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I reviewed Joel's ebook on selecting a franchise. It offers many great ideas and tips to make the research and decision-making process smarter and safer.

Are you a rule follower or a rule maker?  This is one of the questions Joel Libava, known as The Franchise King, and author of How to Carefully Select a Franchise Read More
I really like Travis' post here. One of the lessons I most appreciated was "Make Your Teammates Better." I view that as a pay-it-forward philosophy and one that I know the MarketingProfessor.com site lives by, too.

From the Post: Lessons are all around us, but sports marketing is particularly intriguing. With LeBron James' free agency, there are some marketing lessons. What say you Read More

195 Social Media Measurement Tools & Technologies

195 Social Media Measurement Tools & Technologies - http://bit.ly Avatar Posted by q4sales under Online Marketing
From http://bit.ly 3460 days ago
Made Hot by: BusinessBloggerPro on June 23, 2010 4:15 pm
What is this list?  195 (and growing) Tools and Solutions to help you measure and analyze your Social Media efforts.
Special thanks to  Infusionsoft (Email Marketing 2.0 experts) for generously supporting our work to help other small and midsize businesses. 

I normally don't post my own links, but this list has gotten so much attention I couldn't help sharing it. Read More

National Small Business Person of the Year 2010 Announced

National Small Business Person of the Year 2010 Announced  - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by q4sales under Success Stories
From http://smallbiztrends.com 3482 days ago
Made Hot by: moopeem on May 27, 2010 5:30 am
Very inspiring examples for small biz owners to study. Cool.

The official agenda at National Small Business Week is now over. And the winners are ... Waymon Armstrong, of Engineering & Computer Simulations Inc. Read More
At the National Small Business Week festivities, I met Carolyn Brown, owner of  The Accountant's Office.  She was one of the SBA award winners -- named th Read More

11 Lessons I Learned Raising Venture Capital

11 Lessons I Learned Raising Venture Capital  - http://www.seniorhomes.com Avatar Posted by q4sales under Raising Capital
From http://www.seniorhomes.com 3487 days ago
Made Hot by: MMarquit on May 27, 2010 4:49 pm
11 Lessons I Learned Raising Venture Capital

We recently just completed raising venture capital, (a Series A financing), in which we raised $1.1M. The round was led by MentorTech ventures, with participation from Amicus Capital and prominent Bay Area and Seattle angels. We started fundraising in earnest in August of 2009, so from start to finish it took us 8 months. Raising money was a lot harder and took a lot longer than we expected, but obviously with determination and a bit of luck it can be done Read More
Books: falling out of fashion, perhaps, but – business books, for sure – still so amazingly practical. What’s an hour of your time worth? How much time can a business book save? I posted here last week, in this context, about John Jantsch’s new book on referral marketing.

And today it’s Melinda Emerson’s Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months. I love the book, I’ve got mixed feelings about its title, and I particularly like its real-world common sense Read More
Here’s a stat for you: YouTube is the second largest search engine on the Web with more than 2 billion views a day. That’s right, two billion. And contrary to popular belief, it’s not all just silly cat videos and adolescents injuring themselves. Your customers turn to YouTube’s search bar every day to look for how-to’s, product reviews, and other information about the companies and brands that interest them. And even when they don’t turn to YouTube, Google is using Universal Search elements to put the videos in traditional search. Video is everywhere and it’s what people want.

As a small business owner, you want to find ways to take advantage of that. And there are plenty of them. Here are six ways small business owners can use video to attract customers, increase their rankings, and differentiate their brand from all the others competing for the same eyes Read More
Lisa Barone gives 20 great reasons, but the comments in this post are terrific, too. Read through what other small biz owners say in reply. Good stuff.

From post: I tightened up my Twitter follow list yesterday. I like to do that every month to filter out the voices I’ve stopped listening to and to hopefully add in som Read More
A study from The Kauffman Foundation found that in any given year, the top-performing 1 percent of companies account for some 40 percent of jobs. Surprised? Learn why Read More
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