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Berrak Sarikaya
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+Brandon Reinstein's #SummerBizTip is a great example of how you can create additional incentives to the customers finding you during their #Mobile search.  

Note: Summer Business Tips have been edited for clarity.

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The Ad Auditor

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Well, it's definitely a good start - let's hope this trend continues.
#jobs #people #economy #community
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/06/03/may-adp-report/28381273/
Businesses added 201,000 jobs in May, ADP reported.
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Red Cobra Vapors

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Hello I am Fox with red cobra vapors we are a small vaping company located in Twin Falls Idaho. We are currently only online but would love to be able to get in the stores and maybe even have a store of our own someday. However we have had a lot of complications. We always make sure to bet the competitions price. We are in desperate need of assistance on our website. the company that we pay doesn't do as much as we thought they were going to and to top that off we have a bunch of products that need work. We are looking for help thank you
Finding your favorite e-juice is easy when you turn to Red Cobra Vapors. Contact our online vape shop at (208) 410-8582 in Twin Falls, ID, to find out about our extensive selection.
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Tanesha Manigo-Brown

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Hello everyone, I’m Tanesha and I am the owner of Five Stones Boutique, an online artisanal gift boutique. Five Stones Boutique sells handcrafted gifts for any occasion, seasonal accessories and more all from independent artisans and vendors. I am excited about absorbing from this group ways to build my business through your expertise and successes then pay it forward to those who may come behind me in the group. Thanks in advance! 
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Proud of you and welcome to b world.
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AmeriCommerce

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"The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain
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Wise words,thank u.
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Studioseven50

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What is the most cost effective way of getting found on Google apart from posting and social media? #hairextensions  
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While it's not free, don't forget about AdWords -- the best way to get your name out there on Google SERPs for quick wins while you build up your content assets on your website. Just make sure your targeting, message and call to action are all on-point.
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SurveyCrest

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Entrepreneurs are an energetic bunch and their boundless energy means that they won’t stop at anything in order to achieve their goals.

 It is fair to say that the probability of people that are born to become entrepreneurs is more than those for whom entrepreneurship is an acquired taste.

Read in detail: http://www.surveycrest.com/blog/5-signs-you-are-destined-to-be-an-entrepreneur/

#Entrepreneur #Success #Signs #BusinessOwner #Startup  
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Directory Journal

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Relationship Marketing is Where It is At in 2015

The online world has been in this state for some time and there is no real turning back. We are in a social world and a world that demands relationships, or at least the facade of relationship. We desire the trust that we have grown to expect offline and yet expect to have it to the fullest in online business and personal relationships.

This infographic, about the importance of “being social,” is no small statement and is an evergreen statement to the state of this 21st century where we exist:

Read it all here: http://www.dirjournal.com/articles/what-is-so-special-about-commun-it/

Graphic courtey of +Virtual VIP 
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Hi my name is Randall Keith Norwood and I am the owner and operator of Norwood Custom Welding and Fabrication LLC in Texarkana Texas. I have over 26yrs experience in welding and Fabricating in all areas of my field. I still strive for perfection and to assure my customers that work will be done at a level that should exceed their expectations. I don't only do this for a living it is also my hobby and I am still in love with this field of work just as I was as a young man 26yrs ago. IF YOU CAN DREAM IT WE CAN BUILD IT
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It's just me as of now I reach out and hire hands as needed but most of the time it's me alone. Not small jobs either right now I'm building a 40'x50' shop by myself. I've dumped right at 100000 in the last year and my capital is not strong enough to keep full time employees at this time but I will survive.
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Welcome to the Google Small Business Community—a place where businesses can get the help they need to succeed on the web by connecting with experts and each other. We provide ongoing trainings, compelling discussions and insider tips. In addition, our certified community advisors offer their expertise to answer your toughest questions about business and the web.
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Funding Gates

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Do any of you #smallbusiness  peeps use freelancers?
Well first of all, you should, it can really help you get more done quickly & you might as well tap into their expertise when your own is lacking.

But how can you make sure your attracting the very best of the best to your business' project? It's all about the job posting.

Here are a bunch of tips, from real #freelancers , on what matters most to them when reviewing a job posting.

Our Fav Tips:
Job Posting Title: 
Try to describe your assignment in terms of a topic and subtopic.

Pay/Budget: 
The best freelancers do a fair amount of research to familiarize themselves with your brand, audience, and the topic at hand, so you may end up paying slightly more if you opt for an hourly rate of pay.
DEF include a total budget in the posting- especially if you list an hourly rate of pay.

