Naked Was Not an Option

  The story of Evernote for Small Business guide Did I ever tell you how I came up with Evernote for Small Business guide idea?  Actually, I was challenged to do that. Once, in a conversation with Tara Gentile I made a comment in passing that Evernote is so powerful, you could run an entire business on it. I just wanted to make a point that I don’t see the...

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5 Steps to Building a Blog Editorial Calendar Strategy

by Lacy Boggs Can I ask you a personal question? Why do you blog for your business? Don’t worry; if you don’t really know — you’re not alone. Most online business owners understand that they need a blog for their business, but many don’t really know why. In my humble opinion as a professional blogger and content director, if you are a business owner with a...

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Part 3: How to Ensure Great Performance of Your Team Members

So you’ve hired your new assistant and assigned her first few tasks. She’s completed them, and when you review them, you can’t help but feel disappointed with how they turned out. You wonder to yourself, “Did I say something that didn’t make sense or did she just not know how to do what I was asking?” It could be that adequate information wasn’t...

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How to Delegate Without Adding a Team Member

Is the pain from watching the many balls you’re juggling drop to the ground starting to get to you? Start delegating. Don’t shy away from delegating just because have a small budget. You could delegate many of the tasks you do everyday without spending more than $50 a month. Delegating using the resources you already have is possible, and it doesn’t have to be...

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7 Social Media Management Rules You Must Obey

Do you have a love-hate relationship with social media?  Does social media feel like quicksand? How many times have you gone on social media for just a second to post something related to your business, but then ended up wasting hours jumping from one news feed item to the next? Do you belong to lots of private groups you don’t have time to keep up with? Have...

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Social Media Doesn’t Have to Drive You Crazy!

Social media can be incredibly useful for building your brand and gaining clients, but it’s difficult to use effectively when you have calls to take, content to write, and products to create. How can you possibly find time to post six times a day on Twitter and twice a day on Facebook like experts recommend? Luckily there are tried and true tools that will help you...

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