Featured Blog Posts – October 2013 Archive (5)

4 Ways to Grow a Startup Without Dooming Your Company

Listen, Google wasn’t built in a day. Try to remember that the next time you’re feeling lonely as the sole owner, proprietor and operator of your small business. Even the most successful startups all came from meager beginnings. And while some companies-of-one have managed to strike it rich, most startups live and die by their ability to grow slowly but steadily over time.

To put it another way, you don’t need to blow up and expand to 100 employees to make your business successful. In…

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Added by Rob Stachowski on October 29, 2013 at 12:39pm — No Comments

5 Great PR Books

If you’re not reading and learning, then you’ve become stagnant. Just because you’ve got that degree locked down doesn’t mean you get to be lazy! Finding the right books to pick up can be a bit of a hassle, so here’s a list of some of our favorites to get you started.

1. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Why have you not read this yet? The best place to start is the beginning, and Carnegie was one of the first to put into words what people had been…

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Added by Mickie Kennedy on October 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Google's Hummingbird Update: How Does it Affect the Future of Your Business?

For the first time since 2001, Google has completely rewritten its search algorithm. Unlike Panda and Penguin, which were updates to the existing algorithm, Hummingbird is a complete replacement designed to be more precise and provide faster results. 



It’s big news, and it has many businesses with an internet presence worrying about how it will affect them.



First, here’s the good news: the change has already been implemented – a month before the…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on October 21, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Tired of being tired? Here are 3 steps to overcome business fatigue.

I talk with small business owners every day and there are two words I hear all the time:  “busy” and “exhausted”.   It’s a common ailment of the business owner operator.  I’m sure you know how it feels.

So how can you look after yourself and try to minimize that feeling of overwhelm that sometimes feels like it will consume you?  Here are three…

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Added by Laura Humphreys on October 7, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Does Your Service Business Need A Website?

If you were to start a new business today, what is the first step you'd take? While different minds will come up with an array of answers, chances are the most common would be to create a website. After all, if your business doesn't have a website how are people going to know you exist?

Yet for the past three-plus I've run my own service business without the benefit of an official website. The thought to create one has crossed my mind a number of times, but there always seems to be…

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Added by Diane Kuehl on October 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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