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50 Things You Need To Know About Pinterest - Search Engine Journal

50 Things You Need To Know About Pinterest - Search Engine Journal | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Image Credit: Roxanne Ready/Flickr Was there a site as dominating as Pinterest was in 2013? We don’t think so. Pinterest had a phenomenal year, and that’s

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Just in case you still think Pinterest is only for rabid DIYers and recipe collectors, you must read this list.  The data does not lie.  Pinterest rocked in 2013. 

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Great insights into who's using Pinterest.

Kayla Ruffino's curator insight, January 22, 2014 10:58 PM

Pinterest is my new google. If I am looking for a video, vacation, reciepes, exercise moves, or crafting... I search pinterest first. 

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Do You Have the Right Access to Your Digital Marketing People?

Do You Have the Right Access to Your Digital Marketing People? | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
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Every client is unique, with special needs and wants. What works for you does not necessarily work for another client. When your digital marketing agency understands this and they are close to (you) and the work being done, you have immediate access to the creative process and the collaboration necessary to accomplish the end goal. Your agency partner sees the big picture in line with your vision.

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MySpace or My Space

MySpace or My Space | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
I’ve given myself permission not to need to be caught up in every social media trend that comes along.
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If I had my way, I probably would still be on MySpace, checking in 2x a day to take my cookies out of the oven, and redecorating my awesome house. But times change. My kids grew up – and as that happened I needed to venture out of my comfort zone so I could “follow” them and be part of their world. My first tweet to my son was “Where did you put the remote?”  Yes, I was one of those moms.

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The Exceptional Client: Are You One of Them?

The Exceptional Client: Are You One of Them? | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
In my colorful career adventures through the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a few truly exceptional clients.
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LinkedIn Must Have’s for your Professional Brand.

LinkedIn Must Have’s for your Professional Brand. | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
5 basic tips that everyone should be utilizing as it relates to their professional brand and personal networking.
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7 Tips for Starting Your Own Business

7 Tips for Starting Your Own Business | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
With flat job numbers and few solutions to get Americans back to work, starting your own business can be your path to financial recovery. In fact, despite the economic turbulence, new data from Manta, the world's largest online community for promoting and connecting small business, finds 500,075 new...

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Achieving Greater Reach with Cross-Platform Software Capability

Achieving Greater Reach with Cross-Platform Software Capability | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
A number of cross-platform software design strategies have emerged because of the competition in cross-platform compatibility and advanced functionality.

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Early STEM Education Will Lead to More Women in IT

Early STEM Education Will Lead to More Women in IT | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
A leading advocate for introducing girls to computer science argues that educators must develop required programs at the K-12 level to resolve gender imbalance in the tech sector.
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Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life Including Social Media - Heidi Cohen

Spring Cleaning Your Digital Life Including Social Media - Heidi Cohen | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Spring is in the air making everything seem fresh and new. But open one of your digital devices such as your computer, your smartphone or your tablets, and there’s stuff that’s accumulated. Just as you give your home a through spring cleaning, go through your digital inboxes, files and profiles on digital devices and social networks to get rid of the information that’s irrelevant reducing your effectiveness. Here are 21 tips from Heidi Cohen's Actionable Marketing Blog to help you remove the clutter from your digital and social media life this spring.
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When Bad Employees Start to Ruin Your Brand

When Bad Employees Start to Ruin Your Brand | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Like the frog in the hot water, when it’s gradual, damage to your brand may not be noticed until it's very late in the game.
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Why it is important that all of your client facing employees understand they are the brand representatives....

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Best iPhone, iPad business apps for 2014

Best iPhone, iPad business apps for 2014 | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Looking for iPhone and iPad business apps that can boost your productivity? These 12 lesser-known iOS downloads will help extend your mobile display to a desktop, schedule social-media updates, scan documents and much more.
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Definitely apps we have not heard of before...worth exploring. 

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Employee Engagement – What Drives It, and Why Does it Matter?

Employee Engagement – What Drives It, and Why Does it Matter? | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it

Employee Engagement, to put it simply, is the emotional connection and commitment that an employee has to his/her job.  It’s the amount of discretionary effort an employee will give you – - –  their willingness and ability to “go the extra mile”!

