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    6 Creative Digital Marketing Ideas For A Small Business

    by Steve Minks  | As a small business, everything is done on a tight budget, and when it comes to digital marketing, it can seem like the bigger companies have all the advantages. Small businesses are generally limited not just in terms of money but in time, resources and personnel. However, there are a number of digital …

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    5 Quick Tips To Increase Sales

    by Angie Mansfield | Increasing sales numbers is a concern for any small business. If your sales are lagging, and you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a new marketing campaign just yet, here are a few easy things you can try. # 1. Customer rewards A very simple thing you can do to increase …

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    3 Easy Ways to Manage a Fast-Growing Team

    by Sorosh Tavakoli | As CEO, you’re nothing without your team. They are your most valuable asset and your only tool for execution. The Videoplaza team assembled by Sorosh Tavakoli has grown from three to 50 in four years. So how do you scale your team?  Ensure the team can adapt Everyone in your team must …

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    The 3 Most Aggressive Sales Closing Strategies

    by Matt Cook | Although aggressive closing strategies have developed a poor reputation, there are occasions when aggressive closing strategies are the best option that sales people can use. The key for successful sales people is knowing how and when the most aggressive closing strategies are appropriate; aggressive techniques for closing a sale tend to …

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    5 Essentials To Building A Successful Startup Team

    by Lydia Dallett | via BusinessInsider | Entrepreneurs know that for every startup success story, there are thousands more that never make it out of the garage. Even startups that manage to raise millions in seed funding can crash and burn before they establish themselves as a viable, sustainable company. (Anybody remember GoCrossCampus?) Lynn LeBlanc, a tech …

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    5 Rules Your Tech Startup Should Know About

    by Jose Vasquez, CEO of Quez Media Marketing | Owning a startup tech company is an exhilarating experience, but if you don’t pay attention to these five critical rules, you could end up facing disaster. As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to get so caught up in your ideas that you lose sight of the business fundamentals that will …

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    How To Launch A Tech Startup Without Actually Writing Code

    by Tal Raviv | via OnStartups | There is an unspoken rule: to launch a startup, you need to build a product, and to do that you need someone that can write code. Whether that means chasing down a technical co-founder, learning to code, or even building that “Lean MVP” – the conventional wisdom is that …

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    Beauty Pays — Attractive People Are Simply More Successful

    by Melissa Stanger | Studies have shown that attractive people are usually hired sooner, get promotions more quickly, and are paid more than their less-attractive coworkers. Attractive people earn an average of 3 or 4 percent more than people with below-average looks, according to Daniel Hamermesh, professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin and …

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    14 Simple Things To Start Your Work Day, Everyday

    Start your day right.  That’s what we usually hear as a daily motto. Forbes magazine has compiled a list of 14 things that you should do to start your workday right. Let us count the ways… Start Fresh You may have to attend to projects or discussions that rolled over from the previous afternoon—but try …

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    How To Make Email Marketing Work in the Age of Gmail

    by Sara Angeles | Gmail has come a long way since its invite-only beta days. The email giant recently celebrated its 10th birthday — a reminder of how much the service has evolved over the years. From changing the way emails are viewed to the way they are delivered, features like strong spam filtering, highly visible unsubscribe …

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    Work from Home — Top 10 Companies That Will Allow It

    by Chad Brooks | Job seekers who want to join the remote workforce may want to start looking for positions in the health care or information technology industries, new data shows. A study by FlexJobs — an online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible-schedule, part-time and freelance jobs — revealed that some industries are much moreflexible than others. …

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    10 Top Personality Traits That Get Hired Easily

    by Kim Ann Zimmermann | It takes all types — personality types, that is — to run a successful small business. Having the right mix of people is especially important in a small business, where people often must interact more closely than they might in a larger organization. “There is really nowhere to hide in a …

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