Public Relations Tips and Tricks for Your Business

This appeared at www.inc.com and was written by Murray Newlands. Creating an efficient PR and marketing plan is a cornerstone to building up your organization’s success. Marketing and PR, unfortunately, sometimes can be costly, particularly if you’re running a lean operation and just starting out. Thankfully, there will include a few affordable PR and marketing […]

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15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

This appeared at www.entrepreneur.com and was written by Sujan Patel. Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need. Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be […]

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Four Ways to Prioritize Your To-Do List

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Catherine Morgan. I am the accidental productivity expert. I speak frequently on productivity techniques for finding more time and getting more done. In my previous corporate jobs, my managers always commented that I was a good time manager and project manager. But as a small business owner, […]

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Protecting Intellectual Property Locks

This post originally appeared on the traklight.com blog at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com on August 26th, 2014. Every small business should have a basic understanding of the laws that apply to protecting intellectual property. It is the only way a company will be able to protect their unique creations and ideas from competitors. There are four major ways a […]

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7 Tips for Getting Quoted in the Media

This originally appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Ray Advani. When it comes to promoting your business or building your brand, it often takes money to help move things along. Deep pockets can really help, and it’s often the case that you get what you pay for. To paraphrase my father, in one of […]

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Launch Your Business Online in 3 Steps

This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Shawn from GoDaddy. I’m a lucky guy. For work, I get to talk to hundreds of entrepreneurs and people who help small business owners. I’ve talked to piano teachers, wedding photographers, and roller-derby merchants. I’ve talked to bloggers, designers, and musicians. I even talked to a guy […]

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How To Write A Business Plan

This appeared at blog.pitchburner.com and was written by Erin Carey. Most everyone in the entrepreneurial world knows OF a business plan. They know that it is important and something that, to be successful, one must be able to not only possess, but also reference and explain when presenting to investors. It seems like a scarily-important document and […]

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Streamlining the Search Process for Trademark Registration

This blog was originally posted on traklight.com by Emily Ely on July 6, 2014. Trademarks are an essential way to protect your intellectual property (IP) so you can market your goods and services under your brand. However, if you have ever gone through the trademark registration process, you know the challenges in trying to find out whether the idea is already […]

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4 Tips to Dress for Business Success

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Carol Roth. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to appropriate business attire, we live in a visual world where how we present ourselves can make or break a business opportunity. Like it or not, assumptions are made about you, your competence and the quality of work that […]

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What to Do when You Return from a Small Business Trip

This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Rhonda Abrams. Rhonda teamed up with Marriott and Visa to create the Smart Small Business Travel Guide, on which this blog post is based. Download your free guide here. Before you go on a business trip, allow for thoughtful planning to help you make the most of your travel. (See […]

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