April 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Positive Influences Can Make All the Difference

I wrote this article awhile back, but it still rings true so I thought I'd share. Hope you enjoy!

We all face challenges in our lives, be it at work, home, with friends, or just dealing with the public. Each day we are handed new struggles. Often these struggles can be difficult or overwhelming, especially if our support system is broken. Not having someone to talk to about life's little hiccups can make those times even harder to bear. We feel isolated and…


Added by superiorbms on April 30, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Social Media Stats To Start 2012

Still on the fence about whether your business should be active on the Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more? Perhaps you don’t see the value or maybe it still seems like “just a fad” to you.

Well, here is a little reality jolt for you from around the web...…


Added by superiorbms on April 27, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Become a Smarter Business in 2012!

As a small business owner in a failing economy, eliminating unnecessary expenses in overhead and operations is one of the sure ways to keep your business afloat. Making this decision is critical to your success. Revamping your business to fit the “Go Virtual” business model should be the first step taken in operating your “Smarter Business.”  Choosing this type of model doesn’t have to mean a major re-writing of your business plan or taking out a small business loan.

This is…


Added by Michelle Hill-Smith on April 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Thinking about Creating or Revamping Your Website?

How many times have you sat down at your computer to initiate some sort of business-building task and thought "If only my website were ____, I would feel more confident doing ______ for my business!" ?

I'll be presenting a free webinar this Tuesday, April 24th at 1pm ET/12pm CT/10am PT where you will learn the 7 Essential Details to Save you Time and Money on Your next Website project. This will be a content-rich, actionable presentation. And for fun, I'll be drawing…


Added by corinna.rake on April 23, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Are You Guilty of Success Hopping?

Remember back in the day, when you'd go to a nightclub and end up visiting at least 3 more by the end of night? Yep, you got it! Club Hopping! A simple way to describe it is when you go from club to club in search of a better experience than the last. When my sisters and I would prepare to go to the nightclub that evening, our goal was to remain in the club we set out for. We didn't have enough money back then to go from place to place. Not to mention, all the gas, time and energy we'd spend…


Added by Michelle Hill-Smith on April 20, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Become the Icing on the Cake!

Formulating a business endeavor that will without a doubt service your potential customer's need is like finding a dog that can undoubtedly replace your dog that you considered a family member for many years. It's a pretty tough task where you'll never get it just right. However, you can get it close enough with room to make it better with time.

You see, a consumer to your business is like icing to cake, it's something that's necessary. Even though you can create a cake without icing,…


Added by Michelle Hill-Smith on April 17, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Are you a proud microbusiness?

What IS a microbusiness?

Glad you asked.  This is what the wikipedia said:

A micro-enterprise (or microenterprise) is a type of small business, often unregistered, having five or fewer employees and requiring seed capital of not more than $35,000 . The term is often used in Australia to refer to a business with a single owner-operator, and no employees.…


Added by Dina Eisenberg on April 16, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Are You A Movie Producer, Playwright Or Author?

Are you a movie producer, playwright, author, etc..? Writing movies, plays, books, short stories, articles, documentaries etc…can be time consuming and demanding work. You should get help with typing your manuscripts and documents. Many times you need all of the help that you can get. You can outsource your manuscripts and have them typed by the Typing Specialist. 

The Typing Specialist can type all of your documents or reports for you.

The typing specialist can come…


Added by Document Typing Specialist on April 15, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Taking Charge of Your Accounts Receivable in 5 Easy Steps

Did you know? 1 in every 2 small businesses in the US struggle because of customers that can't or won't pay. This creates an even larger problem for these small businesses because it affects their cash flow (which is the ultimate thing that small businesses must have control over). If these businesses aren’t receiving the money they are owed, it puts a major hitch in their business operations. Small businesses need to aim to solve…


Added by Meredith Wood on April 12, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Business Blogging

If you’ve had plans to start a blog, or just can’t seem to grasp the whole blogging concept, read on. These basic tips and tools will simplify the process and help you get started on a clear road to business blogging success.

“A blog is in many ways a continuing conversation.” ~Andrew Sullivan…


Added by Carol M. Aldridge on April 10, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Free Small Business Tools – MeetingBurner

Free Online Meetings For Up To 15 Attendees


Are you looking for a great collaboration tool that gives you many of the features of the big names like WEBEX and GOTOMEETING but without the high cost? How about a FREE FOREVER online meeting tool that let’s you collaborate in real time with up to 15 people and is NOT ad supported?

Have we got the tool for you!…


Added by superiorbms on April 10, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How to Submit a Press Release to Websites

There are two distinctly different areas that accept press releases: media outlets and press release websites. Often, businesses submit to both to increase the visibility and searchability of the content, and is a good rule of thumb for marketing.

Just like everything else, there are some benefits and drawbacks for using these type of sites. One of the major disadvantages is that the press don't troll these sites for story ideas.

If you're expecting your story to be picked…


Added by Michael Cusden on April 5, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

What Customers Really Want

A business utilizes a number of tools to help understand their existing and potential customers. Site analytics, surveys, social influence trackers, customer rating tools and some many more are all part of the package. We test and measure, test and measure, but in the end are we truly learning what our customers really want by using such impersonal tools to do the work…


Added by superiorbms on April 3, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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