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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Top Five: Tasks To Delegate

    Many entrepreneurs try to do it all, but there are some jobs that should be left to others. Here are five tasks every small business owner should delegate courtesy of.

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Business Answers: Adding Staff & Cost-Effective?

    Rod Kurtz, executive editor of AOL Small Business, and Steve Strauss, small business columnist for USA Today, answer viewer questions about going from 50 to 100 employees and marketing on a shoestring budget.

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    American Business: Promoting Me, Promoting You

    It's one thing to develop a rapport with some of your competitors, but could you imagine promoting them or even taking orders for them? One small business owner does all that and more. She believes entrepreneurs need to open their minds and their hearts to a different way of doing...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How To Create A PR Crisis Strategy Before You Need It

    The day you realize that you need a crisis strategy is usually the day you have a crisis. It's rare for small business owners to think about how to handle a crisis when they aren't in crisis mode. Having a strategy in place, especially when it comes to public relations,...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Business Incubators: The Next Innovation Engine?

    Business incubators, once a trendy place for entrepreneurs to start companies, fell out of favor in recent years. But some indicators suggest incubators are making a comeback as a breeding ground for startups, innovative ideas and new job creation. Incubators are locations where startups share low-cost office space, access to...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    A Wasteful Search For The Killer Idea

    Entrepreneurs do not wait until they have their "Eureka moment" to start a business. In fact, most of the truly successful businesses are not new ideas, but a fresh approach to an old business: Groupon did not invent the deal-of-the-day business when they launched in 2008. Most credit Woot as...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Good Listeners Get Great Advice

    To succeed in business, you must learn to be a good listener. And then you should learn to bounce every idea you have off numerous people before finally saying, "We'll give this one a miss," or "Let's do it." One of the positive byproducts of learning the real importance of...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Viral Marketing For Small Businesses

    As co-founder and CEO of BuzzFeed, a website that tracks when things turn viral, Jonah Peretti knows a thing or two about viral content. For a small business looking to start a viral marketing campaign, it needs to first realize that not everything it does will turn viral. Jonah Peretti...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    3 Not-So-Obvious Things Your Blog Needs

    Have you noticed resurgence in blogging lately? One in three companies will maintain a public-facing blog for marketing this year, according to eMarketer, rising to 43 percent by 2012. "Companies are finding that blogs fill a specific niche that other forms of social media do not," said eMarketer senior analyst...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Pictures Speak 1,000 Words

    Why aren't you taking more pictures? Why aren't you posting your customers' pictures? People love pictures. Think about all the people who want to see your dog or your kid. Pictures are gold. Best Idea That Almost Worked. As freshly born babies, we're trained to see the strong contrast of...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Smart Packaging Spells Success

    Provocative or practical, how you package your products is critical to your success. Without great packaging, the best product in the world is destined to sit unnoticed on the shelf or arrive in a zillion pieces. "Packaging is the first thing you notice about any product," said Glenn Tatem, a...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Tips For Managing Employees Who Irritate Others

    Working in close quarters and spending a majority of waking hours together can lead to friction among your employees. Even the most sophisticated and well-meaning people can bring quirky behaviors to the workplace. Eliminate productivity-deflating problems by setting expectations for civility and intervening to deal with these common irritations. Talking...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Newsmakers: Tax Cuts & Small Business Lending

    Small business owners continue to look to Washington for some type of relief in this challenging economy. President Obama says he opposes extending tax cuts, but he's asking Republicans and Democrats to work together to pass his small business lending legislation. Todd McCracken, president of the National Small Business Association,...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    American Business: Starting Young

    What do Facebook, Google and Apple all have in common? They're all companies started by young entrepreneurs. That spirit is alive and well today among a new breed of business owners. Meet two young women who have launched their own booming businesses and are forging their paths to profits.

