Category Archive: business success

Twitter Campaign Ideas

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SPEED NETWORKING IS NEXT WEEK.  RSVP at http://gemstonebiz.org today! * * * * * * * * * * * * I had the privilege of presenting with Andrew Catapano of mywebWOW!com this morning at the Short North Business Association’s Educational Seminar series.  We had a small but engaged crowd.  They had lots of good …

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Submit Your Site to Directories for an Instant Boost in Traffic

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Submitting your site to online business directories is one of the best and fastest ways to boost traffic to your site. Here are some reasons why you should take the time to do it. Oh, and here are six directories that I think are worth the price of reading.

Getting the Most Out of Online Forums

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Forums are a great way to establish credibility and keep a finger on the pulse of a community. Participants in forums tell it like it is, and there’s a wealth of marketing information you can glean if you just take the time to read. Plus getting backlinks for search engine optimzation isn’t bad, either.

Maximize the Value of Every Google Alert

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Am I the only one using Google Alerts? I have found it to be an easy way to keep track of press clippings and do online research. I get information for my various client blogs sent right to my inbox. How cool is that? Are you getting the maximum use out of this free Google tool?

Facebook Ads — the New PPC Winner for Small Business

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I was slow to embrace Facebook ads, but I don’t think there’s a better PayPerClick option available for small business owners right now. PLUS, the last paragraph gives you a VALUABLE tip (worth $50, at least!).

Tips on Making Up a Lost Hour

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We lost an hour this weekend because of the switch to Daylight Savings Time.  If you are like many small business owners, you need more hours every day, not less.  Here are a couple ideas on how to get that hour back and build a more successful small business while doing so. 1)  Learn to …

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Thinking Outside the Box for Small Business Success

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When a small business brainstorming session was confronted with two lost women needing directions, the idea of “thinking outside of the box” took on a whole new meaning.

Fear of Change and the Small Business Owner

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Convincing a small business owner that his or her current way of doing business needs to change is difficult. There’s actually a scientifically-proven mathematical formula on what it takes to overcome the resistance to change. It takes dissatisfaction + a vision + action.

Create a Prospect Contact Follow-Up Plan for Long-Term Results

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If you want to get the call instead of your competitor, you want to stay top-of-mind with all the prospects you come in contact with. Take the time to create and follow a prospect contact follow-up plan and reap the rewards.

4 Tips for Online Business Success

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Building a success business online can be daunting but here are 4 tips to help small business owners focus on success.

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