Boost Your Business with Simple Marketing Tips from The Maids

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Like any small business, franchises need to differentiate themselves from their competitors and continually reach out to potential customers in order to record growth and be successful. One big advantage franchises have over other businesses (more…)
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5 Small Business Tips for an Uncertain Economic Climate

Jeff Stibel is CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. He was previously president and CEO of and general manager of web services at United Online. He currently serves on the board of directors for The Search Agency, EdgeCast and Autobytel, as well as on academic boards for Tufts University and Brown (more…)
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Increase Your Social Reach With Email / Grow Your Email List With Social Media – Part 1

Increase Your Social Reach With Email / Grow Your Email List With Social Media - Part 1 By Ken Fehner – Owner of The Social Gloo I know it's a long title; but, when you combine email and social media, you get one of the most cost-effective and powerful marketing combinations for business I know of. Your business may be using one or the other or maybe you are using both email and social media. However, to really be effective you need to combine them. If you are having trouble growing your social media, make sure everyone using your company…
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Increase Your Social Reach With Email/Grow Your Email List With Social Media – Part 2

Increase Your Social Reach With Email / Grow Your Email List With Social Media – Part 2 By Ken Fehner – Owner of The Social Gloo Welcome to Part 2 of our conversation on email marketing and social media. Last time, we discussed how to increase your social media reach with email. In this post, I will be discussing how to grow your email list with your social media. Please see Part 1 for my explanation on why you should be using an email marketing service like Constant Contact and not Outlook or other email providers for your newsletters. Let’s…
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PR 101 for Start-Ups – How to Get Visibility Without Bringing in the Pros

If you are in start-up mode and want to launch a new product, secure private funding or bring visibility to your company, then public relations is an essential tool for your box. But how do you get started if you have few resources? Here are some tips for things you can do on your own, without the help of a PR agency or expert, to get (more…)
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PR 101 for Start-Ups – How to Get Visibility Without Bringing in the Pros

If you are in start-up mode and want to launch a new product, secure private funding or bring visibility to your company, then public relations is an essential tool for your box. But how do you get started if you have few resources? Here are some tips for things you can do on your own, without the help of a PR agency or expert, to get (more…)
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6 Ways Your Small Business Can Get More From Webinars and Virtual Events

Technology moves fast these days. Sometimes it’s hard to keep pace with how it can help you be more successful in business – boosting productivity, saving money and improving collaboration. This SBA guest blog from SmallBizTrends’ Anita Campbell, 4 Ways Technology Helps you Run Your Business, offers some useful tips (more…)
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6 Ways Your Small Business Can Get More From Webinars and Virtual Events

Technology moves fast these days. Sometimes it’s hard to keep pace with how it can help you be more successful in business – boosting productivity, saving money and improving collaboration. This SBA guest blog from SmallBizTrends’ Anita Campbell, 4 Ways Technology Helps you Run Your Business, offers some useful tips (more…)
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How to Influence Your Customers’ Pre-Purchase Research

When it comes to purchasing products as consumers, our buying behavior typically falls into two buckets:1. Impulse purchases (, that garment that caught your eye at the store)2. Planned purchases (TVs, cars, cell phones, tablets, vacations, home renovations, etc.) The key difference between these two purchasing models is the length of (more…)
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How to Influence Your Customers’ Pre-Purchase Research

When it comes to purchasing products as consumers, our buying behavior typically falls into two buckets:1. Impulse purchases (, that garment that caught your eye at the store)2. Planned purchases (TVs, cars, cell phones, tablets, vacations, home renovations, etc.) The key difference between these two purchasing models is the length of (more…)
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Ready to Grow? 5 Ways to Assess Your Readiness and Plan for Expansion

Do you know where your company is headed? How do you know when it’s time to grow? How can you manage that growth so it doesn’t run away with you?In this five-minute video – Strategies for Growth – SBA, in partnership with Dell, talked to Carey Wilson of the Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center. (more…)
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Ready to Grow? 5 Ways to Assess Your Readiness and Plan for Expansion

Do you know where your company is headed? How do you know when it’s time to grow? How can you manage that growth so it doesn’t run away with you?In this five-minute video – Strategies for Growth – SBA, in partnership with Dell, talked to Carey Wilson of the Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center. (more…)
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Selling Global? – 8 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Get to Know Export.gov

Thinking of exporting your products or services? Want to expand your existing exporting business? The government can SBA, for example, is making it a priority to help small business owners develop or expand their exporting activities through initiatives such as its Export Loan Programs and free online (more…)
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Selling Global? – 8 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Get to Know Export.gov

Thinking of exporting your products or services? Want to expand your existing exporting business? The government can SBA, for example, is making it a priority to help small business owners develop or expand their exporting activities through initiatives such as its Export Loan Programs and free online (more…)
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