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Google Small Business Community Week in Review

From great advice for  #WomenInBiz at the beginning of their journey to the power of hashtags, we had a lot of great discussions this week. Here’s what you may have missed:

#FromtheModerators

Impact of #WomenInBiz throughout history: http://goo.gl/W9g3oc
Four resources for #WomenInBiz : http://goo.gl/wFqrYM
What's your advice for a #smallbiz owner beginning her journey? http://goo.gl/Lc8njL
Is your business #OntheMap ? http://goo.gl/wjEYge
Thursday Tip: Use hashtags on G+ posts: http://goo.gl/EUuYxr
Is your business info complete on Google Maps and Search? http://goo.gl/Ppns7f

Our favorite member posts

+All In One Computer Repair just updated their website to be mobile friendly. Is your business' site ready? http://goo.gl/shtIB7

+Neil Ednacot points out that sometimes offering a discount to a client isn't always the best choice for your business: http://goo.gl/RNJykN

Today's links

Maintaining a good work-life balance can be a struggle, especially when working from a home-based business. +Harleena Singh shares some excellent tips on how to succeed: http://goo.gl/EqMDgK

+Will Sherwood shared an excellent guide on how to increase your website's exposure and improve your business' chances of being online: http://goo.gl/hFfP43

Welcoming our new members

We had lots of great businesses join our community this week, including +astico menswear+Core Contractors Inc.,  +The English Camp Company, LLC, and many more. Are you new to the community? Feel free to comment and introduce yourself.

What was your favorite discussion this week?
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Tommy Jereiah

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Hi everyone,
My website is currently under construction and so far the desktop view looks okay but the mobile view isn't all that yet. I mentioned to my web designer that i want my website to be mobile responsive which he said it is but my belief of a mobile responsive site is having same view on both platforms. Now I am compelled to remove some contents so as to make the mobile view look better. What do you guys think please?
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A responsive site is not the same on all devices, what would the point of that be?

For an example of a properly mobile ready website, look at mine: StevenJDavies.co

First look from a desktop or laptop, then look again from your phone - two very different views.
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A Maid With A Mop

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A Maid With A Mop Cleaning Company is the area's finest cleaning service. Our trained staff works in a variety of settings including office buildings, medical offices, new construction and homes. all of our products are safe for the environment, children and pets, We guarantee you will be more than satisfied with our work and our low affordable rates.
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What's your service area?
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Irredeano Anno

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Hello! My name is Dean and I'm on process building a huge travel agent in Indonesia!
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you can check us out at www.apphivellc.com
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SUDHIR SAVADI

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Corporate Brouchers, Flyers, Paper Bags and many more printed products we are involve in
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What do u do
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Eagle Eye Building Contractors Ltd has over 20 years experience in the building industry, we cover Guildford and the surrounding counties. Please feel free to contact us for any advice or for a FREE no obligation quote.
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Looking for a mechanic you can trust? Look no further! We’re the most friendly, honest auto repair team in the area.
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Lazy Brain

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How to become freelancer, might be question running in some of minds, so check out!!

#freelancer  

#online  
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William Schink

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Hi my name is willam schink I am 46 . I refinish wood floors and also do interior painting. I have over twenty years experience. it's not a job to me it's a art.
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Hello everyone, I am new to Google Plus just trying to navigate the world of the internet. So we are a locksmith outfit in Queens, we do emergency locksmith service, change locks, install window gates, cctv, doors, safes and anything to do with security.  Currently we service all of Queens, including Forest Hills, Flushing, Rego Park, Woodhaven, Corona, Elmhurst, Bayside, Whitestone, College Point and many other sections of Queens. We have been in business since 1965 as Abco Locksmith.
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That's always handy - especially as it pertains to unlocking the fortunes of small business ;^)
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Adnan Niazi

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We are a Security Guarding Company operating to standards such as ISO9001, 14001 and 18001. Our clients include United Nations High Commission for Refugees, British Land, London Bus Garages to name a few. With a small but ambitious team, we do our best to exceed our customer expectations.
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Barbre williams

