Archive for January 2010

Twitter Weekly Diary: 2010-01-29

@drmmundy @eachnotesecure @mvolpe A lot of people think that PageRank is an output or component of Google's ranking formula. # Important question to ask FIRST: Is This Innovation Too Disruptive for My Firm? http://ow.ly/117Pt # RT @JayNeff: RT @Dailylulz How to Suck at #Facebook – The Oatmeal http://bit.ly/ceyyvq # Ten Ways to Improve Product Images…

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Small Business Social Funding: Preneuraholics.com

I recently learned of a cool new website via my ongoing social networking, and I was impressed enough with the idea to share with you here on Return On Now.

For those of you who interact with me on Twitter, surely you’ve seen the materials I’ve been sharing regarding the difficulty of getting your hands on financing or investment capital for your small business ventures. Credit markets have been squeezed to a pulp, it has been challenging to figure out how decisions are being made at the SBA, and angel investors and venture firms are being more cautious than we’ve seen in years when doling out funds. What’s an entrepreneur to do?

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Twitter Weekly Diary: 2010-01-22

@the_gman Just stumbled on some great content on your blog. Good stuff! # @collin_s thanks for the RT on the google link # @scottmccaskill Hi Scott. Saw the news about Spredfast in the ABJ today. Interested in learning more for a possible blog entry. # @danzarrella Thanks for the follow. Just checked out your work…

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Texas Social Media Awards: Gratitude

Don’t ask me how I missed this, but I was just made aware that I have been nominated for a Texas Social Media Award! The Texas Social Media Awards kicked off last year under the guidance of the Austin American-Statesman, the largest newspaper in central Texas. Take a look at the whole list of nominees and you will find some impressive social media minds, so it is an honor to be included with such a reputable list of professionals.

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Public Relations: 7 Steps to Selecting a PR Vendor

Public Relations (PR) is one of the best ways to get some quick and potentially extensive exposure. But PR is much more than just crafting press releases and paying to post them to the business wire. Unless you are a larger company that can afford to keep dedicated PR resources in-house, you can do it yourself or bring in a PR vendor to manage it for you.

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Twitter Weekly Diary: 2010-01-14

How to Develop a Mobile Application http://ow.ly/TGPi # Good Tasting and Good for You: Health Benefits of Chocolate http://ow.ly/TNUW This stuff makes me so happy! # An Ode to Lean, Mean, Fighting Machines: How small businesses can survive through 2010 http://ow.ly/Tuil # The Marketing Weapon of Choice for 2010: Listening http://ow.ly/Tulz # RT @therotofeed The…

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Entrepreneurs: Top 5 Sites to Market Yourself

With marketing having fundamentally changed over the past several years, it is becoming increasingly important to have an online presence. And this is a great thing for those of us who aspire to operate as solo entrepreneurs or very small companies. Now, your voice can be heard loudly and clearly by more people than ever…

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Twitter Weekly Diary: 2010-01-09

Eliminate accidental Reply To All in Outlook http://ow.ly/QMjT # The 10 Worst Mistakes Career Changers Can Make http://ow.ly/QNU4 # RT @AnueSystems: Metzler's look back at 2009 http://ow.ly/QMb3 # Well, it works for bands, so why not a coffee house? http://ow.ly/SBLu # Well, it works for bands, so why not a coffee house? http://ow.ly/SBMo # Top…

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Twitter Weekly Diary: 2010-01-01

Small Business Cards Now Carry Sizeable Risk – personal risk that is http://ow.ly/OC9m # Balance: The Key to a Successful Entrepreneur, from Return On Now http://digg.com/d31DU9U # Interesting feature in WordPress – weekly diary. Check it out… http://ow.ly/PU2I # 4 Actually Useful Books Every Small Business Should Read http://ow.ly/OC3j [have you read any of them?…

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Top 5 Resolutions to Kick Off the New Year

Hello and Happy New Year! At risk of joining a cliche fest, let’s take a moment to consider my top five recommendations for things you should address first heading into 2010. I’ll work to keep this short and sweet so we can move on with our New Year holiday festivities.

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