Putting Your Social Media Profiles To Work For You

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It doesn’t matter whether you have an offline or online business, you should have an online presence. In today’s era of technology, with few exceptions, this is imperative if you want to be found by a younger clientele and be considered knowledgeable and relevant. Take time to craft a compelling social media profile Part of having an …

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Another Content Creation Tool: Headline Analyzer

Why do business owners need to know about content creation? You may be more familiar with the term “copywriting,” but content creation is essentially the same thing. It is the term used today for writing that becomes content for anything from blogs and websites to articles, ebooks, books, and advertising on TV, radio, TV, or the …

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Tweak Your Biz Title Generator: A Handy Tool For Content Creators

Tweak Your Biz Title Generator  This week’s tip is about a handy tool called Tweak Your Biz Title Generator. It’s valuable to anyone who creates content – articles, blog posts, ebooks, or even press releases. Whatever topic you’re writing about, put it in the box, choose whether it’s a noun or verb, specify how you would like …

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3 Top Cloud Storage Services

What is Cloud Computing? I’ve written before about the benefits of cloud computing, but basically, it means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. Cloud computing has quickly caught on and is becoming more and more popular as users have quickly begun to realize its benefits. The main benefit of using …

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Book Review: It’s Your Business; It’s Your Future

It’s Your Business It’s Your Future: Success Can be Yours!  A business reference guide by Judy Day Wilfong If ever there were a primer for small business owners to beef up their customer relations and business development skills, this is it. Refreshingly honest and chock full of useful and practical examples to illustrate every point, …

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Nifty Word Count Tool

This week’s tip is short and sweet, but it can come in handy if you do the writing or content creation for your business. As much as I write, I still find I often use the same word in a paragraph without realizing it, and this nifty little tool can catch that without having to hire a …

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What Have You Done This Week To Build A Customer Relationship?

It’s Friday! As a small business owner, you’ve undoubtedly spent most of your week putting out fires: responding to problems, handling issues, answering emails and phone calls. Maybe you paid some bills, handled payroll, polished off an ad for the newspaper. But have you done anything besides advertising to cultivate a relationship with a prospect …

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YOU Are Your Own Biggest Bottleneck To Success

Success Magazine is one of my favorite sources for inspiration, motivation, and great business tips. Not only is the magazine easy to digest in small segments, but I love popping the CD that comes in each issue into my car’s CD player so I can listen to editor Darren Hardy interview business leaders and what …

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How To Find The URL Of A Single Tweet

Laura Roeder recently wrote an extremely value-packed article called “Twitter Photo Tips: The Ultimate Guide For Social Marketers in 2014.”  I commend it to you highly if you’re posting photos to Twitter or using Instagram. At the end of the post, she wrote, “Got a photo tweet you’re particularly proud of? Link to it in the comments.” That sounded great because so …

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Let Hootesuite Send Your New Blog Posts To Social Media Automatically

I use Hootesuite to pre-schedule lots of my social media postings in batches when I have time. It’s a terrific service that’s free until you have more than five accounts or platforms. I have upgraded to the Pro account because I post for several clients too, but most people never need anything but the free …

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Answers To Your Burning LinkedIn Questions From Wayne Breitbarth

I am traveling home today from a highly productive business retreat outside of Atlanta, so for your SmallBizSpoken Friday Quick Tip, I’m sharing a video from  my favorite Linkedin expert Wayne Breitbarth. Wayne is being interviewed by Jeff Coons of Stream Creative, and from Wayne’s own blog, here are the LinkedIn questions answered in the interview: 1. What is LinkedIn’s …

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Twitter in Ten Minutes A Day: It’s Worth Your Time

Twitter can be a colossal waste of time (if you’re using it incorrectly) There, I’ve said it. If your idea of Twitter is sharing trivial information about daily practices that not even your mother cares about, it would indeed be a waste of time. But if you think that’s all Twitter has going for it, …

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Get Noticed!

Welcome to my guest today, Alexzandra de la Iglesia. She is not only an accomplished business author and speaker, but also CEO and founder of Small Business Academy. I was delighted she was willing to share a post about online visibility she wrote recently for her own blog, The Small Business Café. * * * …

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Using Google+

“10 Tips: How Not to Use Google Plus” by Krista Bunskoek   http://socialmediatoday.com/krista-bunskoek/1641096/google-plus-10-mistakes-to-avoid   SocialMedia Today   8/2/13

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