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    1. How Much Should I Spend On Facebook Ads?

      How Much Should I Spend On Facebook Ads?

      “How much should I spend on Facebook ads?”

      As a freelance digital marketer consultant and Facebook ads specialist, this is THE most frequently asked question I hear.

      It’s a really bad question (I’ll explain why) and also impossible to answer with a specific monetary value.

      When it comes to advertising on Facebook, or even social media in general, it seems like many business owners and entrepreneurs have heard too many stories about ‘going viral’ or some other miracle.

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      Mentions: Digital ROI
    2. 5 Marketing Tips to Help You Dominate Bigger and More Established Brands

      5 Marketing Tips to Help You Dominate Bigger and More Established Brands

      You woke up at 2 in the morning after having dreamt of an epic business idea.

      “It’s one of those mind-blowing ‘Aha!’ moments again!” you say to yourself.

      At this point, your brain is running at 274 miles per hour taking in more ideas, figuring out the possibilities, and calculating the risks (among other things).

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    3. 13 Ways to Make the Most of Your Freelancers

      13 Ways to Make the Most of Your Freelancers

      The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

      1. Send Them Customer Feedback

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    4. 6 Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Sucks

      6 Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Sucks

      Content marketing makes up a huge part of most brands’ marketing strategies. It can yield incredible results that impact all areas of your business and its online presence… but only if you do it right.

      While many brands all over the world are reaping the benefits of their content marketing efforts, just as many are puzzled as to why it’s not working for them.

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    5. 12 Ways Small, Relatively Unknown Businesses Can Use Technology to Attract the Best Talent

      12 Ways Small, Relatively Unknown Businesses Can Use Technology to Attract the Best Talent

      The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

      1. Source Online and Build Relationships in Person

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    6. Smart Hustle Recap: Do You Need a College Degree? Plus Content and PR Tips

      Smart Hustle Recap: Do You Need a College Degree? Plus Content and PR Tips

      Recently on Smart Hustle we approached a very interesting topic, a topic on which I’m sure everyone has their own opinion: do you need a college degree to start and run a business? Or can you find success by taking a non-traditional path? Gather your thoughts and then check out our interview with Charles Bonfiglio below for insights from a successful franchisee who did not take the college path.

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    7. Leveraging Technology for Smarter Marketing and a Better User Experience

      Leveraging Technology for Smarter Marketing and a Better User Experience

      For businesses to turn profit, it must churn out products and services that their customers will want enough to purchase. It’s not easy to get insight into the minds of customers – but it is possible to improve customer experience through leveraging information gained by implementing the right processes and focusing on the right points.

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    8. Smart Hustle Recap: Small Business Administration Interview, How to Seize Small Business Opportunities, and More!

      Smart Hustle Recap: Small Business Administration Interview, How to Seize Small Business Opportunities, and More!

      Small business owners may sometimes feel like they are struggling alone, but the truth is there are many resources available if you know where to look. One excellent resource is the Small Business Administration, or SBA. The SBA is an educational portal that includes articles, videos, and resources you need to get your business running and to make it successful. They also offer small business loans and grants, and regional offices where you can get local assistance.

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    9. 14 New Ways to Check in With Your Remote Team

      14 New Ways to Check in With Your Remote Team

      The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

      1. Slack

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    10. Smart Hustle Recap: Tips for Work-Life Balance, Security Myths to Avoid

      Smart Hustle Recap: Tips for Work-Life Balance, Security Myths to Avoid

      Small business owners are a particularly diligent and focused group. To make a business successful, they know they must have a certain 24/7 devotion, which means long hours, less downtime and – even when they do unplug – the regular interruption of important, urgent matters. However, it is important for everyone, even small business owners, to maintain a healthy work-life balance. If you have trouble with this “skill,” the first article in this Smart Hustle Recap is essential reading material.

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    11. Business Classics That Should Be in Every Small Business Owner’s Library

      Business Classics That Should Be in Every Small Business Owner’s Library

      To become successful, we have to learn from those who came before us. What better way to do so than to dive into business classics – the best business books that have withstood the test of time. So what are the best business classics to read – the books that should be in EVERY small business owner’s library? For this, I turn to Ruth King, the CEO and founder of Profitability Revolution Paradigm.

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    12. 12 Things to Consider When Choosing a Domain Name for Your Business

      12 Things to Consider When Choosing a Domain Name for Your Business

      The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

      1. Make Sure You Are Not Stepping on Anyone’s Toes

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    13. 12 Simple Ways to Automate Your Business Processes

      12 Simple Ways to Automate Your Business Processes

      The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

      1. Use Amazon Web Services

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    14. New Survey Finds Digital Technology Usage Linked to Small Business Growth

      New Survey Finds Digital Technology Usage Linked to Small Business Growth

      Technology has many benefits for small businesses. It can make your operations more efficient, more productive and can also reduce costs. But does a business’s technology use actually impact its growth? A new study from SAP SE says yes – small and medium enterprises that have embraced digital technology experience faster growth than companies who have not.

