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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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Can IBM’s SoftLayer Help Your Small Business?

When it comes time for your small business to upgrade to a significant new server, especially if that server needs to share part of your internet presence, you’ll often look to the cloud. So I wanted to take a look at the solutions that SoftLayer, an IBM company, offers to small and midsize businesses. Would [...]

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Social Media Boot Camps To Help You Market Better

There’s a crowded, noisy, high intensity party going on and you decide to join later than everyone else. You stand at the door and hear a lot of laughter and hesitate before you ring the doorbell. You might wonder if maybe you are too late to join. That’s a bit what social media feels like [...]

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Cell Phone For Business – Ting Review

UPDATE: My company recently (on June 10, 2013) moved to become a Ting Reseller. We are so impressed with the service that we added another phone for one of our team and plan to add at least one more. The a la carte level of plan is exceptional and allows you to go over plan [...]

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Post A Tweet Directly From Google Chrome

Save time tweeting. This tutorial post outlines, in six very short steps (about 5 minutes) how you can set up a simple hack to post a tweet directly from the Google Chrome address bar without going into the full Twitter dashboard and community. I love this hack. It saves me time, tons of time, and [...]

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Apple Small Business and Mobile Loyalty Marketing

In a post from Constant Contact, the email marketing pros, they share about how the Apple Passbook presents a n opportunity for small business. It cites CardStar, a loyalty card network and program.

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Rising U.S. Exports—Plus Reshoring—Could Help Create up to 5 Million Jobs by 2020

Read my Forbes post about how this benefits makers, inventors, and small urban manufacturing companies here. U.S.-Based Manufacturers Stand to Capture 2 to 7 Percent of Western European and Japanese Exports Due to Lower Labor and Energy Costs, BCG Research Finds ‘The U.S. Is Becoming One of the Lowest-Cost Producers of the Developed World’ CHICAGO, [...]

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How Do I Get More Customers?

Earning a sale is the most important thing we can do as small business owners. I get this question from my customers, small business owners, every single week. How can I get more customers? How do I find more customers? There are no pat answers here. None that are believable, anyway. It is through smart [...]

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Thimble By Mozilla Offers Easy Small Business Websites

Thimble from Mozilla is a new website creation tool. It sits in a suite of easy-to-use tools, called Webmaker,  that Mozilla is promising will help build a new generation of webmakers. Popcorn and Hackasaurus are two of the others — the former for video creation and the latter a mashup-type tool where you can change [...]

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Make a Decision, Grow a Business Quotes

UPDATE: Secrets to Success from Small Business Owners is now live on American Express OPEN Forum. I believe there is lots more advice and gut checks that fellow owners can share that can help each of us, in some way, on our entrepreneurial journey. Please feel free to click through to the forum and answer [...]

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