5 Business Marketing Tips For Uncertain Times

Be positive: Uncertain times can bring about anxious and uneasy feelings.  Being positive and maintaining a positive attitude is critical at this time.  You have a tremendous opportunity for impacting your team’s attitude.  Accent the positive! Celebrate successes:  Concentrate on what’s going right instead of centering on what was done wrong.  Your “success��? metrics may have to be measured on a smaller scale for now, but celebrate your accomplishments each week! “Pin-Point Focus��? your marketing:  What worked in the past may not be what’s needed for today.  Re-evaluate (closely) the content of your marketing materials and web site content to
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5 Rules of Engagement for Social Media Marketing

Social media is using online communities for increasing your business/practice exposure, building relationships, and ultimately creates an incredible opportunity to develop profitable relationships, to be responsive to your market and allow your clients/patients to know you care.  What does this new marketing arena  mean to you, a business owner?  Social media is a bridge that gives you access to people, information, and even companies that in the past you didn’t have access to.  You can now do for free what it used to cost you thousands of dollars to do…make contacts.  With this new change comes new “rules of engagement” from traditional marketing. 
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Social Media Success Summitt Comes To A Close

Wow!  There was so much information shared during the month long, virtual Social Media Success Summitt.  The speakers presented on the many facets of Social Media (SM) with a focus on the main four:  Blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  This is some of the information shared regarding Facebook. Mari Smith, relationship specialist, presented on Facebook (FB) and Twitter.  Mari, herself, is an icon for SM with a personality that comes across the screen as warm, frendly, and ready to help.  In fact, she’s quick to tell you it’s Relationships 1st and Business 2nd! Mari shared techniques for setting up your Profile (Friend) page
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Survival of the Fittest–Building Your Business

With all the other businesses out there you must find a way to market your business uniquely (a niche) causing it to stand out from among the rest. Be prepared to work at building your business. You must build relationships with your customers and fellow netpreneurs by building a good reputation, one customer at a time. So what does this have to do with the Internet? Or maybe you are thinking, “How does this apply to me. I don’t even see or talk to my customers, it’s all automated.”
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Identify Theft Or Will The Real Me Please Stand Up!

There is a new thief on the block.  An identity thief and YOU are at risk!  Identity theft is the fastest growing crime today and is effecting approximately 900,000 NEW victims each year! Everyday transactions such as writing a check, using your cell phone, making a charge purchase, applying for a credit card, mailing your tax returns, even simply placing your outgoing mail in your mail box may put you at risk. Can identity theft be completely prevented—No, but there are steps you can take to minimize your risk by managing your personal information better. 1.  Protect Your Social Security
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I’ve Written An Article. Now What Do I Do?

You’ve finally done it!  You’ve written your article, looked it over, tweaked it, and looked it over again, and now you are ready to publish!  Now what do you do? Two things needed to be added to your article.  A how to publish statement that is added just before your article and your resource box or bio added at the end of your article. Here is an example of a how to publish statement: “Please feel free to publish this article on your website, your blog, and/or in your e-book or newsletters with the authors resource box  included and without
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