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Characteristics Of A Small Business Exporter

    The more you risk, the greater your chances for either big success or big failure, but either way, you're pushing your limits and extending your reach. When the going gets tough, small business exporters rise to the occasion, create a plan, put a smile on their faces and, even when...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How To Mashup A Brand

    Thinking up ways to freshen or revitalize your brand is never easy. Sitting around a conference room in an open brainstorming session generally doesn't produce anything remarkably new or different, mostly because without a specific focus, it's difficult to break free of the same old patterns of thinking. What's needed...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    5 Things To Do Today To Get Discounts For Your Small Business

    Check all recurring invoices and billing statements for discounts - You've heard of trade terms, right? Trade terms allow you a discount for early payment of an invoice. Check each and every vendor contract to see if discount terms are indicated in the invoice or other documentation. Ask for discounts...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How SMBs Can Start Using Facebook Places Now

    If you're a business owner and you've heard the recent news about Facebook's attention-grabbing new feature for location-sharing and checkins, you're probably itching to find out what Facebook Places can do for your business and how it can help you reach out to would-be customers and loyal regulars in your...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Small Business Rules: The Dominican Joe Rule

    The world doesn't need another coffee shop. - The Dominican Joe Rule. Mehul Patel and Sharla Megilligan are making free trade work for them. Their coffee chain encourages customers to change the world one fancy espresso drink at a time. They operate a sizable for-profit business, but their main coffee...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The Top 11 Signs That You're A Bad Boss

    The most crucial test of a boss is self-awareness. The best bosses are in tune with how the little things they say and do impact people, and they are adept at adjusting to bolster both performance and dignity. Several studies, including one by the College Board, suggest that the more...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Risk Management 101 For Small Business Owners

    Risk is an inherent part of being in business. It can be managed and its adverse outcomes can be mitigated. The greatest challenge for small business owners is to find the proper balance between peace of mind and profitability. Trying to completely eliminate risk from your business is unrealistic and...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The Skinny On Hiring A Business Coach

    Like anyone else, small business owners need a helping hand, an impartial third party to bounce ideas off of and to provide insights that wouldn't have occurred to them otherwise. That's where a business coach comes in. For $100 to $500 a session, depending on area of the country and...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    7 Easy, Low Cost Ways To Generate Leads And Keep Customers

    According to a survey, small and medium sized businesses have accepted the new state of the economy and have positioned themselves to do more with less so that they can be profitable throughout the next year. The survey also showed that CEOs hoped that their profitability would come from getting...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Use Deadlines To Become A Learning Organization

    For some teams, deadlines are a science. For others, deadlines are more of an art. For all, deadlines are a daunting yet necessary component of any project. When you're involved in a creative process that is, by its very essence, free-flowing and often difficult to forecast, deadlines cause frustrating but...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    3 Ways To Make Your Online Marketing More Targeted

    The options for small businesses to market their products and services online are numerous. In fact, many marketers' efforts to promote online are fragmented and can result in significant waste of effort and a disconnect with customers. In the mix of online marketing tactics, SEO and PPC have been rated...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Innovate To Become A "Shape-Shifter"

    Whenever people in any situation are asked to change, after the initial wave of resistance, there are three questions that are asked: "Why, to what, and how? WHY? - The "Why" is because continuous change is the only true source of sustainable competitive advantage in these unprecedented times. WHAT? -...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    What Your Business Should Know About Facebook Places

    Facebook has entered the world of geolocation social networking in spectacular fashion with the launch of Facebook Places. It could prove to be a big opportunity for location-savvy businesses. Facebook's location product brings checkins, geotagging and "Place Pages" to the world's largest social network. Users can broadcast where they are...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How To Prepare For International Expansion

    Thanks to President Obama's recently announced National Export Initiative, now may be a good time to expand your business globally. The program aims to increase financing and other support to small businesses and, ultimately, double the amount of exports over the next five years. Whether or not that goal can...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    7 Ways To Measure Your Social Media ROI

    People love social media for different reasons. For some, it's all about the networking. For others, it's the branding. Whatever the case, the downside to social media is that it is sometimes difficult to know if your time with it is well spent. So, as with the rest of your...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Small Business Rules: The Jack And Adam's Bicycles Rule

    Jack and Adam's Bicycles is one of the fastest-growing companies in the country, no small feat for a bike shop. Owner Jack Murray has created this thriving business via harnessing his love for triathlons. He is one of the biggest triathlon promoters in Texas, hosting several triathlons a year that...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How To Run Your Business Online With $10 (And A Google Account)

    Online infrastructure for your small business doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. By leveraging many of the free and inexpensive products offered by Google, you can create a website, a domain-branded e-mail system, and a document collaboration platform, all unified under one master login and password. Once all of...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How Small Businesses Are Using iPads

    The iPad is a great marketing tool for small businesses. By virtue of the buzz the iPad generates, and considering how new it is, you get attention by simply having one. This paper shows few ways small businesses are making the most of the iPad: To Pitch Services - This...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Get Better Service Instantly

