10 Tips: How to Stay Focused through the Coming Year

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By Robert Morris

We are already almost one month into the new year, so it’s time to really buckle down and make sure we can stay focused in 2014. Many people make resolutions and they promise to realize them every New Year, but somehow those aspirations tend to fade away after the first few months.

Donít you wish to do things differently this time? The following practical tips will help you work on your habits that will help you stay focused on the aims you set.

1. You need daily rituals

No matter how spontaneous you want your Read More…

Savvy Blog Growth Tips for Small Businesses

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By Christopher McMurphy

The phrase ďadapt or dieĒ has proved true in the animal kingdom, and it has a place in the wild world of marketing as well. Monumental shifts in the advertising landscape since the advent of the Internet have only served to buttress this point. And while larger organizations often have the full weight of entire marketing departments at their disposal, it can be difficult for smaller operations to keep up with the trends. And failing to move with the times can spell certain death for any outfit.

But those small businesses that feel they lack the means Read More…

15 Ways to Zig When You Want to Zag

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When you woke up this morning, did you grab your robe, shuffle to the kitchen, and press the Brew button? (Mine was a Starbucks Verona K-cup.)

Most people spend their entire lives in that same state of semi-aware robot sameness. They do the same thing every day, say the same things, write the same things, look the same way.

And then they expect something to change.

Theyíre stuck.

My suggestion is: zig when you want to zag.

Have tea tomorrow morning instead of coffee. Wear an acid green shirt. Drive a different route to work Read More…

How to Avoid the 6 Most Common Business Blogging Mistakes

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By Landon Lourell

If you have your own business, then you’ll definitely want to make sure that you use all of the tools available to you in so that you can reach as wide an audience as possible and start building up a platform. One of the most powerful platform building tools out there today is blogging.

Before you jump in and unleash your first blog on the business world, you’ll want to make sure that you’re doing it the right way. Put your excitement to the side for just a moment and do some research to see what Read More…

How to Get Customers to Open Your Email

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By Mark Saghy

Email is, has, and continues to be, one of the best ways to retain customers. It reminds them you’re still around. It reminds them they need to purchase something from you that they may otherwise forget about. It is often the single greatest way to highlight a new product, promote a new brand, or inform about an upcoming sale or event.

A person’s inbox is, for many, a sacred space; for most of us, we check it daily, hourly, or even more frequently than that. The advent of smartphones makes it impossibly Read More…

4 Key Time Management Tips for Even the Busiest Business Owner

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By Jennifer Dunn

Owning your own business is amazing, but there are times when itís practically a nightmare. Sometimes it gets so hard you just want to give up and go back to a 9 to 5. This usually comes after youíve tried and tried to catch up on tasks but canít seem to find any time to keep your head above water, much less actually get ahead.

It doesnít have to be like this! With a few simple tips you can turn your frazzled brain into a relaxed center of productivity. Donít give up on your entrepreneurial dreams just Read More…

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