Trish Robitaille

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Graveyard Halloween Cupcakes Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>These spooky graveyard Halloween cupcakes are made from your favorite sugar cookie, cupcakes (even store-bought), royal icing, and</i> …

Texas-Style Beef Short Ribs Recipe

Slow smoked giant beef short ribs deliver big on beef flavor and size that make them live up to their "Texas" name.<p><b>Read more: Don't Mess With These Smoky Texas-Style Beef Short Ribs</b><p>Ingredients1/4 cup coarsely ground black pepper1/4 cup Kosher salt1 tablespoon garlic powder (optional)2 racks beef …

Cider Bourbon Apple Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crumble. (in other words, the tale of never fail pie crust, part two.)

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 11, 2013 154<p>And in even more words, I made a freaking pie!<p>So here’s the deal.<p>I have now come to believe that in order to make a …

Should Your Company Be on Google+?

For the last few years, social media experts have heavily debated Google+ and its role among the big social media platforms. While many claim that …

5 Dos and Don'ts of International SEO - Whiteboard Friday

Many companies that wish to market to international audiences make the mistake of simply translating their content and redirecting users, not …

Denver Museum Wants You to Tweet at a Plant

Some claim talking to a plant will make it grow faster and healthier. That’s the theory the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is testing with a new …

6 Tips for Sorting Your Gmail Contacts

You're proud of your status on team #inboxzero. You have labels, lots of labels. Your filtering system acts like a good defensive line; nothing's …

Your Face May Appear in a Google Ad Soon

If you've ever been appalled to see yourself or your friends used in a Facebook ad, then you're not going to like Google's new terms of service.<p>The …

You’re Not Just The Product, You’re The Ads (And Your Friends Should Thank You)

Word of mouth, sponsored. Trusted recommendations, promoted. Reviews from friends, endorsed. This is the new lexicon of advertising. As the world learns to ignore traditional advertising online, tech giants have found a way to grab people’s attention: using your name, face, and words. Are we okay …

Finally, the Facebook-ification of Google+ is complete

Google is trying to use your face, name, and activities to sell things to your friends. The company today announced that it has updated its privacy …

Pinterest Woos International Users With Telefónica Partnership

Steve Jobs believed people didn't know what they wanted until it was presented to them. Pinterest seems to be taking a page out of Jobs' playbook.<p>The …

Are Twitter's Experiments Fundamentally Changing the Service?

Even with an IPO looming, Twitter is not done experimenting. Its latest field test, which arrived Thursday, is a new account called @eventparrot. It …

Seth's Blog

Ron Howard explained that while they were shooting the notorious episode where Fonzie jumped the shark, he knew the show had turned a corner. In the …

4 Terrible Email Sales Tactics | Inc.com

We all get lots of sales calls and e-mails. Some hit the nail on the head and address a pain point you have and you think to yourself, "Wow, I need that for my business."<p>Other times you might just think "Really?" There are a few sales tactics that get me annoyed time and time again, so if you're in …

3 Ways to Beat the Competition | Inc.com

“Hi Jeff. This is Tom calling. Hey, before we get started, I wanted you to know that you did a great job…”<p>Uh-oh. I know how this song ends. For several weeks, I had been locked in a brutal bakeoff against a formidable competitor for a new sale. Five vendors were initially invited to compete for the …

Want More Customers? Charge More | Inc.com

When I work with companies to create marketing campaigns or develop promotions for their products or services, the tendency is to consider ideas that tap into customers' desire "to save money."<p>I don't buy it. A focus on discounting and the cost of an item is just something your customers know to …

Time to Gear Up for Mobile Marketing --and Do It Right | Inc.com

It's another sign that mobile is the wave of the present, not the future. According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, spending on mobile advertising it taking off like a rocket. As the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported, mobile ad spending in the first half of 2013 hit an estimated $3 billion, more …

The Brochure Is Dead | Inc.com

I'm amazed that so many companies are still publishing brochures. From my perspective, brochures are a waste of paper, ink, time and money. Here's why:<p><b>1. They're redundant.</b><p>Every piece of information that's printed on the brochure is probably available on the website of the company that printed the …

The One Question Every Entrepreneur Asks | Inc.com

I'm a guest on a radio show and everything is going swimmingly--in my case "swimmingly" means I haven't said anything that caused me to cringe--when the host says, "One last question."<p><i>Cool,</i> I thought, already patting myself on the back. <i>That went really well.</i><p>"You've talked to hundreds of …

9 Ways to Seriously Grow Your Email List

Email remains a powerful marketing tool, but only if your list is big and active. Here are 9 tips to help you build and grow this valuable asset.<p>Of all marketing tools, your email list remains the most powerful and valuable. In terms of ROI, Facebook, Twitter, video and SEO can't compare in getting …

Marketing

The Most Powerful Branding Tool You Have: Your Company's Culture

By highlighting the way your company does business, you can turn customers into die-hard fans.

3 Lessons Small Businesses Could Teach Washington | Inc.com

As the frustrating battle over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling crisis continues to unfold, it’s hard not to look at it from a small business perspective. Stoppage of productivity, inability to make a deal, money spent on the salaries of the leaders while the business is not operating …

The Risks and Benefits of Licensing Your Brand

Doug Ulman, CEO of Livestrong, explains why it can be necessary to be cautious about partnerships and brand licensing.

3 Healthy Habits That Drive Success | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs often struggle to maintain healthy diets, whether they're skipping breakfast to get a jump on morning emails or overeating after a hectic day. But proper nutrition is essential for business success, according to Barbara Mendez, a nutritionist who works with many entrepreneurs. Sure, …