The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Keyword Research

Keyword research is an important strategic marketing practice that, when thought of correctly, never really ends. While many people think of this…

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iStockphoto is now selling short video clips along with stock photos When I want to figure out some CSS or HTML trick I visit A List Apart – I came across this little gem on using Type correctly. (Yikes!) Yahoo Search Marketing is finally getting around to upgrading the ad center to be much more […]
The Natural Advantages of Small Business – the video
The following is a video I compiled from a popular presentation I give. I firmly believe small businesses possess certain innate advantages over much larger competitors. The question is – are your taking advantage? Feel free to spread this around and share it with business owners big and small! Just hit the “email this post” […]
Every Business Needs Both
Most people go into business because they know how to do something. The problem is that’s not enough. For a business to thrive you must also know how to dream much bigger about that something, identify and seize opportunities where others don’t, and put yourself in the shoes of your target market. To me, the […]

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Make Mine A Million
I hope you can join me for the Make Mine a Million small business event October 24th at the Manhattan Center in New York City. The program is part of an initiative to support women’s economic independence as was founded by the Count Me In non-profit with support from American Express’ Open for Business The […]
Is a Business Plan a Marketing Tool?
When used correctly, meaning not as a doorstop, a business plan can be a great marketing tool. Remeber, every business is a marketing business. Use a business plan to help clarify what your marketing must do in order to be considered successful. Just don’t use a business plan like most people do. My guest on […]

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Does Your Marketing Connect with Earballs and Eyeballs?
We, the prospects for your business that is, are made up mostly of senses. And, they drive how we react to the people, places and products we come into contact with. Most marketing is naturally designed to appeal the sense of site – read the words, see the picture, react to the video ad. I […]
What's the Best Way to Fire a Client
I know the title of this post may sound a bit harsh, but even the sunniest business owner has faced the cold harsh reality – sometimes the best thing you can do is let a client go. There are many reasons why this may be. A client can become too demanding, your business has evolved […]
Give Your Clients Success Tools
Mark Collier owner of dmc Design and one of my readers contacted me a few days ago to ask if he could use a tool I created as resource for one of his design clients. The tool is something I created a few years ago and don’t promote enough myself. It’s something I call the […]
I Love Small Businesses
I’ve spent a great deal of my life (almost half) working with small business owners and I have to tell you there’s nothing like it. There is something equal parts terrifying and energizing about doing work for someone when you know that the check they write you is drawn from funds right out of their […]

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