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    1. How To Maintain Your Small Business Focus

      How To Maintain Your Small Business Focus

      Like most people, I thought I understood what Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) was all about. After all, the conversation about why some kids have a really hard time settling down and focusing in the classroom has been going on since the 1980s. Over the years, I’ve had classmates and colleagues who were diagnosed, and through interactions with them I thought I knew what the situation was.

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    2. 7 Questions Can Help You Succeed in the New Year

      7 Questions Can Help You Succeed in the New Year

      It’s that time of year where we should take stock, review, tweak, change, enhance and re-commit. This should be an annual, serious activity for all small businesses. As I look back to 2007, when I started my social media business, there has been an extraordinary transformation and evolution in our business, marketing, online and social media worlds since then. It is crystal clear that starting, running and growing a small business takes so much more today, than ever before.

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    3. 11 Creative Ways to Thank Customers

      11 Creative Ways to Thank Customers

      No matter what kind of business you run, you wouldn’t have a business without your customers, right? Why not find a way to say “thank you for your business” as you close out the year. I’ve got some great idea starters for how to say thank you — and they don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, either. Some of the following ideas are tried and true, but there are also some I guarantee you haven’t thought of. Show your customers some love with these 11 ways to say thank you: 1.

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    4. 10 Tips for Being Prepared as an Entrepreneur

      10 Tips for Being Prepared as an Entrepreneur

      Being a successful small business means you need to be prepared. You can't necessarily prepare for every potential situation you'll run into. But there are some things you can do to be as prepared as possible. Members of our small business community ...

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    5. 7 Powerful Ways to Empower Your Employees

      7 Powerful Ways to Empower Your Employees

      If you own a small business and manage other people, one thing you have to realize is that the success of your company depends on the success of your team. If you empower your employees, they will blossom into employees who work harder and make your business better. This is one reason why more and more businesses are working to find the top employee incentives that promote peak performance. Investing in your employees is an investment in the future of a business.

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    6. Mobile App Strategies Boost Revenues for Small Business Owners

      Mobile App Strategies Boost Revenues for Small Business Owners

      Global mobile traffic now represents roughly 60 percent of internet traffic, making mobile apps a must-have for businesses. But consumers today increasingly expect an “Amazon-like experience” online. Small businesses don't just need to build a mobile ...

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    7. Firing a Friend: Here are Some Tips for Softening the Blow

      Firing a Friend: Here are Some Tips for Softening the Blow

      The only thing worse than firing an employee is firing one you truly love. The reasons for having to fire a beloved employee vary: maybe you’ve outgrown their skillset, you’re selling the business, or you can’t afford to keep a full-time employee on. Whatever the reason, you want to cushion the blow for this person that you’ve come to rely on so heavily. You’ll want to consider when and how you’ll fire this person.

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    8. How to Effectively Follow Up on Sales Leads

      How to Effectively Follow Up on Sales Leads

      As a small-business owner or manager, you probably try to spend as much time as possible on marketing strategies to bring new leads in, whether through working on your search engine optimization, advertising in relevant publications, utilizing social media sites, or various other avenues. You might even do what you can to track digital leads through programs like Google Analytics and the like.

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    9. How To Hire For Customer Support

      How To Hire For Customer Support

      When you have just under two hours to determine if the person sitting opposite you is the right fit for your company or not, every question matters. While this can be quite difficult even for roles with skills that can be determined right off like coding or writing, the complexity increases exponentially when soft skills come into the picture.

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    10. Microsoft CEO Challenges Business Leaders: "Make a Difference"

      Microsoft CEO Challenges Business Leaders: "Make a Difference"

      At the Microsoft Envision 2016 event in New Orleans this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (pictured above) outlined his vision of technology as transformational and challenged the audience and business leaders to use technology to “make a difference in the world.” For Nadella, technology isn’t just a tool. His opening keynote was filled with words about technology being not only being business changing but also life changing.

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    11. Boost Your Web Traffic with These 5 Proven Tips

      Boost Your Web Traffic with These 5 Proven Tips

      No matter how much Web traffic you get, you always want more. After all, the more traffic your website receives, the more customers you have, at least in theory. But maybe you’ve struggled to get even 100 visitors a month to your website. How do other small businesses manage to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors? Below are five tips to boost your Web traffic as well as your sales. When you search for your type of product or service, how many search results come up?

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      Mentions: Google SEO
    12. Tax Refund Marketing: Get Your Share of Consumer Tax Refunds

      Tax Refund Marketing: Get Your Share of Consumer Tax Refunds

      Tax day (April 15) is only about a month away, and that means millions of Americans will soon be getting their tax refunds. That’s good news for small business owners, since more spending money in consumers’ pockets means they’ll have more money to spend at your business … right? Not necessarily. More consumers than ever are planning to save their tax refunds this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Tax Returns Survey.

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    13. 17 Great Business Ideas as a Second Career

      17 Great Business Ideas as a Second Career

      As the Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, some may be interested in starting a second career as business owners. There are plenty of entrepreneurial opportunities out there for people looking to start a business as a second career. Below are some ideas for businesses you can start after retirement. Since baby boomers tend to have a bit more money than younger entrepreneurs, franchise ownership can be an attractive option.

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    14. 3 Fs to Find Funding for Your Startup

      3 Fs to Find Funding for Your Startup

      Everyone has good ideas. Some of them may even be million dollar ideas, but if you live from paycheck to paycheck or beyond your means, you may never be able to quit your job and start a business. Why? Because the money to start your new business will come from your right or left pocket. As the SmallBizLady, I often get emails, Facebook messages, and tweets from people asking me to help them start a business.

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