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It was the same thing every weekday morning. I would wake up with this horrible sense of dread. Sometimes there were tears. I had to go to work. And I was miserable. Read More

The case of the overwhelmed small business owner

The case of the overwhelmed small business owner  - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Self-Development
From http://martinairing.com 2421 days ago
Made Hot by: marketingvalue on February 15, 2015 1:31 pm
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your small business? If your answer is yes (as I suspect it is unless you are some kind of super hero), then first off, congrats. Feeling overwhelmed means that you are moving, shaking, taking action. But, let’s face it, feeling overwhelmed sucks... Read More

Beware of so-called “professional” SEO services

Beware of so-called “professional” SEO services  - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Online Marketing
From http://martinairing.com 2431 days ago
Made Hot by: maestro68 on February 4, 2015 11:04 am
“We can get your site on the 1st page of Google! For a next to nothing price!” It has become part and parcel of the life of a small business owner to field such emails selling professional SEO services. But how can anyone possibly “promise” anything when it comes to SEO? Let's be realistic here... Read More
You know what really gets me sometimes? The lack of respect that customer service guys and gals get. Because customer service staff and how your customers are treated is HUGE. Maybe the most important thing in a business. Don’t believe me? Well, think on this… Read More

My fav posts of 2014 to power your small business journey

My fav posts of 2014 to power your small business journey - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Online Marketing
From http://martinairing.com 2477 days ago
Made Hot by: deanuk on December 22, 2014 1:16 am
2014. A year with a lot of changes with online marketing and social media. I’ve compiled a round-up to get you caught up and ready to move on into the new year informed with the latest online updates and, hopefully, a little inspired as well! Read More

Honour your flow

Honour your flow  - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Self-Development
From http://martinairing.com 2498 days ago
Made Hot by: mikehartman1 on December 3, 2014 8:17 am
A lot of business advice revolves around the idea of motivation and dedication to getting stuff done, no matter the weather. But something else that I have definitely been learning this year, sometimes the hard way, is the importance of going with your flow and honouring how you feel.
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Is guest blogging a bad idea?

Is guest blogging a bad idea?  - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Online Marketing
From http://martinairing.com 2510 days ago
Made Hot by: fundpr on November 24, 2014 3:27 pm
Are you reading the headlines out there and wondering if guest blogging really is dead? The tactic of using it only for SEO sure is! Apart from that, it's very much alive with integrity. Learn about guest blogging, the right way. Read More
Have you noticed on Facebook where a Business Page has liked their own post and thought that was a bit odd? Or maybe made a confusing comment on their post? It's because one of the page administrators meant to interact as themselves THE PERSON, but did so as THE PAGE. This is super easy to avoid! Read More

Small business by the numbers – how do you measure up?

Small business by the numbers – how do you measure up?  - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Self-Development
From http://martinairing.com 2603 days ago
Made Hot by: BizWise on August 18, 2014 8:15 am
I kind of love statistics. I’m a bit of a nerd that way. So, I got really into these stats! Dealstruck provided a really interesting infographic pertaining to small businesses. It's a great way to reflect on your own journey. So, how do you measure up? Read More

What’s up with Canada’s new anti-spam law?

What’s up with Canada’s new anti-spam law? - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Online Marketing
From http://martinairing.com 2641 days ago
Made Hot by: businessgross on July 12, 2014 5:52 pm
Since it went into effect July 1, have you been getting a bunch of emails from businesses and organizations asking for your consent to stay on their list? Yup, me too. Here's a post to answer the question of - do I need to do anything? The answer could be yes, or it could be no. Read More
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