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The Surprising Spooky Secret to Enduring Success Habits

Are you addicted to productivity advice? I was, for a long time. I bought every system, book, and blueprint out there. I had a very spiffy David Allen-inspired GTD process that was only 642 steps long and took a mere 3 hours a day to implement (during which time I wasn’t actually, you know, getting

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The 5-Step Process for Writing an About Page that Connects (and Converts)

Although it seems like a natural place on your website to talk about yourself, a strong About page is really about empathy for your visitors. When you write an effective About page, you dig into your readers’ minds and then communicate that you have what they need or want. And you can’t afford to follow

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Making Your Website Mobile

Today’s customer is always busy and when they need to shop or gather information, chances are they will do that online. What’s even faster is when that customer can do all these online tasks from their smartphone or tablet device. Businesses have to be ready to configure their websites so that mobile access is not an issue. If your business does not have this feature, it may be time to build a mobile website. Know Your Audience The first task for any business to see if they need a mobile site is to know their customers. Where do your customers typically log in from? Does your website offer needed information and services for people on the go? When you answer these questions, you will get a better understanding of whether a mobile website is right for your business. It Keeps it Simple A mobile website is a great way to …

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The Amazingly Simple Anatomy of a Meaningful Marketing Story [Infographic]

Think about it. Apple. Dos Equis. Old Spice. Procter & Gamble. Ram Trucks. Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. GEICO. GoDaddy. At some point, all these companies told compelling stories that grabbed our attention — and held it. Not just for thirty seconds, but longer. And as they repeated their stories over and over again, they got under our skin. Through simple stories,

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Knight Foundation Helps Entrepreneurs

The Knight Foundation is helping entrepreneurs big investment. Miami Dade College to propel the launch of Idea Center entrepreneurship hub with $2.18 Million from Knight Foundation Funding will also support partnership with Babson College, a leader in entrepreneurship education Miami Dade College’s new entrepreneurship hub, the groundbreaking Idea Center, will broaden its efforts to foster […]

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Business Confidence Is Up, Says Sage

U.S. Business Confidence at New High, Says 2014 Sage Business Index. American businesses predict 3.1 percent rise in revenue in next 12 months, surpassing the global average.  American business confidence is at a four-year high, with the majority of businesses predicting significant growth in revenue and staff in the next 12 months, according to research […]

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Small Biz Transactions Up, Says BizBuySell

BizBuySell.com, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that third-quarter small business transactions remained at historically high levels. The full results are included in BizBuySell.com’s Q3 2014 Insight Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide. A total of 1,987 closed transactions were reported in the third quarter this year, […]

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How To Optimize Mobile Pages To Drive Phone Leads

According to a study of 3,000 mobile searchers by Google & IPOS, nearly half indicated that they are more likely to convert elsewhere if they can’t call a business directly from the search result. That same study shows that phone calls are a powerful measure of purchase intent and are most likely to happen when(…)

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5 Things You’re Measuring Incorrectly With Digital Analytics & What To Do About It

Watching the growth of digital analytics over the last several years has been both exciting and disturbing. It’s been exciting because what was a once niche-activity has evolved into a serious, business-focused enterprise activity. Disturbing, because many people & organizations want to compete on analytics, but are not doing the right things or adopting the(…)

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Stock Photography vs. Real Photos: Can’t We Use Both?

When it comes to online imagery, it’s not so much about having images, as it is about making sure those images to give the visitor a sense of texture, size, scale, detail, context & brand. According to MDG Advertising, 67% of online shoppers rated high quality images as being “very important” to their purchase decision,(…)

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Bill Of Sale Center

Bill Of Sale Center Bill Of Sale Forms For States. Bill Of Sale Forms Offered Auto Bill Of Sale, Boat Bill Of Sale, Personal Property Bill Of Sale And Business Bill Of Sale. Suitable For All Sites Including Auction And Bidding Sites. Bill Of Sale Center Bizops Get The Ultimate B2b Lead Generation Tools From Business2business Academy. If You Are

