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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Easiest Way To Get Your Small Business Blog Fix
You’re missing the boat if you’re not subscribing to the entire Duct Tape Marketing blog channel – the channel consists 22 blogs – see all those links at the top in the header. These twenty-two blogs, all focused on small business are a really amazing resource. Look, I know that I put this blog channel […]
Automated Postcard Mailings
Sometimes a postcard is just the right tool to let a prospect know about a new service, free report or special sale. I like to sprinkle the occasional postcard into any ongoing drip communication with existing clients too. Below are three services that allow you to automate the process of sending postcards. By automate I […]
The Original Social Networks
Much is made of late of the fabulous growth of online social networks such as MySpace and LinkedIn. For the typical small business I’d like to remind you of the opportunities available in the original social networks – schools and churches. In every community in America, thousands of word of mouth referrals are made while […]

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The Toughest Job of an Entrepreneur
A participant at a recent workshop asked me a seemingly innocent question and my answer surprised me. The question came from a discussion about coaching and consulting with clients. The question was simply, “what’s the biggest challenge you face working with clients?” My answer must have been lurking somewhere in my subconscious because, without much […]
Danny Sullivan Gets Prime Time Treatment
The name Danny Sullivan and Search Engine Watch is already well thought of in the search marketing world, but today Sullivan hit it big with a nice feature article in the Tech section of USA TODAY. We’re talking print and online!. Search Engine Watch has always been the best place to get real search engine […]

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Firefox Gains a Real Partner
Another positive move by Firefox, the world’s fastest growing browser, was announced yesterday. Real Networks, the maker of Real Player announced that it would be distributing the Firefox browser along with Real Player and the Google Toolbar. Real player dominate the free mp3 player market and should open up a much wider distribution channel for […]
Partnering with Non-Profits
As a rule, non-profit agencies can make great marketing partners. Now, before I get too far into this, let me state, for the record that what I really talking about is lending help to one of the many worthy charitable organizations in the world that provide community and health services by forming a partner relationship […]
Duct Tape Marketing Authorized Coach Ranks Grow Again
Another group of Duct Tape Marketing Authorized Coaches hit the streets this week. After attending the required two day training intensive held in sunny Kansas City, this group of newly minted coaches returned to their homes in Dallas, Vancouver, Baton Rouge, London, Kansas City, Chicago and Pennsylvania to begin delivering the Duct Tape Marketing system […]
3 Questions with Kate and Andy Spade
I interviewed Kate and Andy Spade prior to their appearance at the OPEN from American Express brand building session. The room was packed and my little Olympus mp3 recorder caught plenty of crowd noise. Click to listen (about 2:30) or right click and Save As to download. The audio quality is poor, but I think […]

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