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Archive for Small business

Your Business…Geo-Located! Four Ways For New Customers to Find You Online

You probably already know that making sure your business is discovered by potential consumers is not as simple as being listed in the Yellow Pages and Google anymore. In fact, there are a number of sites and apps that want to be the go-to guide for consumers looking for local businesses. It’s important to make […]

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Show Your Small Business Cares: Help A Local School By Pledging Not to Text and Drive

We all know that texting and driving is dangerous: according to the National Safety Council, over 100,000 accidents each year involve drivers who are texting. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 3,000 people were killed in 2011 in distracted-driving related accidents, and texting while driving is the most dangerous distraction of all. […]

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Tumblr Gets Social Analytics to Help Out Marketers

Social network and microblogging platform Tumblr has recently announced a few new features that should make it even more attractive to marketers, including analytics to let brands look at how well their messages resonate on Tumblr. By all measures, the service is incredibly popular. It hosts over almost 70 million blogs, and receives billions of […]

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#Blogalicious12 Q&A With Mario: Can You Make Money With AdSense?

This Q & A series is a continuation of Mario Armstrong’s presentation at the Blogalicious Conference, a leading industry event celebrating diversity in social media. You can see highlights from his presentation & submit your own questions here.  Question: About earning revenue for your blog, what are your thoughts about Google’s AdSense for blogger, where […]

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A Quick Social Media Q & A with HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes

I predict companies who don’t have social media management platforms will be like companies today who don’t have a telephone system. Yesterday we talked about how HootSuite has acquired Seesmic to reach even more business customers. We also got a chance to talk with Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite, about his thoughts about where social media […]

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Genius: Sales Lessons from Apple’s Employee Training Manual

Last week Gizmodo got its hands on an Apple training manual for retail store employees, and they ripped it to shreds. Writer Sam Biddle seems generally freaked out by how specific the manual is, and took issue with the retail giant’s emphasis on catering to customers’ feelings, saying “Sales, it turns out, take a backseat […]

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Back to the Office: 5 Gadgets to Make Work More Fun This Fall

Who says kids should get all the cool new stuff? We’ve found some great gadgets  for the office that will make fall a little more fun for adults too. Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard It’s a keyboard, but it’s also a laser! The tiny cube projects your keyboard anywhere, anytime, so it’s mobile, space-saving and seems […]

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Reduce Small Business Stress: 3 Tips for Managing Your Work-Life Balance

Check out Nigel Marsh’s TED Talk “How to Make Work-Life Work” Running a small business is hard, and it can be stressful when it seems like everything is on you. Even when you’re on vacation it’s hard to ignore what needs to get done. But if you don’t try for work-life balance, you run a […]

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Back to the Office: Make the Most of Your Vacation, Even Back at Work

Labor Day is almost here, and that means that summer is just about over. Hopefully you took some time to take a vacation, staycation, or whatever helps you relax and recharge. It’s important for our health, mentally and physically. Vacation helps reduce burnout, decreases our resentment of others, and actually helps us concentrate and make […]

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3 Technologies from Education You Can Use in Your Small Business

David Egger is Lead Marketing Manager for AT&T’s IRU (Individual Responsibility User) Mobility Programs. You can find more blog content from David and other experts on emerging technologies and mobile application on the AT&T Networking Exchange Blog. AT&T has sponsored the following blog post.   Educational institutions often lead the way in using new technologies, […]

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