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Up Your Confidence Quotient for New Business Success

Up Your Confidence Quotient for New Business Success | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
Self-deprecation is no way to attract new customers to your business. Lead with confidence for new business success!
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The small business guide to success - Washington Post

The small business guide to success - Washington Post | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
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In many ways, the ingredients you need to start a small business haven't changed much over the years.
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How to Score Your Website’s SEO in 10 Minutes or Less

How to Score Your Website’s SEO in 10 Minutes or Less | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it

One of the most important skills you can develop is getting a quick snapshot of a website's SEO. 

 

All it takes is ten minutes. And you don't need any expensive tools.

 

You can use this step-by-step process to determine your own website's health, to find out how your competitors are doing, and to discover what needs to be done to improve your SEO. 

 

Read More: http://www.quicksprout.com/2014/04/09/how-to-score-your-websites-seo-in-10-minutes-or-less/


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, April 10, 2014 10:38 AM

Knowing the health of your website SEO is key if you want your pages to rank at the top of the search results.


Having good onpage optimization is critical. Here are the other steps you should do to get a complete picture.

Celebritize You's curator insight, April 10, 2014 12:30 PM

How do you know if your SEO is enough? Find out how to score your website's SEO in ten minutes or less. 

Debbie Gartner's curator insight, April 11, 2014 7:45 AM

Here's a great guideline to quickly analyze the SEO/effectiveness on your website.  It's rather simple to do and quickly points out the areas you need to work on.


For me, I still need to do some work on my domain authority.  So that will be my focus for the next few months.

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How to Look Forward to Mondays

How to Look Forward to Mondays | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
Most people start to get a little depressed come Sunday afternoon. After all, who looks forward to Monday mornings? I do. And you can too.
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4 strategic things to do on Friday afternoon so that you can look forward to Monday morning.

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20 Quick Content Marketing Tips Every Blogger Should Know

20 Quick Content Marketing Tips Every Blogger Should Know | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
Content marketing doesn’t have to be a catch-all phrase for all things corporate or boring. As a small business owner, you can leverage the power of content marketing just by doing things right on your blog. Here are 20 tips to get you started.

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Multitasking Advice for Professionals: Don't.

Everybody seems to boast these days about the ability to multitask. I’ve seen it on countless resumes and have interviewed candidates who considered it a selling point. But the fact is that multitasking causes mistakes.
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How to Get More Referrals

How to Get More Referrals | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
Great word of mouth is the result of a planned, well-executed strategy focused on earning raving fans and helping them talk about you. (Good tips!
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Blogging for Small Business and Marketers

Blogging for Small Business and Marketers | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
Blogging is now the #1 area of increased activity for marketers. Tips for getting started or starting over.
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Improving Your Leadership Presence | Switch and Shift

Improving Your Leadership Presence | Switch and Shift | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
The question about how others experience your leadership should not be rhetorical.
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How Lutefisk Launched a Career

How Lutefisk Launched a Career | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
Writing a press release about lutefisk pie launched a career in copywriting and led to social media success
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Greatest Content Marketing Strategy | Social Media Today

Greatest Content Marketing Strategy | Social Media Today | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
(effective content marketing)

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A must!

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Joan Stewart's curator insight, January 26, 2014 6:47 AM

Barry Feldman presents a comprehensive plan for Content Marketing Strategy in this article.

 

Also included is a Slideshare by Marcus Sheridan to step out the fundamentals.

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Mean Girls Need Strong Female Role Models

Mean Girls Need Strong Female Role Models | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
Just this morning on The Today Show, there was a segment on “Mean Girls,” spurred by a young teen’s recent suicide.
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Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

Tax Tips for Small Business Owners | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
As I’ve just recently started my own business, I’ve spent more time researching taxes than I ever cared to spend.
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Valuable Business Skills

Valuable Business Skills | Tips, trends and insights for small business | Scoop.it
A little more than 25 years ago, at age 15, armed with my crisp, new worker’s permit and a racing heart, I stepped through the doors of a local pizza place and got my first real job.
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