How to Prepare for Small Business Saturday

how to prepare for small business saturdayThe biggest shopping season of the year is fast approaching and you need to prepare for Small Business Saturday.

Small business owners have a lot on their plates.  We’ve got plenty of items on our to-do lists to make sure customers sign up for our e-mails, follow us on social platforms, download our mobile apps, and shop from us when they’re buying gifts for others.

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Steps to Take Now for Explosive Business Growth Next Year

how to create explosive business growth for 2017With the 2017 fast approaching, it is a great time to take steps for explosive business growth next year.

Are you happy with how your sales numbers look for next year?

While there is not much time left to close new business for this year, you certainly can implement a few strategies to increase the probability of more new business for next year.

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Inspirational Startup Quotes To Lift You Up When Going Through Tough Times

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These 31 inspirational startup quotes are for startups who are exploring a dark time in their business.  Searching for inspiration to lift them up. Startups are more challenged than other entrepreneurs or small business owners.

They have a lot of huge ideas and at the same time often depend heavily on funding, resources, and manpower.

When dark times come, it’s important to stay inspired and remember the original thought why you created the startup in the first place.

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10 LinkedIn Groups for Startup Executives

LinkedIn logo, symbolizing top 10 linkedin groups for startupsLinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. The social media network has over 450 million registered users worldwide. The members have also created over 2 million LinkedIn groups.

Members of LinkedIn groups connect for jobs, meeting industry experts, and potential business partners. I have had discussions with amazing entrepreneurs from all over the world in multiple LinkedIn groups. The groups are a free service provided by LinkedIn. Joining a few of them is a great way to connect and learn.

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Three Simple Tips To Stop Losing Money On Pay Per Click Advertising

letter scramble pay per click, symbolizing the pitfalls of wasting money with pay per click advertisingI recently received an interesting phone call from a prospect. It was quite disturbing. She asked if I could help her with Facebook pay per click advertising to promote her local business.

As the conversation progressed it was obvious she was very upset.  Her pay per click advertising campaigns did not convert to customers in the conversion rate she was hoping for.

She was looking for other paid advertising opportunities to spend less money.

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How to Generate Quality Sale Leads with a Small Budget

thousands of gold coins, presenting the opportunity of generating quality sale leads on a small budgetGenerating quality sale leads is one of the toughest challenges entrepreneurs and small businesses face on a daily basis.

In large companies, the sales team is provided leads by a well-funded marketing department. However, as a small business, you must seek out your own sale leads. A very tough job. You are confident enough to close deals if you just had the leads.

So, if you need help generating more quality sale leads we have a few suggestions that do not require a massive marketing budget to execute.

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