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The #1 Relationship Destroyer

The #1 Relationship Destroyer Today’s Quote: “You can’t judge my choices without understanding my reasons.” —Author Unknown Without question, judging others and being critical is one of the most common reasons people give when they talk about unsatisfying or destructive relationships. Unfortunately, this happens daily to some degree, to most of us. A key reason [...]

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Niche Marketing

Carry Your Message Throughout Your Business

Your Message and Your Unique Value Proposition Welcome back to the blog series, “Change Your Message,” and getting to work with Tip 3, “Carry Your Message Throughout Your Business.” (If you missed our last post or simply need a refresher click here!), now on to today’s post! Have you downloaded Olga Mizrahi’s UVP Worksheet? You’ll [...]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Store Fixtures

Are your store fixtures hurting or helping you? Setting up a store is a matter of personal taste, but should also take into account customer appeal. Your store fixtures should be easy to shop, well organized, and host an ample amount of products without overflowing. You never want your display shelves to be dusty, dirty [...]

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Write Out Your Unique Value Proposition

Ready? Here we go! Let’s write out your Unique Value Proposition Welcome back to the blog series, “Change Your Message,” and getting to work with Tip 2, “Write Out Your Unique Value Proposition.” (If you missed our last post or simply need a refresher click here!), now on to today’s post! Have you downloaded Olga [...]

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Is Your Business Ready to Spring Forward?

Are your processes, BtoB and BtoC content and team ready for sales to flourish? It’s finally time to spring forward. You are more than ready to shed the winter doldrums and get your business fired up for the warmer months ahead. But how exactly do you spring forward for the best results? Well, here are [...]

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The Dark Side of Smartphones

The Dark Side of Smartphones Today’s Quote: I like to hang out with people who make me forget to look at my phone. Although the smartphone is one of the most amazing devices ever invented, it does have a dark side. Walk into any restaurant and you’ll see people out to eat as a family, [...]

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International Business

Effects of Immigration in Europe

Business Focus: Effects of Immigration in Europe Migration has overflowed the political and economic debate over the past decades as the globalization of the job markets expands. However, its benefits, costs, issues and advantages are generally overlooked from a business perspective. Undoubtedly, immigration has proven to be highly beneficial for businesses and for SMEs (Small [...]

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5 Ways to Find New Customers Fast

Time to Boost Sales without Spending a Fortune! As a small business owner, you are probably always thinking about your sales quotas and new customers. With all of your marketing, accounting, and other, responsibilities, the whole process can be overwhelming. But it’s time to step back and take a more simple approach. Here are… 5 [...]

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Success and Failure

It has been over two decades since I started my first company at age 25. My early years in business were emotionally draining. I wrestled with every decision, second guessing whether it was the right move. I had personified my company; if the business failed then I was a failure. Unfortunately, I was more motivated [...]

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Small Business Success | Company Performance

3 Simple Tips to Start Using Content Strategy to Your Advantage

What is Content Strategy? 3 Tips to Make Your Business Words Boost Sales According to the Content Marketing Institute’s “BtoB Content Marketing 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America,” “70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago.” And for good reason. Good content increases online awareness, brings people to your [...]

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How to LOVE what you are doing again!

If you don’t LOVE your business anymore, take this Valentine’s Day weekend to make some changes! It’s almost Valentine’s Day… time to think about the people and things you love. With this in mind, how much do you “love” what you are doing? If there are certain aspects of your business that you just don’t [...]

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300 Free Tools for Entrepreneurs & Tech Startups

Attention Tech Startups & Fellow Entrepreneurs: As a Startupologist There Is Nothing Better Than Finding Free Stuff Made By Awesome People! Special thanks to all the bloggers and web content curators that spread the word about new tools, tips and tricks for bootstrappers. This list was curated from +50 tech blogs & websites such as [...]

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Tips to Avoid PR Scams

Learn how to stop wasting time, money and resources The phone rings and it’s a producer who wants to speak to the CEO of your company right away. You think it’s a media call, drop everything and listen to what the person on the other end of the line has to say. Wow! It sounds [...]

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Supercharge Your Business!

Sales slow? Bored? Want a change? Read on… If you own a business, you are probably wearing numerous hats and running around like a crazy person to meet all of your responsibilities and deadlines. This year is brand new… are you already exhausted? How are sales going? If any of this sounds familiar, you are [...]

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Niche Marketing

Distinguish Your Cause with “-EST”

How to distinguish your cause with “-EST” Welcome back to the blog series, “Change Your Message,” and today’s post, “Distinguish Your Cause with “-EST” (If you missed our last post or simply need a refresher) click here, now let’s “distinguish your cause.” Even if you’re not selling a product or service (as is the case [...]

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At Your Service: How To Distinguish Your Services

Is it time to reinvent your UVP and better distinguish your services? Welcome back to the blog series, “Change Your Message,” and the next series of posts starting with “How to Distinguish Your Services.” (If you missed our last post or simply need a refresher click here!), now on to today’s post! Services, of course, [...]

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Copy, Shmopy… Why do you need all this content?

It’s still the ruling king when it comes to business success! Make sure your site is optimized for the search engines with the right keywords! Add appropriate SEO words to your social-media campaign! Create current blogs, newsletters and videos! You see these messages through various mediums all day at work. And while you may be [...]

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Are You Still Working in Communication Silos?

It’s time to review your entire sales plan! The days of working in silos are over. Online information ties all sales and marketing activities together. If you have independent teams for social media, search engine optimization (SEO) content strategy, public relations, video, mobile, sales, and more that work in silos, you are losing new customers [...]

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