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Berrak Sarikaya
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We created this template to help you plan your content for small business. Download the template and let us know what you think!  https://goo.gl/JHjktm

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Question: How does this calendar differ from a regular calendar? I mean I just don't see where this will help with the content. I have been doing social networking for years now and a lot of people try to make you think that they have the answers to give you great content and success to only find out that what they are saying is very vague like create content...okay but how? they don't examples of how you do it? And I only say this because social networking is the new kid on the block for businesses.  There are a lot of people who want to coach you only to tell you indirectly "think for yourself" I would love to see people become more specific with all these so call answers to gain a business success. I think it's a lot of hard work and people don't want to tell people that.
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Alex Micky

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How to Select Quality LED Strip Lights for Home Décor
LED Strip Lights for Home DécorLED Strip Lights for Home Décor is basically consistent of rows of LED lamps following along either a vertical or parallel line. They are frequently regarded as bulks of undulating curls of light.Selecting an LED Light for home decoration is not as easy as it may appear o look, due to the hectic and bothersome logic which is required in making sure that one gets to make the best selection.Secondly, there is every po...
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SurveyCrest

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What Makes You Out-Standing In The Market?

Understanding and maintaining competitive advantage is the main thing that any business would want to have. This is what makes them unique from the rest of the businesses in the market.

Every business has its own unique selling proposition. What is yours? What differentiates your business and the products and services you offer from the others in the market? Share you views…

#BizWhiz #BizTalk #SmallBiz #Smallbusinesstips  
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Suzanne York

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Hi my name is Suzanne, I run a charity called Highbury Estate Youth Scheme for disadvantaged children, ages  5 - 18 years, please visit the website to find out more.
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Hamish O'Brien

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Hello guys and lovely ladies, I am currently wanting to start up an affiliates marketing scheme in order to make another source of income every month for myself. I am thinking setting up a blog or a vlog, does anyone have any knowledge on this type of area? If so your advice would be very appreciated.
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Thank you very much, I will have a look now.
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Harshal Katre

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Struggling to keep cash flow positive? Check out these 30 smart tips to cut business expenses and save money. 
Here is a list of 30 simple & easy to implement cost cutting ideas that can help you improve cash flow of your business. Best business tips to cut expenses.
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Mehreen at Work

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25% more consumers look at in-feed native ad placements rather than standard banners.

Now, if any hospitality business excels at its job, it will make sure that it can display a good number of sharp and interactive native ads. Truth be told, a lot of people are attracted to native ads that provide guidance on hospitality services.

#hospitality #tourismbusiness  
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Downtown Event Services

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Hello everyone, I am just getting started as a web designer and I would like to learn more about integrating my google presence with several websites I have in development. Topics I am interested in are
Developing google + as a business platform
Prospecting on google for clients
Datamining google for sales leads
Wordpress and google
Thanks and any replies will be answered
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Hey hii can u tel me abt data of pharma and abt. A easy n specific online payment gateway for overseas charging...best n easy 
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Thornton Elite

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Hello my name is Charles, I am from Colorado and I am starting up a new Youth Sports Development Organization. My ultimate goal is to make a multi million dollar sports facility for baseball, basketball, softball, and volleyball to be the home to hundreds of youth athletes. I am getting some good support but as I am only 17 I am having trouble finding a way to get some startup funds. Can anyone help or give me some tips? Thanks you so much!
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dinh thu

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Hi, I'm Thu. I'm from Vietnam. I have a plan to build a e-commerce lingerie business in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Hope to find a partner. If you guys interested in my plan, leave me a message. :)
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If you need designers / programmers to build your website, feel free to contact me. :)
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Berrak Sarikaya
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IMS Cloud

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The Small Business advantages to playing golf...
IMS Cloud originally shared:
 
Small Business Lesson: Playing Golf©

Have I told you before that my partner is teaching me to play golf?  I don’t have any lofty expectations of joining the LPGA tour but perhaps it would provide exercise and even a business opportunity.

Forbes even has advice for business conducted on the golf course.  Entitled: “19 Tips for Closing a Deal on the Golf Course”.  By my way of thinking, the best include:
1. Show up at the course alone and pair up with three strangers.  This makes sense.  If you are on the look out to make business contacts, you will have eighteen holes (nineteen holes when you include drinks in the clubhouse) and hours to learn about your golfing partners and them to learn about you. 
2. If you excel at your game or not, don’t be uber-competitive.  Just be yourself and play well. And if you are good at playing golf, then do so. Nothing starts conversations faster than having your foursome admire a great shot when you make it. 
3. Remember that compliments count. Do the same for them by complimenting them when they make a great shot. I have seen many a great business friendship develop between golfers by their exchanging suggestions on how to better one’s game. 
4. Do you bet?  This is almost de rigueur in golf.   If so, keep the bets low and friendly.
5. Always remember to bring business cards when you play, even when you are least expecting to use them. You’d be surprised by how often golfers ask for contact information for future rounds. 

