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4 Social Media Trade Show Marketing Tips

4 Social Media Trade Show Marketing Tips | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Follow these four trade show marketing tips to create buzz and keep people interested in your business ideas to improve your trade show success.
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Some great tips for small businesses on Trade Show Marketing

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Follow these four trade show marketing tips to create buzz and keep people interested in your business ideas to improve your trade show success.

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The No-Brainer Strategy for Getting Clients | She Owns It

The No-Brainer Strategy for Getting Clients | She Owns It | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
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Tips on getting Clients in this social age.

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7 Systems Every Entrepreneur Must Have in Place in Order to Build Their Business by @darnyellejervey | She Owns It

7 Systems Every Entrepreneur Must Have in Place in Order to Build Their Business by @darnyellejervey | She Owns It | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
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Key Systems, Entrepreneurs need to have upfront:

  1. Operational Systems
  2. Customer Management Systems
  3. Financial Systems
  4. Sales Management Systems
  5. Marketing Management Systems
  6. Talent Management Systems
  7. Legal Systems
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Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)

Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic) | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
A look at the financing landscape for business owners, plus some tips for finding alternative funding opportunities.
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Financing Landscape for Small Businesses

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5 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

5 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
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When running your small business, it is likely that you work hard to avoid mistakes like shipping the wrong product or missing deliverables.
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Top 25 SlideShare Presentations For Small Business Owners -

Top 25 SlideShare Presentations For Small Business Owners - | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Slideshare presentations are a great way to learn new things quickly. Here are the top 25 slideshare presentations small business owners can learn from.
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Nice Slides referenced here for Small Business Owners

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Creating a Working Budget: FIVE KEY Questions - Entrepreneurs Questions

Creating a Working Budget: FIVE KEY Questions - Entrepreneurs Questions | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
When you start a business or have only a small, steady stream of income, creating an annual budget may seem like a pointless exercise. After all, if your income and expenses are predictable, why fill in a spreadsheet? Instead of … Continue reading →
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Nice Five considerations when creating a working budget for your business.

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Hiring New Employees: The FIVE KEY "W" Questions - Entrepreneurs Questions

Hiring New Employees: The FIVE KEY "W" Questions - Entrepreneurs Questions | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Since employees are one of the most expensive lines on most P&Ls and have a significant impact on revenue and profitability, entrepreneurs must personally take responsibility for hiring employees. As a journalism major who worked as a newspaper reporter for … Continue reading →
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7 Signs That It’s Time to Walk Away From a Client

7 Signs That It’s Time to Walk Away From a Client | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
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Small business owners, especially those of us who are starting out, frequently live in fear that every client is going to be our last.
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6 Things To Do Before Launching Any Marketing Campaign.

6 Things To Do Before Launching Any Marketing Campaign. | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Have you ever spent days, maybe even months working on your super awesome product, service, training series, etc? You are beyond excited to finally have it all done and ready to launch your baby you have worked so hard on.

Via The Fish Firm
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Key things to check before you Market.

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Do the work!

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Making sure you've got the basics covered before you launch your marketing campaign. 

Hannah du Plessis's curator insight, January 11, 5:27 PM

Planning is an important part of your business, and planning your marketing is essential. There are so many ways in which you can market today that it is easy to see just one or two and miss the rest.


Attraction Marketing has a comprehensive business plan that you can use in your business, and tick all the boxes while you plan. This way you can be sure to reach the full marketplace and every single customer looking for you will find you.

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Excuses, Excuses: Is Risk Aversion Ruining Your Business?

Excuses, Excuses: Is Risk Aversion Ruining Your Business? | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
You can talk yourself out of just about anything. Sometimes being cautious works in your favor, but it can also limit your small business’s growth. The most successful entrepreneurs are not averse to taking risks.
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5 ways to promote your new business

5 ways to promote your new business | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Every business can benefit greatly from publicity and successful marketing, from sole traders and small businesses to international organisations, but too many
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7 steps to get your small business in shape for 2014

7 steps to get your small business in shape for 2014 | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
With the new year just around the corner, now’s the time to get your small business ship-shape for 2014 by making some important and necessary changes to kick-start the year off right. Build your b...
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Nice Steps to get your business in shape for 2014

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Small Business: Top Tips for Start Up Financing | Small Business | Careers Articles & Ideas

Small Business: Top Tips for Start Up Financing | Small Business | Careers Articles & Ideas | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
small business financing, tips for business financing, book strapping, angel investors, business financing options, fund small business, small business loan, small biz finance
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Tips on Start Up Financing

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5 tips for pitching your start-up to investors | Cox BLUE

5 tips for pitching your start-up to investors | Cox BLUE | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Whether you're entering one of our Cox Business Get Started pitch events, or searching for funding on your own, your presentation skills must be sharp. Here are five tips for pitching your start-up to investors.
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3 LinkedIn Search Tricks That Will Make You Dangerous

3 LinkedIn Search Tricks That Will Make You Dangerous | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
This article reviews 3 LinkedIn search tricks that will make you dangerous.
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Tips on Boolean Searches and some examples of more powerful search capabilities with Linkedin's other paid tools.