Tacfit 26: New Generation. The Tactical Fitness Personal Gym System

Tacfit 26: New Generation. The Tactical Fitness Personal Gym System Tacfit26: An “old-school, New-science” Retro-tech Home-gym. 108 Workouts, Specific Warmups And Cooldowns, Never Boring Progressive Functional Fitness. Validated By Federal Agencies, Special Ops And Rescue Teams To Eliminate Injury And Improve Fitness. Tacfit 26: New Generation. The Tactical Fitness Personal Gym System The Lean Body Bride: Ultimate Home Pre Wedding

Become A Full Time Photographer

Become A Full Time Photographer
This Ebook Teaches You Everything You Need To Know To Go Full Time. Written By Expert And Veteran Photography Business Owner Of Kate Byars Photography.
Become A Full Time Photographer
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Retire in Peace: 3 Common Pension Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Your pension is very important. Typically, it will be your sole source of income during your golden years and will pay for everything from food to any medical expenses or care you may need in your later life. With the average life expectancy on the rise again, it’s never been more important to make sure

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Increase Sales with POS Systems

For the typical small business owner, economics isn’t always a second language. However, there are some things that anyone can understand; expanding accessibility is one of those things. The easier it is to get to a product, the more likely consumers are to buy. Just look at the advent of internet shopping as a prime

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What is Income Protection Insurance?

You’ve probably heard of income protection insurance at some point in your life, but do you know what it covers you for and how it works? This is a fairly simple but highly effective type of cover that could come in really handy for you at some point.  The Basics As the name suggests, Income

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Bill Of Sale Center

Bill Of Sale Center Bill Of Sale Forms For States. Bill Of Sale Forms Offered Auto Bill Of Sale, Boat Bill Of Sale, Personal Property Bill Of Sale And Business Bill Of Sale. Suitable For All Sites Including Auction And Bidding Sites. Bill Of Sale Center Bizops Get The Ultimate B2b Lead Generation Tools From Business2business Academy. If You Are

Knight Foundation Helps Entrepreneurs

The Knight Foundation is helping entrepreneurs big investment. Miami Dade College to propel the launch of Idea Center entrepreneurship hub with $2.18 Million from Knight Foundation Funding will also support partnership with Babson College, a leader in entrepreneurship education Miami Dade College’s new entrepreneurship hub, the groundbreaking Idea Center, will broaden its efforts to foster […]

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Business Confidence Is Up, Says Sage

U.S. Business Confidence at New High, Says 2014 Sage Business Index. American businesses predict 3.1 percent rise in revenue in next 12 months, surpassing the global average.  American business confidence is at a four-year high, with the majority of businesses predicting significant growth in revenue and staff in the next 12 months, according to research […]

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How To Be a Better Manager

Being a better manager can help you advance at your company, it can earn you a raise, it can help grow your company, and more. Due to all of those great reasons, I’m sure you want to work towards being a better manager. Below are my tips to become a better manager today. Listen. A […]

Video: Here’s To The Crazy Ones Who Think Different and Change The World

Because the only people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for [Read entire story...]

$10 Billion Startup Club of 2014 : Startups That Are Transforming the World!

Some Of The Highest Valued Startups To Watch For. One of the reasons most of us start our own ventures is so that we can be our own boss and pursue our own passions and do it with a goal that one day we can help transform the industry and the world to make it [Read entire story...]

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4-Step Plan You Need to Make $2,000/Month with High-Ticket Offers

Stuck in your affiliate business? You’re feeling frustrated because people are not looking at your affiliate products, let alone buying them. I can relate to it because in 2013, I tried my hands on affiliate marketing but didn’t succeed. To be honest with you, I failed. The highest monthly income was in September of the […]

SPI 132 : Social Media Strategies and Automation Tools with Laura Roeder

I’m excited to chat all things social media in this episode with Laura Roeder, founder of Edgar – a tool I’ve been using successfully over the past few months to automate and schedule my messages. Here’s what to do, and what not to do on social media…

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A Simple Traffic Generation Strategy You’re Probably Not Using – Take It!

This is a strategy for boosting traffic and exposure to your site that I came up with on the fly during a recent SPI fan meetup. After sharing it, everyone was pretty stoked about it, so I’m happy to pass it along to you. Here’s what to do, why this will work, and some follow-up notes to help you […]

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How To Learn New Skills (FS077)

How do you go about building new skills when you need them but you don’t yet have them? Maybe you need to learn how to create a blog or podcast. Or maybe you want to get better at design. Maybe you need to do some customer research but you don’t know how. Or maybe you’re trying to write killer articles that get shared and make some serious impact.