I am still practicing on the driving range.  My partner very wisely said he doesn’t want the added stress to myself or others by trying to go onto a golf course to learn how to play. It’s embarrassing when you’re causing the foursome behind you (and the foursome behind them, etc.) to wait for you to hit your twentieth shot on the first hole before allowing the following groups to play through.  

In preparation for our first day on the driving range I bought four clubs, chosen carefully (to get me started). We went to the driving range, purchased a bucket of balls and, carefully following my partner’s instruction, I artfully drove “worm-burners” that, after many drives, eventually went about one hundred yards.  After about 30 minutes of this I told my partner that I had enough and it was his turn.  He took a club out of his bag and hit the ball.  It went 250 yards, another 250 yards, 300 yards, 350 yards… He went through every driver in his bag and the results were always the same. (Some shots actually hit the far wall of the driving range which was perhaps 400 yards away from the tee.) 

Certain that I had been sold “baby clubs” by the mean folks at the golf store, I asked my partner if he would like to try my clubs and (while I was mentally thinking about the “what for” I would tell the sales manager at the store when I returned these clubs) my partner started hitting balls with them.  Two hundred-fifty yards, three hundred yards, three hundred yards, three hundred-fifty and not a “worm burner” in the bunch.

Our next visit to the driving range was to the indoor range at the golf store.  This is where the balls you hit strike a mat on the opposing wall that show the trajectory and distance of your hit along with data to the side.  I was a little better at it this time around.  I still hit quite a few “worm burners” but I improved my distance a bit and I found I hit very few slices while managing to stay pretty much in the center of the fairway.  My partner however, hit his customary 250 and 300 yard drives and actually broke a golf ball in half on one drive.  In amazement, I pointed this out and he shrugged and said “This happens with used balls on a driving range.”  Well I’ve asked around, no one I asked had ever heard of it happening. 

But the main takeaway from my golf lessons has been that it is better to practice your golf shots in private before taking them out onto the fairways. And I believe that this also serves as a cautionary tale in business as well. You’ve got to feel comfortable with yourself before you take your show public. And if you haven’t already discovered this, you’ll find that this suggestion also goes a long way in business as well. The more practiced you are, the more comfortable you are with the world around you. The more comfortable you are, the more others can appreciate what you do. 

Business relationships on the golf course can become a source of shared happiness for all parties. And that’s a good thing. You should also be cautious about being overly eager to discuss business and avoid sales pitches at all cost.  Those can come later. Remember, people play golf to enjoy themselves and not to be part of a moving sales convention.

Remember too that people invest in people and the care you give the course (e.g. replacing divots, raking sand traps) will go a long way towards proving yourself a considerate individual and thoughtful golfer.  How you play the game translates into how you conduct your business. If you anger or get frustrated easily on the course, you will probably do so in business. If you are pleasant on the course and courteous to everyone you meet, then it will become much easier for others to see that this is how you conduct yourself in your work. This, in turn, may result in future business deals for you with golfing partners who can quickly become your friends and business associates.

For more information on small businesses, click here to subscribe to our series or contact us directly at info@imscloud.com.

IMS Cloud- 2015©
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Expoall.com

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What Do You Think?  Exhibitions help business to grow?

Yes!  They do…always.

How??

Be it any time period, the barter system in medieval, pre digital time or the digital time, exhibitions always facilitates commerce.

 Exhibitions provide businesses with unique advantages to — Meet, Greet, Show and Sell.



Virtual expo, and virtual trade shows are the perfect platform for meeting key people in your industry — market your business face to face. Exchange ideas to as many people as possible, learn about others business and exchange business card. This kind of virtual event can also be used as research tool. Ask visitors’ opinions on your brand, products and efforts.

Get surprised…how much you could learn from a single virtual exhibition!

Here's how exhibitions benefit most…


- Exhibition builds relationships.
- Exhibition maximises brand exposure and awareness.
- Exhibition allows to exhibit resource and potential.
- Exhibition generates leads and ultimately sales.

Did you say that you are a small business for trade shows? Virtual exhibition is your place to be! 

Grow your thought….Grow your business. Visit expoall.com and help yourself.
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Andrew Akinyede

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Hi, I'm a freelance graphic designer and marketing consultant and wanted to find out what your opinions are about reading books in your field vs online blog posts. 

I've found that books are amazing for getting outside of your own head and gaining new perspectives on things that will benefit you not only in business, but in your personal life too. 

What books have helped you most in your entrepreneurial journey?
What books have inspired you and made your a better person?
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The Power of Now was a game changer for me, too Andrew. In addition to those titles and many more like them, I have studied world religions, applied psychology and philosophy (good call out, Flippos!). Spoiler Alert: It's all the same thing. 

