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New Features from Facebook, Instagram Make Business Headlines

Social networking platforms have the opportunity to make a difference in a variety of different areas. For example, Facebook just unveiled some non-profit partnership tools including safety check and donation features. And Instagram also recently released some new features that might look familiar to users of other platforms like Periscope and Snapchat. You can read about these updates and more ...

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10 Ways to Build Trust and Credibility With Your Customers

When deciding on your business, the first step is to identify a need or ongoing concern of your target market and provide a solution for it. In the case of China, the concern was the worsening levels of air pollution. The quality of air in China had been deteriorating that it opened the doors to a new industry called “Air ...

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Ecommerce Expert Panel: Tips and Advice for How to Sell More During the Holiday Season

Last week on Black Friday we held our first Facebook Live broadcast featuring a conversation with three ecommerce experts discussing what retailers can do to be successful during the holiday season.  Key points discussed include: Online shopping just keeps getting bigger! $1.15 billion in online sales was generated the day before Black Friday, just between midnight and 5:00 p.m. That ...

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Embracing Generational Change At The 2016 America’s SBDC Conference

By Bob House of BizBuySell Along with other influencers in the small business space, I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at the 36th annual America’s SBDC Conference. America’s SBDC represents a nationwide network of nearly 1,000 Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), which provide small business owners and entrepreneurs with no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to be ...

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Customers on Vacation? Here Are 4 Strategies Top-Performing Salespeople Follow.

When customers go on vacation, as many will do this holiday season, many sales reps clock out, too. And at first glance, if you’re a sales rep, clocking out probably seems fine — just one less person you need to reach out to or worry about until he or she is back in the office. Related: 6 Infallible Sales Strategies for ...

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What is Udemy And How Can I Use It For Business?

Type “Online marketing courses” in a browser, and you will get 29+ million results with every option imaginable. And one of the search results undoubtedly will be Udemy, an online learning platform. What is Udemy? Udemy has a library of over 40,000 courses, 20k instructors, and 12 million students in 190 countries around the world, so it has reach. The ...

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Theranos Is Getting Rid of High-Profile Board Members Including Henry Kissinger and George Shultz

Theranos is making a huge change to its leadership. In 2017, the company said, the board of counselors will be retired. The board of counselors consisted mostly of former directors with strong government connections but little scientific experience, such as Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, and it served as an advisory board to the company’s founder, Elizabeth Holmes. James Mattis, ...

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How Were Your 2016 Small Business Saturday Results? (POLL)

Small Business Saturday gets more and more attention every year. The day after Black Friday is becoming one of the bigger shopping days of the holiday season and small businesses are the focus. If you market your business properly and join the movement, there’s a good chance you’ll find shoppers who make it a point to patronize small businesses during ...

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4 Essential Steps For Creating Your Most Successful Marketing Plan

By Billy Polson of DIAKADI You have mastered section one of the entrepreneur’s guide to success: You have created a product or service that is valuable, and if you are lucky, essential to an expansive audience of clients. Now comes the difficult task of gaining exposure to these individuals and growing your business. Below, I offer you the four fundamental ...

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5 Ways to Reduce Stress for Your Employees

“Fasten your oxygen mask before assisting others” is an all-too-familiar instruction that many of us tune out when waiting for our flight to take off. But this sage advice can not only save you in an emergency, it can save you in life and as an entrepreneur. You need to take care of yourself first so that you can take ...

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