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How to Use Twitter as a Professional Networking Tool

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Twitter is more than just a method to share your thoughts regarding any particular subject. It can be a powerful tool used to develop a vast professional network. As more than 300 million active users take to the site on a regular basis, there are a number of opportunities that could be waiting for you. By taking the time to learn what the system can offer, you can improve your reputation among many in a fairly short amount of time.

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5 Things to Do in Facebook to Make Professional Connections

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Facebook is one of the most popular social media sites on the Internet. It keeps families connected over long distances while helping businesses and professionals connect to potential clients or employers. However, it takes more than handing out your personal profile to others in order to secure this professional network. As Facebook can help you develop strong ties, it can also be detrimental to your career if used incorrectly. Profile Page.

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5 Useful Tips for Working From Home

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Are you ready to quit the daily grind? Or maybe you’ve already become your own boss, but you’re struggling to match your old pace or worried about meeting your new quotas. If you’re one of the millions of people working from home (one in five Americans work from home, according to Forbes [link] here are four useful tips to ensure that you’re making the most out of your self-directed workday. Eliminate Distractions. The television is blaring from another room.

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5 Ways to Market Yourself as a Professional Online

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Due to the nature of the Internet, people are able to network across great distances in order to create greater opportunities for themselves. The saying of, “it’s not what you know, but who you know” has never been more accurate thanks to digital communications. There are many ways you can market yourself as a professional online, which can lead to careers and connections you may never have thought possible. Blogging.

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Social Media Automation 101

A beginner's guide to social media automation tools and getting automation right.

6 Tips to Improve Your Business Writing

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Thanks to email, people in business has to write intelligently every now and then. Unfortunately, that doesn’t automatically mean that everyone knows the ins and outs of proper business writing. Follow these six tips to instantly get better at crafting emails and other types of business copy. Clarity is the top priority in business writing. A lot of the time, successful people want to use “big” words because they think it makes them sound smart.

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Three Ways To Enhance Your Marketing Campaign

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As many business leaders know, experiencing profound conversion rates and attaining ongoing expansion and elevation necessitate the implementation of a sound marketing campaign. Yet in many cases, corporate leaders don’t know which principles they need to implement to improve the quality of their advertising efforts. If this is your challenge, it doesn’t have to be an issue any longer.

Win 1 of 20 Gift Cards for a FREE ONE Year of the iDcard

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4 Benefits of Investing in Startups

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There has been a lot of talk in recent years about investing in startups. A number of high-profile startup company success stories may have made it seem that putting money into a startup is a surefire way to get a return on your investments. However, for every successful startup, the are a number that fail, taking down investors as well as the company itself.

Recurring Revenue Is a Key Factor In Continued Business Success

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As most business owners are well aware, a company’s earning capacity is integral to ongoing success. However, there is more to creating a sustainable business model than just turning a profit on those goods and services provided by your business. This is where recurring revenue comes in. What Is Recurring Revenue? Recurring revenue is a business’s ability to continue making a profit over an extended period of time.

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5 Ways to Create a Happy Office Culture

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When your office has a happy culture, you are more likely to attract and keep top quality employees. As an employer, it’s important to focus on your staff members’ wellbeing, not just on profits or the appearance of your building and decor. You can have the best looking office in the world, and it won’t do a thing if you do not respect your employees. Having a joyful workforce, however, will improve the health and wealth of your company.

The Content Marketing Survival Guide: How to Navigate the Wilds of Social Media

Use this guide to inspire your creativity and ignite more successful and sustainable social media conversations.

Where to Find Affordable Apple Parts and Accessories

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Do you own an iPad, MacBook or iPhone? Are you searching for high quality Apple parts? You can easily buy them from Apple’s retail stores. However, there’s one catch – their prices are sky high. The hefty price tags often put off buyers because it does not cost much to make any of these accessories. Still, Apple sells them at high prices and makes a killing. But you don’t have to be a victim of this daylight robbery.

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3 Tips for Taking Your Small Publishing Business to the Next Level

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As a business owner, you know that starting a small business isn’t easy- especially in the highly competitive media industry. However, it’s very rewarding to see all your hard work and effort start to come to fruition. If you’re ready to take your small publishing business to the next level, try implementing the following three tips: 1. Focus on Customer Loyalty. Many small business owners give all their attention to attracting new customers.

5 Ways to Work for Yourself

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Are you tired of wasting your life in a cubicle? Are you ready to throw off the shackles of conventional employment and become your own boss? Here are just five ways to say goodbye to a 9-to-5 existence while still making bank. Start A Business. This is one of the biggest reasons why people quit their jobs. If you’re tired of always answering to someone else, become your own highest authority by starting your own company.

