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Organize Your SEO Keywords for the Best Results

Ok… you worked for hours researching keywords, and you have a good list of SEO keywords to use. Now, what do you do with your list? Well, it’s time to get organized. Create an Editorial Calendar. You’ve probably seen the editorial calendars that media venues use to organize their publications for the upcoming months. It’s [...]

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Simple Tips for Summer Sales

Now that warmer weather is upon us, you may want to increase sales now so you can enjoy more time away from the office this summer.  With this in mind, here are three actions you can take right now to start making more money from your business: 1. Update Your Website. Now, I’m not talking [...]

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9 Sizzling Summer Marketing Ideas

Many business owners say that their sales slow down in the summer for various reasons. But just because it’s summer doesn’t mean it has to be slow for your business.  Here are 9 summer marketing ideas that will help keep your business sizzling all summer long. 1.         Celebrate a celebrity’s birthday! Make your business the [...]

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When rebranding, stay true to YOU!

I hope you had an awesome start to your summer.  As the temperature sky-rocketed over the last week, and I finally ditched my sweaters for tanks I started to think about change & rebranding.  So many people talk about rebranding, including me.  I went from a social worker to a full-time mom to a mompreneur.  [...]

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How’s Your Sales Pitch Going?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve talked to many, small business owners who are really watching their budgets closely and saving as much money as possible. With this in mind, it can be more difficult to get to customers  to use your products and services. Yes, competition may be tough, but if you know [...]

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Time for Some Summer Inspiration

  As Memorial Day approaches, I thought it would be nice to post a little inspirational message.   After all, it’s almost time to celebrate grads, dads and the arrival of summer.   However, many of you may be dealing with tough times or financial difficulties with your business and unable to truly celebrate anything. [...]

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Tips for Networking in the Beginning…

I was a little stumped about what to write about this week.  A lot has been going on in my world, but for some reason, I could not pinpoint the one little thing that I wanted to share.  My new website for moms in transition is SLOWLY coming together (not as fast as I would [...]

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Bartering in Small Biz – How does the “Nation” feel?

I love to write fun posts about the exciting life of a mompreneur, managing time better, balancing entrepreneurship & kids, and organizational suggestions, BUT this week, I am too busy for a little fun.  It happens to the best of us, and this week I am GUILTY as charged.  I over-scheduled, over-planned, and over-committed myself.  [...]

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Got an Action Plan?

Congratulations! You turned your idea into a business, and it’s time for the big launch. Now, you have public relations activities, SEO copywriting, marketing, social media, and other, activities to handle. It can be overwhelming… especially, if you are working with a small team. Well, don’t worry. All you need is some organization and to… [...]

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Eight Simple Tips to Create the Ideal Home Office

Whether you work from home full time or after hours, it’s important to create a space that works for you and meets your needs. If you’re wasting time each day trying to find supplies, client files and other important information, it may be time for a home office overhaul. There are a few simple ways [...]

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Exclusive Interview with Rich Dad’s Robert Kioysaki

Recently, I attended a book signing for Robert Kiyosaki’s new, best-selling book, “Unfair Advantage – What Schools will NEVER Teach You About Money.” The author of the number one personal finance book of all time, “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” investor, entrepreneur, educator, and co-host of the new radio show, “What Does It Mean to You?”, [...]

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Choose Words Wisely to Boost Sales

Chocolate. Jewelry. Cards. Ethical Roses. Ahhhh. All nice things for Mother’s Day… Wait, ethical roses? What the heck is an “ethical rose”? Well, that’s exactly what I thought when I was driving home from a meeting and listening to a very interesting radio spot. According to the announcer, we need to buy “ethical roses.” No, [...]

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9 of the Best Mobile Coupon Apps for Marketing Your Business

Approximately 30% of American mobile phone users have a smart phone and adoption rates are increasing.  According to comScore, a digital market intelligence company, it’s estimated that by the end of 2011, that number will have increased to 50%.    This represents a huge opportunity to small business owners who have retail locations or who sell [...]

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StartupNation 1, Facebook Squatter 0

Similar to our efforts on Twitter to claim the www.twitter.com/startupnation account name, we have now achieved something similar for www.facebook.com/startupnation. As I wrote a while ago here in my blog about the Twitter squatter who was trying to extort StartupNation, there are definitely systems in place at the social media companies that support ethical companies [...]

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3 Quick Updates to Improve Site Traffic

Your Website is up and running, and you love it. But, what do your customers think? If your site traffic is low (check your Google analytics to find out), it’s time to take a closer look at your site. The good news is, you can make a few, free changes that result in drastic improvements. [...]

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