Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work

Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work

Don't kid yourself. For most new firms launching outside Silicon Valley, developing a startup strategy is essential.

  • Five Steps to a Good Buying Decision
    Five Steps to a Good Buying Decision Business 2 Community

    Especially after an anticipated purchase, no one wants to feel like they have wasted their money on something that doesn’t work, doesn’t fit, or could have been purchased somewhere else for less. Lawyers.com offers five steps to make sure you make a good buying decision. Collect information from a variety of sources when researching a... More »Five Steps to a Good Buying Decision

    Five Steps to a Good Buying Decision

    Especially after an anticipated purchase, no one wants to feel like they have wasted their money on something that doesn’t work, doesn’t fit, or could have been purchased somewhere else for less. Lawyers.com offers five steps to make sure you make a good buying decision. Collect information from a variety of sources when …

  • How to Use Hashtags to Increase Your Social Media Presence
    How to Use Hashtags to Increase Your Social Media Presence Business 2 Community

    Hashtags first started out on Twitter and have made their way onto all of the most popular social networks including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+. A hashtag is a symbol used to mark a certain category on social media. The use of a Hashtag in a strategic way can be effective when creating popularity around your brand... More »How to Use Hashtags to Increase Your Social Media Presence

    How to Use Hashtags to Increase Your Social Media Presence

    Hashtags first started out on Twitter and have made their way onto all of the most popular social networks including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+. A hashtag is a symbol used to mark a certain category on social media. The use of a Hashtag in a strategic way can be effective when creating popularity around …

  • Tips on Monitoring Facebook Pages
    Tips on Monitoring Facebook Pages Business 2 Community

    I recently had a great question posed to me on my site. I thought it had enough value that I should turn it into a blog post and share the question and my answers to all of you! So here we go! Inquiry: Hello Mike…..just discovered the podcast. I have a facebook question for you.... More »Tips on Monitoring Facebook Pages

    Tips on Monitoring Facebook Pages

    I recently had a great question posed to me on my site. I thought it had enough value that I should turn it into a blog post and share the question and my answers to all of you! So here we go! Inquiry: Hello Mike…..just discovered the podcast. I have a facebook question for you....

  • Read This Post To Discover The Secret To Becoming the Richest Person On Earth!!!
    Read This Post To Discover The Secret To Becoming the Richest Person On Earth!!! Business 2 Community

    I lied. I’m not going to tell you how to become the richest person on earth. Sucks, doesn’t it? But what I did is no different than what I’m unfortunately seeing on a regular basis with other press releases, blog posts, emails, and so on. A great press release headline sucks the reader in. It... More »Read This Post To Discover The Secret To Becoming the Richest Person On Earth!!!

    Read This Post To Discover The Secret To Becoming the Richest Person On Earth!!!

    I lied. I’m not going to tell you how to become the richest person on earth. Sucks, doesn’t it? But what I did is no different than what I’m unfortunately seeing on a regular basis with other press releases, blog posts, emails, and so on. A great press release headline sucks the reader in. It...

  • Guide to Using Flexible Bid Strategies in AdWords
    Guide to Using Flexible Bid Strategies in AdWords Business 2 Community

    I’m sure by now many of you have at least heard of Google’s Flexible Bid Strategies (or read Larry’s blog post on the Top 10 AdWords Features of 2013), which was announced in May of last year. Google created these strategies to help advertisers make more sense of their bidding and spend less time trying... More »Guide to Using Flexible Bid Strategies in AdWords

    Guide to Using Flexible Bid Strategies in AdWords

    I’m sure by now many of you have at least heard of Google’s Flexible Bid Strategies (or read Larry’s blog post on the Top 10 AdWords Features of 2013), which was announced in May of last year. Google created these strategies to help advertisers make more sense of their bidding and spend less time trying...

  • The Secrets to Creating Evergreen Content
    The Secrets to Creating Evergreen Content Business 2 Community

    Recently, the Grammar Chic blog has really harped on the idea of creating and following an editorial calendar. We believe that it’s important to establish a plan and a schedule for your content marketing campaign—to decide what you’re going to post well in advance of actually posting it. The clear implication of this is that... More »The Secrets to Creating Evergreen Content

    The Secrets to Creating Evergreen Content

    Recently, the Grammar Chic blog has really harped on the idea of creating and following an editorial calendar. We believe that it’s important to establish a plan and a schedule for your content marketing campaign—to decide what you’re going to post well in advance of actually posting it. The clear implication of this is …

  • Voice Search SEO – Is Your Business Ready?
    Voice Search SEO – Is Your Business Ready? Business 2 Community

    OK Google. That’s a phrase we’ve been hearing quite a bit lately. While the much-anticipated Google Glass has only just gone on sale to the public, voice search has already moved into the mainstream. In November, Google launched its first voice search for PCs and laptops via its Chrome browser. Android users are already used... More »Voice Search SEO – Is Your Business Ready?

