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AVOID a fast relationship with my inbox!

Last week I attended a business professionals networking event in my hometown.  The event was extremely well attended and actually turned out to be a lot of fun (I am not saying this just because I was on the planning committee).  I met a lot of great contacts and I caught up with some old [...]

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Sleep = Productivity

Over the last few weeks on my own blog, I have covered topics ranging from stress busters to back to school to linked in for moms to past mishaps.  It has been a busy few weeks with back to school, diving into a full schedule, and trying to remain calm, cool, and collected.  Some days, [...]

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3 Ways to Provide Value to Site Visitors Fast

Ok. Be honest. When is the last time you updated your Website? I know that you have many, other priorities. But, if your Website is old, you are losing customers! After all, who wants to look at the same old data all the time? And I’m not talking about drastic, expensive changes. I’m talking about [...]

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Analytics & Quantity v. Quality

For better or worse, we live in a world full of numbers discussion.  No matter where you go, someone is chatting about exact quantities and numbers.  How many calories is that sandwich?  How many RPM’s does that car do?  How much did you earn at your first job?  How many ounces did the baby drink [...]

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How Seasonal Branding Can Increase Sales

I received this post about seasonal branding in an email the other day and I liked it so much I thought I would share it with you.  Question:  Do you do any seasonal branding? If so, leave a comment at the bottom of this post along with a link to your website.  Would love to [...]

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The Power of Online Invention Tradeshows

Developing or finding the next innovative product in today’s marketplace is the key focus of an ever expanding list of companies. Even our government is pushing industries to innovate more, recognizing the need for innovation to drive our economy. Over the coming years, we expect an explosion in the area of innovation, thus creating a [...]

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Saved! By Automatic Backup

Picture this: It’s late December. You’re planning for the year ahead. You resume your work after dinner. Totally in the zone! But there’s a problem. A major problem. The computer is frozen. Nothing works. You turn it off. You turn it on. Nothing works right. Your files and software are inaccessible, useless. I’m telling you [...]

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Got a Call-To-Action?

Are you staring at a blank screen ready to write some search engine optimization (SEO) copy for your Website? Hold on! You need a call-to-action for your SEO copy first! Before you start writing, you should know exactly what you want site visitors to do on that page of your Website. Do you want them [...]

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Top 3 Getting Organized for Biz Tools

With Labor Day upon us, either most schools are back in session or about to start.  That means Moms and Dads Gone Wild.  Do NOT let your mind get carried away with you…..I am talking about moms and dads all over the country are changing schedules, transitioning into a new routine, and welcoming the occurrence [...]

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The Future Is Coming…And You Won’t Believe It

Hi gang, welcome to Noodle Baking 101! It’s been a while! How’ve you been? Still in business? Growing? Circling the wagons? Custer’s last stand? Hey, you got into this entrepreneur thing because you don’t fear uncertainty – don’t forget that! This is fun! You could be like all your friends, who are right now being [...]

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Learn More About Your Customers with These SEO Secrets

In a recent blog, I focused on how it’s important to provide value to your customers in your search engine optimization (SEO) copywriting efforts. You can ask your customers what they want via surveys to get some good information, but there is also another way to get information from your customers. Uncover SEO Secrets with [...]

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Small Business surprise in my week away

Hi there StartUpNation!  I am back after one final tribute to summer last week.  Where I live, school is back in session as of today, and I am glued to my desk and ready to go!  In between camp and school, my WHOLE extended family headed to the beach last week.  We enjoyed one last [...]

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How to Stop Being an SEO Panda

Google’s Panda Update has caused quite a stir in the search engine optimization (SEO) world. Basically, Google changed it algorithm so that the Websites that provide value rise to the top of search-engine listings. And the content farms posting articles, Website pages, blogs, etc. filled with massive amounts of will be penalized. While this update [...]

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Are You a Big, SEO Panda?

Google’s Panda Update has caused quite a stir in the search engine optimization (SEO) world. Basically, Google changed it algorithm so that the Websites that provide value rise to the top of search-engine listings. And the content farms posting articles, Website pages, blogs, etc. filled with massive amounts of will be penalized. While this update [...]

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Small Business Marketing Ideas for September

If you’re a business owner looking for some creative marketing ideas, you’ve come to the right place.  Let me tell you something-  If it’s being talked about on the news or on the Internet, then your customers are talking about it too.  Become a part of the conversation with your out-of-the box marketing ideas and [...]

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Add This Term to Your Business Vocabulary: API

Yes, another acronym.  API means Application Programming Interface.  Ok, your eyes just rolled back.  Don’t stop reading, I’ll give you some reasons why you need to know this term: 1.  The essence of an API is that it makes it easy for two types of programs to talk to each other. 2.  So when you [...]

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