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A big congratulations to one of our dearest blogger friends, Anna from See Jane Work Play Live, on her wedding! While Anna's off to Mexico getting hitched and honeymooning, B&B has been called to fill in- what a treat!! We can only imagine how crazed Anna must be tying together all the last minute details. We figured we could leave all the dirty details (use your imagination) to Anna's trusted bridal party, soo we decided to focus on what we consider to be the 'fun' stuff... honeymoon attire. Duh! 1.
I’ve always wanted to be a small business-owner. I’d have a bakery specializing in savory and sweet pies, like Mrs. Lovett, but with normal ingredients. All the pies would be individually-sized. I’d even have a savory-sweet pie combo! There are only two things standing in the way of my dream.
Over the last ten years I have talked to hundreds of CEOs of small and medium-sized businesses in the Business-to-Business (B2B) sector about what works and what doesn’t in building a repeatable lead stream for their business and a marketing engine that delivers measurable business results. I started to keep track of what CEOs were telling me and devised a list of the attributes of marketing programs that succeed. My last post talked about the importance of customer understanding and how this information gets used to build marketing programs that succeed. Today’s post is about the value of strong web presence for your business. Paul Timoteo of Car Cost Canada started his business in 1999 but didn’t gain significant market share until he decided to harness the power of an online strategy for his business. Today, he has 28 full time employees and 130,000 paid subscribers.
Many of us seem to be thinking that social media takes up too much of our time. Sure, that might be the case. Luckily there are some tools that might make your life a bit easier. The following is a brief list of free social media tools that I recommend using on a day-to-day basis. At one point or another, I have used all of these daily and saw the efficiency of my activities rise. Try using these tools for a while and see if you can make your social media management a bit more efficient like I did.
Blog Comments are the modern day equivalent of letters to the editor. There never used to be such a public forum to share thoughts and ideas or pass comments on issues of interest other than the local newspaper or over a glass of a little something in an alehouse. Blogs have introduced a new way to communicate and blog comments add a certain frisson to their attraction. Think of it as commenting on other people’s amusing, thoughtful or shocking Facebook or Twitter updates, but with a lot more beneficial side effects. Blogs give way to a useful and fun online community, and posting blog comments is a foot-in-the-door to get people noticing you! That’s just one of the 10 Exceptionally Sound Reasons You Should Post Blog Comments .
by Anjeanette Carter on January 4, 2012 A lot of people ask me how I have a popular twitter account without being a celebrity. It’s really not that difficult, provided you having something to say.
Ask the guy at your local dry cleaners or mechanic shop or bakery how he gets the most out of Google AdWords. Odds are he'll give you a sideways look and ask, "Google Ad- whats ?" When it launched 11 years ago, Google's AdWords was a straightforward product.
This isn't going to be a super exciting post, but it's something that I think is really important to share! I'm not sure if a lot of you use Google Alerts or not... if you don't, you should!!! I think it's a really underutilized tool.
The College Prepster: Carly Heitlinger MSB ‘12 There is no denying that a large population of the student body at Georgetown University is preppy. Many Hoya wardrobes consist of staple preppy accessories from Vineyard Vines, and it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t own a pair of Sperry Topsiders. So, who better to feature as this week’s Campus Celebrity than Carly Heitlinger, writer of the popular blog site College Prep? Or as she is best known to her followers: the College Prepster.
As HelloGiggles readers, you came out en masse last week to share your thoughts on what you think is lacking on the site and what you’d like to see more of. One thing is clear: you’re not feeling politics – at least not in the conventional sense. We hear you! The HG brand is based around sharing a smile and we certainly hope that the site can be a safe haven from the negativity that so often surrounds us.
If you take a look at the top 10 Twitter users you'll see a list of famous men and women, from Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez, who have used the popular platform to further expand their personal brands. Perhaps more interesting, however, is how everyday people are investing more time and energy into social networking for professional purposes. Just over a year ago, a local 16-year-old high school student emailed me out of the blue, proposing that he join me as a guest on a TV show I host. Winston Sih didn't send along a resume, but instead included links to his website , Twitter account , Facebook page, and three relevant YouTube clips.
If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind. Here's how it's done. Note: We've gotten a lot of emails about how to do this in specific situations. Although some of those situations have been legitimate, this post was written to teach you to detect these tactics rather than use them on others. If you want a good way to convince people to do what you want that doesn't involve the dark side of manipulation, read this .
Welcome all those coming here from Pinterest. Funny how old posts find new life over there! This post is actually from 2008. You can find more random photo tips under the “Post Categories” tab > “SnapShops & Info”. Towards the end of November, I will be doing several posts related to capturing your holidays. Thanks for stopping by!
6-companies-biz-model.png Venture capitalist Paul Graham expressed an under-appreciated nugget of wisdom in his article on mistakes that kill startups. Unlike “winning an Olympic gold medal, where the problem is well defined”, building a successful company is actually “more like science, where you need to follow the trail wherever it leads.” Therefore, Graham concludes that the worst person to run a startup is someone who “has some great idea they know everyone is going to love, and that’s what they’re going to build, no matter what.”