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The Importance of Mobile Search in Retail

If you have a retail business, you probably “know” that mobile search is important and that you should start thinking about targeting mobile customers. After all, mobile adoption rates and usage continue to skyrocket, transforming this once-niche market into something that’s not only mainstream, but for many is their primary way to access the web and interact with the world. To put a number to…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on July 24, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Generate Leads Online for Your Brick and Mortar Store

Although many small businesses have created a website and Facebook page that covers the bare minimum, plenty of local businesses are still missing out on opportunities to use their websites to generate qualified leads.



If you have a brick and mortar store, you may have written off online lead generation as the domain of ecommerce sites, but that doesn’t need to be the case. Here are just a few ways that local businesses can use online marketing to reach out to…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on July 24, 2014 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Social Media Marketing: Think Like an Editor

Does your company have an editor-in-chief? It doesn’t matter if you don’t work in the media industry—whether you’re running a home decorating store or a magazine, you need someone in your business to play that editor-in-chief role.



The reason I say this is because content has become the cornerstone of online marketing. Approximately 92% of marketers report that they now use content marketing, and at the end of 2013, 58% of B2B marketers and 60% of B2C marketers…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on July 24, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Selecting a Business Structure

When you’re deciding to register your business, the legal vocabulary and tax options can be overwhelming, especially for a first time business owner.

Typically, a small business should consider one of two options: a sole proprietorship, or a limited liability company (LLC).

These structures are usually inexpensive to set up, easy to run, and allow for pass-through taxation.

However, there are key differences between the two that a business owner should…

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Added by James Gilmer on July 10, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Manage your Marketing Projects With Task Management Software

Marketing involves a lot of hard work when it comes to retaining your present customer base and going all out to win over new customers and…

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Added by Sharon Thomson on July 8, 2014 at 6:05am — No Comments

Privacy Concerns in Mobile Marketing

Last March 2014, an attorney in New York who gave a talk at the fifth annual Mobile Marketing Day discussed the importance of data privacy and security which should be considered by the regulators for the betterment of the consumers. There are 5 things you need to know for your consumers to trust you not only with the messaging services that you offer but also with the brand that you are advertising. There have been studies and the most recent resulted with the information that 72% of…

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Added by Katherine Janice De Guzman on July 6, 2014 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Organization Tips for Small Business Owners

There are so many little things you must be responsible for when operating your own small business. Sometimes your to-do list of activities can make you feel a little overwhelmed. So how can you better manage your time and stay organized to keep you on top of everything? Here are some tips:

-- Make use of a calendar



Use a business calendar to stay organized. Make sure this calendar is separate from any others you maintain in your personal life to help keep…

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Added by Bert Seither on June 30, 2014 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Online learning sessions can add spice to the fun by providing great flexibility!

Online tutorials on Jazz music and dance helps in the people residing outside NYC to reach out to their favourite instructors and clear doubts. Besides, they also offer enough flexibility for the young pros to choose their timings for particular sessions of their choice!

 

The way we learn to do new things have undergone a radical change over time. It is largely driven by technology and is thus at the easy accessibility to all having an internet connection. The Do It Yourself…

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Added by New York Jazz Academy on June 30, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments

How Can You Avoid Debt Overload As a Self-Employed Professional?

When you work for yourself, there are many financial challenges that come along with it- especially when you’re just starting out. In the U.S., there are currently millions of Americans who work for themselves, and many of them dig themselves into debt without a safety net. Not only is this a difficult and unpleasant situation, but it can significantly hinder your ability to do the work you set out to…

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Added by Susan Brown on June 29, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

"Starting a business is easy. Creating something of value is harder."

If you have a few minutes, take a look at this interview with me on TVNZ Good Morning show earlier this week. To be honest I was quite thrown by the questions asked. I had expected it to be a jolly chat about my book, with a view to…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on June 25, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Part Time Entrepreneur – Automate Your Way to Success

In the bestselling book, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, author Timothy Ferriss explains how entrepreneurs can master time. Ferriss shared how he changed his priorities, reformed his management strategy, and reduced the number of hours he worked each week. In the process, he learned how to work less hours and increase profitability.

It doesn’t matter how many hours a week you work now, the size of your business, or what type of…

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Added by Liesha Petrovich on June 12, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Do you have what it takes to grow? The 2 qualities every serious entrepreneur needs

There are only two things I look for when it comes to choosing a business owner I want to work with, or who I invite to join my mentoring programmes. If I see these two things I know this business owner has a chance at building something amazing – with a little guidance, a lot of determination and a commitment to…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on June 5, 2014 at 5:37pm — No Comments

How to save your business from a winding up order

If your business has been suffering with cash flow problems and is…

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Added by Carl Faulds on June 5, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

Why to Use Corrugated Plastic Signs for Advertising?

If you are thinking to use board signs to promote your business, then corrugated plastic signs are best suitable for it. These signs have attained great heights of popularity due to their high quality printing characteristics and their durable structural design. Different businesses make use of these signs for accomplishing their variety of promotion goals and advertising.

In market, you will different types of board signs such as sandwich board signs,…

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Added by Christopher Meloni on May 20, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

3 reasons why your business is not ‘your baby’

Before you read this blog please take a moment to watch this quick video about Kathleen Turner of  Tate’s Bake Shop – the story of a woman who lost it all then rebuilt it – with major success.

I love how towards the end of the video,…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on May 14, 2014 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Why Some IT Companies Fail in B2B Lead Generation

Why Some IT Companies Fail in B2B Lead Generation

Lead generation and marketing are closely knit. In fact, it can be said that businesses nowadays do marketing to generate leads. For IT companies, however, marketing and lead…

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Added by Angel Yap on April 24, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Have you created a business or a lifelong job?

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.’ John Maxwell

One of the first questions I ask when I present to business groups is: ‘Why are you here? Why are you in business? Why on earth have you left the security of a job with regular pay to start your own business, with all the uncertainty…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on April 23, 2014 at 3:23am — No Comments

3 Home Office Solutions When You Don't Have an Extra Room

Working from the comfort of your own home can be a thrilling experience. Say goodbye to the traffic-filled, frustrating daily commute. Forget about spending hundreds, even thousands every year updating your office wardrobe. So sleep in a few extra minutes, enjoy your breakfast, and make a pot of coffee.

You might have just one issue: where do you actually go to do work? This is a surprisingly common issue for new telecommuters, but there is seemingly little advice that addresses it.…

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Added by Diane Kuehl on April 14, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

4 Tips on Bringing a Business Partner on to Your Small Business

By Bert Seither, Vice President at 1800Accountant



About the author: Bert Seither is the Vice President at 1800Accountant, the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firm for small businesses. Seither has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs to find prosperous paths over the past 10 years.



Bringing on a business partner to a small business can be a difficult yet extremely…

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Added by Bert Seither on April 9, 2014 at 4:39pm — 2 Comments

How Mobile Websites Improve User Experience

At present, mobile phone is governing more than 30% of companies’ working share. And, it has been evaluated that the figure will increase day-by-day. The…

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Added by Anoop Srivastava on April 3, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

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