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14 Ways To Be A Great Startup CEO

14 Ways To Be A Great Startup CEO | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Everyone thinks that being a startup CEO is a glamorous job or one that has to be a ton of fun. That's what I now refer to as the "glamour brain" sp
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Tips Discussed are:

Absorb The Pain For The Team

Find The Smartest People And Defer On Domain Expertise

Be A Good Link Between The Company + Investors

Be A Good Link Between The Company + Product

Be Able To Learn On The Job

No Experience Almost Preferred

Have An Uncanny Ability To Say No

Have Some Technical Knowledge And Skillset

Be Able To Break Things Down Into Sizable Chunks + Milestones

Have The Ability To Call An Audible

Can Motivate The Team Through Despair

Be A Great Communicator

Don't Be A "Fake CEO"

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10 Tax Solutions for Small Businesses - BusinessNewsDaily

10 Tax Solutions for Small Businesses - BusinessNewsDaily | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
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10 Tax Solutions for Small Businesses
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Small business owners shouldn't have to do their taxes on their own. Tax solutions provide a do-it-yourself way to easily prepare and file taxes — without all the guesswork.
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Why I Became An Entrepreneur - Forbes

Why I Became An Entrepreneur - Forbes | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Why I Became An Entrepreneur
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But more important, there are a lot of misconceptions around entrepreneurship and one of the biggest is that people who start their own companies were born with an entrepreneurial gene.
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The Six Myths of Starting Your Own Business by #katieandjane | She Owns It

The Six Myths of Starting Your Own Business by #katieandjane | She Owns It | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
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Good issues Business Start Ups need to consider

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So you think you're in trouble: Pricing objections - what they really mean

So you think you're in trouble: Pricing objections - what they really mean | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Concerned that you price too high? This should help. Pricing objections - what they really mean http://t.co/X1oc8LRGUJ
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Michael John Freestone's curator insight, February 2, 8:54 PM

"Pricing is perhaps one of the most misunderstood issues in business, if used properly it's one of the simplest ways to help you maximise your profits. Easy then, so what's the problem?

The problem with owner managed business is that they assume that they must be the cheapest to survive and are often very reluctant to raise prices, even in the face of ever rising overheads"

Too true.

Most owners aren’t even aware what their problems are. When asked "Who are your competitors?" - most of them answer" “We don’t have any". My classic response is to ask them how many quotes did they do last month, how many won. Who got the balance?

I designed a 91 question 7 Step Business Diagnostic for CEO and Owners. This is a real time questionnaire designed to unlock hidden profits. Why don’t you try it? It will be the best R1000/$100 spent in 2014.

If you get stuck you can email me for direct support.

Buy it now half price for February

http://www.mjfgroup.biz/business-analysis/7-step-business-diagnostic-for-the-ceo/

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7 Small-Business Management Goals to Set This Year

7 Small-Business Management Goals to Set This Year | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
All of those resolutions you made for yourself for 2014 — get healthier, save more money, and find work-life balance, etc. — are certainly worthwhile endeavors. But the best thing you can do for your business this year is become a stronger manager.
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7 Tips for helping you run your business

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5 Common Marketing Mistakes CEOs Make - Inc.com

5 Common Marketing Mistakes CEOs Make - Inc.com | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
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5 Common Marketing Mistakes CEOs Make
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As a result, they may be making mistakes they're not aware of.
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Are You Neglecting Your Most Critical Contacts?

Are You Neglecting Your Most Critical Contacts? | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Most of us focus too much time and energy on growing our networks, when research shows that more is not necessarily better. Instead, follow this advice to forge better, stronger connections with the contacts who matter most.
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Good Point.  Mining your base versus growing new.

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Top 10 most common start-up mistakes... and how to avoid them | Cox BLUE

Top 10 most common start-up mistakes... and how to avoid them | Cox BLUE | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Your startup can flourish in the long run, assuming you can successfully navigate the maze of obstacles in your path leading up to and directly following your grand opening.
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Nice tips on start-up mistakes to watch out for.

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5 ways to find new clients

5 ways to find new clients | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Customer retention is extremely important for all businesses, large and small, and many businesses focus all of their attention on attracting new customers and
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Nice tips to find new customers

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