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"Like" These 20 Important Facebook Pages for Business

More and more small business owners are creating Pages on Facebook to promote their businesses, brands, and products.<p>Facebook is a great place to …

How to Market Your Business on Twitter Successfully

It may already be obvious that Twitter is an indispensable social platform for businesses. Of course, it has the ability to accommodate regular …

How To Make Friends on Facebook and Influence More People

The ultimate social media love-hate relationship seems to be on Facebook.<p>As much as it can be silly, banal, annoying and a perceived time waster, …

How a Meetup Group Led a Mompreneur to Launch a Business

Jill Salzman (pictured center above, in orange) was already a mom and an entrepreneur before she launched The Founding Moms’ Exchange in 2009.<p>The …

What Does the Worst LinkedIn Invite Ever Look Like?

Asking a complete stranger to connect on LinkedIn can be fine. No worries. Just have something – like a group – in common.<p>That means you look up who …

Bizapalooza Will Teach You to Get More Customers - Small Business Trends

Would you like to make more money with your small business? Of course, you would! So we’re pumped to tell you about an upcoming event that will teach …

Where to Start to Fix Your Local Listing in Google - Small Business Trends

In June Google launched “Google My Business,” a slick new tool to help small business owners and managers manage their business’s local listing on …

Educate Yourself With Online Marketing Courses At Lynda.com

Small business owners are dedicating more time in a week to marketing than ever before. But a lot of that time is likely lost to learning how best to …

5 Ways to Stay on Top of Business Trends

Owning a small business is an all-consuming task. Critical work such as customer service, managing staff, tracking the budget, marketing and sales …

Here's the Skinny on How to Generate Sales Leads

Every business owner knows how important leads are. While not all of them will convert into sales, they are the best starting point for a small …

Moovd Videos - Create Them in Two Minutes, With Tweaking

A lot of big companies have produced attention-grabbing ads using only text. Some have even plunked down millions to run these ads during big TV …

10 Tips for Being an Entrepreneurial Rock Star - Small Business Trends

Our community has been talking recently about the skills needed for entrepreneurs to excel. Some things change while others stay the same. But, to be …

Events for You To Check Out - Small Business Trends

Welcome to our latest curated list of events, contests and awards for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and growing companies — below.<p>To see a …

Do You Know What's Wrong With Your Business Image?

You may not realize you have an image. And the image that exists for you may not be ideal. The goal of reputation management and personal branding is …

Some of the Best Email Marketing Articles for Small Business

If you think that email marketing is dead, think again. With most online businesses making most of their money from their email followers, it’s clear …

Canva Button: What it Means and Why You'll Be Seeing it More

If you’re stuck with a boring website design and don’t have the technical skill to improve it, the new Canva Button may be an option.<p>The Canva Button …

Heat Up Summer Sales: 7 Cool Summer Retail Sale Ideas

For many businesses, summer is traditionally a slow month. The heat slows our bodies down (I guess that impacts sales), folks are focused on going …

Google and Twitch Means You Need A Video Marketing Plan

Think you don’t need a video content marketing plan now? Think again. The recent development of Google buying livestreaming service Twitch for $1 …

Kindle Unlimited, Monthly Book Subscription, Now Available

Book lovers getting their business books from Amazon may be interested to learn that the online retail giant now offers a service like Netflix, but …

10 Tips to to Double Your Facebook Likes - Jeffbullas's Blog

When social media started raising its head as a business marketing tool, there were just a handful of social networks. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn …

Meet ThinkUp: Your personal social media guru

If you’re a heavy Twitter or Facebook user, you know just how many social media tools there are out there that promise to help track your activity’s performance online.<p>There’s TwitterCounter (owned by The Next Web) for tracking how many followers you have, Klout for giving you a social media ‘rank’ …

SlideShare: How to Market Your Business With This Growing Platform

Shares 1K<p>Do you use SlideShare?<p>Are you looking for more leads?<p>To learn how SlideShare can help marketers, I interview Todd Wheatland for this episode …

Pinterest Business Accounts: The Definitive Guide to Getting Started

Shares 5K<p>Pinterest has given businesses the ability to create business-specific accounts.<p>Now is the time to stop thinking about Pinterest as a …

How B2B Marketers Are Successfully Using Facebook

Shares 3K<p>Are you wondering what the secret ingredient is to business-to-business (B2B) marketing on Facebook?<p>The answer may surprise you.<p>Facebook, by …

Google+ Communities: What Marketers Need to Know

Shares 3K<p>Have you heard about the new Google+ Communities?<p>Google+ Communities allow you to collaborate with others on topics you’re passionate …

Top 20 Social Media Marketing Articles From 2012

Shares 4K<p>Have you kept up to date with the best social media marketing practices?<p>Are you looking for actionable tips you can apply to your</b> …

6 Twitter Analytics Tools to Improve Your Marketing

Shares 5K<p>Do you know if your Twitter marketing is working?<p>Monitoring and analyzing your Twitter projects can be challenging.<p>With the right metrics, …

8 Content Marketing Trends for B2B

Shares 5K<p>Are you wondering if content marketing can help your business?<p>If so, look no further.<p>In this article, I examine a recent study involving …

3 Ways to Grow an Instagram Community

Shares 4K<p>Is your business effectively using Instagram?<p>Are you making the most of your community on Instagram?<p>Forty percent of top brands have adopted …