Use Bluetooth Tracking Devices to Monitor Your Business Assets

If you have been looking at some practical ways that the cloud can change your business, you only need to look at the growth in practical apps. Well, some apps that are connected to smart hardware. One of the challenges that small and midsize business owners often face is tracking inventory or assets. Until now, [...]

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Heading To The Cloud

As some of our readers know, we have embarked on a national roadtrip to explore what’s happening around the USA with 3D printing, scanning, and design. None of it would be possible without the cloud. Not for us, and increasingly, not for the small and midsize business owners we are meeting across the country. We [...]

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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 Laptop – Lean, Mean, and Light

We have been using the EliteBook Folio 1040, HP’s next wave of the Folio, for almost two months in some “extreme” conditions.  Extreme in this case is in an RV while traveling around the USA collecting stories about 3D design, scanning, and printing. The machine is part of a long-term media loan to TechBizTalk. At [...]

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Hiking Through Your Social Media Conversations

Social media conversation is like a topographic map and the Pew Research Center is creating intense, visually-rich maps to show you how. According to a new 57-page report entitled, Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters, Pew teamed up with the Social Media Research Foundation to help us media. According to a [...]

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Networking Like The Dutch Admirals

Getting other people to notice you takes a certain chutzpah, a confident personality. But not all of us have that personality, so what can you do to network your business to the next level? Find a buddy. Many successful systems rely on two – the U.S. Marines, SCUBA diving, Mormon missionaries, and lots of other [...]

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The Challenges and Goals of Content Marketing

Nearly 38% of companies do not feel they have an effective content marketing strategy and only 13% feel their content marketing is “very successful.” Clearly there are many challenges businesses need to overcome to improve their effectiveness in this area. I recently reviewed a Content Marketing report from Ascend2 Research, which conducts research for marketing [...]

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The Challenges and Goals of Content Marketing

Nearly 38% of companies do not feel they have an effective content marketing strategy and only 13% feel their content marketing is “very successful.” Clearly there are many challenges businesses need to overcome to improve their effectiveness in this area. I recently reviewed a Content Marketing report from Ascend2 Research, which conducts research for marketing [...]

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Collaborative and Brainstorming Tools for Today’s Innovator

Almost everyone wants to be an innovator, to be known as the Steve Jobs of an industry or niche market. Companies and individuals seek to demonstrate that they are capable of “out of the box” thinking, as the saying goes. I have recently worked on some projects around innovation for clients and I started wondering [...]

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Ideas for Overcoming the Obstacles of Lead Generation

Getting contact information for new customers interested in the product or service you provide is the lifeblood of any business. More than 50% of professionals surveyed place lead generation at the top of the list for their marketing strategy. In years past, this frequently involved much travel and long hours manning a booth at a [...]

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Increase Your Productivity With Cloud-based Evernote

Remember everything.  Evernote’s tagline captures the attention and probably makes you nod in agreement – “sure, that would be great – to remember everything.” If you are trying to keep up with your workload and your team, then you will want to consider this well-known productivity tool. But it is not just for individual to-do [...]

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