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    15. New Fiverr Interview Shows Small Businesses How to Capitalize on the Freelance Trend

      New Fiverr Interview Shows Small Businesses How to Capitalize on the Freelance Trend

      Has your small business embraced the freelance trend yet? A recent survey found that over half of small businesses with ten or fewer employees had employed a freelance independent contractor or 1099 employee in the past year. With the number of freelancers predicted to reach 40 percent of the American workforce by 2020, the extent to which small business owners rely on freelance team members is sure to grow as well.

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    16. Are You Ready To Use Facebook Messenger for Customer Service?

      Are You Ready To Use Facebook Messenger for Customer Service?

      Your customers are already pinging you through social networks to get your attention. They do this because your inboxes are full (and taking too long to respond) , snail mail is not practical and your telephone lines take too long to be answered.

      Customers know that when they send you a message on Twiter, you’re gonna reply because you don’t want to be publicly shamed.

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    17. New List of Small Giants Provides Inspiration for Small Business Owners

      New List of Small Giants Provides Inspiration for Small Business Owners

      As a small business owner, what is your overarching goal – the one that drives all of your business moves? Are you focused on growth and shedding that ‘small business’ title for a nationally recognized brand? Or are you focused on greatness and being the best small business you can be? While many will say that their goal is a combination of the two, you may be surprised to learn that there are small businesses that focus exclusively on greatness and even turn down opportunities to expand.

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    18. The American Workforce Is Changing – Will the Government Step In?

      The American Workforce Is Changing – Will the Government Step In?

      The American workforce has evolved over time and we’re currently experiencing one of the biggest changes yet – one that is making the U.S. government scratch its head and wonder what to do next.

      What I’m referring to is the on-demand economy, which is also called the gig economy. This is a general term for the growing group of independent contractors who work ‘gigs’ instead of regular full-time jobs.

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    19. 3 Key Trends Affecting Small Business Growth: Scale, Analytics and Efficiency

      3 Key Trends Affecting Small Business Growth: Scale, Analytics and Efficiency

      For the last few years, business analysts have been urging small businesses to embrace new technologies if they want to grow, thrive or even survive. Back in 2013, Microsoft commissioned The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to carry out research across five major countries to see what’s currently driving the growth of small businesses.

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    20. Smart Hustle Recap – Valentine’s Day Marketing, Upcoming Tech Twitter Chat & More

      Smart Hustle Recap – Valentine’s Day Marketing, Upcoming Tech Twitter Chat & More

      We’re back for another addition of the Smart Hustle Recap, a regular feature on SmallBizTechnology where we look at the latest articles on Smart Hustle with links so you can explore your favorite stories. This week we’ve got articles that touch on all your favorite small business topics – marketing, technology, and sales.

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    21. Should You Switch to a Standing Desk? A Look at the Pros and Cons to Help You Decide

      Should You Switch to a Standing Desk? A Look at the Pros and Cons to Help You Decide

      Standing desks are a current fad sweeping offices and schools across the country. However, surprisingly enough, standing desks aren’t new at all. The history of standing desks dates back to the 1400s and in the 18th and 19th century they became especially popular among the rich. Several famous people throughout history have used standing desks, including Thomas Jefferson, Ernest Hemingway and Donald Rumsfeld.

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    22. How Can You Keep Your Tech Working Better? A Tech Evangelists 7 Useful Tips To Help.

      How Can You Keep Your Tech Working Better? A Tech Evangelists 7 Useful Tips To Help.

      Ramon Ray at airport on mobile device

      Busy professionals rely on their computers and mobile devices to do business. Even one sudden glitch can seriously derail a businessperson’s day, getting in the way of completing work and potentially cutting off communication with customers. For that reason, it’s essential that professionals keep their technology in top shape at all times.

      We’ve partnered with Staples Tech Services to give you 7 tips help you keep your tech up and running!

      Protective Cases

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    23. Overwhelmed by Marketing? New Survey Shows Just How Tough Small Business Marketing Is

      Overwhelmed by Marketing? New Survey Shows Just How Tough Small Business Marketing Is

      Marketing is of utmost importance to small business owners, but it is also one of the most challenging parts of running your business. Which marketing strategies should you use? Who should handle your marketing? How do you fit marketing in a small business budget? And is your marketing even effective? If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by marketing, it turns out you are not alone. A survey by LeadPages and Infusionsoft is revealing just how tough small business marketing really is.

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    24. Is Your Web Site A Sales Lead Machine? Here Are 5 Ways To Turn It Into One.

      Is Your Web Site A Sales Lead Machine? Here Are 5 Ways To Turn It Into One.

      Your web site is one of the most effective ways to attract leads to your business. However, just having a web site is not good enough. You must ensure that you BUILD a web site that’s set up for successful lead generation and lead capture. LIndsay Bayuk, with Pure Chat (live chat software), shares her insights on this.

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