JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of small business owners now embrace the use of online marketing channels like websites and social media to grow their company's reputation and their revenue, but many have not harnessed the full potential of their online presence and ma...
Everything that appears on the internet about you and your company is as indelible as astronaut footsteps on the moon. That's fine as long as the information is positive, but what if it is negative? Maybe an unhappy customer or a vicious competitor felt like telling something negative to the world. ...
Google never forgets, but you can influence which search results about you are most visible Have you ever tried searching your own name on Google? If not, you should. If you haven’t in a while, you should do it again, soon. You may be surprised to find out what comes up. Why bother? Isn’t the In...
Of course you know about Google, Yahoo, Bing and AOL, but have you heard of the DuckDuckGo search engine? Well, it’s an internet search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers’ privacy and avoiding the “filter bubble” of personalized search results. A Look at the DuckDuckGo Sea...
In a time when so many of our actions, interactions, and thoughts are captured and recorded online, how can we best present our professional selves to recruiters? What precautions can you take to protect your privacy, while still creating a public presence that satisfies hiring managers' need to kno...
A website for your business is no longer a luxury -- it’s a necessity. But, just because you invested in a website doesn’t mean that it’s effective in connecting with your customers and ultimately improving your sales. While there could be numerous reasons why your website isn’t effective...
There’s a big difference between being busy and being effective. For most of my early entrepreneurial journey I often found myself spending hours at my computer only to look at the clock mid-afternoon to realize I hadn’t really accomplished anything. It turns out this is a common thing...
Managing your own company shouldn’t be that hard when you can have apps that can make your life easier. From a time tracking app to a cloud data integration software, these tools will help you run your business smoothly and efficiently without spending a cent. Here’s a list of free apps every en...
All leaders running smaller teams need to figure out new methods for making their group work efficiently, and without any clutter. I have witnessed many people make a crucial mistake, thinking “well, I’m running a small business” and they figure that this somehow makes the whole issues simple ...
Every start-up needs an idea. That’s a given. A few other table stakes for growing your business include drive, commitment, smarts and start-up funds. At a minimum there are also basic technology needs such as a mobile device, a data plan, broadband Internet connectivity and an online pr...
Any good marketer knows to keep an eye on the future to stay ahead of the curve on new trends, emerging marketing channels, and other fresh ideas to deliver brand messages. With 2016 in the rear-view mirror and 2017 flying down the pipeline, now is the time to start examining what the New Year is go...
Have you recently started your own small business or planning to start it shortly? Then, you need some tested ways that help to keep your small business more efficient than ever. Here, in this article, I’ve enlisted some secrets to lead a successful business. Have a look! 1. Small Busine...
Just as there are B2B business opportunities on main street and in big urban areas, similar opportunities exist that are mainly online. The internet offers so many different opportunities for entrepreneurs that you can build a B2B business entirely on the web. And there are no shortage of ...
Business school INSEAD has released its annual "Global Talent Competiveness Index" (GTCI), an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability of countries to compete for talent.High ranking countries share key traits, including educational systems that meet the needs of the economy, employment ...
Trend data shows Amazon taking search market share from engines as the preferred place to begin researching for information about products and services. Raymond James analysts examined Google Search Trend data, which looks at a sample of searches on Google, to analyze searches and traffic to a handf...
Google's decision to organize data being used for online search advertisements, especially location and call extensions in AdWords, could have long-term benefits for people using search data in their daily lives. The latest example draws a line between Google My Business and Call Extension numbers. ...
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Regardless of whether you want to run a small business on the side or quit your full-time job to build a self-employed career for yourself, starting your own business can be a life-changing decision.There are many reasons that motivate new entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams of launching a profitab...
You know that good communication skills are essential to rise to the top in business. Communications skills can endear you among your peers, raise your value among your superiors, and cause you to be admired among those subordinate to you. So, how can you develop them to meet your true potential? He...
Whether you're a one-person operation or 100-employee company, ongoing improvement is the name of the game. Businesses are not static. Your business is either on an upward track or it is on its way down. Making consistent improvements to make your business better is a conscious choice. Not only must...
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It seems that it is often young entrepreneurs who make the headlines and receive most of the recognition for their accomplishments. Think of Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Matt Mullenweg (WordPress) and Pete Cashmore (Mashable) — all in their early 20s, and high up on the list of successful entrepren...
1. Be a more efficient time manager by using the rule of two. Focus on the two most important tasks in your day, and you’ll become more productive. 2. Start a filing system and toss everything you don’t need. Eliminating will make it easier to locate the important papers. 3. Limit your work-star...
The engrossing book, ‘Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built’ is an insider’s account of how an English teacher in China built one of the world’s most valuable companies, rivaling Walmart and Amazon. The rise of Alibaba from startup to giant in less than 15 years culminated in a $25 billion I...
THE Internet has become such an integral part of life that it’s hard to imagine how we all got by without it not so many years ago. It has changed the operations of industry, the way we conduct our daily lives, our social and family relationships and the delivery of public services. In a sense, it...
There is a lot at stake in the struggle to control the proliferation of illicit material online. On one hand, criminal rings use intermediaries to traffic in illegal pharmaceuticals and to commit property theft and a host of other crimes. On the other hand, civil society advocates (and intermediarie...
What are the right products and vendors to use for my business? At Docstoc, we have over 30 million registered members, and our small business owners & operators have always asked us this question. Sometimes we didn’t have the answers, so we built a free service, ExpertCircle to help business o...
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