    Voice Search SEO – Is Your Business Ready?

    OK Google. That’s a phrase we’ve been hearing quite a bit lately. While the much-anticipated Google Glass has only just gone on sale to the public, voice search has already moved into the mainstream. In November, Google launched its first voice search for PCs and laptops via its Chrome browser. Android users are already …

  • Four Creative Options to Encourage Email Opt-ins Business 2 Community

    If you’re trying to build your mailing list, chances are good that you’ve considered implementing an opt-in bonus, offering your site visitors a discount or free trial, for example, in exchange for their email address. The web is awash in these kinds of offers, but they may not be the most effective way to get... More »Four Creative Options to Encourage Email Opt-ins

    If you’re trying to build your mailing list, chances are good that you’ve considered implementing an opt-in bonus, offering your site visitors a discount or free trial, for example, in exchange for their email address. The web is awash in these kinds of offers, but they may not be the most effective way to get...

  • Colleges and Employers Mine Social Media As Their Big Data Source Business 2 Community

    Today’s well-qualified candidates who are applying to elite colleges in record numbers will, in four years time, be flashing their virtually indistinguishable credentials as they try to enter an already saturated job market. What we are witnessing, at both the college and corporate levels, is the collapse of the classic, time-honored processes and procedures of... More »Colleges and Employers Mine Social Media As Their Big Data Source

    Today’s well-qualified candidates who are applying to elite colleges in record numbers will, in four years time, be flashing their virtually indistinguishable credentials as they try to enter an already saturated job market. What we are witnessing, at both the college and corporate levels, is the collapse of the classic, …

  • Is Marketing Facing a Paradigm Shift?
    Is Marketing Facing a Paradigm Shift? Business 2 Community

    Social Media and marketing industries are undergoing a paradigm shift, meaning that traditional know-how and workflows are changing and evolving due to the continuous integration of social media into daily processes. In a survey carried out in February we asked a series of questions to our digital communities to get to know them a little... More »Is Marketing Facing a Paradigm Shift?

    Is Marketing Facing a Paradigm Shift?

    Social Media and marketing industries are undergoing a paradigm shift, meaning that traditional know-how and workflows are changing and evolving due to the continuous integration of social media into daily processes. In a survey carried out in February we asked a series of questions to our digital communities to get to …

  • Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work
    Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work Entrepreneur

    Don't kid yourself. For most new firms launching outside Silicon Valley, developing a startup strategy is essential. More »Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work

    Don't Go Too Lean. On America's Main Street, Business Plans Still Work

    Don't kid yourself. For most new firms launching outside Silicon Valley, developing a startup strategy is essential.

  • Salesforce
    10 Qualities your Salesforce administrator should have Profit Minded

    Want to know how to optimize your new CRM setup? Start by finding a stellar CRM administrator on your team. Nearly 60% of Salesforce implementations are unsuccessful, always due in some part to an adoption problem. Rolling out a heavy new piece of software involves changing your employees’ processes, behavior and expectations. Having an internal [...] More »10 Qualities your Salesforce administrator should have

    Salesforce

    Want to know how to optimize your new CRM setup? Start by finding a stellar CRM administrator on your team. Nearly 60% of Salesforce implementations are unsuccessful, always due in some part to an adoption problem. Rolling out a heavy new piece of software involves changing your employees’ processes, behavior and expectations. …

  • Evolve or Die in the Age of the Consumer
    Evolve or Die in the Age of the Consumer Entrepreneur

    Listening to and truly engaging with customers wherever and however they choose to engage is the new secret to organizational success. More »Evolve or Die in the Age of the Consumer

    Evolve or Die in the Age of the Consumer

    Listening to and truly engaging with customers wherever and however they choose to engage is the new secret to organizational success.

  • Should You Kill Your Blog’s Comments Section?
    Should You Kill Your Blog’s Comments Section? Business 2 Community

    There’s a reason that “Don’t read the comments” is such a common mantra around the Internet: it’s because comments sections of blogs and other websites have become breeding grounds for dazzling nastiness, spam and off-topic distractions. It’s become common for publishers to close their comments sections or to leave them off completely—new media site Vox,... More »Should You Kill Your Blog’s Comments Section?

    Should You Kill Your Blog’s Comments Section?

    There’s a reason that “Don’t read the comments” is such a common mantra around the Internet: it’s because comments sections of blogs and other websites have become breeding grounds for dazzling nastiness, spam and off-topic distractions. It’s become common for publishers to close their comments sections or to leave them …

 

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