Entrepreneurship

Essential Design Aspects for eCommerce Websites

When you decide to take your business to a higher level and start an online shop, you are bound to be hit by a slew of information. Even with a firm grasp on how to conceptualize an online store, it is always good to make sure you know about all the fine details that make…

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9 Effective Productivity Tips for Freelancers

Times are changing, and the concept of working at home is gaining ground. The idea is primarily technology driven. However, with freedom comes responsibility. In as much as freelancing allows you to work wherever you are, you have to pay a price for it. You set your rules in regards to work, and you are…

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Monetizing a Site: Affiliate Marketing Basics

How do people fund their blogs? The answer you’re likely to hear over and over again is affiliate marketing. Ready to get a piece of the action? The following overview and key tips should set you in the right direction. What Is Affiliate Marketing? Affiliate marketing is the act of promoting someone else’s product or…

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Choosing the Right Social Channels for your Business

When it comes to using social media for your brand or to promote your work, there are multiple options out there. According to Pew Research, more than half of all online adults use at least two social media platforms. If you’re not sure where to start, it’s important to learn how each social media platform…

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Your LinkedIn Company Page: 2016 Social Media Series

This week, we continue our exploration of LinkedIn as a social media and content marketing platform for small businesses, contractors, nonprofits, private practices, Main Street and online storefronts, and all the little people who don’t staff an entire floor of HQ with marketing analysts. But we turn our attention to the LinkedIn Company Page now. We’re the…

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Top 12 Lame Excuses For Not Doing SEO

As the head of Business Development for my company, Return On Now, I have the opportunity to interact with prospects and customers on a daily basis. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the primary services we offer. Most prospects come to us via referral, and as such, they already understand why they should be…

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Is Your Small Business Niche a Fit for Social Media?

I’m feeling word-nerdy today, kids. So, let’s clarify some notions upfront before we get to your small business niche. In my very first post within this hallowed domain, we talked about how not everybody has to have or “do” social media. I encourage you to keep that in mind for today’s discussion. Let’s Just Define…

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How to Make Customer Service Fun for Customers and Employees

Stellar customer service, without exception, remains a pivotal component of a company’s success. And, behind every successful company are your resilient and blissful front liners, also known as, customer service representatives.  However, if they are not happy with the environment, they could be inconsistent, which is not good for your company. According to the neuroscientists cited in an article…

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Do You Even Know What Your Social Media Goals Are?

Not quite another four-quadrant model — 4R’s Reach, Revenue, Retention, & Relationship Let’s step through this labyrinth, so you can get some traction out of your social media efforts. You already know it’s important to have goals “Having” goals takes a lot of work. I mean, sure, I’d like to be rich. Or thin. Or…

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