Are You Ready For Customer Reviews?

Customers are increasingly in control of the buying process. They make decisions without calling your sales team. They don’t read your marketing materials. Then, they share their thoughts, good and bad, on review sites all around the web. Business owners don’t complain about the good ones, but the bad ones can drive them crazy. Positive [...]

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What Is The Hybrid Cloud?

Earlier this month, I joined in on a #hybridcloud tweetchat to discuss cloud computing. Some of the experts who joined in and shared their experience and insights include: Ron Miller, Paul Gillin (Moderator), and Alan Dickinson. One of the first questions was “what is a hybrid cloud?” We explored how there are three main types [...]

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Useful Online Cloud Backup Services

Depending on whom you ask there are two things you should do every day: Brush your teeth and back up your data. The maxim is 321 – 3 copies of your data on 2 different media types with 1 existing offsite. Mentioned in this post: Cubby, CrashPlan, Backblaze, Carbonite, and ioSafe. Your computer or device [...]

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Social Selling

Social selling is a term that is tossed around a bit lately. Marketing and sales execs are beginning to see the power in social media to truly engage with customers and prospects. So, social media marketing and social media in general is evolving into “social selling.” The logic is that social media is rapidly changing [...]

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Pinterest Case Studies Wanted

Thanks for visiting. I am looking for success stories of how you are using Pinterest to drive your business. Mostly,  I want proven examples, including revenue and sales numbers. If you are interested to share details, please email me at Q4Sales via Gmail. Or reach out on Twitter and mention Pinterest. Unrelated to this case study [...]

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IBM Midmarket CxO Executive Study Infographic

UPDATE: Please scan this infographic and if you fall into one of these “buckets” and think you have data or insights into these areas, please get in touch. I would like to consider writing about your company and social media success here or at another of my blogs.  Ping me on Twitter and reference the IBM [...]

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Are You Digitally Savvy? Midmarket C-Suite Survey Results From IBM

When you speak to over 4,000 C-level executives in midsize companies, you are certain to uncover powerful insights. In fact, IBM has spent ten years exploring how midsized companies need to engage with their customers. This ten year effort has yielded 23,000 face-to-face interviews for IBM and its “Customer-Activated Enterprise” research this year is especially [...]

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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 Is Powerful System For Business Owners

Scroll down…. Contest for #LA Startups & Businesses. Win #HPMicroServer $1,000 Value frm @TJMcCue – Deets: http://t.co/VC33oQzrHG — TJ McCue (@TJMcCue) November 21, 2013   HP recently released a new server aimed at the midsize business owner and after some initial tests; I’m a fan. UPDATE: Three opportunities to win one below (look below the [...]

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Improving Your Social Presence With The Cloud

We are each operating technologically in the cloud. We already live there, but statistics and reports make it sound like we’re still debating. Maybe we don’t have all our financial or human resources work there (for good reasons), but we sure spend a lot of marketing and sales money in the cloud. If you’re not, [...]

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A Quick And Easy Checklist For Security In The Cloud

There’s growth, and budget, on the horizon, especially the cloudy one. According to Forrester predictions, SMBs will help fuel the forecasted growth in business reliance on the cloud from 22% in 2013 to 27% in 2014. In the report, “The State of SMB IT” by Spiceworks (link below), 61% of small to mid-size businesses are taking advantage [...]

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