January 2012 Blog Posts (17)

You want it? Then you better be ready to fight for it.

I firmly believe that we are all capable of accomplishing our goals, but only if we're willing to put in the blood, sweat and tears it takes to achieve them. Yet, so many people make excuses. It's like they want to skip over the hard part (the actual work), and just magically become successful. I'm sorry, but it doesn't work that way. You have to hustle, work hard, and sweat it out in order to get what you want. For most of us, very little will happen until we're ready for that kind…

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Added by Alyssa Gregory on January 26, 2012 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

How to SEO and getting your website to rank

Here is a list of seo tricks you should know, it is an original post by me and offers some advice on what you need to know before hiring someone to do SEO work for your business. 

Following that you can read my post on Discover how you can get your website to the top page of Google results…

Cheers

Michelle…

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Added by bestbuys4business on January 26, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

FREE B2B Advertising

I offer free business-to-business advertising on my business blog. For more info please visit http://www.bestbuys4business.com/business-blog/free-business-to-business-advertising/

Added by bestbuys4business on January 26, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

FREE Marketing Checklist - 47 Business Booster Ideas

Sign up to my blog to receive your FREE copy of my marketing checklist - 47 business booster cheats for marketers >> http://www.bestbuys4business.com/business-blog/business-products/my-ebooks/

Added by bestbuys4business on January 26, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

Have you seen this yet? Facebook offering Free Ads to Small Businesses in early 2012

“Facebook along with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is launching a program called, Facebook Small Business Boost, which is giving away up to $10 million in free advertising in early 2012.

Each business that qualifies can…

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Added by Sabrina Espinal on January 26, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

1 (Often Ignored) Clue That Could Boost Your Engagement on Facebook

*This post was originally published on CredibleCopywriting.net*

While big social media campaigns, contests, and landing tabs can certainly increase your fans on Facebook, sometimes, all you have to do is pay a little more attention to the small signs in the social network.

When you’re logged in as a page admin on the social network, take a closer look at the “Recommended Pages” section that can be seen at the right-hand side of the page. This is where Facebook lists…

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Added by Francesca StaAna on January 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Six Reasons Micro-Business Owners Fail & How to Avoid Them

If you’ve ever told anyone about your plans to go into business for yourself, it’s a pretty safe bet someone has replied, in no uncertain terms, that you’re doomed to failure.

Then you nod and smile and keep walking your path. As well you should.

The problem…

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Added by Larah Ritchie on January 18, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Tips on Handling Clutter

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I’m not one to do that because I feel that if something needs to change, why wait for a new year – just get going with it!  Perhaps many of you have thought about having a cleaner office or home in 2012.

Do you find yourself postponing opening mail or organizing small stacks of paper and then the small stacks get larger and soon you’re avoiding the stack and hoping it’ll all resolve itself? Here are a few tips and suggestions that…

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Added by Lynn Dye on January 17, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

You Can't Ignore This in 2012

According to Google, consumer engagement increases by 85 percent when a mobile website is available.

This is what small business owners don’t know and in this economy, if a micro business didn’t know that this is a fact and not fiction they might become history and we would not…

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Added by podenbrett on January 13, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Building a Social Media Strategy is Like Building a Home

Every element of virtual visibility comes back to your relationship with the customer.  It’s about engagement…about the conversation. 

Let’s think about it another way.  Let’s think about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube…they are all different neighborhoods.  Each neighborhood has a different vibe and the houses in each have their own flavor.  The homeowner’s association sets the rules about how the outside of the house can and cannot look but what goes on in your own house is a bit more…

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Added by Holly Kile on January 13, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Small Business Grant Program

A grant program was just launched by Brother and StartupNation. They will be awarding five $5,000 grants in March, and winners will be selected based on their business plan.

You have plenty of time to create or improve your business plan and enter the competition! Imagine what you would do with $5,000 in your business. …

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Added by Alyssa Gregory on January 11, 2012 at 4:36am — 1 Comment

Small Business Owner Resume Template

Last year, Simon Salt wrote a post on the Bonfire blog about why a business owner needs a resume. It outlines a few situations that might make sense to have a resume prepared.

I recently expanded the list of…

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Added by Alyssa Gregory on January 10, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Professional Photo Retouching and Restoration Services

Color Experts International (CEI) is an US based online photo retouching service provider. We have experienced photo retouch artists who are using digital photo retouching techniques with creative mind to provide the quality Photoshop retouching, basic…

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Added by Color Experts International on January 10, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Happy New Year!

Our first blog entry for the new year! Wow our vacation from our blog lasted much longer than expected. In the meantime we have been working hard to figure out how to make our blog better. After all, if we don’t enjoy writing our blog, who will enjoy reading it?

Our first New Year's Resolution is to revamp our blog. How? By choosing topics that are interesting and relevant for us and our readers. By incorporating more resources for our readers, including an interesting read for each…

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Added by Lily Dagdag on January 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Lego, Hasbro Take Legal Action to Protect their Trademark Rights (and You Should Too)

It’s no secret that businesses spend millions of dollars to protect their trademark rights. Trademarks (logos, names, slogans) are at the heart of many brand-based businesses, and the businesses that understand the value of these intellectual property assets are willing (as they should be) to invest money in developing and maintaining exclusive rights in their brands.

Lego Protects its Trademark Against Cybersquatters

While Lego made headlines recently for losing its…

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Added by Jeff Fabian on January 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

5 Important Websites for Small Business Owners

Lets face it. There are thousands of websites vying for the attention of small business owners these days. These websites may offer things like newsletters, training packages and marketing techniques, but many great sites can be overlooked simply due to the sheer volume of content available.  These five websites, some new and others established, offer the essential tools and networking opportunities that small business owners need to succeed.



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Added by Kate Rose on January 3, 2012 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Create for the Future: Plan to Re-Purpose Content from the Beginning

We've all heard the phrase "Work smarter, not harder."  As entrepreneurs, we are sometimes even more sensitive to how valuable our time is which means we need to be careful not to spread ourselves too thin or to over-commit.  One thing you can do to help yourself is to think about how your efforts can be repurposed for other projects.  Here are just a few ideas that may help you save time in the future:

1. When you are writing (e.g. blogs), try writing first as an article which would…

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Added by Holly Kile on January 3, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

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