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The 7 Stages of a Referral Generation

The 7 Stages of a Referral Generation - http://www.ducttapemarketing.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Sales
From http://www.ducttapemarketing.com 5441 days ago
Made Hot by: louienews on March 11, 2008 7:19 pm
Referrals happen, thank goodness, but for too many, they happen randomly, almost accidentally. One of the keys to tapping the systematic generation of referrals is to identify and address the customer touch points that add up to lead a customer to the logical and emotional decision that your organization is referable. Read More
There's a brand new Google AdWords quality score metric, page load time. The new factor has just been added to the AdWords full dump of their help section. Page load time is the time it takes a web page to load in seconds. If the load time in slow, Google says it will impact your quality score. Why? Slow loading landing pages are bad for your use Read More

Digging Into Business Records to Look For Red Flags

Digging Into Business Records to Look For Red Flags - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Finance
From http://www.allbusiness.com 5446 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 7, 2008 9:32 pm
Finding evidence of fraud in a business doesn't always take the skills of super-sleuth. Sometimes there are simple giveaways that point to things being out of the ordinary. Let me demonstrate— Read More

A True Story About a Chair

A True Story About a Chair - http://www.lonelymarketer.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Management
From http://www.lonelymarketer.com 5449 days ago
Made Hot by: TerryJackson on March 4, 2008 12:12 am
A simple but effective way to discover the needs of your employees and customers. Patrick Schaber of The Lonely Marketer shares how a friend is using two chairs and a sign to find out what their employees are thinking. I'm putting this under the category of management, but it fits just was well in marketing. Read More

How-To: Identifying Influencers, Neutralizing Detractors

How-To: Identifying Influencers, Neutralizing Detractors - http://www.marketingvox.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Marketing
From http://www.marketingvox.com 5453 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 29, 2008 7:21 pm
The attention of influencers is coveted because of their mythological ability to drive others to a given brand, whether by force of personality or strong subject knowledge. But "influencers" are not a single silver-bullet demographic. Depending on the product or service a company hopes to sell, the appropriate circle of influencers can vary. Read More

Boost Sales With Smart SEO Content Strategy

Boost Sales With Smart SEO Content Strategy - http://www.targetmarketingmag.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://www.targetmarketingmag.com 5453 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 29, 2008 3:15 pm
Marketing visionary Seth Godin said, “The best SEO (search engine optimization) means good content.” A SEO content strategy results in more than search engine positions. Savvy SEO copywriting seamlessly blends direct-response copywriting with smart SEO techniques, encouraging conversions and sales.

Leverage the power of SEO content by implemen Read More

Four Different Places To Recruit Staffers

Four Different Places To Recruit Staffers - http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com Avatar Posted by GPorter under Human Resources
From http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com 5453 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 28, 2008 8:52 pm
Online job boards and newspaper classifieds suffered declines in advertising for help, making it essential that small businesses find new ways to reach the people they want to recruit. Read More

Customer Service With A Virtual Smile

Customer Service With A Virtual Smile - http://www.ecommerce-guide.com Avatar Posted by iandenny under Customer Service
From http://www.ecommerce-guide.com 5454 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 28, 2008 12:52 am
I liked the comparison between large and small online businesses in that the smaller business can be nimbler and potentially deliver better service without it costing much more if anything. Read More

Video: When to Quit - Seth Godin

Video: When to Quit - Seth Godin - http://www.bnet.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Self-Development
From http://www.bnet.com 5454 days ago
Made Hot by: Shelly on February 27, 2008 5:44 pm
An interview with Seth Godin in which he explains the importance of knowing when to quit. Of course, it's not really about quitting. More like "don't get started unless you're willing to sacrifice and go all the way not matter what." It also seems to be able weighing possibilities better and ignoring all but the low hanging fruit (my take on Read More

Small Biz Survival: Five common mistakes

Small Biz Survival: Five common mistakes - http://www.smallbizsurvival.com Avatar Posted by iandenny under Strategy
From http://www.smallbizsurvival.com 5455 days ago
Made Hot by: blueenergy on February 27, 2008 12:24 am
After making several mistakes along these lines, this is an excellent check-list for the current or budding small business owner.

You have to plan your exit form a business at the beginning and shape that business so it can continue without you.

This post gets you headed in the right direction. Read More
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