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Mike Sansone
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Lives in Omaha, NE
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SCAMPER! (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to other use, Erase, Repurpose) Great thoughts (out loud) +Gina Fiedel. Look forward to the series.
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+Gina Fiedel I did find the first one:-) Thanks
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To Be Like Mike, Work Like Mike

Skills develop over time and with diligence. Here are three keys to becoming the best you.
Can anyone hope to "be like Mike?" Gatorade or not, to Be Like Mike, you need to put in the work like Mike.
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Do You Have a Reviews Page on Your Site?

Creating a page on your site for Reviews or Opinions, pointing to the social networks that customers might share opinions, can be a boost to the recommendations you receive. 
Reviews can boost the findability of your business pages. Creating a reviews page lets your visitors know where and how they can share their opinions.
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A Journey of a Thousand Words Begins With a Single Stroke

If writing is giving you fits, write in short bits. Sometimes it's not "writer's block" but the perceived size of the block.
Every business owner is a writer. Blog posts, email, updates, newsletters, and other communications or marketing pieces. Try writing in short sessions.
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Business Books for Visual Learners and Explainers

I see many business owners using sketch pads and whiteboards to help them formulate their ideas or help them explain something in detail. These three books are great resources for the visually inclined business owner

These three business books for visual learners and explainers are among the leaders because of their style, content, and practical application.
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Mobile Apps for Business Owners - Productivity

These apps are great for capturing, saving, or sharing with clients.
There are a handful of mobile apps I think every business should have at the ready. These apps are tools that make it easier to manage, work, and connect with different aspects of your business. Evernote - This app is great for capturing and organizing thoughts and connections. The search features aren’t limited to text. …
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Does Public Speaking Make You Nervous?

Whether a major conference or the local chamber lunch and learn, some owners freeze up when it's time to deliver a talk in front of an audience. On this podcast, a few tips to gain confidence and composure.

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New Video Series - Friday Flutterings

I did a series of text-based posts in the style of Larry King's articles to start the year, and now I'm starting a video series. This is the introduction. (Note to self - Bring the Oomph next time)
The debut of a weekly video series and a return of Friday Flutterings (formerly a text-based series) begins. Using video as a platform for sharing ideas.
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SmallBiz Tracks Daily Podcast

A daily podcast? The format and the length fits perfect with what +SmallBizTracks stands for - keeping things small and simple towards building big.

First episode launched earlier today:
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Can Your Business Have a Subscription-Based Product or Service?

This is a topic that often comes up in discussions with small business owners looking for additional revenue streams. 

With the #SubscriptionEconomy  growing fast, and #Subscribed14  kicking off this week, the conversation is heating up. Is there a subscription-based model for your business?
Two early memories of subscription-based businesses are the newspaper route I used to have and one of those album-per-month deals I got into as a teenager that got me in big trouble. Subscription-based business has been around for a long time and can still thrive as a business model. These days, you can subscribe to …
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Quick and Concise Shows - MIcro Podcasts

Here are three daily shows, short in length but long in value, that provide examples of micro podcasting
Podcasts come in various lengths and frequency. Some of my favorites are of the short, daily variety. Here are three that bring value to business owners and leaders – each having a different pace and style – in content and example. Ask Pat: Pat Flym of Smart Passive Income brings honest, caring advice on how …
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Smaller Projects Leads to Bigger Results

Here's a visual depiction (slideshow) how +SmallBizTracks takes on bigger projects for small business.

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Conversation Conductor
  • SmallBizTracks
    Connections Conductor, 2013 - present
  • ConverStations: Social Media Coaching
    Conversation Conductor, 2005 - present
  • Various
    Community Manager, 2000 - 2004
  • AOL
    Community Program Mgr, 1997 - 2000
  • Sansone Property Mgmt
    Property Manager, 1991 - 1996
  • Salinas Spurs Baseball Club
    General Manager, 1989 - 1990
  • Springs Rescue Mission
    Houseman/Staff Mentor, 2012 - 2013
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Colorado Springs, CO - Des Moines, IA - Abingdon, MD - Sterling, VA - Chicago, IL - Champaign, IL - Harrisburg, PA - San Jose, CA - Monterey, CA
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Conversation Conductor, helping small business attract and connect with their customers by building a better business presence.
The Purpose: Help small businesses in building a better business presence online and offline with small steps leading to bigger results. 

The Practice: Changes continue to happen quickly. Our services and products are designed to allow for small steps so changes can happen in stride. We attend to large projects with concise steps.

