With the uptick in the economy, as an active startup mentor, I’m seeing a new surge of entrepreneurs and startups, with the commensurate scramble for funding. There just aren’t enough Angel investors and VCs to go around. Thus I’m getting more questions on new mechanisms, like crowd funding, or goi Read More

Education: The new sales presentation

Education: The new sales presentation Avatar Posted by markzarr under Marketing
From http://markzarr.com 26 days ago
Made Hot by: centrifugePR on June 15, 2015 11:24 am
In the old days, back in 2005, we were taught that a sales pitch should list the features and benefits, show how we’re different from our competition, offer a call-to-action, and ask for the sale. This was sales training 101 for decades. Read More
Business planning – urgh! It’s a tedious exercise that most of us would rather tackle once a year or put off until we’re sat in front of a lender asking for financing only to find out they need solid justification in writing. But business planning shouldn’t be avoided and is certainly shouldn’t be Read More
Email automation can save your business time and money while still delivering a personal touch to potential leads and current clients. Here are five easy email marketing automation solutions to common sales problems. Read More
The Ice Bucket Challenge was the past year's best use of Facebook marketing, according to the social network, which just announced its ad award winners. It's no surprise the viral campaign got so much praise—Mark Zuckerberg even participated. Read More
There's been a lot of talking around Google's update from last week. We managed to get some insights from the data we have and managed to get somes answers. Read More
As Joe Pulizzi recently noted, “Great content marketers do two things differently than the rest: They document their content marketing strategy in some way, and they review and consistently refer to the plan on a regular basis.” Read More

The Essential SEO Checklist For Your E-Commerce Site

The Essential SEO Checklist For Your E-Commerce Site Avatar Posted by sh4ddai under Marketing
From http://www.forbes.com 25 days ago
Made Hot by: JoshRed on June 16, 2015 10:58 pm
I recently had a frustrating experience searching for a particular product online. It was a product I couldn’t find in any local stores, so I took to the Internet to track it down. With the sheer number of e-commerce sites – not to mention products – available online, imagine my surprise when I cou Read More
You know all that other content you produce in addition to your blog post? Read or Watch Blogging Strategy Tip No. 3: Manage Your Content Flow. Read More
According to an Intuit study, 41 percent of entrepreneurs feel a sense of loneliness during their pursuit of starting and building a small business. Albert Ko, VP of Product Management for Intuit, shares with us what the company is doing to help small businesses get past those feelings, bring more Read More

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