5 Financial Areas Where Small Businesses Could Use Some Help

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Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate and Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Taking a cue from these successful companies, an estimated 3 million American professionals (see [link] consider home as their primary place of work, according to Telework Research Network. By leveraging a wide range of digital, social media, and cloud-based tools, small business owners complete highly productive work and save money on office rent at the same time.

Are You Measuring Your Social Media Efforts?

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Businesses that have jumped on the social media train will do well to make sure that they monitor their social media efforts. With social media monitoring you can see which of your marketing strategies are the most efficient so that you can refine them and have a more direct approach to social media marketing and advertising rather than potentially waste your time, energy, and money on approaches that aren’t effective. What Do You Need to Monitor?

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

Why Document Translation Matters

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There are many companies in this world that do business in different countries. These companies rely on their foreign profits to boost their bottom line. One of the things that can cause foreign business deals to fail is the inaccurate translation of documents. Having critical information on a document get lost in translation in something that companies can’t allow to happen. Here are three reasons why your should hire a professional translation company involved in international business.

Is Your Local Business Doing These Three Things on Twitter?

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You tweet regularly and are beginning to build a following for your local business. You’re ready to take it to the next level and truly grow your presence on Twitter and harness the social aspect of social media for your advantage. So how do you do it? Engage with Your Followers. First, you need to ensure you’re truly engaging in the conversation that’s taking place because of your tweets.

3 Lessons Learned from the Startup World

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If you have been following my blog for a while you know that during 2008 and 2009 I worked for a startup here in Honolulu, Hawaii. My time at this startup was amazing. Not only was I able to turn my MBA internship into a full-time position, but also I learned a lot about the startup world. Here are my 3 top lessons from those years.

5 Surefire Success Tips for the Modern Entrepreneur

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Whether you’re exploring new territory or reinventing the wheel with an SMB, entrepreneurship has definitely changed in recent years. In many ways, entrepreneurs have never had it better. While starting a business is never easy, it can be made far less painful nowadays if you understand the current lay of the land. Certain contemporary entrepreneurial habits have proven themselves to be more effective than others. Use the following tips to guide your efforts when launching a venture.

How to Be Social: A Social Media Manifesto

Learn the 10 worst social media marketing mistakes and how to avoid them.

4 Ways to Enhance Overall Business Efficiency Through Employees

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Improving business practices can strengthen the core of the organization. By implementing a few changes, greater efficiency may be possible. This can affect everything from sales income to marketing expenses. Although technology plays a prominent role in how the business performs, there are other aspects that you may want to consider. Focusing more attention on the capabilities of employees can have an incredible impact. Here are 4 ways to enhance overall business efficiency through employees.

5 Ways to Boost Your Monthly Income (Part 1)

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Since 2013, I have been writing on personal finance and, along the way, I have received all kinds of questions. However, the most common question that I receive is “Damian, how do I make some extra cash online?” ” With their no-waste philosophy, Millennials are the ones that look to multitask their income the most by making money completing little tasks during their breaks of their full-time jobs.

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An Overview of Bulletin Board Focus Groups

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Bulletin boards focus groups (also known as BBFGs) are extended online discussions that take over 3 to 5 days, or more. BBFGs may have between 18 to 25 participants per group and develop in an asynchronous, threaded, self-paced fashion. . Here is an overview of bulletin board focus groups and their advantages and disadvantages. Methodology of Bulletin Board Focus Groups.

How to Harness the Power of the Internet for Branding

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Branding is essential to keep a sustainable business operation but very few business owners have the time to work on branding efforts. With clients to meet, calls to follow-up with, and deliverables to actually work on, business owners are spread too thin to promote themselves following their own branding guidelines. Harnessing the power of the Internet, you can improve your branding and allow your potential customers to find you more easily.

8 Stupid Simple Social Media Tricks to Boost SEO

Discover just how easy it is to boost SEO with social media.

Online Marketing 101 for Entrepreneurs

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When you’re a struggling entrepreneur, your business takes over your world as you try to boost your brand and broaden your customer base. Past entrepreneurs used to rely on traditional marketing, such as billboard or newspaper advertising, but today’s platform resides squarely on social media. From “liking” a company to “following” it, consumers are closer than ever to favorite businesses.

