25 Blogging Platforms for Business

Blogging for businessEDIT With the growing importance of online marketing, having a blog has become a huge part of running a business. Having a strong online presence can give your business more visibility online. Whether it be for sharing daily posts or updates, weekly sale or product announcements, news about your industry, or regular photo shares, here are 25 blog platforms or sites on which regular blogging can be done. Starting to do regular posts on one …

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How To Make Sure Sponsored Content Gets Clicked

Sponsored Content PhotoEDIT If you're trying to get visitors to click your sponsored content, try using an image with a celebrity or with eye catching colors. Also avoid clip art or cluttered images. And use eye catching titles or titles containing lists. These and other insights are part of an infographic shared by BizSugar member John Paul Aguiar in a recent post. On his website, The Money Dummy Blog, Aguiar asks: "Are you using sponsored content as …

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15 Tools to Edit Videos for Your Business

Video EditingCUT Do you want to create a business video, marketing clip, or advertisement, but don't want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on it? Here are 15 tools to edit videos for your business, some of them free. Most can use video clips and photos from your camera, computer, phone or tablet. Options exist to create anything from a viral video to a Hollywood-scale production: 1. Windows Movie Maker If you have a Windows computer, …

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Nile Flores is the Blond Anomaly of WordPress

Nile FloresEDITWordPress can be a great tool for businesses. But it can be complicated for some bloggers to navigate all of the different tools and resources. Luckily, there are experts out there like Nile Flores. Flores is a WordPress designer and developer who offers a variety of services including design, development, blog and site coaching, content creation, marketing and SEO. She also applies that knowledge to her own blog, Blondish.net, where …

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Baby, it’s Cold Outside

Baby It's Cold Outside Winter has arrived in all of its blustery fury and, as the classic song goes, "Baby, it's cold outside!" Keep the chills away with five simple tips for staying healthy until spring arrives: 1. Wash your hands regularly According to the Centers for Disease Control, you should wet them with running water and soaping up for at least 20 seconds before rinsing and drying with a clean towel. If soap and water aren't available, use a …

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The Next Big Markets for Small Business — China and India?

China and IndiaEDIT That's right, you don't need to be a massive global corporation to take advantage of emerging markets in China and India. All you need is a bit of research, says Gail Gardner of GrowMap. Gardner shared this recent post she created for SiteProNews with the BizSugar community. It's a must-read if you plan to take advantage of opportunities in either or both of these emerging economies. In her post "How to Take Advantage of Huge Opportunities …

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Lessons Learned About Business — Through Poker

Stuart-DavidsonEDITBefore becoming a professional digital marketer, Stuart Davidson spent a lot of his time on the computer. He went from learning and socializing online to helping others promote their businesses using those same tools. Currently, Davidson has a freelance marketing business, a web design business, and a professional blog where he shares resources on social media and marketing. He built that list of diverse offerings by focusing on each …

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People Don’t Care That You Sell Their Data

Facebook ElloEDIT Will sites like Ello ever replace Facebook? Social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk doesn't think so. On a recent episode of his #AskGaryVee series of question and answer videos on YouTube, Vaynerchuk answers questions about the new social network. For those who haven't yet heard, Ello is an invitation only -- for now at least -- social network that has set itself up as the anti-Facebook in many ways. The site has promised not to sell …

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Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Whats-Cooking-3-Voluntary-Policies-for-Women-300x200Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount of cooking and cleaning, and caring for children.² As an employer, you can help your female employees (and their male counterparts too) protect themselves and their families with three key voluntary policies: life, disability, and cancer/specified-illness insurance. Life insurance coverage is important to women …

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Learn How to Build a Firm Benefits Foundation

Learn How to Build a Firm Benefits FoundationWhile health care reform hasn’t gone into full swing mode yet, your business can lay a firm foundation for 2015 by following these simple tips: Choose a benefits strategy Though penalties may not yet be a reality, now is the time to plan ahead and make benefits decisions for 2015. As you research, keep in mind that it’s not simply a benefits package you should be after. Since health care costs continue to rise at rates faster …

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