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Key Tips For Successful Small Business Owners

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Every very smart small business owner that I know is constantly looking for ideas to improve the success and profitability of their business. Here are more no-cost ideas that may leverage you to that next level that you have as your goal. My personal solutions for you focus on getting your message out more cost-effectively, getting prospects to find you, saving you money on legal services and consulting services, and protecting your identity from theft and those options can be found at the bottom of this post. I hope that you find some very useful tips in the three articles below…

Key Tips For Successful Small Business Owners


Alltop.com    Entrepreneur

10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Social-Media Marketing Plan

BY     September 16, 2013

Ever heard the saying “Failing to plan is planning to fail?” That old but wise adage often rings true when it comes to social-media marketing. Creating a detailed, goal-oriented social-media strategy is just as important as having a rock solid business plan.

“If your social-media plan is to just wing it, your fans and potential customers are going to know,” says Amy Porterfield, social media strategist and co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies (Wiley, 2013). Worse, it could turn them off of your brand and on to your competitors.

To attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and ideally convert them into customers — you’ll need to carefully map out a clear, effective social-media strategy. Here are some questions you should ask when building your company’s social-marketing plan:

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Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy

5 tips to help you get out of your own way and commit to making your business a success
Entrepreneur Staff   December 30, 2009

You’ve heard it a million times by now: We’re in the midst of the worst recession any of us will ever live through and no one knows how long it will last, or how much harder it will hit.

I agree: It’s a lousy picture. But one of the biggest dangers of an economic downturn is the excuse it gives small-business leaders to lie down and do nothing.

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These 14 traits show up again and again when examining the reasons behind business success.
Ron Finklestein    February 23, 2006|

How does a small company become successful? Despite the bad news we so often hear about the number of small businesses closing or moving, the news really isn’t all that bad: Thousands of small businesses startup every year, and a good percentage of those companies have learned what it really takes to survive the early startup years and become successful enterprises.

After working with dozens of small companies, I discovered that the successful ones share some common traits. Here, then, are the 14 qualities I’ve witnessed in many of the thriving small businesses I’ve worked with:

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Can an Exterminator Get Leads on Social Media?

by Todd Wasserman July 12, 2013

People apparently don’t visit an exterminator on social media unless they really mean

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business. This month, Bug Out has gotten close to 100 leads from its Facebook Page and Twitter feed. Considering Bug Out’s Facebook Page has just around 135 fans and the brand has just 270 followers on Twitter, that’s a pretty good yield.

“If you look at our fans, they’re pretty much all realtors,” says Anne Austen-Lewis, who handles social media marketing for the Anaheim, Calif., exterminator. Realtors are a key client since getting a pest control check is a necessary step in buying a new house in California. Bug Out, a 25-year-old business (it was known as Masterpest Termite Control until a couple of years ago), already draws leads from its email lists and has a fairly well-developed SEO program. But the company believes that it could do a better job culling leads via social media.   Read more...

Want to Close More Sales? Stop Selling


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OWNER’S MANUAL | Jeff Haden June 25,2013

Make your customer service reps your sales team, give information away for free, and other counterintuitive sales advice.

In today’s online marketplace, building a traditional sales force or conducting expensive sales training programs should not be the first action items on your business development plan. What should be on your list instead?

Here’s another in my series where I pick a topic and connect with someone a lot smarter than me. (There’s a list of some previous installments at the end of this article.)

This time I talked to Laura Greeno, the founder of WebScout, an online marketing firm for small- to medium-businesses.
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Stop Linkbait Before It Ruins Content Marketing


My favorite!

by Sam Slaughter July 12,2013

You’ve clicked them before: “5 Things Preventing You From Becoming a Billionaire,” “The Secret Video Obama Doesn’t Want You to See” and the ever-insidious “[Hot Female Celeb's] Wardrobe Malfunction.”

It seems harmless enough linkbait, but stories like these have the potential to kill content marketing.

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Content marketing is no longer a trend or a fad — according to one survey, nearly four out of five CMOs think it represents the future of marketing. Read more…

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