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Why Do Small Businesses Fail? (Small Business Failure Rate Statistics Infographic)

You’ve heard it before: Half of all small businesses are doomed to fail before their first year is out. You’d think this statistic would put people off of opening small companies – especially high risk ones like restaurants and retail stores – but this doesn’t seem to be the case. When it comes to functionality, the general…

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5 Social Media Integration Tools That Can Help You

Social Media Integration Tools can help you “see” and “engage” your marketplace in an easier, faster way. If you are not familiar with them, we showcase a few of them here. It will totally help the way you operate social media. You can follow along to see how much it costs (if any), if they…

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5 Ways To Get Top Local Search Rankings in Google

Google is the leader in search. The massive 67% ownership of the search market (comScore) shows how a business who occupies top spots in Google Search, can drive big traffic when done right.  A high authoritative and trusted website and relevant pages that Google loves will do it. That matters in local search engine optimization…

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What is ReMarketing or Retargeting?

Re-marketing is a practice that truly works to encourage a person to click on the banner ad. Google paid advertising (Google Adwords) has the ability to use the new remarketing advertising, more commonly known as retargeting. You should try it out. After it’s set up, you add a small code snippet on your page(s). Think…

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Need to Hire a Virtual Executive Assistant? The Top 10 Best Places for a Virtual Assistant.

When a small business starts to see growth, a common challenge is how to manage that growth. And, especially when it comes to human resources. Hiring new staff must consider not only the talent – the skills, background and unique experience to fit that business. But, also the cost … the term “overhead” comes up.…

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Why PPC Marketing Is The Profit Magnet For Your Business

When I think about the many opportunities that exist in internet marketing for brand visibility / lift, web traffic increase, search engine optimization, banner advertising, lead generation, landing page testing, content / copy testing, banner testing, funnel (e-commerce) testing, social media, customer engagement and building your email list (follow-up marketing) … and with an awesome…

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How To Build High Converting Landing Pages And Get More Sales

Before you plan or create any special page (squeeze page, landing page) for your traffic/visitors, we need to take a few steps back. It’s important to understand the “landscape” of your marketing and your situation first. While the rules for high converting landing pages apply in *any* industry online, the mindset about how to create…

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Millionaires Who Give Away Money (Like Crazy)

When you started your small business as an entrepreneur, you had big dreams, hopes and goals (and you still do!). It’s possible that at first, it was very ego-based: to serve yourself, customers and only those close to you. Then, as you made more money, you’d buy more stuff, invest back into the business, possibly…

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SEO and SOCIAL MEDIA Must Work Together (especially for Musicians)

I spoke at a recent musicians social media and SEO training event in Hollywood, California. I covered Search Engine Optimization and the importance of planning SEO Strategies for Musicians, Artists, Bands and more. I also spoke briefly about social media and the importance of content and sharing – so that you can build authority and…

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Dogs, Trust and $10,000 Dollars – A Magic Example Circle Of Communication (Eminem Style)

“Trust is hard to come by. That’s why my circle is small and tight. I’m kind of funny about making new friends. – Eminem” Warning: This is in relation to social media communication, connection and lead generation. So, before you quickly scan this post please know that the foundations for the online social platforms must…

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