 

The fact that you are even reading this speaks volumes for your commitment to investing time and effort into your employee’s level of engagement and happiness. Not only does employee engagement increase your employee’s productivity and effectiveness, but because your employees can be your company’s best ambassadors, it can help you attract future talent to your organization…not to mention retain the talent you already have.  Also, an engaged workforce affects your bottom line – - – which leads me to my next point.....

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How to Funnel Your Prospects to the Right Place

How to Funnel Your Prospects to the Right Place | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
You get excited when a hot new prospect enters your marketing funnel. You’ve worked hard to get the message out about your product or service and it’s rewarding to see it attract people to your business. That part is fine and dandy. It’s what comes next that matters. Never let people into your marketing funnel …
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More great tips from Owner...work on trust and connections first. 

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Choose a Great Name for Your Company: 3 Tips

Choose a Great Name for Your Company: 3 Tips | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
We thought we had a great name and logo for our company. But we made three simple--and costly--mistakes.
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Why Women-Owned Businesses Succeed

Why Women-Owned Businesses Succeed | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
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The rapid advance of women in the business world, with average earnings of companies owned by females increasing an astounding 54% in a year-to-year comparison.

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When Teams Collide, Send for the Glue that Mends: Strong Leadership

When Teams Collide, Send for the Glue that Mends: Strong Leadership | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
What does it take and what is the difference in winning teams and winning team leadership?
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It’s easy to give lip service to the need for strong leadership, but the hard work it takes to build a truly strong leadership base is much more difficult. Companies large and small confront situations daily that put their business at risk because teams of people are at odds.

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The Abundant Cost of Poor Listening Skills

The Abundant Cost of Poor Listening Skills | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Hearing is a passive action that occurs with or without your consent. Listening requires a conscious choice that demands your attention and concentration.
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We all want to be heard and understood. That’s a normal human characteristic. However, all too often we fail to understand the meaning of another person’s words. It’s not about everyone agreeing with what’s said, but rather a connection that makes you feel cared about, not discounted.

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100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.
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What a GREAT list of questions...definitely bookmark worthy! 

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Happy Employees are your Best Brand Ambassadors

Happy Employees are your Best Brand Ambassadors | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
You, as an employer, could possibly be sitting on a branding gold mine by having engaged and happy employees that will share your brand with others.
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How Can You Get The Most Out Of Your Web Hosting Company?

How Can You Get The Most Out Of Your Web Hosting Company? | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Though there are numerous web hosting companies in the market, they are not all equal when it comes to their capabilities and commitments.
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How to Network Like You Really Mean It

How to Network Like You Really Mean It | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Stop treating your schmoozing like a business card collection contest. Start over with a new goal: quality always trumps quantity.
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The 8 Powerful Communications Secrets Every Person Can Use

The 8 Powerful Communications Secrets Every Person Can Use | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
Advice on the Art of Communication from "life coach" counselor Pamela Maier. Should every entrepreneur receive life coaching? Whether it’s a little or a lot, it just doesn’t hurt.
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“Words have power. You can’t take them back. Use them with care.”

Great advice in this aricle.  I can't wait to buy the book, "The Art of Communication." 

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12 Phrases You Should Never Say In A Professional Context

12 Phrases You Should Never Say In A Professional Context | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
If you want to get ahead, never use these phrases on your resume, in an interview, or at work.
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Good advice! 

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How to Beat “Me Too” Syndrome

How to Beat “Me Too” Syndrome | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
I like to call this phenomenon Me Too Syndrome, and it seems that since the onslaught of the social web, it’s become all too prevalent.
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Tips and advice on how to avoid being weighted down by negativity - clean up social media lists, avoid gossip - surround yourself with positive people and purge the negative ones. 

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How to Leverage Physical Events to Grow an Online Business

How to Leverage Physical Events to Grow an Online Business | Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Scoop.it
There was a time when a business was either an online business or an offline business. You either had a brick and mortar location or you did not. Owners of physical locations focused on servicing the people who walked into the location. Those without a physical space focused on building an online audience. The two …
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GREAT suggestions on how to use in person events to help grow your online business! 

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