    Most customer service was built to be scripted. It's a pity, but it's the "Lowest common denominator" mindset of management and is sometimes the Pavlovian response of employees forced to shred away their typical self-nature. You can fix it pretty quickly. Pull them off-script. You pull up to the front...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    5 Tips For Writing A Great Press Release

    Press releases are a tricky thing to get right. One simple mistake - like a poor headline or a mere typo - can make you lose readers, and once they're gone, they're not coming back. Good press releases, however, can catch the attention of reporters, resulting in news stories and...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How To Use Projects To Develop Your Employees

    Nearly everyone loves a challenge, especially your best employees. The author is wagering that they want to contribute more, and guarantee that the most motivated hope to showcase their talents and develop their capabilities. You likely have a wish list for your business. Standing at the intersection of company goals...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Facebook Places: Here's What Your Small Business Needs To Know

    Facebook recently launched a new feature called Facebook Places, which lets Facebook members tell each other where they are, what they're doing, and who they're with. The impact for local merchants and small businesses is that you're now more likely to be included in the conversation among Facebook users, because...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    5 New Ways Small Business Can Offer Location-Based Deals

    Location-based services, such as Foursquare and Gowalla, are proving quite popular with consumers open to sharing their location with the world. They're also built to be inherently business-friendly, as most allow retailers to incentivize checkins and social sharing behaviors in the hopes of attracting swarms of patrons to their businesses....

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Search Marketing, Twitter-Style!

    By now, plenty of businesses get the concept of search marketing: ensuring that customers can find you when they do searches on major search engines like Google or Bing. But you can do search marketing on Twitter, too. You just have to think differently about your approach. Like search engines,...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    5 Mega Companies And Their Founding Facts (And Myths)

    As business owners, it's easy to be drawn to real-life success stories of businesses that started with nothing and wound up as empires. These stories make great tales, some even fit for the silver screen (see: The Social Network). Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawad Karim founded YouTube in February...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Art As Action - Innovation On A Sunday Afternoon

    It's easy to qualify "Art" as innovative. Artists push the envelope and test the tried and true. Artists hold nothing sacred - the world is bendable, we exist in the fifth dimension, color is mutable, people are merely props. It was clear that "Holding Pattern" in all of its originality...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    What Marketing Can Learn From Kodak, Virgin, Threadless (And More)

    What's the role of a marketer in an organization? How have social media and technology altered the evolution of that role? And how do you get your customers (and would-be customers) to engage with your brand and the products you sell? Those were some of the questions posed to a...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    7 Tips For Effective Networking

    Why is it that you go to an event and a) don't bring business cards or b) don't bring enough. Until we all use smartphones that can more easily exchange information business cards are the most effective way to exchange information. It looks very unprofessional to go to an event...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    The New York Times Small Business Summit

    The authors advice, whether talking about search marketing or something practiced offline entirely is as follows: Figure out what people are really looking for (keyword research) Produce lots of educational content that answers their questions (blog) Network in ways that make it easy for the people to find your content...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Top Tips To Boost Your Social Media

    You've heard numerous tidbits on how to use social media to connect with customers, boost sales, and improve your business in general. What's missing from these tips, however, are the top tips that are simple, but often ignored. Here's a roundup of some of the best social media tips and...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    4 Ways Marketing Can Help You Get Paid Faster

    If there is one point that should be clear to OPEN Forum readers, it is that small business owners care a great deal about getting paid faster. This point alone should not surprise anyone, and American Express has done a good job of addressing this point with AcceptPay. While marketing...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Search Marketing As A Core Local Business Strategy

    Nearly four in 10 U.S. Internet users (37 percent) who conducted an online local business search in 2009 ended up visiting the store in person, according to TMP Directional Marketing and comScore. Chew on that statistic for a minute and it becomes pretty clear that the acts of being found...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Focus On Getting Followers, Not Friends

    Is everyone telling you that your small business should have more "friends" online? Of course you already know that your customers have virtual friends as part of their social networks and they can "friend" someone on Facebook. On Twitter, they choose to "follow" another user and the old Facebook Page...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How To Become A Super Genius In Any Industry

    The equivalent of an advanced degree in any field is online waiting for you to come avail yourself of it. The problem is finding the best of what's being written on a particular topic is a little like wandering around the stacks of PhD dissertations housed in the sub basement...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How To Create A PR Crisis Strategy Before You Need It

