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3 tips to ignite sales leads from your blog

Blog your way to sales leads! “Start a blog.” We have heard this advice numerous times now from marketing experts. It sounds simple, but without a focused approach and measurable goals, it’s easy for the blog to suck time, with uncertain returns for your efforts. Many small business owners get into blogging with unrealistic expectations....
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Small Business Profile: Guideposts.com

To follow up on a previous post requesting feedback on topics and offering to highlight members of the community, I learned of Guideposts.com—a site devoted to helping people find and reach their potential. This site interested me not so much from an entrepreneurial standpoint, but because of its history. The nonprofit organization was founded in...
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Small Business Profile: Crossing Gaps

To follow up on a previous post requesting feedback on topics and offering to highlight members of the community, I learned of a company called Crossing Gaps — they help bring creative people (writers, artists, musicians, startups) online. Crossing Gaps helps them with everything from web design to marketing and monetization strategy so they can...
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Partner: Beat The Economy Together

I wonder if products have the same experience people do, that when they meet their match, they feel like they are "home?" I'll bet the product manager of this doosey has earned his bonus: Hillshire Farm ham and turkey + reusable Gladware = Green, Money Saving, The-Big-Corporation-Proves-It-Can-Still-Listen-To-Customers   What partnerships could you consider in your business?...
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Diversify Your Revenue Streams: Spin What You Got

I picked up a book in the airport recently: Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher. It's a fast read and has enough tabloid photos to keep you interested. Her come-sit-by-me-and-dish point of view is disarming and I genuinely enjoyed her tales, her vulnerability and her wit. More importantly, I respect what she is doing. Wishful Drinking...
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Ideas floating in the ether

It's grey today in Michigan - someone owes me big for taking away a sunny summer day. In honor of a somewhat dour Sunday, I wanted to share a a somewhat dour (but hopefully moving) message once told to me by a bright young venture capitalist: an idea entitles you to very little. Here are...
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What it’s Like…

We woke up this morning and logged on to the Internet only to discover that our website had been COMPLETELY transformed! it wasn't a shock that our web manager, brian, actually re-launched the site. the real shock was that he did it basically on time. we figured we'd be able to harrass him for an...