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How do you plan to market your business for the upcoming holiday season?

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Social Media
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Telemarketing & Events
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The Entrepreneur Map

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Hello everyone,
I'm the creator and sole proprietor (a one ring circus) of the Entrepreneur Map - which provides free location-based promotion and marketing tools to small business owners and entrepreneurs everywhere.
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DANI TRANSCOM

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HEI THERE EVERYBODY!WE STARTED A BRAND NEW SMALL COMPANY IN OSLO NORWAY WICH IS GOING TO OPERATE IN THE TRANSPORTATION BRANCHE.ALL KIND OFF TRANSPORTATION FROM SMALL ENVELOPS TO BIGGER PARCELS AND MOVING SERVICES.WE HAVE DRIVERS WITH OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN NORWEGIAN DRIVING.WE ARE A HUNGRY TEAM,WE LIKE WHAT WE ARE DOING AND LOOKING FORWARD FOR NEW CUSTOMERS.
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WE DON´T HAVE A WEB-SITE YET BUT WE ARE WORKING ON IT
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VoiceMailTel Inc

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Hello everyone! My name is Barbara Cook, working for a business phone service provider company in Toronto. I am writing business related articles and about fun topics every day. If you want to see more helpful business articles from my end make sure to check our page since it is updated daily. Thank you for allowing me to post in this community and for the great posts I can find here. If you like and find helpful any of my articles make sure to comment/give feedback, it is always appreciated! Have a great day :) -Barbara Cook (the face behind VoiceMailTel' posts)
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We're glad to have you, Barbara. Thanks for adding +VoiceMailTel Inc to the community. We'll look forward to your contributions in future discussions.
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G. Guerrero

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As a customer, what is the one tip you would give a sales representative?
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Sales representative should never impressed by customer always try sell its own products 
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Vishnu Exim

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Hi friends , my name is Mr. Paras Shukla , owner of Vishnu Exim, located at India , We are merchant Importer and exporter , having offices at India, China and Africa. 
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Welcome to the community, +Vishnu Exim. Be sure to bookmark the main community stream at http://g.co/GSBC so you don't miss a post. What sort of products do you import/export?
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Busy Blogs Plus

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 How can you sell services on your blog without being a pest?

Your company blog can be an effective lead generation tool, but only when used correctly. This post highlights several methods for selling services on your blog without annoying potential customers. http://bit.ly/1JrySx8
Are you using your company blog as one big sales pitch? Learn how to effectively influence customers to buy with your blog.
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Shawn Purvis

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Good day small business owners.  I just joined and want to Introduce myself.  I am an Insurance Agent for Farmers Insurance.  I opened my own agency in the Fall of 2013.  My business is gradually growing and I am looking for ways to help it grow faster.  On a more personal note, I am a foodie with a history in the Hospitality business.  If I can provide you with advice in either field please don't be shy.
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Welcome, +Shawn Purvis, thanks for being a part of our community. We'll certainly look forward to any advice you have to share from your areas of expertise. What methods of increasing business have been successful so far? What hasn't worked out?
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Sandeep Adhikari

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Hello, I am very glad to be here. I am a registered pharmacist in Nepal and running a health store. Want to improve pharmacy community services in Nepal in low budget. I would appreciate if anyone suggest me what kind of low budgeted services we can start to improve patient attitude towards pharmacist.
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Thank you Briella. Yes, because pharmacy profession in South Asia is in preliminary phase. Furthermore, patients are in confusion with many system of medicine because communication media are advocating different system of medicine without any proof of randomised clinical trial. Thus, I am looking for suggestions which will help me to improve perception of society towards pharmacist and attract customers in my pharmacy and health care departmental store.
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September is #SocialMedia month in the community. RSVP and submit your questions for our events: LinkedIn for Small Business: https://goo.gl/z2tkUY YouTube for Small Business: https://goo.gl/AGPfMp Pinterest for Small Business: https://goo.gl/o0rmQB Twitter for Small Business: https://goo.gl/MWTAsa 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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ChrisTopher Reynolds

