Elizabeth Cottrell

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Name: Elizabeth Cottrell
Date registered: May 29, 2013

Latest posts

  1. This Website For Sale — June 26, 2015
  2. Can I Really Tame My Email Inbox? — January 28, 2015
  3. Free Publicity Leads And Where To Find Them — January 23, 2015
  4. How To List Your Blog On Kindle…For Free! — January 16, 2015
  5. Keep Filing Drawers Where You Can Reach Them — January 9, 2015

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  1. Putting Your Social Media Profiles To Work For You — 6 comments
  2. The Email That Saved Me $158 — 4 comments
  3. Inbox Housecleaning: Unsubscribe! — 4 comments
  4. What Have You Done This Week To Build A Customer Relationship? — 4 comments
  5. Nifty Word Count Tool — 4 comments

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This Website For Sale

Want to own a website designed to help small business and solopreneur clients? This website for sale is fully developed on a WordPress.org platform with robust interactive elements and rich existing content, much of it evergreen. If you see yourself using it as a platform for your own online business, use the CONTACT FORM to begin …

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Can I Really Tame My Email Inbox?

Email has become overwhelming! We’re all busier than ever these days, and email overwhelm is becoming more and more of a common problem. I hear everyone complaining about the tyranny of email. There seem to be so many promotional emails, they can’t find the important ones that really need their attention. If that sounds like you, don’t be discouraged. You …

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Free Publicity Leads And Where To Find Them

Nobody knows publicity like Joan Stewart I’m always eager to read articles by Joan Stewart, a.k.a. The Publicity Hound, because she invariably shares valuable and easy-to-implement strategies for marketing whatever you want: your business, yourself, your organization, your charity, or your products and services. So when I saw her article on the Future of Ink …

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How To List Your Blog On Kindle…For Free!

I don’t care how much competition is out there, Amazon’s Kindle marketplace is still a huge and important market, and you don’t have to be a book author to get some visibility there. All you have to do is have a blog to which you post regularly, and I encourage all my small business clients to …

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Keep Filing Drawers Where You Can Reach Them

  This week’s tip is truly quick and simple, but it can help your daily productivity tremendously. I have four filing drawers I can reach without getting out of my chair. They consist of two two-drawer files side-by-side. When I open any of these drawers, I’m looking down on the files and can see the names of …

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5 Budgeting Mistakes Business Owners Should Avoid

One of the most important things successful business owners do is to set up—and stick to—a budget. If this is an area that needs improvement in your business, pay attention to these five budgeting mistakes made frequently by small business owners. Forewarned is forearmed! It’s always better to learn from the mistakes of others than to make …

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Friday QuickTip: Recharge For The New Year!

It’s the day after New Year’s Day, and if your small businesses is like most, the mood is still festive, laid back, and, and less hectic. Next week is plenty of time for setting goals for the new year, but I urge you to take a little time right now—before things get too busy again—to take …

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Feng Shui: Add A Little WooWoo To Your Business Office!

Whenever I start talking about chi, energy flowing, or other more spiritual aspects of my business, my husband teases me that I’m getting into the “WooWoo stuff.” Make fun of me all you want, I know you can’t separate spiritual and physical aspects of your life as easily as you might think, and it’s important …

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Merry Christmas!

My dear SmallBizSpoken readers: I’ve just realized something important: I need a break. I’m in New Mexico visiting our daughter and her husband for Christmas. I’ve made an executive decision (and a self-care decision) to take a break this week and focus on my time with family and consider the reason for the season: celebrating the birth of Jesus …

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How To Get Out Of A Frozen Computer Program

It happens to all of us It happened to me just this morning. I was using the Chrome browser on my iMac, and it kept popping up a message asking me if I wanted to leave the page or stay on the page. No matter which I clicked, the message kept popping back up again …

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How Many Ways Can You Say Thank You?

It doesn’t matter if you own a bricks-and-mortar business or run an online business (or some combination); all customers want the same thing —to feel appreciated. And it doesn’t matter the size of your business; your customers want to feel they aren’t just another number. It’s up to you to make them feel important, and this …

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6 Essentials For Your Personal Office

I’ve been working from a home office for almost 25 years, so I understand how important it is to set up your office for maximum comfort and productivity. This is certainly true whether your office is at home or in a commercial store or company office building. Does your office make you happy? You spend …

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14 Power Words For Your Publicity And Marketing

Words are powerful, but you don’t have to be a trained copywriter to learn and understand a few tricks of the trade when it comes to the power of persuasion. In a recent book called Go Mobile: Location-Based Marketing, Apps, Mobile Optimized Ad Campaigns, 2D Codes and Other Mobile Strategies to Grow Your Business, authors Jeanne Hopkins …

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Don’t Overlook This Powerful Marketing Tool: Your Email Signature

It’s easy to overlook It’s one of the easiest marketing tools available, yet it’s often overlooked—or underutilized—or not used at all. What is it? Your email signature. It’s free and automatic, so be sure to take advantage of this important online real estate. Whether you already have an email signature line in place or not, these four tips will …

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