    The day you realize that you need a crisis strategy is usually the day you have a crisis. It's rare for small business owners to think about how to handle a crisis when they aren't in crisis mode. Having a strategy in place, especially when it comes to public relations,...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    3 Not-So-Obvious Things Your Blog Needs

    Have you noticed resurgence in blogging lately? One in three companies will maintain a public-facing blog for marketing this year, according to eMarketer, rising to 43 percent by 2012. "Companies are finding that blogs fill a specific niche that other forms of social media do not," said eMarketer senior analyst...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Pictures Speak 1,000 Words

    Why aren't you taking more pictures? Why aren't you posting your customers' pictures? People love pictures. Think about all the people who want to see your dog or your kid. Pictures are gold. Best Idea That Almost Worked. As freshly born babies, we're trained to see the strong contrast of...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    7 Easy, Low Cost Ways To Generate Leads And Keep Customers

    According to a survey, small and medium sized businesses have accepted the new state of the economy and have positioned themselves to do more with less so that they can be profitable throughout the next year. The survey also showed that CEOs hoped that their profitability would come from getting...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    10 Things You Should Do Right Now To Boost Holiday Sales

    Before they even celebrate Halloween, online marketers are kicking off the holiday marketing season! What's in store for retailers? Just like last year, shoppers want bargains. The eMarketer's report for 2010, "Online Holiday Shopping Preview: What Retailers Need to Know," found almost 43 percent of consumers say they would only...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    5 Ways To Beat The Content Drum

    Sometime the topics you'd like to write about aren't necessarily the best topics to tackle; and conversely, the topics that are best might be boring. To top it all off, there are helpful articles that provide tips on how to come up with ideas to blog about. They suggest considering...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    5 Ways To Boost Credibility And Conversions

    All too often, entrepreneurs and business owners think of self-promotion as the seedy underbelly of marketing and brand building. That misconception can cost you big time. The reality is self-promotion is a crucial step to sustained success. Instead of fake smiles and overbearing arrogance, there are simple ways to promote...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    How Industry Events Can Put Your Business On The Map

    Restaurants are difficult businesses to start, keep running, and pull a profit on. In fact, industry insiders used to say most restaurants don't see any money earned until they've hit the 10-year mark. But 10 years until you start making money? Who can wait that long and stay afloat? According...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Local Branding: Make Your Company Part Of The Community

    Being seen as a valuable member of your local community can keep you in mind for prospective customers or clients in a way that many other branding strategies can't. You can create opportunities for your business to get involved with activities and organizations the rest of the neighborhood interacts with...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Does Your Website Speak The Same Language As Your Customer?

    The foundational step for any website that hopes to rank well in the search engines is keyword research. Simply put, keyword research is any research that helps you better understand the actual words and phrases your target customers actually use when they turn to a search engine to try to...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Bling For Your Blog: 7 Ways The Shiny Stuff Can Engage Your Visitors

    Are you including content as a cornerstone of your marketing plan? Are you blogging? Do you have a podcast or video blog? Maybe you are sharing resources with your customers by curating links from other online sources. Or maybe you've published a white paper or ebook to position your company...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    The Secret To Repeat Business: Grow Your Fanbase

    Did you know that U.S. businesses spend $130 billion a year on local advertising to attract new customers? Then the author bets that you won't be surprised to learn that marketing to your existing customers is becoming the rage among savvy business owners in this shaky economy who are soured...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    How To Create A Window That Gets Noticed

    If you are in a retail business, you probably know the importance of your window and window shopping in general. As customers walk past your establishment, what they see in the window can cause them to stop to take a look, and in the best case, actually come inside and...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    3 Ways To Use Your Blog To Upgrade Your Rolodex

    Businesses use blogs to meet many business goals. Some use their blog to build thought leadership in hopes of getting a book deal or increased media attention. Others use their blog for research and development purposes to ensure that they're giving their customers the products and services they'll pay for....

