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It probably should go without saying that in order to sell a company, customer or client a solution, there has to be a problem that needs to be resolved. So what about your small business? Are you selling a solution where there is no problem. If you got your foot in the door on personality and char Read More
The LexisNexis Corporate & Securities Law Community is seeking nominations for the top business law blogs and has begun with a list of 25 of their own selections (including one of our affiliated sites Small Business Trends. Hooray!) Members of the LexisNexis Community are invited to make their own Read More
Here's a quick video tip from marketing and PR specialist Drew Gerber. If your giving a presentation, interview or pitch for your small business, why not practice it first on an 8-year-old. If this sounds like a weird idea, Drew's got a great reason for proposing it. You can find out why and check Read More

SugarTone: Are You A Participant?

SugarTone: Are You A Participant?  - http://www.bizsugar.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under SugarTone
From http://www.bizsugar.com 3799 days ago
Made Hot by: tuckerleroy on September 2, 2010 2:34 pm
Are you planning to participate in the SugarTone Sweet Business Blogging Contest, a partnership between BizSugar and business blogging network Bloggertone. If you haven't yet submitted a blog post or commented on one of the submissions, be aware that in addition to the great exposure you can receiv Read More
In this post, Chris explains what's become the standard method for distributing blog content to a growing group of followers. Hopefully, at some point all of this will lead to referrals and somebody will hire you. While the model is sound, the fact is that content marketing continues to evolve and you should always think about the fact that others are doing the very same as what Chris is recommending above. His overview, however, is a good start to getting your blog more noticed Read More
How important is social media---Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.---to your small business? Well, not necessarily as important as some of your core activities like providing services and products as this amusing video reminds u Read More
Scott Fox posts regularly here at BizSugar, but I thought I'd take a moment to highlight this particularly great video he's created for his online business community, great because it states something that should be obvious to everyone in small business, but perhaps isn't. You WILL need to market your product or service and market it well to stand out from the crowd and be successful in your small business. Marketing is not a dirty word. It MUST be part of your business plan. DON'T make the mistake of thinking a great product or service will market itself. Make sure you have a plan for how to get the word out. Read More

Getting More Comments On Your Small Business Blog

Getting More Comments On Your Small Business Blog - http://www.clevermarketer.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Online Marketing
From http://www.clevermarketer.com 3809 days ago
Made Hot by: saraib820 on August 23, 2010 7:56 pm
If getting people to comment on your blog has been an ongoing problem, you may be interested in this advice specifically aimed at WordPress bloggers from Heather C. Stephens a.k.a. the "clever marketer" about how to give a very clear SEO incentive to those who leave comments on your blog. Heather has even gone so far as to create a badge and recommend that you use it to promote this incentive as a way of encouraging more comments. What is this incentive. Read Heather's post to find out more.. Read More
Online marketer Chris Pirillo gives his tips on startup based on his own experience launching an online business over a decade ago. His number one tip? No one knows your small business the way you do, so make sure, above any advice you might receive from anyone else, that you understand fully what is involved in making your business a success and understand what it will take to accomplish this. Chris's advice does not negate getting advice from others, including successful entrepreneurs, or reading and gaining as much information as possible about the market you are seeking to enter or about the basics of running a small business in general. It's simply that, when it comes to starting your own business, you must view any advice you receive in the light of your own business model to decide what is likely to work for you and what is no Read More

Boise, Idaho: New Capitol of Online Small Business

Boise, Idaho: New Capitol of Online Small Business - http://googlesmb.blogspot.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Online Marketing
From http://googlesmb.blogspot.com 3822 days ago
Made Hot by: steeldawn on August 11, 2010 2:17 pm
Could Boise, Idaho, be the new hot bed of small business growth in the U.S. Why not your home town no matter how large or small? Search giant Google claimed in an early post of its new small business blog that an estimated $72 million had been generated by business in Idaho using its online advertising tools and sited other recent reports on the growth of small business in Boise as the reason for a recent visit. How are you using the tools of the Internet to leverage your small business in your own home town? We would love to hear your story. Please leave it in the comment section below. Read More
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