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The Importance of Words versus Pictures – Content for Marketing

Which is more important – words or pictures? In the recent movie “Words and Pictures,” students at a school take sides over which is superior. “A picture tells a thousand words,” yet a picture doesn’t tell the whole story. We need words, too, to flesh out what we see and feel. Words can be informative, […]

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Explore Bold New Worlds – Expand Your Brain!

  Have you lost touch with something that was an important part of your life for many years? It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routines of our businesses and families and forget the other things that may have personal meaning for us. Whether we get complacent, stuck in a routine, or need […]

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Businesses ownership is a lifestyle, not a job

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The key is finding balance. The lifestyle of business ownership must include some fun.

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How To Make Your Ecommerce Business Site Even Better

If you have recently started an ecommerce business, congratulations! You are already on the road to building a successful new chapter in your company. Ecommerce is rapidly expanding, so taking advantage of its growing popularity is a great business move. However, there are a few things you can do to make this venture even better. […]

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5 Tips for Writing an Engaging Bio

One of the most important things you will need to do as a business owner and/or consultant is write your bio. It’s not only a culmination of what you’ve done in your life and work to date, however. It’s about taking the reins and crafting the way people will perceive you and your accomplishments, and […]

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When to Say No to Stupid Client Requests

The rules of etiquette in business are simple, and they come back to the thing we learned first in Kindergarten: The Golden Rule. Treat others how you would want to be treated. That’s true for your employees, your customers, and your business partners.

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Avoid the Rookie Mistake: Don’t Say Yes to it All

When you are an entrepreneur or small business trying to gain some traction, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. With so many things to think about, join and contribute to, your plate is completely piled up before you even dig in. It’s a common rookie mistake. People often feel the best strategy starting out is to […]

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Does Your Business Require an Annual Board Meeting?

Did you know that if your business is an S-Corporation, or a regular C Corporation, then you need to hold an annual board meeting and document the meeting minutes? State and federal laws mandate that corporate shareholders meet annually. But what if your business is an LLC? If your business was established as an LLC, […]

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A Critical Tool for Small Business: Brainstorm Buddies

As an entrepreneur, you spend a lot of time in your own head. You think of new ideas, rehash old ones and then spend even more time thinking, “Will anyone like my business direction or think my offerings are valuable?” The reality is, not every idea is a good one. That is exactly why you […]

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The Single Biggest Facebook Mistake

The single biggest mistake small business owners make on Facebook is to create a personal profile for your business as opposed to a fan page. A personal profile is just that – for people. A fan page, or business page, as Facebook calls it, is for businesses and anything that’s not a straight-out person. At […]

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