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Brian Lyncook

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What tool do you use to tract your daily activities?
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I use Asana - it is a team scheduling tool, but I use it for my one tasks as well. 
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Elaine Rodriguez

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Do you have a plan, or like most of us are you working to just get by?  We think there is a better way.  It all comes down to three simple actions.  FIND. GROW. KEEP.  Inbox me or reach me at 951-217-5123 for more info.
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Davin Kemp

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Live Training- Webinar July 2nd 3pm Eastern

How To Build Your Email List Without Spending All Your Time Marketing 

Click to access here http://buff.ly/1HzJO0W
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Barry Seidel

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To get referrals make more referrals.  An inquiry about an area you don't do is an OPPORTUNITY.  #lawpractice #entrepreneur 
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Edokpayi Osamuyimen

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I just want to say that it's a huge pleasure to be part of this community. I am looking to invest in some ideas so it will encouraging if joy guys shared some of the potential business ideas that would help broaden my horizon. Thanks
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I could help you with a lot of business ideas get you Started. Contact me +Lee W​ @ubizup.
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Rajesh Sivapalan

Resources, Advice & Tools  - 
 
Hello Friends,

I wanted to know how many of you have used Moz tool for SEO (https://moz.com/) and your experience using it? Looking forward to feedbacks. Cheers! Rajesh. Co-founder of www.maximabusinesssolutions.com
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Cheers Rajesh!
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Arman Assadi

Marketing & Sales  - 
 
Marketing Persona 101: How to Reach Your Audience When No One Is Listening

Vince Vaughn photoshoot for my latest article...best stock photo ever? :)

My new article this week is about the marketing "persona". Anyone who works in marketing, wants to create a product, deliver a service, or even just write/blog—you need the perfect persona (or avatar).

Personally, I skipped this step in my business because I didn't think it was that important. ‪#‎amateurhour. It's super important. 

Read this!

If you enjoyed this guide, please share with a friend in business or marketing.
You're not competing with your market, you're competing with the internet and no one is listening. A marketing persona is how you reach your audience.
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Nellie Akalp

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Who else thinks there are so many options for every decision of starting a #business  ? I know I got overwhelmed - but I had to make a decision for something and move on. If you are indecisive, it's not that easy! I shared some tips to try and get past that and get productive!
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That great point
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Moxie Workshop

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Hi! My company, Moxie Workshop, is dedicated to helping small business achieve huge growth online. (We were shocked to see that only 51% of businesses have a website, even though 97% of customers look for products and services online!) Whether you need a site built, SEO help or some social media strategy, we're here to help!
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ubah henry

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am into the construction sector. and building trust with some of my friend abroad. i get things intact to make their arrival smooth. but most important i build houses and company layout- construction within and around Nigeria. Ashen Construction
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OK
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Terence Chang

Startup Business Topics  - 
 
Did you start your business from scratch? I started mine years ago with $3000. 

Entrepreneurship is hard. Isn't it?
 
How much does your business cost you annually?

I have never paid attention on my cost until today. It is getting scary when I actually list them. Here is the break down. 

• VPS Webhosting - $600/year
• 10 Domains - $120/year
• 3 SSL certifications - $210/year
• Microsoft Office 365 - $120/year
• Google Voice For International Calls - $120/year (average)
• Online flowchart - $49/year
• Adobe Creative Cloud - $120/year
• Barter Trade Membership - $60/year
• Mobile Phone - $200/year ($400/ 2 year)
• Mobile Phone Plan - $564/year
• Home Office Internet - $408/year
• Liability Insurance $300/year
• Accountant for Annual Tax Report - $250/year 
• City Business License - $50/year
• PDF Signing - $132/year
• Merchant Account Minimum Cost - $348/year
• Virtual Terminal / Gateway - $120/year
• PCI Compliance Cost - $120/year

That is total $3891.00 for one freaking year without doing anything.

This does not include other expenses to actually operate the business and take care of the clients. 

Entrepreneurship and startup is hard. You should be proud of yourself, if you start your business from scratch.
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Marketing is the biggest expense. 
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Sarah P.

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This ONE thing led to thousands of book sales, millions of blog visitors and even full-time job offers for this one blogger. 

I find this super inspiring - maybe you'd enjoy it, too!

Bread Truck Driver to Successful Entrepreneur: How One Thing Catapulted His Career to Massive Success:

 http://unsettle.org/guest-posting/ 
Have you heard of the 80/20 rule? If not, it’s the idea that 80% of our results comes from 20% of our efforts. It’s also called Pareto’s Principal after the dude who discovered it. Well, for almost every single Unsettler out there, what we talk about in this episode is the 20%. This one action
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Please see our community guidelines.  We as that you not use teasers here, and disclose when you share your own material. 
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Joe Forte

Marketing & Sales  - 
 
Amazon Vs. Google: Understanding the buyer's search engine - Is your SEO knowledge completely Google-centric? If you want to sell on Amazon successfully, you need to understand how its search algorithm works - and it's not the same as the Big G. Read more...

http://www.wordtracker.com/blog/amazon-vs-google-understanding-the-buyers-search-engine

#internetmarketing #marketingonline #marketingtips  
Find out how the Amazon search algorithm works and why it's different to Google.
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Md. Zubaer Ahammed

Questions & Crowdsourcing  - 
 
The concept of drawing on the crowd to garner ideas and understand trends is nothing new. In a basic sense, surveys, polls and suggestion boxes have attempted to accomplish this task for decades. But in the digital age, crowdsourcing has taken on an entirely different meaning. A growing number of organizations are using the technique to gain deep and often real-time insights into an increasingly complex array of business challenges. Some are even putting crowdsourcing at the center of their business strategy.
"There is relevance and opportunities to put crowdsourcing CIOs to use across the enterprise," says Maoz. " Read more for further information on this.
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Angry Ventures

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You are going to have to learn to deal with failure. There is no way around it. Thomas Edison tried over ten thousand different experiments before he finally demonstrated the first incandescent light bulb on October 21, 1879. Bill Gates' first company, Traf-O-Data, was a failure. Michael Jordan was once quoted as saying: "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winn...

Stay Angry ;)

http://www.angry.ventures/failure-get-used-to-it/

#failure #business
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Chad Willman

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Welcome group, Mobile store to door delivery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa startup looking forward to our success.
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Wideo.co

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Discover Wideo: A tool for creating animated videos for product listings, video marketing, promotions, or your website. Tons of video templates for #ecommerce  owners! http://goo.gl/0AKs0V
Wideo is a powerful yet easy-to-use animated video creation platform that lets you make video content for your e-commerce site in no time.
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john ruhlin

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Business leaders are working more than ever. Thirty-three percent work more than 50 hours per week, and 70 percent also work at least one weekend on a regular basis.
 
But it doesn’t have to be this way. By setting boundaries and employing a few productivity hacks, you can save more than 30 hours per month — extra time you can spend doing anything other than work.
 
In this article, John Ruhlin shares five strategies that will help you achieve work-life balance. 
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Allie Schefdore

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A short marketing video like this is exactly what your company needs to stand out. Especially when it ranks on the first page of Google. 
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The Hartford

Questions & Crowdsourcing  - 
 
Please share with us…
As a #businessowner  do you have time to take a vacation? 

+U.S. Small Business Administration +GENE MARKS +Ziglar Inc 
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Nope
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