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Facebook's New Business Pages Means Marketers Must Evolve | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age

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Las Vegas Cash Mob | Cash Mob Organizer

Las Vegas Cash Mob | Cash Mob Organizer | Think Local | Scoop.it
Cash Mob Las Vegas Style! Be part of the first ever Las Vegas Cash Mob on March 24th at 12pm. Bring your sense of adventure, willingness to meet new pe (Rules about #cashmob. Spend $20; Meet three people you didn’t know before; HAVE FUN!
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Popular small business bill hits Senate obstacles - BusinessWeek

Popular small business bill hits Senate obstacles - BusinessWeek | Think Local | Scoop.it
Chicago TribunePopular small business bill hits Senate obstaclesBusinessWeekBy JIM ABRAMS It might seem a recipe for success: Legislation to help small businesses raise capital passed the House last week with 95 percent of lawmakers voting for it...
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The Rapid Rise of Pinterest's Blockbuster User Engagement [CHART]

The Rapid Rise of Pinterest's Blockbuster User Engagement [CHART] | Think Local | Scoop.it

This piece (user chart included) was written and posted by Matt Silverman, contributing editor for Mashable, .

 

My commentary (I'm personally experiencing amazing results after being on Pinterest for about 4 months).

 

****Even with all the hooplah surrounding Pinterest, it's important to remember, that Pinterest is only a side dish in your business, paying attention to your main course and how Pinterest supports that is what is key. See article here: http://bit.ly/yXET4P by John Jantsch.

 

Having said that...........

 

This user engagement chart is astounding, as you see the rise in Pinterest users in a very short time.

 

**In my opinion, Pinterest gives you the opportunity to showcase your work without a lot of text anything that gives us a breather in that way is a blessing.

 

**Images speak a thousand words if you know how to use them properly.

 

**Showing other sides of you that are consistent with your brand message gives people a chance to see you beyond the text you post on other sites.

 

**Pinboards like favorite books, homes and spaces, etc. give people points of entry, a connection with you because they identify and like the same things, a great way to start a conversation, have them look to see what you do and who you are.

 

**Everything we do online tells a story about us, it's our digital identity, Pinterest is a place where you can tell your story in a whole different way.

 

**Pinterest is also a place where you can relax, fantasize about the wardrope you'd love to have, or the amazing car or cars you want to have. Let's face it, we're all plugged in 24/7, this is a place where you can lighten up and/or market your business all on the same site.

 

**Pinterest is not only gaining a ton of users, but those users are spending an average of 89 minutes on the site

 

** Facebook is still leading by 405 minutes along with Tumblr also 89 minutes but it's obvious Pinterest is moving up quickly.

 

**It's important to know how to use Pinterest to showcase what you do in a subtle but engaging way

 

Feel free to visit my topic "Pinterest Watch"  a collection of articles from branding, case studies, metrics all in one place.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read article here: [http://on.mash.to/xNZoVj]


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5 Digital Tools to Boost Your Brand in 2012 Infographic

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Cash Mobs, the Anti-Groupon, Are Coming to a Store Near You - Business - GOOD

Cash Mobs, the Anti-Groupon, Are Coming to a Store Near You - Business - GOOD | Think Local | Scoop.it
Flash mobs meet local business in solidarity with neighborhood merchants.
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Small Business Marketing Strategies for St. Patrick’s Day

Small Business Marketing Strategies for St. Patrick’s Day | Think Local | Scoop.it
Marketing Expert, Charles Gaudet, Offers More Than “Luck” For Entrepreneurs (Small Business Marketing Strategies for St.)...
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Roanoke Cash Mob Featured in USA Today

Roanoke Cash Mob Featured in USA Today | Think Local | Scoop.it
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It's a mob scene at some mom-and-pop retailers across the country.
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JOBS Act Hits Delays in Senate

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A bipartisan bundle of legislation aimed at increasing entrepreneurs' ability to access capital sailed through the House, but has been slowed down in...
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American Express OPEN Small Business Saturday

CLIO Special Award Facebook Integrated Media Gold: American Express OPEN Small Business Saturday Digitas and Crispin Porter + Bogusky, New York and Boulder...


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How to Harness Your Attention in The Age of Distraction

How to Harness Your Attention  in The Age of Distraction | Think Local | Scoop.it

Great illustration by Anthony Weeks for Howard Rhinegold - His new book Netsmart is out, the link below will tell you all you need to know.

 

Being able to navigate through all the noise in this day and age is crucial.  This illustration via (Howard Rhinegold) speaks volumes.

 

Illustration of "Mindfulness/Metacognition" by Anthony Weeks for
http://www.rheingold.com/netsmart

 

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Buying Local: How It Boosts the Economy

Buying Local: How It Boosts the Economy | Think Local | Scoop.it
Wal-mart offers convenience and low prices, but buying locally produced goods may give you and your neighbors an even bigger payoff...
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Embracing Fast Small Business Loans | www.ArtikelPlek.be

Whether you're in high-end fashion or IT support, having funds on hand when you need it is an essential part of owning and succeeding with a small business.
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7 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Internet Business

7 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Internet Business | Think Local | Scoop.it
Not sure about starting an internet business? Let me give you 7 reasons why you should as soon as possible.
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