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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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Jane Sheeba @janesheeba Replaced Day Job With Blogging

Jane SheebaAfter studying for a PhD in Medical Physics in the UK, Jane Sheeba was set by most people's standards. She returned to her native India and took a job at the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics at Bharathidasan University. It was the kind of job that most aspire to: secure, prestigious, lucrative. As Sheeba explains on her personal blog: In India, we have this crazy belief – once a person completes his/her studies and graduates, he/she …

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Joanie Mann @JoanieMann Makes Sense of Business Technology

JoanieMannBizSugarMany business owners find the changes in technology confusing. Cloud hosting, web-based accounting, online business solutions: What do they all they mean?!! Though she started her career working in a regular old accounting office with her dad, Joanie Mann's experience with the technology that is changing what it means to operate a business has been extensive. “I understand business, and I love technology” Mann said. “Having …

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Gary Hart @SalesDuJour Brings Passion for Sales

Gary Hart BizSugarIt could be argued that sales, in some form or other, is the most important function for any business. Because, without sales, you really don't have a business in the first place. That's where sales experts like Gary S. Hart come in. Hart brings a passion for sales and a long record of experience to the table. He shares much of this with small business owners on his website SalesDuJour. Experience Hart's experience includes: helping …

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Chris Farmer @CorporateCoachG Trains Your Team

Chris Farmer BizSugarIf you feel your management style is lacking, Chris Farmer has some ideas for that. Ironically, it was another not-so-impressive training program that convinced him he could do better. "I started training originally for a company in London, but I felt that some of the traditional training material used on most management leadership courses are interesting but of limited practical value to the manager in the work place," Farmer remembers. "For …

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Suzie Poirier @aceconcierge Builds Virtual Partnerships

Suzie Poirier BizSugarGrowing a business, especially online, requires you to wear many hats. If you focus on all the little things, you can lose focus and become distracted. Some of those tasks include administrative services like appointment scheduling, calendar management, editing, proofing, custom followup...yep, the list goes on and on. Then there are other projects to manage. Things like ghost writing -- including blog posts, business letters, …

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Cecil Wampler @CecilWampler Studies Workplace Psychology

Cecil Wampler BizSugarYou may have sometimes felt your boss, co-workers or employees needed a therapist. But did you know there is a psychology of the workplace itself? Cecil Wampler is a Master's level practitioner of industrial and organizational psychology. That's a field that looks at a variety of workplace issues and how they can affect things like organizational development and productivity. "People management is a complicated process," Wampler …

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Reginald Chan @ReginaldChanNet Teaches Online Business Basics

ReginaldChanBizSugarWhether you plan to start a new online business or are launching a blog as part of your company's online outreach, there are some commonalities needed for success. After eight years as a passionate blogger beginning in 2005, Reginald Chan is using what he has learned to help others. "Back then, I was still in school and blogging was just a past time," he says. "However as time passed by, I realized that I really enjoy blogging …

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