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According to Search Engine Land, Google is reportedly testing a new format for Home Services Ads (HSAs). The format lets users enter their Zip code and specify the type of job they need to be done before showing a list of local service providers. Read More
Narcissism is a personality disorder that can give a person an inflated or excessive sense of self-importance. According to research by the National Institutes of Health, 6.2 percent of the population may be identified as narcissists, so it’s likely that at some point in your business, you’ll come Read More
One of the pressing issues in the digital world is security. Whether you are a small business with an eCommerce website or an individual making payment for a service, the security threat landscape is very real and ever present.
A new partnership announced between GoDaddy and SiteLock looks to brin Read More
It is important to send gifts to your customers to show how thankful you are for them this time of year. Anyone can spend hundreds of dollars on lavish gifts. But, how do you show you care when the budget is under $25 and you’re seeking non-tech gifts? Here are ten different options. Read More

Police are Using Facebook to Solve Crimes: Is Privacy at Risk?

Police are Using Facebook to Solve Crimes: Is Privacy at Risk? Avatar Posted by lyceum under Social Media
From http://smallbiztrends.com 672 days ago
Made Hot by: problogger78 on December 17, 2015 10:56 pm
Like digital fingerprints, we leave small clues about our lives all over the Internet — and social media is no exception.
This is especially true for Millennials, a generation that’s come of age with nearly non-stop sharing thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and social networks. It’s not j Read More
Mark Walsh is now part of the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) after being named the Associate Administrator for the Office of Investment and Innovation.
The office administers the agency’s Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Read More
For the first time in several years, humans now account for more Internet traffic than bots, but bot activity is increasing at smaller websites. Read More

7 Psychological Triggers for Mind-Blowing Conversions, Sales and Growth

7 Psychological Triggers for Mind-Blowing Conversions, Sales and Growth Avatar Posted by amabaie under Sales
From http://blog.crazyegg.com 677 days ago
Made Hot by: jyotichauhan on December 12, 2015 1:08 am
Sadly, even with this flood of computer generated insights, 95.8% of the world’s internet still does “nothing” when they visit a site. So, what’s missing? Psychology. Read More

29 Killer Ways to Use Video for Social Networking

29 Killer Ways to Use Video for Social Networking Avatar Posted by maplesummit under Social Media
From http://smallbiztrends.com 679 days ago
Made Hot by: fusionswim on December 11, 2015 9:03 am
Incorporating video into your social strategy can give customers an in-depth look at your products or operations. There are so many different ways you can use video to brand, network and grow your business. Here are some of the best ways you can include video in your social marketing strategy. Read More
When it comes to getting found on the Web, the most often overlooked step is how to figure out where your targeted prospects live online. There are three approaches you can use to discover where your targeted prospects live online. Read More

This Could Be One of the Most Underestimated Employee Benefits

What's more important than salaries at your small business? Small business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes believe they …
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Bernd Geropp @MoreLeadership Engineers Business Success

With a background in engineering, Bernd Geropp founded his first company, a German tech firm, at age 32 with a … More
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