How to Use Foursquare for Small Business

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There have never been so many people willing to talk about exactly where they are and what they’re doing in exchange for incentives. The location-based service Foursquare offers individual users the chance to share where they are and get recommendations on where to go next. At the same time, businesses can attract new visitors and build customer loyalty.

Finding the True Business Value of Big Data

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Just as there is plenty of big data for you to explore for your business, there are also plenty of ways for you to look at that data. For instance, you can look at the sheer amount of data that you have available. Big data can also be analyzed by how old it is or the manner in which it was collected. So where exactly is the business value hidden in these oceans of big data? Look Smarter.

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What is Market Research?

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There is no greater input for any marketing strategy than listening to customers in their own words express the impact of a product or service. Market research supports marketing in creating a deeper understanding of the marketplace, competitive environment, organization’s image and competencies, and customer needs and wants. There are two main types of market research: quantitative and qualitative. Qualitative Market Research.

3 Tips for Finding Your Dream Job

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Whether you’ve been a part of the job force for years or you’re trying to find employment for the first time, you want to find a job that’s a great fit for you. Needs and preferences vary among job seekers, so a position that your friend is dreaming of might not be what you are searching for. Regardless of which industry you’re in or how large of a salary you are trying to obtain, you can use these simple tips to help you find your dream job. Don’t Be Shy.

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False Advertisement of Fast Food

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It’s incredible what fast food chains get away with. Consider this example from McDonald’s. And here are some examples from other popular fast food chains. Email this to a friend? Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on Facebook. Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn.

Bill Gates’s Favorite Ed-Tech Startups

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF or the Gates Foundation) aims, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. Given that it is the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world, the views of their founders in education have tremendous repercussion within that field. Therefore, it is interesting to learn what Bill Gates’ favorite ed-tech startups are.

5 Tips for Selecting the Right Employees

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As a business owner, you make a lot of decisions every day. However, few decisions are as important as choosing which employees to hire. The employees you select will likely make or break your business. Excellent employees will make your life easier and help your business thrive while sub-par employees can exhaust your patience and your resources. Have a Clear About Your Ideal Candidate. Before you hire your next employee, it pays to spend time researching the type of employee you really need.

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Diversify Your Blog with Video Blogging

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There are many reasons why bloggers may decide to incorporate video blogging onto their site. Sometimes it is out of a desire for diversity, since both the reader and the writer may get bored of large amounts of text. Sometimes it is because the blogger has something that they’d rather say – or show – with verbal rather than written words. And sometimes the blogger is just lazy (or in a hurry) and would rather talk their thoughts than write them down.

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Be in the Know to Stay on Top

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Whether you are an entrepreneur just getting ready to dip your toe into the world of business for the first time or you are already established, you need to find ways to give yourself an advantage of everyone else who is out there. The best way to ensure your success is to stay focused, remain diligent, and pool your resources to be in top form. Be Informed. You need to do your homework.

Matters of Time

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Time has been an important factor that influences everyone on a daily basis. It influences people of all ages in a variety of different ways. Technology can help people and businesses with keeping time and understanding how quickly it moves. Scoring Time. Time has been a major factor in sports games for a number of years. Every day, children and adults look at clocks in order to determine when a game starts, how long it has been going on and when will it end.

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Why Cloud Computing Makes So Much Sense for Small Businesses

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Before the Internet, everything was legacy hardware and software. You turned your work on and off and it only came with you if you brought it. Most of the time, that wasn’t possible, being that it was confined on a heavy desktop computer. After the Internet, everything can stream, from music to video, to documents and accounting spreadsheets. Cloud computing is nearly a $20 billion industry today. It’s a game-changer. So, why does it make sense for small businesses? It’s packed with advantages.

iPhone, Android and Flash

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Steve Jobs must hate The Flash. Email this to a friend? Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on Facebook. Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn. Post on Google Buzz. Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon. Share this on del.icio.us. Share this on Reddit. Digg this!

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Jack Dorsey’s Speech at Disrupt 2012 [Full Video]

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“We probably need to change the name of this conference,” Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey said on September 10, 2012 from the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. Photo Credit: Fast Company. Business & Marketing inspirational video jack dorsey jack dorsey disrupt jack dorsey inspirational video jack dorsey speech jack dorsey techcrunch jack dorsey video

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Top 6 Rules of Digital Marketing: Learn from Matomy and Other Masters

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It’s easy, in our web-dependent world, to think that—especially if we’ve been doing this awhile—we know all there is to know about digital marketing. After all—knowing that we need a website and a social media presence is old news. At the same time, though, the web moves fast. Just look at how often Google changes the rules and metrics for SEO!

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