Job Description: 
Much like a well-done job posting, describe the kind of experience you are looking for. Whether it’s their involvement in similar projects, working for similar companies, or writing for similar audiences, such details can only help you.

Final Considerations:
Freelancers do check your reviews, so encourage the freelancers you do select to leave you a review upon the project’s completion

For 10+ more tips...check out +Diana Mackie's post on +SuperTasker // +PeoplePerHour 's blog!
http://blog.peopleperhour.com/HowToAttractTheTopFreelancersToYourPosting

#smallbusiness   #outsourcing   #freelance    
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Kirill Kniazev

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In case you're a "do-it-yourself-er", when it comes to promoting your #smallbusiness on social media, this list covers 10 of the more popular tools out there.
Attempting to juggle each of your social media accounts can be tricky. To make life easier, here are the 10 tools to manage your social media accounts.
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Leah Berwald

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Lets be honest, we all want to crush our competitors! Learn how to do this using Personalization: 

https://blog.captainup.com/how-to-use-personalization-to-crush-your-competitors/
Lets be honest, we all want to crush our competitors. Personalization has become a hot buzzword in the 21st Century. It includes much more than just welcome emails, thank you emails, and addressing customers by name. Personalization is all about building loyal customer relationships and creati
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Does your business plan tell a story? Have you looked at other business plans to discover both their successes and failures? Have you clearly explained to investors how you're going to make money? These are just a few of the questions you’ll want to ask yourself when hashing out your business plan.

What do you think are the biggest things to look out for when writing a business plan? Any great ideas that can really boost a good plan to the next level?
Starting a new business and need a business plan for yourself or the bank? You've come to the right place. Read our 25 business plan tips from the pros.
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Good point indeed,I will do sow.thank u,chief.
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Ajay Prasad

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Your Customers are your most valuable asset and they are your advocates too

Every small business desires to grow their leads and add new customers every month! But in this effort, they sometimes snub their existing customers. Let me tell you that your existing customers are your most valuable asset. Keep them happy with your excellent service and they will vouch for you. This blog compiles 6 tips to turn your customers into the advocates for your company.

#smallbiz #customerservice #customerreview  
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Wyzowl

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Hi everyone. We recently interviewed entrepreneurial superstar Neil Patel and thought we'd share the video with the community. Hopefully you'll benefit from some of the tips he gave us!
Wanna know what Neil Patel is really like? What are his thoughts on video marketing, content and business? Check out this interview to find out!
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Kyle Anthony Ihlenfeldt

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Hello all.
My name is Kyle Anthony Ihlenfeldt and I am the founder and CEO of Envirospire.co.za based in South Africa.
We specialize in developing, manufacturing and selling 100% eco and environmentally friendly cleaning chemical, from general household cleaning, right through to janitorial service supply.
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Gil Pac

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#ManagementPrinciples   #Values   #Excellence   #RayDalio  
RAY DALIO ON LIFE & MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
"Truth and excellence are valued above all else.  In order to be excellent we need to know what's true, especially those things that we would rather not be true, so that we can decide how best to deal with them. We want logic and reason to be the basis for making decisions. It is through this striving to be excellent by being radically truthful and transparent that we build meaningful work and meaningful relationships."
~ Ray Dali, Founder of Bridgewater Associates 
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Tracey Kroell

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After we received a request from a local Scoutmaster to make an Plaque I started out with research of what is already out there and, all of the different designs that are available. When you are laser engraving on wood each different species of wood reacts differently to the laser and how dark or light it will appear. When I drew the design out I kept this in mind so that we are able to have a very clear and eloquent design. We also tried to keep it natural looking without the use of paint. This natural look is able to be placed anywhere without contrasting with household decor. The scoutmaster later installs an Indian arrow into the hooks. Since this award is so important we place a lot of emphasis on the appearance. We know of all the work that there was to get to this point. Congratulations and keep moving up.

WWW.CAPLAQUES.com
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+Tracey Kroell Your comment is a great example of "selling with stories" as it is genuine, stated the customer need, your task and consideration of work materials, end result and the sentimental value it created. 
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Mona Panda

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How to get sucessful in art and craft businss.

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Michael Ripa

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Hey guys.. check us out at www.smart-powers.com

We are your geek squad for smart home devices.. would love your business or any feedback!!
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Welcome to the community, +Michael Ripa, you have a very interesting business. I was checking out your website to see the different services you offered, but the site was incredibly slow and I hit "Service Unavailable" error pages. This may be something to take up with your web host; you definitely don't want potential customers to experience the same issue. How long have you been in the business?
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