March 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Have some great business advice?


Do you have a great piece of advice that would benefit another small business owner? If you are in business I can almost guarantee you have many!

How would you like to share that information with other business owners so that they can learn from your challenges and apply it to their own business? Yes? GREAT!

We are looking for small (under 5 minutes) clips of audio or video related to small business challenges and your…


Added by superiorbms on March 29, 2012 at 5:39pm — No Comments

How to use the new Facebook Timeline to spring clean your page

The countdown to March 30 is on – only a day left!

March 30 is, of course, the day that Facebook will roll out the Timeline layout for all business and nonprofit pages, whether they are ready or not.

When I first heard about this mandate, I immediately got defensive.

“What about all the time-stretched and overwhelmed small businesses and nonprofits, the ones who don’t have marketing departments, the ones who have no time or tech savvy, the ones that…


Added by Julia Campbell on March 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Micro-Pricing: Tiny is the New Big!

With the power of social media, anyone can be a rock-star entrepreneur. And get paid like one if you’re willing to try a new pricing model. Micro-pricing!

An Internet Gutenberg

When Gutenberg invented the printing press he set the written word free. One of my favorite authors, Stephen King, became one of the first self-published authors on the…


Added by Dina Eisenberg on March 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Pin A Quote Lets You Pin Text to Pinterest

This post was originally published on

Here’s the thing: I’m a bride-to-be AND I work closely with social media, but for some reason, I’m not a fan of Pinterest.  I created an account, and I pinned a bunch of things, but I just didn’t get into it. Maybe it’s because I’m a…


Added by Francesca StaAna on March 22, 2012 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment

What EXACTLY are Copyrights?

I will begin with a basic description of copyright law with a brief example. A Copyright is best described as a set of rights granted by the government for the expressions of ideas or information.

Quite literally, it is the set of rights the owner has to allow copies of the expression to be made.

Copyright law only covers these eight types of works: 

  1. literary works; 
  2. musical works, including any accompanying words; 
  3. dramatic works, including any…

Added by Anthony Verna on March 14, 2012 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

8 Problems with Email Marketing

Look at it this way: these are issues that are preventing your email marketing campaign from becoming the best that it can be. These are problems, that you can’t rightfully ignore, that are holding you back from generating leads, sales and conversions.

And if you do neglect addressing and fixing these problems, then you’ll surely fall into email obscurity.

1. Software

Free doesn’t always mean…


Added by Michael Cusden on March 13, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

How to Close Your Small Business Live Account

If you are one of those small business people who took advantage of Microsoft's free website tools and hosting, you’ve certainly heard MicrosoftWebsiteFlowerPencil is discontinuing these services effective April 30th, 2012. I found the Microsoft Small Business Live free website and hosting irresistible, so I built one for myself as well as several clients; this was before I found WordPress. Now I…


Added by Lynn Dye on March 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments vs. Buffer: Does One Trump the Other?

I recently wrote an article about how much I loved the social media scheduling tool, Buffer.

Someone read my article and left a comment describing a very similar tool called

After doing a little bit of research, I determined that this…


Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on March 8, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Why Blogging Is So Important For Business

One of the items I always recommend to the businesses I work with, especially those who are new or launching a new website, is blogging for the business. But here, like no other place, I am often met with groans about not enough time or a lack of refined writing skills. We get it, blogging to some may seem like just one more thing you have to do in an already busy day, but it…


Added by superiorbms on March 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

How Do YOU Use Pinterest In Your Small Business?

If you haven't at least poked around on Pinterest yet, now is the time do it. While I don't think it's the right social network for every small business, there are already businesses using it to make a huge impact on the web, find new customers, and increase sales...all with a few eye-catching images.

If you are one of those business owners who is loving what…


Added by Alyssa Gregory on March 7, 2012 at 4:48am — 41 Comments

How to Avoid Layoffs in Tough Economic Times

Few bosses enjoy laying staff members off, but unfortunately many have been put in this position due to the tough economic times. If you operate a great office, chances are your staff members are like family to you. In some cases, you spend more time with your staff members than your own family. But you don’t need to hear why it’s difficult to end…


Added by Sarah Mohr on March 3, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why Aren't You Posting Your Prices?

Do you hesitate to put your pricing on your website?

My good friend, Christine Dyer of Bridal Tweet, started a great discussion on LinkedIn recently, where she mentions two big reasons to post…


Added by Dina Eisenberg on March 2, 2012 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

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