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Which holiday season is the busiest for your business? 

#Retail   #FromtheModerators  
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Back-to-School
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Thanksgiving through Christmas
49%
Moms, Dads, & Grads
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Other (Tell us in the comments)
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Juan Pérez

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Juan's landscape service and design can take care of all your landscape needs we provide general yard cleanup mulching planting Trimming-irrigation repair sod-installation -mowing - presure Kleaning -and much more call for any question at 561-577-3394 
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Anam Khurshid

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Hi my name is Anam Khurshid. I am doing Software Engineering and I wanted to start my business with a team of 4 or 5 people
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Good luck for bright future.
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Ark Cosk

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GMR Web Team

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Ever hired a web designer or developer agency and repent later on your choice?

Outsourcing web design to a professional agency is a trend now because its reduces a lot of time and business owners can focus on other resources. However, not every web design agency does what it says. So how to spot out a terrible one and weed them out. 


#webdesign   #smallbusinesstips  
 
Hiring a Web Designer Agency: Weeding Out a Bad One - Part One

Your company’s website is one of the avenues potential customers use to gauge your business. Have a sloppy website and you risk your products or services being branded as careless. Before you win the revenue game, you need a website that will improve the perception of your business among clients. Thus, hiring a web designer company with a proven track record is critical to the success of your business.

This post explores some of the most important signs you should watch out before you end up hiring a bad web designer or agency. http://buff.ly/1LT0aBn

#webdesign #business
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Dashing Promo Ltd

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It is essential for companies to implement different marketing tactics in to their marketing mix, in order to remain competitive and differentiate themselves from the competition. Promotional products are an excellent way to promote your brand and get noticed. They are memorable, help to develop a relationship with clients and leave them with a lasting impression of your brand.
The use of promotional products is most effective when the target audience is specifically identified.
This article will advise some ideas on how to choose the right promotional products, in order to promote your business.
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Lisa Cato

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Hi my name is Lisa and I have a small little shop on Etsy. I make and sell doll clothes for 18 inch dolls such as American Girl dolls. I have a blog . Sew Into 18 inch Dolls. I had another one a couple of years ago but I just can't seem to get many members to follow. So I started a new one. I'm hoping to improve my content and keep the look of it simple. I also struggle with what to write about. 
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Consilario Consulting

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Figured I would provide links to the blog posts I've put up so far, so I'll periodically add a link to an article.  If there are any topics you'd like to to cover, please let me know.
Programming is obviously a skill required for developers, software engineers, and other "programming" jobs. However, unless a manager has co ...
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Meena Krishnamsetty

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Think before investing: these are the 5 hardest small businesses to run.
Are you curious about the hardest small businesses to run? Opening a business nowadays is not that easy. You cannot do it in a day even if it’s a small...
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My 1st online course is now live 
Hello i just launched my first online course. I didnt know i had it in me. if a friend hadn't challenged me to turn my information and experience into a course to help others i would have never done it. i would have went right along sharing the info for free thinking maybe someday it will lead to something. 'It is called on the air using podcast radio and tv interviews to reach a wider audience share your story and promote your brand. It is now available on selz and gum road. It draws on my experiences and the fact that I have been able to grab so many opportunities to tell my story and spread my name online. I am seeking people to review the course for their blog or podcast. I am also looking for affiliate sales people. And I am willing to send them the files via drop box so they can listen to them prior to promoting them. I want people to know what they are talking about and be able to give an opinion about just how helpful the course should be. I hope you will help by sharing this link. Thanks and take care, max www.theblindblogger.net/courses
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In celebration of #WorkLifeHarmony this month, we created this bucket list (https://goo.gl/vytJpc) to inspire you to break out of your work rut. Challenge yourself to do the things listed here and share your progress in the community using the hashtag #WorkLifeHarmony. 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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AmeriCommerce

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Ever created a buyer persona for your online small business? If you haven't, or you aren't sure what one is, have a read of this blog post to find out more.

