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This is devoted to small business who are looking at ways to use social media effectively in their business and to promote their business.
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How to Become More Organized - BrandonGaille.com

How to Become More Organized - BrandonGaille.com | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Inside tips on easy ways to become more organized with the specific target areas to start with.
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This is a good article for all of us who seem to let our desks and other things get a little bit away from us. The ideas are sound and easy to implement.

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13 Creative Ways to Save Money - BrandonGaille.com

13 Creative Ways to Save Money - BrandonGaille.com | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
A listing of easy to follow for saving money in the new year with just a small few changes.
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Great ideas for ways to save money. Very appropriate for today's economy. Easy read and interesting.

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31 Low-Cost Ways To Promote Your Business

31 low cost ways to promote and advertise your business. Proven marketing strategies and low-cost advertising methods for small business and home business owners.
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This is a good article for business owners. It provides some very good ways to promote your business with reasonable costs. 

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Starbursting - Brainstorming Techniques from MindTools.com

Starbursting is a form of brainstorming that focuses on generating questions about an idea or challenge in a systemmatic, comprehensive way.
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If you are looking for guidance in doing brainstorming. this is a good article. Good ideas and easy to use tool.

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23 Online Internet Presence Tips for Small Business - BrandonGaille.com

23 Online Internet Presence Tips for Small Business - BrandonGaille.com | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
An outline of the best system for establishing presence for small businesses on the internet.
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This is a good review of ways you should be using social media in your business. How is your presence on the internet? Use this for some guides in helping you establish a better presence.

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Facebook Etiquette: 19 Rules For Businesses Using Facebook

Facebook Etiquette: 19 Rules For Businesses Using Facebook | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Businesses can’t afford to make mistakes when customers are watching. Learn the 19 most important rules of Facebook etiquette now.
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If you are using Facebook for business, then this is a must read to make sure you are using it in the most effective manner.

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Marketing Plan: 10 Components You Should Include in Your Marketing Plan

Marketing Plan Basics: If you're thinking about developing a marketing program, you need to begin with a marketing plan. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be complicated in order to work. Here are the ten basic parts of a marketing plan.
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This article hits some very good points on developing a marketing plan. If you already have a marketing plan it is a good check list for you to use to review your plan. If you do not have a plan, then this is a good starting point.

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24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools

24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
We've compiled a list of mind mapping tools to help you organize, summarize and visualize information.
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This is an excellent summary of Mind Mapping tools that can be used individually or teams. It is well documented and worth the time if you are looking for mindmapping software either on line of free standing.

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Beware of Experts | Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

Beware of Experts | Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
We have become a nation of “experts.” Turn on the television, computer or mobile phone and there they are. • Experts on movies from those who have never made one. • Experts on Major League Baseball who have never stood in front of a 95 mph fastball.
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This article contains great advice when you are thinking about hiring an expert consultant to help your business.

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12 Questions to Separate Social Media Experts From Pretenders

12 Questions to Separate Social Media Experts From Pretenders | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Hiring? Finding a competent social media team member is a real challenge. No matter how impressive someone's credentials may seem, you need to drill down past the buzzwords. Here are 12 questions to ask people who claim social media expertise.
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Use these questions to help you decide on who to select to assist you and guide you in developing you social media strategy and to guide you in its use.

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Vol. 2, Issue 9: September 2013 « Product Creator Newsletter

Vol. 2, Issue 9: September 2013 « Product Creator Newsletter | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
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This is a great newsletter with lots of good articles filled with good information. Many are good reviews of what you might already be doing and others may give you some new ideas to try. It is worth the time to read them.

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The Four Most Powerful Lessons in Management

The Four Most Powerful Lessons in Management | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
It's humbling to work with those great men and women whose actions speak volumes. I experienced this in a dramatic way early in my career following the tragic death of a colleague.My partner and I
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This is a good article on management and how to be more effective.

