The failure of Ron Johnson at JC Penney holds important lessons for small business owners on how not to move to fast and alienate loyal customers. In this post I discuss what went wrong and what small business owners need to understand and learn so they don't end up in similar situation. Read More

2013 Affiliate Marketing Strategies

2013 Affiliate Marketing Strategies Avatar Posted by babanature under Strategy
From 369 days ago
Made Hot by: sophia2 on April 14, 2013 9:29 am
Affiliate marketing is a fast-moving industry, and the most successful affiliates are the ones who never stop learning and trying new strategies for their affiliate websites. The rapid growth of social networking Read More
Have we lost the art of critical thinking? Is technology to blame? Whether or not you believe that is true, this post offers tips on reclaiming our brain cells. Read More

Here’s Why a Blogger Shouldn’t Help Everyone

Here’s Why a Blogger Shouldn’t Help Everyone Avatar Posted by skyhitblog under Online Marketing
From 368 days ago
Made Hot by: EmitezBoy on April 14, 2013 6:37 am
As a blogger my main duty is to help others because blogging means helping, but even then I sometimes don’t help others. Why? Is it that I discriminate between people? No, it’s not that I discriminate between people. Like, helping the one from whom I’ll get benefits and not helping others from whom Read More

Staying visible with the 3 Ms

Staying visible with the 3 Ms Avatar Posted by tcamba under Marketing
From 371 days ago
Made Hot by: SimplySmallBiz on April 14, 2013 12:35 am
Whether your business is just starting or it has been around for 100 years, the need to remain visible is constant.

You need to give today’s consumer a reason to stop at your business. Some have forgotten you exist, others get busy and still others may not realize what changes you may have made, Read More
Despite the drop in real incomes, Americans as a whole are actually spending more.

Read on to decide if it's the right time to start a business. Read More

Why You Need a Content Management System

Why You Need a Content Management System Avatar Posted by jonmikelbailey under Online Marketing
From 371 days ago
Made Hot by: NolanGreen on April 13, 2013 11:34 pm
We’ve written extensively about content. Content is KING! Yes, you’ve heard this all before. Because it’s true. Content is very important. Great.

But, what about managing all of this content? Sure, you need to write it. See our post on content marketing for some tips on that. But, once you have Read More
Even though it has been a long haul, it’s nice to see some optimism surfacing in 2013. Earlier this year, a new study “2013 Business Outlook Survey: A New Reality Of Cautious Optimism” was published by EKS&H. It shows a return to cautious optimism despite growth lower than expected in 2012, and muc Read More
Lately, I have been spending some time helping business owners plan for growth and also critiquing business plans. I have to say its become apparent that there are a lot of misconceptions about the business planning process. Read More

Want More Traffic? Time To Let The Dogs Out

Want More Traffic? Time To Let The Dogs Out Avatar Posted by aweber under Online Marketing
From 372 days ago
Made Hot by: deanuk on April 13, 2013 4:42 pm
Will animal pictures and references bring more traffic for non-animal businesses? I thought it would… and I was right. Read More

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