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March 9, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

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Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Index Tank – Hosted real time search that offers robust search functionality for your WordPress blog

CloudFlood – Tool that makes it very easy to create a campaign to give away a free report or tool for a tweet or Facebook Like

Notifo – Real time notifications from many services pushed to your mobile phone. Allows you to set up some customer alerts like new blog comments or Twitter mentions.

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Featured Story

Work as Craft

By John Jantsch

photoOwning a business is a beautiful thing; a thing done quite often, not for riches, but to fulfill a dream or carry out a passion for doing something. Work viewed in this fashion embodies the qualities of a craft: skill, passion, knowledge, pride, and ownership. Read the rest at AMEX OPENForum

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

The New Business Model is Community-Based Network
The meteoric rise in the popularity of networks such as Facebook should give marketers a pretty strong clue that people are drawn to the new form of online community. from openforum

How To Fire Your Worst Customer
As a marketing writer, most of the topics I choose to cover are focused on building your business. from rohitbhargava

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

On Twitter, no one can hear you scream
I had the strangest call from Charlie Sheen yesterday. “OK man, I’ve got 2 MILLION freaking people following me on Twitter and my Klout score still sucks. Ya gotta help me!” from businessesgrow

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

Real Business Planning Thrives on Uncertainty
How do business plans and business planning relate to maps and navigations and getting somewhere? What about the difference between a business plan, business planning process, and extensive planning? from timberry