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Our business is on google maps but when someone searches within our city the pecking order is from the center of the city out. This places my business below the initial line of site. How can I fix that without moving. For consideration I already pay for google Adwords and rank well when you scroll down. 
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Shelley Stratton

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I'm turning my hobby into a new stained glass business. Can anyone recommend to me some sites to check out that would be good to manage costs, profits and time? Thanks!
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You look like an economist. Just brake your glass and c how many designs you may find and think about it.
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Joe Htoo

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Anyone here use Blogger ?
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I do it's important :)
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George Kao

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I liked the following post about bringing the spirit of loving-kindness (toward ourselves and others) into our work.  Written by +Tord Helsingeng, a meditation teacher.

Friendliness-practice for entrepreneurs.

The following is a variation of the #Metta -practice from Theravada Buddhism, although it can be a secular practice, or within your own religion. It is often called #lovingkindess , but the word really means "friendliness", and I think this is more useful. The idea is that you offer this friendliness towards yourself, then to others, as in the traditional practice.  Doing it on competitors (I prefer the term "niche mates") is particularly interesting.

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May I be safe.
May my true needs be fulfilled.
May I have food to eat, warm clothes, and a safe place to sleep

May I be happy.
May I develop unconditional happiness.
May I taste the nectar of flow in all activity, expansion, and contraction.

May I be healthy.
May I be resilient in the face of challenge.
May I be aware of my own limits and respect them.

May I be peaceful.
May I be at ease, awake and relaxed.
May I be a friend towards myself and towards all beings.

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[Note from George Kao:]

Say the above slowly.  Bring a gentle smile to your face, and use "soft eyes".  Try touching your heart as you say the above words, and feel into the spirit of compassion.  Then, if you have time, do another round for your customers/clients (as a group, although this could be a wonderful practice for preparing for meeting with a client.)  Then if you have time, do the practice again for your competitors (or a specific one that you feel particular rivalry with.)

May this practice expand your heart and wisdom in your work!  

#consciousbusiness #mindfulness
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Joe King

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Hi everyone,I run a real estate company in Kenya,due to the high dollar rates,business is kind of down.someone with an idea how I can make money online?
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VoiceMailTel Inc

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First of all thanks for the interest shown in my business related articles. Here you have a fresh one regarding some useful facts you might not know about the VoIP service. Take a look at my latest Blog post: 

http://www.voicemailtel.com/phone-service-voip/?utm_source=Posts&utm_medium=SM&utm_campaign=GooglePlus
Phone service is a basic utility that many of us, especially business owners, cannot do without. But just because it’s necessary,doesn’t mean it is exciting
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Will Sherwood

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Does "House of Cards" hold lessons for business owners?  

The Netflix drama, showing the rise to power of the ruthless politician, Frank Underwood, would seem to contain lessons of things to avoid if one is a businessperson. For example, no one would advise someone to commit murder, even if it turns out to be advantageous. Read more:

http://thesherwoodgroup.com/business-education/house-of-cards-lessons-for-business-owners/
Does "House of Cards" hold lessons for business owners? The Netflix show seems to contain lessons of things to avoid if one is a businessperson. Read more:
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Ever heard of the Moz Bar? It's a useful add-on that gives you access to information about your website. It can tell you your domain authority, number of backlinks, page authority and so much more. We wrote a post about the MozBar and why it's brilliant for any online business.
Moz Bar is a highly useful tool for any web designer or marketeer. It allows you to view how good another web page is by using it's domain authority, number of backlinks and many other features.
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hemant yadav

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Hi. My name is hemant yadav. I am persuing chartered accountant course along with b.com course. I have a great passion for starting up my own business. I wanted to know what kind of web business areas are open for a student or a teenage entrepreneurs? 
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Melissa Jenny

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Hello Everybody. I just joined and wanted to introduce myself. I own a small business that specializes in preserving !  We preserve all your floral memories wedding bouquets, funeral flowers  and more. My business is growing and I am looking for ways to make it grow even faster
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Thank you! Its been a little over a year now
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