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I like tip #7. Why? I always hear about coffee, and rarely enough about happy hour. After a LONG day's worth of work, we all deserve a happy hour. That means turn off the computer and unwind. It's really really good for the brain.

<~ From THIS (Ruby) recovering workaholic.
Tip 7: "Take a trip to happy hour. We tend to spend our workdays chained to our coffee mugs. But did you know that a little bit of alcohol can help with brainstorming too?"

How do you get the ideas to start flowing?


Hey there! Does anyone have a book they'd suggest as a must-read for small business owners in 2015?

I will be writing a blog post on this topic and would love to include the book you recommend, plus a comment about why you're recommending it! (I'll include your name, title, and company if applicable, so please leave that info along with a link to your site or a social profile). 

Whether it's personal development or an autobiography of an entrepreneur you admire... I'd love to hear your ideas! Thanks! 

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Licensing your content, if done correctly, will create a method, by which, to protect it:  

#TrademarkLaw #IntellectualProperty #CopyrightProtection #AssetProtection #FrancineWardLawyer

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How do you feel about working out of your home? Can you be productive?

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Why Do Businesses Still Provide Terrible Customer Service?

In today’s competitive, consumer-powered marketplace, providing terrible customer service is one of the fastest ways for businesses to lose customers. Why do we still see so many examples of companies offering awful customer service? Here's 6 most possible reasons:

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The whole secret to staying in business is to have stamina. It’s about surviving the ebb and the flow. All business large or small are in the same position. #SmallBusiness #BusinessSuccess

Marketing Q&A: How important is a custom logo for a #smallbusiness ?

The beauty of #Marketing today is that over half the marketing tools are free. But, don't let that fool you; there are important reasons to spend money on your marketing.

Great Marketers know that the most important place to spend money is on business presentations. This means the quality of your stationery, business cards, brochures, flyers and logos.

The public will get their first sense of your professionalism through your written materials, so make a strong impression. This may cost you some money, but look at it as an investment in your future. 

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If #content is to become the foundation of your overall #marketing activities, as a way to be found, build know, like, trust (new #branding) and educate, then you have to think big picture about what your content will look like collectively rather than stand alone pieces.

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A lot of small business owners tell me they’ve tried to advertise, it doesn’t work and it’s a waste of money.

For most small businesses, it is a waste. Not because it doesn’t work, but because of the way they are trying to work it. 
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