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How Not to Retain Your Key Customers

How Not to Retain Your Key Customers  - Avatar Posted by m4bmarketing under Marketing
From 4089 days ago
Made Hot by: ajayjoya on July 12, 2010 6:17 pm
When marketing your small business, it is tempting to provide tempting offers to new customers. However when many do this they forget to include or provide similar offers to current customers. Here are 6 tips on how not to ignore your current customers Read More

What’s Your Social Media Avatar?

What’s Your Social Media Avatar?   - Avatar Posted by bestbizpractices under Social Media
From 4094 days ago
Made Hot by: BusinessBloggerPro on July 12, 2010 5:27 pm
Avatar means incarnation, appearance, or manifestation. What is your online Avatar? What constitutes an acceptable online image? Find out in this article Read More
Hi, folks. Put this together as kind of a more in depth exploration of how you go about creating real community on BizSugar or any other social media site you might participate in whether large or small. Thankfully, there are many others among our regular users here at BizSugar who are equally adept at building community through social media so I thought it would be great if everyone could pitch in with some suggestions as I'm sure there are things that could be added here. Besides, getting others' input is what social media is all about, right? Thanks, in advance, for your contributions! You can comment here or on the blog post by following the link. Read More
With so many new social media tools in our marketing toolbox, it is easy to forget about some of the older tools that have been around for a long time. I have been using autoresponders for 15 years and still believe they are one of the best performing tools of all. This is not put down any of the newer social media tools as they certainly have their place. However, autoresponders can be the missing piece to a successful online marketing campaign and work well with all of the new social media tools. What you don’t know about autoresponders can hurt your marketing efforts. Read this article and share your thoughts Read More
I called it the frog/prince effect which is a metaphor for the blind spots we have about ourselves and our businesses. When you look in the mirror, what you se Read More
Almost everyone with a real business needs a website. But, a blog is optional. For many small businesses, a blog can generate extraordinary results, if you don’t try to turn it into a website. Find out the differences between websites and blogs and how you can get the most out of each Read More
Should you use bots to save time in your social media marketing efforts? Some say yes. Some say no. Read the article and see what you think Read More
There was a time (not so very long ago) when customers could “charge” their purchases to an individual account managed by the business. Today, small business owners can’t afford to take those kinds of risks. Enter credit cards and merchant accounts which allow a business to experience increases of up to 400% in revenue over cash sales. What is the best merchant account for your business Read More
Social media might be described as a “movement”. It really isn’t LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook, etc., as these are just social media or networking “tools.” Social media could even be described as a consumer “cause”. Read why and share your opinion Read More
“Summertime, when the livin’ is easy” are lyrics to one of George Gershwin’s most beloved songs. Everyone takes it easy in the summertime, right? Wrong. Most small business owners don't because they can’t afford to. However, if they continue to put in long hours with little or no time off, the business may thrive, but their relationships or health may not Read More

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