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Your website is the hub of your online presence and is clearly a must in this digital world. However, it’s only one piece…

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Napkin Technology Still Works For Me
With all of the fancy new PDAs, phones and Web 2.0 services out there to help you plan, capture and organize your world, I find that I still like the feel of paper. From the moment I started my business over 20 years ago, I began carrying Moleskine pocket notebooks around in with me so […]
Marketing Sherpa Blog Award Nomination
It’s time once again for the Marketing Sherpa Blog Awards. This blog has been honored with the reader’s choice for best small business marketing blog the last two years and, at the risk of sounding greedy, I would love to make it a hat trick (for you non-soccer fans that’s 3 goals in one game […]
Normal is a Commodity
When it comes to marketing your business you must find ways to stand out. Most small businesses don’t have the ad budget to throw at getting attention and standing out by simply purchasing loads of ad space so they must maximize the awareness exposure they do receive. Too many business owners think that their marketing […]

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Sending and Receiving Very Large Files
In a recent newsletter I listed 10 productivity tools I couldn’t live without. Today I’d like to talk specifically about one of those tools called DropSend. DropSend, as the name may imply, allows user to upload large files to either store or send to others. Sending files over one megabyte can be tough via email […]
Merchant Circle Offers Some Interesting Local Options
A new service called Merchant Circle launched this week and has some potentially powerful tools for local small business owners, particularly those lacking a strong web presence already. Merchant Circle has done something very unique in my opinion, they have taken some proven online advertising tools and married them with a local online network. When […]

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Content, Contact, Community – A Simple, Universal Business Startegy
Every business is a marketing business and, to some degree, every business is an information business. With those two concepts in play I’d like to break down a strategy that any business could adopt and apply with potentially profound results. The strategy has three componant. One is very common and the basis of most business, […]
Video Ads All the Rage
Google launched a video ad option for AdWords this week and it is meeting with mixed reviews. Some Internet marketing types have been hailing video as the next coming of riches (they missed the blog thing so now they are trying to grab for the next train.) One sign that this is still a test […]
10 Essential Small Business Productivity Tools
In my weekly newsletter I profiled what I think are essential small business tools. These tools don’t all directly relate to marketing, but most perform a marketing function. You can view my 10 essential tools here. I cover things like project management, virus protection, file sending, spam blocking and keyword locating. You can subscribe to […]
800 CEO Read founder visits the Duct Tape Marketing podcast
I had a great interview with Jack Covert, founder and President of 800-CEO-READ over on the Duct Tape Marketing podcast. CEO READ is a great champion of business books and authors and one of my favorite places to shop. Listen to this interview and hear how Covert accidentally came up with the name for his […]

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