Rich Cron

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9 Things Small Retailers Must Know to Survive and Thrive

The U.S. retail industry is undergoing a sea of change – one that has some small brick-and-mortar retailers reaching for their life vests. How can a …

VerticalResponse Moves to Drag and Drop, Adds Freemium

It may be surprising to hear a successful email marketing company say it, but Janine Popick, Founder and CEO of VerticalResponse Marketing admits the …

Feeling Wanted Can Help When Closing the Sale

At my house we are in the throes of college selection for my high school senior. It has been an amazing experience and reminds me of a valuable sales …

How to Use WeChat for Business

Most of us believe that mobile instant messaging (MIM) is the next big thing in digital media. However, many marketers may find it challenging to …

Crowdfunders: PayPal Will No Longer Freeze Your Funds

If you’re new to crowdfunding you may not be aware of a danger all too common in the process.<p>Online payment giant PayPal has been known to freeze the …

It's Official: Yelp Listings Are Now On Yahoo, Here's How They Look

It’s official – Yelp listings are now on Yahoo. Last month Yahoo reported intentions to integrate Yelp into its search engine results. A new listings …

How Small Businesses Can Leverage Linkedin

LinkedIn isn’t just for large corporations with thousands of employees. Small businesses can leverage LinkedIn and also use LinkedIn’s features to …

11 Ways to Successfully Promote Your New Book

Writing a book is hard work. But after the ink has dried, your real work is just beginning. After all, you want people to appreciate and learn from …

10 Valuable Lessons Learned From The Top Business Books in 2013

When I think about all the business books I’ve read, I realize how much I’ve learned. David Meerman Scott opened my eyes to content marketing long …

20 Ideas for Cover Images on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn

Most popular social media platforms now offer the ability for users to upload cover images. These images are often larger than regular profile …

Use This Checklist When Changing Your Logo

You finally approved the new company logo and now you can sit back and get back to running your business. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but …

See the Single Video that Boosted a Small Brand's Sales Big Time

A video supposedly depicting couples’ first kisses has taken the Web by storm and it’s been a boon to a small clothing line.<p>In less than 10 days, the …

Lesson Online Publishers Take From Business Insider May Surprise You

Business Insider just received another $12 million in investment last week.<p>BuzzFeed has collected $46 million in funding and Vox Media has collected …

Hey Nightclubs, You Need an Online Nightclub App

The social, mobile Web has drastically changed how businesses connect and reach out to people and communities. It has helped create overnight …

Zimbra Launches Freemium Version of Its Community Software

Zimbra, creator of collaborative and social software for businesses, has announced that its new Zimbra Community 8.0 will include a freemium version. …

Business Lessons from the H&R Block Hipster Tax Crisis Ad Campaign

Hipsters are everywhere these days. They’re a large portion of the Millennial generation and you shouldn’t have any trouble spotting them in public. …

What Kind Of Score Would Your Business Get On Sales and Marketing?

Small business sales and marketing software company Infusionsoft has a new free tool called the Small Business Sales and Marketing Scorecard. It’s …

Twitter is Playing Favorites With People You Follow

Have you lost track of the people and businesses closest to you on Twitter? If you follow hundreds or more accounts, your answer is probably in the …

Instagram Hits 200 Million Users -- and 20 Billion Photos

Photo and video sharing service Instagram hit 200 million users — and 20 billion photos shared this week.<p>In a post on the official Instagram blog, …

Why Businesses May Need to Learn To Tango

Move over WhatsApp and WeChat. A new revamped version of a five year old communications app called Tango offers a combination of services.<p>Originally …

Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Lending: Financing Your Biz Endeavors

As an entrepreneur or aspiring small business owner, you know that financing can often be one of your biggest challenges. If you’ve explored grants …

You Can Soon Apply For An SBA Backed Loan Online

Small businesses unable to obtain a loan through conventional means may try SBA backed financing. But even this option can take months. San …

Do You Have Creative Confidence?

Well, this is refreshing!<p>Usually I’m reviewing books that take examples from big business and teach them as case studies or stories for small …

12 Entrepreneurs That Sell Successfully on Amazon

Amazon is becoming an increasingly popular place for entrepreneurs to reach consumers. At first, it was mainly authors who found success selling …

New In Our Community: Many Marketers May Lack Key Online Skills - Small Business Trends

Join us for another edition of the community news and information roundup. It’s our survey of some of the top small business blogs and online …

Be Great by Learning What Great Brands Do

There are many who think that if they hire a great graphic designer to create their logo and website, that they would have established a great brand; …

Never Start With a Great Idea

That’s not that your product or service isn’t a great idea. But before you assume that concept in your head is solid gold, author and business writer …

Still Googling Your Contacts? Nimble Says Kiss That Goodbye

Nimble recently introduced a new feature called Smart Summary that company executives say accomplishes far beyond what most CRM applications can. The …

20 Clever Words to Use to Get Your Posts Read

The key to getting any business content read is its headline. Take a lesson from print media, articles with boring titles never get read. Here are 20 …