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Is Your Website More Like a Cobweb-Site?

Is Your Website More Like a Cobweb-Site? Is Your Website More Like a Cobweb-Site?

Is Your Website More Like a Cobweb-Site?

When is the last time you visited your OWN website? It’s a little scary how often I review a prospect’s website and it could virtually have spider webs on it for its lack of maintenance… Consider your website as your online brick and mortar. If you walked into your business place tomorrow and noticed maintenance issues, you’d […]

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SPOTUS - the Retail World Was Ahead of the Ruling

SPOTUS – the Retail World Was Ahead of the Ruling

SPOTUS – the Retail World Was Ahead of the Ruling SPOTUS – the Retail World Was Ahead of the Ruling

SPOTUS – the Retail World Was Ahead of the Ruling

You may not know or care that my career began in retail. In light of this historic Supreme Court Decision for LGBT civil rights, I couldn’t help but recollect all the LGBT people I had the pleasure and privilege of working with in retail over the decades. I worked for Neiman Marcus in Atlanta in the early […]

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Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

Blog, Email Marketing, marketing, retail, small businessComments Off on Bad Emails Are Worse Than None At All

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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14 Reasons Social Media Marketing Beats Traditional Marketing

14 Reasons Social Media Marketing Beats Traditional Marketing

14 Reasons Social Media Marketing Beats Traditional Marketing 14 Reasons Social Media Marketing Beats Traditional Marketing

14 Reasons Social Media Marketing Beats Traditional Marketing

The conversation with those not engaged in Social Media is often limited to their perceptions… I’ve tried to condense the most common misperceptions through these comparisons.

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Google Plus - Hot or Not for Small Business?

Google Plus – Hot or Not for Small Business?

Google Plus – Hot or Not for Small Business? Google Plus – Hot or Not for Small Business?

Google Plus – Hot or Not for Small Business?

If you are a small business owner, it is more important for you to consider the BENEFITS of using Google Plus rather than concern yourself with its popularity.

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"My Staff Doesn't DO Social Media" is Killing Your Social Media Potential

“My Staff Doesn’t DO Social Media” is Killing Your Social Media Potential

“My Staff Doesn’t DO Social Media” is Killing Your Social Media Potential “My Staff Doesn’t DO Social Media” is Killing Your Social Media Potential

“My Staff Doesn’t DO Social Media” is Killing Your Social Media Potential

When I discuss how important in-house contribution is for social media marketing with (TOO MANY) small business owners, I hear:

“But, my staff doesn’t DO Social Media.”

First of all, statistics tell us that’s not true.

Not only does your staff own a smartphone, but have likely downloaded at least 2(00) social media apps to talk to friends and family, and play games. And during breaks, lunches, WHEN YOU AREN’T LOOKING, and at quitting time, they are …

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Has Success Stopped You from Growing Your Business?

Has Success Stopped You from Growing Your Business?

Has Success Stopped You from Growing Your Business? Has Success Stopped You from Growing Your Business?

Has Success Stopped You from Growing Your Business?

You became an entrepreneur for the challenge of freedom and exploration. Don’t settle just because …

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SMBs: An Unhappy Staff Will Kill Your Marketing Efforts

SMBs: An Unhappy Staff Will Kill Your Marketing Efforts

SMBs: An Unhappy Staff Will Kill Your Marketing Efforts SMBs: An Unhappy Staff Will Kill Your Marketing Efforts

SMBs: An Unhappy Staff Will Kill Your Marketing Efforts

Yes, they are lucky to have a job in this time of high unemployment rates, but the reduction in pay raises and increased layoffs has translated into a harder and heavier workload for many and therefore, less effective…

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SMB Owners: Don't Get Bogged Down in Your Bookkeeping

SMB Owners: Don’t Get Bogged Down in Your Bookkeeping

SMB Owners: Don’t Get Bogged Down in Your Bookkeeping SMB Owners: Don’t Get Bogged Down in Your Bookkeeping

SMB Owners: Don’t Get Bogged Down in Your Bookkeeping

My guess is you never gave a damn about bookkeeping, ordering, payroll, maintenance, or many of the duties that are so necessary to run a successful business. So why aren’t you …

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