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Media Platform Thinking

    Part of the beauty of social media is that you can build a free (or inexpensive) media platform to accompany your business. Small places like AJ Bombers in Milwaukee and Jaguar Data in in Fort Myers can build the communications platform they want to represent their business. But to simply...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    What Making Ice Cubes Taught Me About Marketing

    What marketers do is convey information about their products and services with simplicity, brevity, clarity - in an engaging way. It's not unlike teaching, either, because marketers frequently develop content and other messages that don't just simply talk about their products, but inform and educate their audience in an effort...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Sometimes A Marketing Problem Is Really A Product Problem

    Many times when organizations find themselves struggling with getting or increasing sales they turn to marketing. The problem might be that nobody actually wants your junk. While that may sound a bit harsh, it's a fact that a lot businesses attempt to sell things that they think people should want....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Customize Your Business's Twitter Background

    If your business maintains a presence on Twitter, chances are you have a logo or other branding in your profile picture. You can take this one step further by creating a custom background for your Twitter page that expresses more about your business identity. Twitter allows you to upload any...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Social Media ROI For Small Businesses

    As more and more businesses - big and small - start to embrace social media, it becomes equally important for businesses to track their Return on Investment (ROI) from different social media tools and campaigns. It's important to measure the positive and negative impact that any strategy has on your...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Online Tax Resources For Small Businesses

    As the end of the year approaches, small business owners should start thinking about one of the less pleasant aspects of entrepreneurship: Filing taxes. Tax Day might not be until April 15, but the sooner you get a head start on your payroll and small business taxes, the better off...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Document Collaboration Tools For The Small Business

    With cloud computing continuing its reach into areas once dominated by desktop applications, it's a great time to consider how your small business could benefit from online collaboration tools for producing great documents. Whether it's a proposal, press release, manual, or other type of communication or documentation, there are some...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Five Tips For Promoting Your SMB With Twitter And Facebook

    Many companies have Twitter accounts that spit out periodic updates on new products or services, and a few even have a Facebook page. But there's a big difference between having a social networking account that puts out spam to a followers/friends list that consists of employees and the owners' immediate...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    How To Use Social Media To Retain Customers

    There are many times or reasons that a small business will receive an influx of new customers - such as around the holidays for retail stores, during a new product or service launch, or after a local advertising campaign. While new customers are great, returning customers are even better. Social...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    #1 Headache For Small Businesses Right Now? Sales

    Recently, the administration has made a point of ardently encouraging banks to lend more freely to small businesses. This federal prodding makes it seem as though fundraising is the average small business owner's number one problem these days. In actuality, acquiring funds has just been ranked as one of the...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Lease (t) You Can Do Is Audit

    Office or facilities space is one of the biggest expenses for most small and medium businesses. Should you consider an audit of your lease? The answer is probably yes, especially if the lease is complex, with numerous variables such as tenant improvement allowances, abatements or free months, CPI increases, porter's...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Taking The "LEED" In Office Space

    LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED system awards bronze, silver, gold and platinum certifications to buildings based on a checklist of environmentally sensitive requirements and amenities. For the small business, LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-C0)...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Surviving The Search For Venture Capital Funding

    Of all the ways to fund your new business, venture capital might be the most complex and difficult. Most companies are disqualified right out of the box because the idea has to have the potential to grow into something very large, very quickly. But if you're in the Internet business...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    A New Type Of Pension Plan That Small Businesses Could Love

    Everybody wants a pension, but nobody wants to pay for it. Old-fashioned pensions, known as defined benefit pension plans, have fallen out of favor as an employee benefit because employers can't over the long haul predict the often-staggering costs. They are especially daunting for small businesses. But defined benefit pensions...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Hoard Good People: Now's The Time To Pre-Poach Your Best Employees

    You laid off a bunch of people this year. You'd love to staff back up, but you believe you can't even think about that ? not until the business improves. The truth is, you're wrong. Now - instead of when you're under pressure to hire - is the best time...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Small Business Tax Tips

    Tax season doesn't have to be stressful for you and your small business. Why wait until late March to strategize those affordable tax breaks and write-offs when there are money-saving approaches to implement year-round? This paper gives some helpful suggestions and reminders from an in-the-know accountant, CPA, auditor and controller...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Financial Planning In A Volatile Economy

    You can't run a business without a plan. That means developing a realistic budget and a thorough understanding of current and future cash flow. But, how can you plan when it's tough to predict just what demand for your product or service will be like, say, two or three months...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    How To Optimize Your Focus: 'Maker Time' Vs 'Management Time'

    If you've ever been interrupted by a phone call or a nosy coworker when you were right in the middle of a creative marathon, you know how such distractions can quickly knock you out of a productive groove. If you want to optimize your time, it's important to understand (and...

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