“I’m going to die on this treadmill…”

This might be weird, but I have a new Social Triggers TV video for you. And it’s about the secret to success. And it all stems down to this one Will Smith quote… “If we get on a treadmill together, you’re going to get off first, Or I’m going to die.” Why is it weird? […]

2 Questions to ask Yourself About the “Equal Odds Rule”

2 Questions to ask Yourself About the “Equal Odds Rule” I watched Woody Allen’s Sleeper last night. It’s an early 70’s faux-future weirdness movie… in a good way. There’s an orgasm machine. (Which, by the way, I think we’ve come far enough into the future to deserve an orgasm machine. We all work hard, we deserve this. C’mon the future!)

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10 Quick Tips to Help You Save at the Grocery Store

Trying to pare down your expenses? One of the biggest “make-it-or-break-it” categories within your budget is “Groceries.” Unlike cable TV, you can’t cut this bill from your budget. Beyond a certain point, you can’t even significantly reduce the quantity of food that you purchase. You’ll always need to eat.

Furthermore, there’s no good alternative to buying groceries. Unless you own a lot of land (with it’s corresponding property taxes), you’re unlikely to have enough space to grow most of your own produce. And even if you could, you still need grains, oils and other staples.

Here’s the point I’m trying to . . . → Read More: 10 Quick Tips to Help You Save at the Grocery Store

10 Ways to Save Money When You Are Unemployed

When I was laid off from my job recently, I had to quickly learn how to survive. I must do everything I can to save money while I search for work. (See also: The First 5 Things You Must Do After Getting Laid Off)

If you are in a similar position, you …

Ask the Readers: How Often Do You Cook at Home?

One of the best ways to save money on food is to cook meals at home, but not all of us have the time (or skill) to prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the daily.

How often do you cook at home? What are your go-to dishes when you don’t have a lot o…

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It’s Time to Treat Content as Part of the User Experience

Posted by wrttnwrd Forget content marketing, SEO content, and whatever else as you know … [Read More...]

Semantic Analytics: How to Track Performance and ROI of Structured Data

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Introducing Followerwonk Profile Pages

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Surveys: The Swiss Army Knife of Feedback

Sponsored Post You probably already know that surveys can be beneficial to your business. But did you know that there are different types of surveys you can use to gather useful data? The type of survey you need will depend on the type of data your business wants to collect and from whom. Below are several your …

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10 Ways to Keep Up With Your Professional Network Online

Cultivating a wide professional network is great for business. However, the real key is keeping these relationships alive beyond the first meeting and connecting on LinkedIn. But how do you keep track of everyone in your network when you’re busy with your business? With this question in mind, we asked 10 entrepreneurs from YEC the …

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Busted: Hotels.com Caught Buying Links, Apology is Weak

As is true of so many things in life, the big boys have it a whole lot easier than the rest of us. Fishing for backlinks in exchange for money can be risky (not to mention deeply unethical), but that didn’t stop Hotels.com, an Expedia property, from sending out spammy emails asking travel bloggers for …

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Decoding Apple as a luxury tools company

Hundreds of years ago, Hermes and Louis Vuitton started out as luxury makers of tools. If you needed a saddle or a suitcase, they offered an extraordinary option, both elite and useful. Over time, they shifted gears, no longer competing…

       

Osmo Uses iPad to Teach Children About Letters And Shapes

Since its launch, the iPad has completely changed the way kids learn. But not every learning experience has to be completely digital. That’s why tech startup Osmo created its innovative platform that combines digital technology with objects in the physical world. The objective is to help children learn. The platform works by placing the iPad …

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Is Your Small Business Prepped and Ready for the Holidays? #SMBHolidayPrep

Did you know the biggest shopping weekend of the holidays is less than a month away? Don’t panic. Just take a deep breath. We’ve got you covered. Small Business Trends hosted the second in a series of Holiday Boot Camps designed to whip your business into shape for the holiday season. We’d like to thank …

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