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Are You Guilty of These 5 Writing Sins?

How to Get Improve your Writing and Boost Your Income Over the last twenty-plus years as an SEO copywriter and BtoB content strategist, I’ve seen good writing and terrible writing. I’ve seen excellent job-applications and pathetic attempts at getting hired. I’ve seen new copywriters miss opportunities and experienced writers ruin working relationships. And after spending [...]

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Checkout Page

Get your The Anatomy of a Perfect Checkout Page If you’re starting up your very own retail business online then, once you have established your brand, products and design, the most important step in your business is to have not only a working and effective checkout page but also one that can handle your customers’ [...]

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Why everyone needs remarketing

Why Remarketing is a MUST for every business We can always think of some reason not to do a particular marketing program. “Not enough money” and “not enough time’ are the most common. With Remarketing, those excuses won’t fly. What is Remarketing? Remarketing (also called Retargeting) is an advertising campaign designed to reach people who [...]

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Tips for Beauty Supply Store Owners

Build Your Reputation with These Beauty Supply Store Tips The beauty industry is very competitive. As a small business owner, competing with the prices that the bigger stores offer can be a challenge, but you can bring in customers in other ways than prices alone. Finding your niche, such as all organic and vegan products, [...]

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Got a Summer, BtoB Content Strategy?

Is Your Content Marketing Strategy as Hot as the Weather? It’s hot out there! For many of you, that means you are spending more time in your office in the nice, cool air-conditioning. And while business may be slower as people take vacations and spend time with family and friends, that’s no reason to slow [...]

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2015 Ultimate Social Media Sizing Guide

Your Primer to Ad and Image Sizing Across the Social Universe Starting and managing a business is hard work. You start your business because you’re an expert in your product or service, and you’re confident about its success. However, as with any new business you now you have 99 other problems to start worrying about. [...]

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How to Handle Pushy Social Partners

Sometimes pushy social partners can be too much! Cross blogging is a wonderfully advantageous tool for small business owners. Not only is it free, but it keeps your blog diverse, and introduces your brand to new audiences. Even more advantageous is the mutual understanding of sharing each other’s articles and products on different social outlets. [...]

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Using SIC Codes to Find Business Lists

List Research: Using SIC codes to find business lists When you research business lists for direct mail or email, you usually start with the SIC code. SIC, which stands for Standard Industrial Classification, is the universal coding structure for all businesses and organizations in the United States. (A newer, more comprehensive directory called the North [...]

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No Content Marketing Strategy? You’re Losing Money!

Writing copy that sells is not a passing trend. While there is a lot of hype now about BtoC and BtoB Content Marketing and Content Strategy, these processes have been around for a long time… just with different names. And there is no need for confusion. Let’s keep it simple… What is content marketing? It’s [...]

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Sales Coaching: It’s a really big deal!

Getting sales coaching right – don’t do too little, too late Sales leadership talks about it all the time.  Sales consultants advocate it and sales managers say they would like to do more of it if they had the time.  The “it” of course is sales coaching. Yet if you nose around, you will often [...]

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How to Network at Conferences

Networking at conferences – tips on who, what and how Sales Networking Sales reps often find themselves at industry conferences and other meetings where they should be networking.  However, in too many cases they fail to optimize the opportunity because they are not sure what to do.  So, by default, they end up spending their time [...]

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The Internet of Things for Business [Infographic]

What will the “Internet of Things” mean for YOUR business? The Internet of Things is one of the biggest buzzwords in tech at the moment, and is emerging as a rapidly growing market. While the focus at the moment is on personal use, such as smart watches, soon the Internet of Things will be ubiquitous [...]

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Tips for Pet Store Owners

Setting your pet store apart from the rest Pet store ownership can be a very lucrative business endeavor. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent more than $50 billion on their cats, dogs, and other companion animals in 2012. They also report that the number of owned dogs in this year was 83.3 [...]

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Be Independent From SEO Rankings

Focus on Content Strategy Instead It’s summer, and that means you’ll want to spend more time away from your office. But with all of the recent SEO news about the search engines changing their algorithms, you may think you need to put in more hours to study these changes and act accordingly. Well, I have [...]

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10 Blog Ideas to Start Your Content Marketing

Time to provide valuable information to boost sales. You are ready to start your content marketing strategy with some great blogs. You turn on computer, open Word, and get ready to write. Then, you wait. The keyboard beckons for you to strike a key. Inspiration is calling. But. Nothing. Happens. Your mind is a complete [...]

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Step Up Your Sales Game

How to Step Up Your Sales Game in Three Easy Steps As Michael Scott of The Office would say, “The sales department is the furnace of the ship.” They get things moving; they drive the ship to where it needs to be. If your sales team isn’t up to par, your whole business suffers. You [...]

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It’s Not Too Late for May Content Marketing

Boost online awareness this month. Memorial Day and warmer weather are here. Have you prepared your promotions and content relevant to this time of year and your target market? If not, don’t worry. There is still some time to create a few content-pieces this month such as: 1. Blogs You can add these to your [...]

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Six Key Principles to Help You Be More Successful in Sales

Being successful in sales requires a smart and consistent approach to finding new opportunities. Here are six key principles that have created a ton of success for me  – I’m hoping they’ll help you and your team win more business. Feel free to share with others and/or shoot me your comments at tim@timwackel.com - I’d love to [...]

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