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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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What I didn’t learn at business school (but know now!) | Being a Business Celebrity

What I didn’t learn at business school (but know now!) | Being a Business Celebrity | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
While I did learn a LOT of theory and case studies of big business, and if required I can write out a cashflow forecast and balance sheet by hand, what I didn't learn was any of the actual practical 'stuff' that business owners—especially small...
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This is a good article on what really happens in business.

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Characteristics of Successful Salespeople

What separates successful sales people from everyone else? Is it their people skills? Their determination? Find out what ten qualities successful salespeople possess.
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Excellent refresher for all of us. We are constantly selling for our businesses. This provides a good review for us and allows us to add to our skill sets where needed.

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How Good is Your Time Management? - Time Management Training from MindTools.com

How Good is Your Time Management? - Time Management Training from MindTools.com | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Use our interactive test to find out how well you're currently managing your time, and to get advice on which tools you should use to improve your productivity.
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Good article on how we manage our time. How we spend our time will determine where we end up in achieving our goals.

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Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Classes You Can't Miss

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Classes You Can't Miss | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Looking for new skills or insider know-how? Hop online and hone your expertise for free.
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This is good informaion not only for startups but a good review for those who are in business already. Share it with people you know who are thinking about starting a business.

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Social Media Statistics: Reveal An Unstoppable Force In 2013

Social Media Statistics: Reveal An Unstoppable Force In 2013 | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media statistics 2013: The latest social media stats are in and the level of growth since last year is incredible.
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Good article and info graphic on how social media has gained greater importance in business.

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Why Entrepreneurs Are Healthier | Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

Why Entrepreneurs Are Healthier | Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
I read a Gallup report recently that cracked me up. I laughed because I thought, “Of course!” But it made big news in the mainstream media.
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This is a good article. Now we know why we become entrepreneurs.

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How to Have a Great Meeting

How to Have a Great Meeting | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Think back to a time where you had to sit through a boring, wasteful meeting. Maybe you've had one already today.
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A good article on conducting meetings that are effective. The steps are things we should each review before we decide to have a meeting. The steps are clear, understandable and easy to understand.

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comSlider : Free Online Slideshow Creator

Free Online jQuery Slider, jQuery Slideshow Gallery. Fancy transition and visual effects, templates. No coding, no image editing, no learning curve, no software to download, no jQuery conflict.
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This is really good site to create an online Slideshow. It is flexible and easy to use.

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What Jobs Keywords do Candidates Really Search for? | Social Talent

What Jobs Keywords do Candidates Really Search for? | Social Talent | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
As recruiters writing job ads, we should write them using keywords that jobseekers use to search, so we researched how jobseekers actively search for jobs
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This is a good article for those who are seeking ways to improve ways to gain more candidates for postions. It is also good for those seeking jobs or ways of improvng their career opportunities.

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10 Key Guidelines for Online Video Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Key Guidelines for Online Video Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Online video marketing has gained a lot of traction since YouTube and social media made it easy to produce and share online videos.Here are 10 key tips.
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This is a good article on vidoe marketing. Excellent tips and easy to follow.

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Top Sales Presentations from Slideshare.net

Top Sales Presentations from Slideshare.net | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
You might be producing the greatest content in the world for your prospects, but without views, it wont drive them to your business.

We all...
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This is a good site and good articles in easy to read and understand slides on improving the sales process.

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10 Things You Should Do For Your Business This Summer

10 Things You Should Do For Your Business This Summer | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on Susan Payton's blog, Susan is a regular contributor to Tweak Your Biz.

Summertime gets the short end o
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This is an excellent review of things we should do this summer for the business and leveages your business into the fall and winter months.

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The Thieves in Your Office | Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

The Thieves in Your Office | Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
If you saw someone in your office grab a pile of $100 bills from the petty cash drawer and light it on fire, you'd call the cops, right? Yet people are robbing you all day, every day. And your employees/team members are robbing each other.
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This is a great article on the time wasters that effect us in our businesses.

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How to Use Social Media in Sales

How to Use Social Media in Sales | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
While the process of sales may always involve face-to-face education, many elements can be greatly aided through the consistent use of social media.
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A good article on how to use social media more effectively in doing sales.

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Tony Robbins

TONY ROBBINS Motivational Sales Quotes
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Sales quotes to help you stay focused. Easy and quick read but requires you to think and see how they apply in your skill set.

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What Meal Planning Can Teach Us about Marketing

What Meal Planning Can Teach Us about Marketing | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Let me see if I have this right. You are a small business owner who does all of your own marketing. You have probably read over a dozen books on the subject of marketing. Your bookshelves are fille...
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Good article to rethink how you are approaching your marketing efforts.

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Motivational Quotes | Eva Gregory

Motivational Quotes | Eva Gregory | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Do you love beautiful music, breath-taking sunsets and inspirational quotes? If so then you will LOVE this movie!!
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This is an excellent 3 minute movie. It reminds of all the good reasons you are continuing to grow in your own excellence.

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Marissa Mayer's Balancing Act

Marissa Mayer's Balancing Act | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
How Yahoo’s CEO manages to balance a demanding career, new parenthood and, oh yeah, a life.
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A good article for people in general, but really great for women who juggle life in many more ways.

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WhatItTakes : Life Secrets

WhatItTakes : Life Secrets | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Your Key to Happiness, Health and Financial Freedom
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This video about Vince Lombardi is great and worth the 3 minutes it takes to watch it. It reminds what it takes to be successful.

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7 Steps to Effective Communication Skills that Gets Results

7 Steps to Effective Communication Skills that Gets Results | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Good communication skills are the key to success in everything you do. Follow these 7 steps to develop communication skills that'll help you get ahead.
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This is a great article on ways for each of us to improve our communication skills. Easy to read with good ideas and easy to implement.

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25 Office Organizing Tips

25 Office Organizing Tips | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
25 Tips to keep your office organized and running smoothly.
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This is a very good article. It really applies to us who sometimes let our work areas get filled with stuff.

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Using Coaching Instead of Giving Answers - (4164)

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A great short video on coaching and when and how to use it effectively.

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LinkedIn Groups: 10 Steps To Set Up Your Group For Success

LinkedIn Groups: 10 Steps To Set Up Your Group For Success | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
LinkedIn groups are a great way to get in front of your target audience. Learn how to set up your LinkedIn group to succeed.
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This is a good article and tutorial on starting your own linked in group.

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Social Media Is A Team Effort [Chart] - Heidi Cohen

Social Media Is A Team Effort [Chart] - Heidi Cohen | Small Business and Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media is a team effort. Here are 12 roles to include in your cross organizational social media team plus 3 others you can’t overlook.
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This is a great article to help a business owner understand al the little parts that are needed to make social media effective.

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Peer Coaching - (2959)

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This is a great video on the importance of peer coaching in business.

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