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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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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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Congratulations! Brother CreativeCenter “Back to Business” Contest Winners

Brother contest 2014We're thrilled to announce the winners for the Brother CreativeCenter "Back to Business" contest! First, a big shout out to our awesome sponsor Brother, creators of the Brother CreativeCenter. What a fantastic tool! If you haven't gotten a chance to try the CreativeCenter yet during the contest, head on over and give it a spin! ¬†You can create your own business card, flyer, calendar or other small business marketing material with …

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Join Us for the Brother CreativeCenter “Back to Business” Twitter Chat

We're looking forward to some great networking and fun during the Brother Creative "Back to Business" Twitter Chat 2 p.m. Feb. 13. We hope you'll join us by following #BrotherBackToBiz for all the excitement. As you'd expect, lots of the discussion will be about marketing your business on a budget. And isn't that what we all do as small business people? Bring some tips and suggestions from your own business to share. But bring any …

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Devan Perine @devanmarie Is Community Manager at EnMast

Devan Marie Perine BizSugarBusinesses owners are in need of advice. But sometimes they haven't got the budget for the experience they require. So if you run a business consulting company, how do you provide information to those clients who can't afford to pay? Well, if you're Devan Perine and Brad Farris, the answer might be to launch an online community...and try to figure out another way to offer your business knowledge and to get other businesses to pay …

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