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5 Marketing Tools That Won't Break the Budget | News | eZanga.com

5 Marketing Tools That Won't Break the Budget | News | eZanga.com | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Little or no marketing overhead? Don't let that stop you from using great marketing tools. These 5 all have free plans for you to start off with.
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The Complete Social Media Dictionary; Social Media Glossary of Terms

The Complete Social Media Dictionary; Social Media Glossary of Terms | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Are you often confused by terms that didn’t exist a few years ago? This social media dictionary will help you understand the new lingo of the Internet.
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This is a good resource for everyone using social media. It is a good dictionary of the terms used. Easy and fun read.

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How to Have and Run an Effective Meeting - BrandonGaille.com

How to Have and Run an Effective Meeting - BrandonGaille.com | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
A quick tip guide to making your meeting more effective and getting the most out of your efforts.
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A good article and visual for running meetings. It is a good review for those who running meetings on an ongoing basis. If you are now in a position where you need to plan and run meetings this is a good way to learn how to do it right.

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Great tips on running productive meetings. 

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Using Affirmations - Stress Management from MindTools.com

Using Affirmations - Stress Management from MindTools.com | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Learn how to use this simple technique to overcome negative thinking and to make positive changes to your life.
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Another great article from Mind Tools. This is a good article, easy to read and has good suggestions. It is well worth the time to read.

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10 Infographics to Help Your Productivity

10 Infographics to Help Your Productivity | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Productivity is a hot topic. Everyone wants to be more productive. Getting more done in less time is attractive, but how to do it isn't always obvious. Here are
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Good infographics with good tips and easy to read and use.

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Social Media Tasks: 25+ Tasks For Your Social Media Strategy

Social Media Tasks: 25+ Tasks For Your Social Media Strategy | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what the social media pros do? This article outlines the specific social media tasks they never on a daily and weekly basis.
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This is a good list of tasks that you should be considering when using social media.

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Handling Difficult People - (4331)

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Good video and tips on handling difficult people. This is worth the few minutes to listen and pick up some good tips.

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Using LinkedIn Effectively - Communication Skills Training From MindTools.com

Using LinkedIn Effectively - Communication Skills Training From MindTools.com | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Learn how to use this business-oriented social networking website for professional networking, recruitment, and keeping up with industry news and trends.
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This is a good article on LinkedIn and how best to use it. It is a good refresjer fpr those of us using LinkedIn. For those just starting out using LinkedIn this is a must read.

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Making Friends and Increasing Business Contacts is Easy If You Know These 7 Secrets of Socially Successful People - by Dumb Little Man

Making Friends and Increasing Business Contacts is Easy If You Know These 7 Secrets of Socially Successful People - by Dumb Little Man | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
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Here is an excellent article on how to become a successful person in creating networks. Having read and written many articles on this subject, this is very well done and provides great tips. It ia good review for those who consider themselves good networks and a good basic for those who are beginning the process.

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10 Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance: Small Business Edition

10 Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance: Small Business Edition | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Cultivating a healthy work-life balance is essential. Here are 10 ways to achieve and maintain the work-life balance you’ve been looking for.
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Great tips for us who sometimes have problems keeping a good balance between work and life.

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6 Tips For Hiring a Real Social Media Marketer

6 Tips For Hiring a Real Social Media Marketer | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
When it comes to hiring social media managers, it can be tough to separate the pretenders from experts. If you're looking to hire a social media manager, here are six areas you should look at when evaluating applicants' skill sets and background.
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This is a good article if you are looking for someone to do you social media. It gives you some good guidelines to use in selecting someone to continue improving you companies brand.

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10 Common Traits Of A Successful Company Director – Do You Have These?

10 Common Traits Of A Successful Company Director – Do You Have These? | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
When trying to determine why some company directors are successful while others have a hard time living up to their own expectations, a comm
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A good review of the skills necesary to be a good leader in a company. It is an easy read and has good advice. Worth the few minutes to read.

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How to make a professional Slideshow Presentation without being a Professional

How to make a professional Slideshow Presentation without being a Professional | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
A great Slideshow Presentation can make a huge difference between becoming a winner or loser. This article shows you how to create professional slideshows and make an impact and which free Presentation tool is worth trying.
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A good and easy article to read and follow.

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