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Truly inspiring reads for #businessowners  and those who manage their lives as #entrepreneurs   !!!
The co-founder and CEO at Buffer on the books that have had the biggest impact on his company and himself personally.
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Stephanie Blue

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Good Morning Google...have a wondrous day!!
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Patricia brown

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I am trying to save my 1936 dining car, The Silver Top Diner, 13 years ago the City of Pawtucket, RI asked me to move it there, gave me a HUD loan for $100,000 to rebuild an eating area, bathrooms, kitchen, etc, what they said it was going to cost me was a $400,000 construction cost was really 1.5 million!!! In 2012 I won in court trial with a jury against the PRA, I won my diner back & $188,000 and the jury asked the judge if they could give me pain & suffering money too but she said no, all they wanted was me to pay HUD back the loan, $52,000 had been spent for cost for the diner, no money ever was giving to me for myself, just used for things for the diner. 3 weeks after the jury decision the judge became a 13th juror & took everything away from me, the money, my dining car, gave it all to the PRA & said I still owe them for the loan from HUD. I am trying to get the HUD loan documents because I called HUD & told them what was going on & they asked me for a copy of my HUD loan, which I never saw or got a copy of & never remember filling anything out with HUD. The PRA also screwed up all loan documents, they conflict each other. Their attorney, Kevin Horan admitted to handwriting a UUC loan paper, (which had the date tampered with, I have an untampered copy) he was there & involved with the whole loan procedure & we are being denied to be able to question him in this case because the judges refused to have him recuse himself from the case & the UUC he wrote uo only states I agree to a UCC lien, I also have other things he signed.  The PRA told me they was going to pay for a business plan for me because you need that to get a loan, they screwed that up too & it took them 3 1/2 years to do it!! So I waited & waited to find out the day they handed the plan to me & I went in the bank, the loan officer took 1 look at the cover & said honey, you been set up to take a fall, The plan was made for the PRA to get a loan, not me, it also states I am the manager of the diner, what manager do you know who can get a business loan? many other things wrong with the business plan, many conflicts on the loan papers too. I will start posting pics of documents & other interesting things to allow the world to see why a jury voted in my favor. Meanwhile i had fallen on ice & snow so I am out of work because I tore up my shoulder but even worst I shattered all the bones in my neck, I am recouping from surgery with a total neck reconstruction, everything in my neck is totally fake. I am living on just over $700 a month & it's killing me to have to try to get money up to pay for things for my next trial, I need to hire a hand witting annalists to be done & a forensic accountant. I have a go fund me going if you would like to help   gofund.me/p0vtz0  I will be posting more things & put copies of things from my loans for everyone to see, I am fighting for what I think is right & just because someday some other poor sole will be dealing with the same corruption I am. you can also see a story that was done by RJ Heim from NBC channel 10   http://www.turnto10.com/story/28633454/silver-top-diner-saga-drags-on-in-court?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=11287136
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Thank You for reading
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How to Market Your Business on YouTube.
A lot of businesses and individuals actually get this wrong.
You have to understand the context of the YouTube space to be effective in marketing there. It's the second largest search engine, and worth getting it right...
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+Anson Wu I'm glad to hear it, that was the whole point! The more value you create the more valuable you are!
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Lavender Chang

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Hi everyone! 

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PakWired

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5 Essential Tools for Every Home Office

Do you run your business from home?

A home office sounds luxurious. Who wouldn’t want to lounge around at home and earn money every day? Home-based businesses are growing rapidly in many parts of the world. But having a home office isn’t as simple as plugging your laptop in at a desk and sitting there from 9 to 5. The more efficiently you can arrange your home office, the more you’ll get done, and the more successful your business will be overall.

Here are 5 of our favorite tech tools to spruce up your home office -- and your workflow, too.

Read more at: http://pakwired.com/7-great-tools-home-office/
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Bertrand Michel

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Visit www.labrocante.ca   for a very different store    antiques, collectables, books, old records , art , dozen of prints and some original lithographs ....and much much more ...member of Abebooks, Etsy, Facebook Under: La brocante Canada ....also member of Flickr .
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Hi Bertrand, just wanted to let you know.. your site is not mobile optimized... this is a no, no for search engine optimization these days.. id strongly recommend making your site responsive.
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