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If You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Get Reviews

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If You Don’t Ask, You Won’t Get Reviews

Ask your customers to help you grow your business. Yes, you have to ask for reviews. When customers or clients are happy with your business, they are happy to give a positive review. BUT – people are busy and have to be asked and reminded. Consider holding a meeting with your staff (or yourself!) to discuss how to […]

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Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

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Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

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I run across some bad emails in my inbox, but I have to give people an A for effort, so I have avoided using SMB emails as examples of WHAT NOT TO DO. In this case, the example below was so bad it borders on the “I really don’t care” level, so I decided they wouldn’t really care if …

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Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store

Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store

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Every Santa Needs a Break! Put a Bench in Your Store

The weary, bag laden, and soon impatient non-shopper leaves to shop elsewhere or coaxes the rest of the groups to leave. It’s a lose-lose for you and your shoppers. So, why encourage the non-shopper to become grumpy and negatively influence your happy shoppers?

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Boomers, Don't Say You Can't Do Social Media...

Boomers, You Can Do Social Media!

Boomers, You Can Do Social Media! Boomers, You Can Do Social Media!

Boomers, You Can Do Social Media!

Nothing, and I mean nothing, including Social Media, is as hard to master as MS-DOS was. . .

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Shopping Small is Shopping Wise for Busy Entrepreneurs

Shopping Small is Shopping Wisely

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Shopping Small is Shopping Wisely

Are you guilty of lost time picking through discount racks to NOT find what you need? It is a far more enjoyable shopping experience to “Shop Small.” Since Entrepreneurs are always short on time, small business shops and services can be a huge time saver once you establish a relationship with the staff. And since you […]

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From Skadeedle [Infographic]: Email Marketing Etiquette Dos & Don’ts

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Email Marketers! You can’t afford not to address each point on the infographic from Skadeedle below! Don’t risk an “Opt-out” or an unsubscribe because you overlooked what you might think of as a minor detail.

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Pressing: How NOT To Do Email Marketing!

Pressing: How NOT To Do Email Marketing!

Pressing: How NOT To Do Email Marketing! Pressing: How NOT To Do Email Marketing!

Pressing: How NOT To Do Email Marketing!

I saw this link on Quora today and it was such a SPOT ON article, I had to press it onto my blog! Louis Vuitton missed the mark in this marketing email and this article discusses what you should…

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Why SMBs Should Consider a Marketing Consultant

Why SMBs Should Consider a Marketing Consultant

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Why SMBs Should Consider a Marketing Consultant

Apparently a lot of people don’t understand consulting services. When many prospects shop for a marketing consultant, they often expect some sort of price and package menu. A prix fixe is a double-edged sword for consultants and prospects.

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The Win-Win of Social Media Through Unexpected Uses. Pt. 2 Hidden Genius of QR Codes

The Win-Win of Social Media Through Unexpected Uses. Pt. 2: Hidden Genius of QR Codes!

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The Win-Win of Social Media Through Unexpected Uses. Pt. 2: Hidden Genius of QR Codes!

Still think QR Codes are useless? When QR codes (QR = quick response) were introduced, success was implied. And then… nothing… because there weren’t enough people with phones with scanning ability. BUT, with SmartPhone purchases on an exponential rise, …

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