#smallbusiness   #smallbiz   #ecommerce   #marketing  
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DAKS Couriers

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Hi Everyone,
Competition breeds the best results. To be successful, you can't be afraid to study and learn from your competitors. After all, they may be doing something right that you can implement in your business to make more money.
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Cake Ville

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Hi there everyone, my name is Annie and I am a self-taught cake baker and decorator. I have a blog where I have my cake journals  and I am training myself to become a renowned cake artist that will eventually boom into a business plan. Caking making for me right now is a small scale business and still based on me enjoying the work and I do. Am building up my cake story from being a small time baker to a big time most-sought after professional cake baker and decorator.  So far I have been epileptic with the business but I have decided to focus on it fully. Please join me on my cake journey as I evolve into the best cake professional there is.
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Jose Amaral Jr

Getting Found Online  - 
 
How to add a Missing Business to Google Maps
I have made a short video to show those who might want to learn how to add a missing business to Google Maps by using your computer
https://youtu.be/mGm1rzt3cUE

Check out my other video on How to do the same process but using your Android Mobile Device https://goo.gl/vkgEhV
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William Siebler

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Did you know 52% of consumers say that watching product videos makes them more confident in online purchase decisions (Source:Invodo.com). My testing indicates video often doubles conversion rates and increases time on site which can boost Google ranking. Here's a draft video I made for a client https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl-1U3N03zk I would love any feedback on it. Do you use video on your site to get more leads and sales?
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+William Siebler Definitely agree on the power of video.  As for feedback on this one, I think you can reduce the time by at least 66% or more and still communicate the same message. You really want to try to make these as quick as possible.  I would also start the video with a powerful branding message. The company is not mentioned until the 32 second mark.  If you ran this as an ad, I think you'd see in YouTube Analytics that the majority of viewers would not make it that far.  I know Swish can be fun, but I think it seems more focused on the animations and tweens than the actual content.

This might not be possible for you, but I've found for local service type businesses, real video with real people work best. It doesn't have to be fancy or TV production quality... point and shoot is fine. In fact, that's how a lot of the reality shows on TV today are done.

For local service campaigns, it's all about making the prospect familiar with the business.  What does it look like? Who will I be dealing with? Why should I be dealing with you?

I try to keep my videos at 15 seconds or less. Your VTR will be better. Also, if you choose to advertise on YouTube, a 15 second video gets a lot better reach than a 30 second or 1 minute video with a low bid.  In some cases I've seen it 10 to 15 times better.
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Sanjay Dalal

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Are you a woman, diversity, veteran or disabled small business owner? Please connect with me so that I can help promote your #products and #services for no cost. This is my way of giving back and helping fellow #entrepreneurs rise up and do well. Cheers!

Have an awesome rest of the week!!
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Please help me promote my businesses (marketing) I do house and buildings renovations ;painting water proofing etc
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Molly Youngblood Geiger

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Google  Gave Away A $1 Million Dollar Design Guide For Free

A couple of weeks ago I posted about Google's new and free Website Design Tool, Google Material Design.

First let's understand what is Material Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8TXgCzxEnw


If you are really interested here is a video about how Material Design was an experiment that actually worked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrT6v5sOwJg

10 Reasons Why To Consider Using Google Material Design For You Or Your Clients Website.

1) Google gives you the playbook for FREE.

2) No more stressing about tough design questions.

3) Your website will most likely rank better in search results.

4) You keep consistency between the mobile, tablet and desktop experience.

5) Roboto font is clean and easy to read on any screen size.

6) Material Design is already becoming the industry UX/UI standard.

7) There are multiple resources dedicated to supporting Material Design.

8) Your products become more intuitive to your users.

9) It’s designed to be responsive so going from mobile to desktop is easy.


10) Your app or website’s UI/UX is going to be clean & sleek!!

Read the original article for additional insights from the original article can be found here:

http://www.business2community.com/online-marketing/google-gave-away-a-1-million-design-guide-for-free-01291838
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Yes Would Use A Free Google Website
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No Would Not Use A Free Google Website
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Might Use A Free Google Website
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Have No Idea How To Use This
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Harry Stockton

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Retirement Planning?
Are you like many entrepreneurs when it comes to retirement? In the early days of small business growth many owners failed to incorporate a retirement plan into their planning. Have you planned for life after your business?

What you do to retire securely is the same as what you do to build your business. Set a goal, make a plan, stick to the plan. You're there.
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Your Marketing Specialist

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#Snapchat or #Instagram? Which will work best in your #marketing #strategy? Both awesome in their own right, but one must emerge victorious for your business!
http://yourmarketingspecialist.com.au/marketing-secrets/instagram-vs-snapchat-which-is-better-for-marketing.html
Social media marketing gives us two main contenders for purely visual media – Snapchat and Instagram. But which one is best for your business?
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