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Creativity is often made out to be a nebulous, messy, complicated, difficult thing, and it can be. But it doesn't have to be. The judicious application of simplicity can help someone to create, whether that's writing, creating art, designing, teaching, starting a small business, or in some other way making ideas take shape into reality. Read More
Just like many of you, I like to save money. That's why I offer so many “Do-It-Yourself Public Relations” products. I'm also always on the lookout for other useful, inexpensive publicity tools. Here's a list of tools you can use to get publicity for $1 or less. Read More
David Hauser, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Grasshopper, joins hosts Anita Campbell and Brent Leary to share some insider perspective and personal insight into Grasshopper's recent successful re-branding marketing campaign in which the stars of the act proved to be (yep, you guessed it) edible chocolate covered grasshoppers. Read More
In the past two years, webinars have exploded on the B2B scene. Webinars' popularity is being driven in part by the high cost of travel, not to mention the hassles and time involved. Why not avoid travel if you can? Let's examine this webinar trend and how you can take advantage of it in your business. Read More

How to Use Twitter Hashtags for Business

How to Use Twitter Hashtags for Business Avatar Posted by tuckerleroy under Online Marketing
From http://www.openforum.com 1796 days ago
Made Hot by: marciabiz on August 26, 2009 3:03 pm
If you've used Twitter for more than a couple of hours, you've probably already seen a tweet or two containing a word with the hash symbol ("#") attached to it. That's what Twitter users call a "hashtag," and at any given time at least one of them can usually be found among the trending topics on Twitter. But what exactly is a hashtag? Read More
In this economy, when budgets are tight and spending is scrutinized, it's often tempting to cut the marketing budget. Not so fast. Before you take this potentially self-defeating step, you may want to perform a few experiments to see which marketing strategies work and which don't. Why eliminate programs that make you money? And why keep the duds Read More

From Zero To Hero: 10 Ways to Grow Your Email List

From Zero To Hero: 10 Ways to Grow Your Email List Avatar Posted by tuckerleroy under Direct Marketing
From http://smallbizbee.com 1803 days ago
Made Hot by: edragonu on August 20, 2009 2:17 pm
Tips for growing your email marketing list online and offline for the best results. Read More
The now over-the-hill catchphrase “think outside the box” associated the act of brainstorming with the idea of being free from any sort of structure. If we could just open up our minds to a “blue sky” of possibilities it seemed to say, we'd soon hit upon a miraculous and innovative solution. Easier said, than done. Read More
Are you in the market for a new piece of commercial real estate for your new or existing small business? Chris Hurn, CEO and Co-Founder of Mercantile Capital Corporation, explains why the SBA 504 Loan Program has several advantages over ordinary, conventional loans for small business owners buying commercial real estate. Read More

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Twitter Users

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Twitter Users Avatar Posted by tuckerleroy under Social Media
From http://smallbizbee.com 1831 days ago
Made Hot by: bumbledorf1 on July 23, 2009 2:54 am
Incorporate these seven traits, or habits, into your twittering and you'll be sure to be a more popular Twitterer. For an all around better time Tweeting, be quick to follow users exhibiting these traits! Read More

Free, Fast & Easy: A new way to communicate benefits to employees

  We know that as a small business owner, you have your hands full. Aflac has made it easier for you to communicate …
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Matt Telfer @mattelfer Takes Practical Approach to Digital

Matt Telfer loves marketing. Though today he works for one of the U.K.'s largest domain and hosting companies, he … More
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