give us is their mistakes and misconceptions. We’re all hesitant to share our screw-ups and embarrassing moments, but if we can bring ourselves to be honest about what we failed to understand, we can help others avoid those pitfalls (though only, of […]

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How to Tell Whether Your Idea Is Worth Investing In

This appeared at www.startupcollective.com and was written by Bobby Grajewski. Is this business idea really worth your time? Calculate your ROI in real dollars to figure it out before you dive in. Do you have a great idea for improving your industry? For most people, inventing a new product is foreign territory. There are multiple […]

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The LinkedIn Code: An interview with author Melonie Dodaro

This interview appeared at www.point-of-contact.blogspot.com. MELONIE DODARO is the founder of Top Dog Social Media, a social media agency that helps brands, businesses, professionals and sales teams use social media marketing and social selling to boost their visibility, attract new customers and increase their revenue. Dubbed by the media as Canada’s #1 LinkedIn expertand social media strategist, […]

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Online Marketing: How to Make a Pain in the Ass of Yourself

This appeared at www.point-of-contact.com.blogspot.com and was written by Rich Gallagher. The world is full of online marketing experts. Some of them are brilliant and have taught me a lot (I’m looking at you, David Newman). But others teach and use tactics that annoy the heck out of me, and probably many others. Here are three examples […]

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How to Get More Time Back in Your Day

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Carol Roth. Potentially the number one issue facing all of us, both personally and professionally, is not having enough time.  This is particularly an issue for small business owners and entrepreneurs.  In fact, according to the most recent Bank of America Small Business Owner Report, almost three out […]

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6 Business Skills Every Entrepreneur Should Have

This appeared at www.startupcollective.com and was written by Robert Sofia.   When starting out in business, you may be able to fumble your way to short-term success if you have a good product and a measure of business savvy. If you want to experience long-term success, however, there are some core disciplines you learn and […]

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5 Ways to Get People to Remember You (And Your Company)

This appeared at www.entrepreneur.com and was written by Dorie Clark. After a recent lecture, a young consultant came up to me. “I have a problem,” he said. “People seem to forget me right away. I’ll remember meeting them, but they have no idea we connected before. I think I’m just not memorable enough. What can […]

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5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Social Media

 This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Donny Stearman. Social platforms such as Facebook®, Twitter®, Google+™, LinkedIn®,Pinterest® and Instagram® are cost-effective avenues for connecting with your target customer base, raising awareness about your brand, and building credibility within your industry. Through the strategic use of social media, you can:  1. Showcase Your Business’s Human Side It’s easy for consumers to […]

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