Pragmatically, it must be, as we have only one mind, not separate ones for our religious beliefs, our social beliefs and our belief about ourselves. Each discipline is simply a filter for looking at the same, human experience from a different perspective.
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William Siebler

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TIP: Sell people what they want first so that you gain a chance to help them with what they need. If you don't meet the want you can never get to the need.
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It's a universal Tip +William Siebler  :) yah ! its true. After your step I think, If you know what will they need in future and we aware about them. Its behavior you can say at 1st meeting. Its make trust and believe on you.

sell tactics is very upgraded now but past some word also add with your every step - "Faith", "Honest", "Dedicate".

But, here is the big problem for newbie how they gain chance to meet that type of people because approx all are go with or contact to "BRAND". 
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Gary Sharpe

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Imagine you're a Small Business Network.

You know the sort. Chambers of Commerce, Franchised Networking Groups, Federations. You're a collection of members, a co-operative, a series of networking events, a calendar of meets, a local group or an international giant devolved down into local branches.

You're funded by membership fees. You need to keep attracting new
members. That's how you make your money.

You need a website!

But... does a standard website reflect you or what you do, at all? Is it dynamic, collaborative, co-operative created by a network of members, each with their own distinct contributions? Or is it 5 or 6 semi-static pages which are controlled from the center? Does it engage your own members or even allow them to contribute at all? Does it show potential members all that you are and just why they need to be part of you? Do you even have the funds and capabilities to create it, let alone maintain it? Is it even a single website or is it fragmented across completely different sites - each of your local branches with its own separate place. Isolated and disconnected from the rest?

Imagine a different choice. Imagine a website where instead of webpages, we have affiliated Communities. Collections of links to articles, events, news items, information, archives. Outward facing Public sections, private members only sections, paid content areas. All fully threaded by a single but modular, dynamic and collaborative website. In other words, a network or franchise or federation of content creators. The direct online analog of you.

Confused? Then let me paint this imaginary picture a bit more clearly.

Imagine that LinkedIn provided white label or branded versions of the LinkedIn website. That you could have your own LinkedIn, but labelled with your logo, name and branding. Under your control. At the top level, however, no-one needs to sign in and anyone can see the homepage, a homepage where the newsfeed contains your links to the news, events, members, products and services of your network, outward facing to the world.

Just like on LinkedIn, here new sections can be organically added very easily and intuitively. So each branch and member company is here, with their own groups and pages and profiles. Spaces which they themselves create the content for. Yes, everyone in the whole, complete network is here now, under the single branded website. Remember you're in control of this LinkedIn-like website - so those advertising spaces are yours too. You can charge your members or branches to promote themselves, while B2B service providers might pay you a small fortune to advertise themselves direct to your members.

Imagine this, but much more than this too. Is it a fantasy, a dream? Well, it seems not.

Those of you who have read my previous posts will be aware that I have been investigating a novel community based social networking website called Carii. I've been looking into whether this would be a suitable place for business networks, in particular.

Well, lately the boss of Carii told me this.

" First of all, we are providing a "Pro" version with more branding specific to the business. Second, they own their own data and can manage it and delete it at any time. Third, Carii truly supports member to member engagement and the business can get metrics specific to the activity levels of each member and reward them for it directly. *We can also set up a fully private instance for a business - their own version of the platform. "

Imagine I'm a Small Business Network. You know the sort. Chambers of Commerce, Franchised Networking Groups, Federations. I'm a collection of members, a co-operative, a series of networking events, a calendar of meets, a local group or an international giant devolved down into local branches. Imagine I have the vision to see what this new reality could mean for me.

Imagine me going ape.
Imagine you're a Small Business Network. You know the sort. Chambers of Commerce, Franchised Networking Groups, Federations. You're a collection of members, a co-operative, a series of networking events, a calendar of meets, a local group or an international giant devolved down into local branches.You're funded by membership fees. You need to keep attracting new members. That's how you make your money.You need a website!But... does a standard web...
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Fionas Designs

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Hi Everyone

I am Virginia Emmanuel. I am a graphic designer and I design logos , business card designs, web banner ads ,ebook cover designs etc.

Hope I can be of service to all the good business people here .

My website is

Http:fionasdesigns.com
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Evelyn Chan

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Hi, I am Evelyn Chan from Fort Lauderdale FL. I own Better Body Spa in Fort Lauderdale, we have only been open for 6 months. So I am here to learn from all of you how to make the best of my Google+
https://plus.google.com/+BetterBodySpaFortLauderdale/
Better Body Spa is your choice for massage facility in Fort Lauderdale. We are specialized in pain management, hot stone therapy, foot massages, reflexology, Swedish massages, sports massages,
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Mary Jurek Design Online

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Wanted to say Hi before... but got deleted instead! Must not have the Google+ etiquette down yet.

Anyways, Mary Jurek Design here simply wanting to make an introduction and possibly a few connections ;)
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