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July 26, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

New Social Network

Google +

Build A Small Business Plan

Are you Google Plus user yet? The new social network from Google is getting rave reviews and for very good reason. If you haven't received an invitation yet and would like one, reply to this newsletter with Google Plus as the subject line.


Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Google Plus Card – This WordPress plugin puts your Google Plus profile in your blog sidebar just like you see over there to the left – Very cool tool that simplifies the act of creating infographics. You can also explore and embed a graphic from a growing library housed there. (Image in this post is screenshot only from the site not an embed)

World Time Buddy – for anyone that deals with multiple time zones this is the most ridiculously easy time zone converter tool ever.

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Featured Story

5 Types of Content That Every Business Must Employ

By John Jantsch

photo The creation and distribution of content has become such a significant aspect of effective marketing that it requires a high place in the strategy conversation in most every business.

Some might go as far as to suggest content marketing has become the most effective way to build a business.Read the rest at Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

Google Cans Third Party Reviews From Places. Now What?
Have you taken a look at your Google Place Page listing lately? If not, may I suggest you go take a look now? Because it may look a little different today than how you remember it. Actually, it may look a lot different. from smallbiztrends

Asking for reviews is how you show passion and commitment
It’s hard to beat this flyer for dedication to customer service. It came in with a box of toner sold by a third-party seller on Amazon. Too bad they didn’t include the name of their store or a link to the reviews. from damniwish

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

5 Google Plus Tips and Chris Brogan
For this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast I grabbed a few minutes with Chris Brogan. Chris is the founder of Human Business Works, writes and speaks on all things related to social media and is a documented Google Plus fanboy. from DuctTapeMarketing

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

The Single Most-Often-Overlooked Key to Successful Business Planning
Sadly, it’s so simple that it should be obvious: Make sure the way you organize the rows of sales, costs, and expenses in your financial projections match the way your accounting tracks them. from timberry