The Person: I believe in smiling eyes, firm handshakes and others first. I believe if you're in public, you've made yourself accessible . . . that we're all contagious and choose our own contagions . . . the wonder of curiosity, the potential of imagination and power of teamwork. I believe the decision of love precedes the feeling of love . . .of being child-like, but not childish. That unequal circumstances should not be treated equally . . . And there's always room for one more good one. I believe Mistakes are Tuition. #POTSC

If I Circle you one of two things are going on:
(either) - Thank you for making me smarter. At some level, what you share (or where you get it from) adds value to my life.
(or)  - Welcome to Google+, thanks for circling me. Hope I am to you what those above are to me. If it's only temporary - no prob - we had fun while it lasted

A few Suggested Circles: Here's a good start, but it's your choice
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There's Always Room for One More Good One - I work hard at paving the road so others may succeed. I count their successes as my own.
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Be Like Mike? Work Like Mike

Helping Small Business in Building a Better Presence with Small Steps

3 Business Books for Visual Learners and Explainers

These three business books for visual learners and explainers are among the leaders because of their style, content, and practical applicati

3 Micro-Podcasts for Business Owners and Leaders

Podcasts come in various lengths and frequency. Some of my favorites are of the short, daily variety. Here are three that bring value to bus

7 Mobile Apps Every Business Owner Could Use

There are a handful of mobile apps I think every business should have at the ready. These apps are tools that make it easier to manage, work

Writing to Save Your Business: Blogging Tips from Marcus Sheridan

During a recession, Marcus Sheridan saved his business by blogging. Now, learn blogging tips from the man himself.

SmallBizTracks Takes on a Small Business Website

We've created a visualization how SmallBizTracks takes on a small business website. It's one of many types of big projects we dissect.

Who is Your About Page Really About?

Once you create your buyer persona or core customer, write an About page about your customers so new visitors can see if there might be a go

21 Ways a Copywriter Can Help a Small Business - SEO Copywriting

Small business owners need a LOT of copywriting help. Here are 21 types of content that they might need and haven't even thought of yet.

Think Bigger (Thoughtography)

Sometimes, as small business owners we are so focused on what we’ve always done, we don’t see what’s possible. Look beyond perceived limitat

Show 482 - Mike Sansone on Creating Successful Business Models (The Enga...

The Engaging Brand podcast covers social marketing, business ideas and brand marketing tips. Remember as a subscriber you can download 30 Le

Google Glass: Is Your Privacy In Jeopardy?

For today only Google is expanding its Google Glass Explorers program by offering the controversial wearable device to the public for $1500

What Happened to All the Laughter? Altucher Confidential

Dan Harris, the anchor of the ABC show Nightline, had a total panic attack on TV in 2005 in front of 5 milion people. He simply shut down an

Are Comments Really Necessary on Your Small Business Blog?

Are Comments Right for Your Small Business Blog? It depends on your audience, where they engage most, and on your time, and whether you're a

BuzzSumo - Search Engine for Finding Content, Keywords, Influencers, and...

BuzzSumo new search and save feature (Search Once and Subscribe) makes it a go-to tool for finding content, keywords, influencers, social sh

Using Social Media for Business and Benefiting Your Customer

So many ways for small business to use social media. An more important question than how it will benefit your business is how will it benefi

Collaborative Business Alliances - Shared Customer Base

What type of businesses share your customer base and is collaboration to create a product or service for your shared customers possible? Ext

Videos on How To Do Video for Your Small Business

You want to shoot video for your small business? Where do you start? What about lights? Microphone? Cameras? Action? Here are a set of short

WOW! These folks make everyone they greet each morning feel welcome and at home, greeting with a smile and using their first name. Fantastic energy and enthusiasm! I've only been coming to this location a short time (former Panera "home" at 6740 University in W Des Moines, IA, aka "Panera U"), yet they allow me to feel like I've been coming for years. Big thanks to Jill for leading the welcoming spirit! It's good to be home at Panera.
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Awesome! Huge and clean, with many machines and very helpful service. Also offers free wi-fi, several flat screen TVs, plenty of tables ... and a microwave oven! I found this place because of their Google+ page!
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Great staff (especially during daytime). Open all 24, though be prepared to do self service during wee hours
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Great service and menu. Awesome atmosphere for community. Can get noisy during lunch hour.
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There's more than just mattresses here. Great collectibles, especially vintage magazines in great condition. The owner is often present and always engaging. You're sure to find some great stuff here.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very goodService: Excellent
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A great community of faith, family, and fellowship
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