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20 Social Media Post Ideas You Can Steal for Your Brand

20 Social Media Post Ideas You Can Steal for Your Brand - https://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under Social Media
From https://smallbiztrends.com 835 days ago
Made Hot by: businessgross on May 15, 2017 7:50 am
If you want to use social media to promote your business, you need to carefully consider what types of posts are most likely to resonate with your audience. But you’re in luck! There’s plenty of inspiration out there for social media post ideas. Here are 20 you can use for your own small business. Read More

How 20 Words Generate a 220% Lift in Response

How 20 Words Generate a 220% Lift in Response - http://www.clickz.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under Direct Marketing
From http://www.clickz.com 4023 days ago
Made Hot by: billrice on August 20, 2008 12:27 am
Although there are some key differences between direct mail and e-mail, sometimes old direct mail tricks can work wonders in the relatively new e-mail channel. Case in point: in a recent test I did with a client, we added a Johnson Box to its e-mail control. It generated a 220 percent lift in response rate! Here's a brief overview of the results, Read More

What to Tell a Client Who Wants to Cut its Marketing Budget During a Recession

What to Tell a Client Who Wants to Cut its Marketing Budget During a Recession - http://www.foliomag.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under Marketing
From http://www.foliomag.com 4027 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 18, 2008 3:55 pm
For some companies a recession is a time to weather the storm; cut expenses, trim the staff, wait for better times ... and slash the marketing budget. But other companies see a recession as strategic time to take the offensive. When competition focuses more on internal cost cutting they focus less on customers. Read More

Providing Health Benefits on a Budget

Providing Health Benefits on a Budget - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under Employee Benefits
From http://online.wsj.com 4072 days ago
Made Hot by: cartermi on July 1, 2008 10:36 pm
Spiraling health-care costs have forced many small employers to reduce the benefits they offer -- or, in some cases, eliminate coverage altogether. And there's no end in sight. Health-care costs for U.S. employers are expected to rise almost 10% in 2008, according to a recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers of more than 500 employers and heal Read More

Sales Tax for Online Retail Hits New York State

Sales Tax for Online Retail Hits New York State - http://www.marketingvox.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under Taxes
From http://www.marketingvox.com 4148 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 17, 2008 4:06 pm
The New York State legislature has passed a law requiring online retailers to collect sales tax on items shipped to New York inhabitants, regardless of the retailer's base of operations. Read More

Elevator speech expert gives terrible elevator speech

Elevator speech expert gives terrible elevator speech - http://www.bnet.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under Sales
From http://www.bnet.com 4179 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 17, 2008 1:48 am
I'll let you be the judge, but I thought the advice from this so-called sales expert was awful. It's so old school. His own example started putting me to sleep. I can't believe he has Fortune 500 companies for clients. What do you think? Read More

Client Analyzer lets you discover who your best clients are

Client Analyzer lets you discover who your best clients are - http://freelanceswitch.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under Marketing
From http://freelanceswitch.com 4183 days ago
Made Hot by: dstepansky on March 13, 2008 2:25 pm
This is a neat little tool I found that analyzes your clients using the 80/20 principle. The way it works is that you put in your clients, answer some questions about them and then it lines up the data into tables, showing you where the results are coming from so you can compare and contrast them. The more clients you add, the better it works. Read More

No money for program to help small businesses

No money for program to help small businesses - http://www.airforcetimes.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under Raising Capital
From http://www.airforcetimes.com 4193 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 3, 2008 9:13 pm
A Senate leader grilled Bush administration officials about when, if ever, they would implement a new law aimed at increasing business assistance for veterans and reservists.

Kerry asked Small Business Administration chief Steven Preston about plans to implement a new law, signed in mid-February, that tries to help small businesses owned by vet Read More

Time for small businesses to hunker down

Time for small businesses to hunker down - http://www.usatoday.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under Strategy
From http://www.usatoday.com 4204 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 21, 2008 7:42 am
Millions of U.S. small businesses — especially in the retail, business-services and housing industries — could be vulnerable if a recession strikes on top of the housing slump and credit crunch.

Small businesses are closely watching their financials, their customers' buying habits and other signs of where their companies and the U.S. economy m Read More

Veteran Small-Business Bill Enacted

Veteran Small-Business Bill Enacted - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under News
From http://www.nytimes.com 4204 days ago
Made Hot by: billrice on February 21, 2008 4:50 am
President Bush this week signed new legislation expanding small-business opportunities for veterans and helping reservists run their businesses after they've been deployed.

The Military Reservist and Veteran Small Business Reauthorization and Opportunity Act, introduced by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), will Read More
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