Category Archives for Small Business Tools

The 5 Essential Videos Every Business Needs

UPDATE: This training has currently closed. You know I’m a fan of video (if you get my weekly tips!). And I can tell you I’m proof positive that video has done wonders for my business. Plus it has

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Is Your Excel Inventory Template Holding You Back?

If you’re using excel spreadsheets to manage your inventory (or even just pen and paper), you’re not alone. With all the challenges that come with running a business, figuring out what to use to manage

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Box Shot King – Very Cool Cloud Graphics Software Review

Do you struggle with creating graphics for your products? Or just spend an arm and a leg and pay someone else to do it? I’m in both of these camps. Sometimes I’ll give it a shot myself, but

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WordTracker Link Builder Tool Can Help You Get Found

Everywhere you turn on the interwebs people will give you advice about getting found in Google. One of the keys to being successful is to ensure you have links coming into your website. That’s a

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You Will Win More Often With A Written Agreement

If your small business sells knowledge or services, it’s tough to repossess what you’ve sold once it’s gone if the client decides not to pay the bill. At least once a week, I hear from

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Don’t Respond to Emails That Promise Small Business SEO Miracles

It’s no secret that high rankings in the search engines can bring loads of traffic to your small business website. And the way to get that traffic is to use search engine optimization (seo) tactics

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Local Marketing to Small Businesses is Hot – Are You In?

Business moves so quickly these days, it's hard to stay on top of everything. But I didn't want you to miss out on something I recently  heard about. It's a new product to help small local businesses

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Three Small Business Tools I Can’t Live Without

Note: This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission if you choose to buy. You will never be charged more for these services just because I get a commission and I only support

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Business to Business Sales: The Commitment First Approach to Providing Samples

Please enjoy this guest post by Daniel Offer of Chit Chat.   If you have ever attended a trade show, you’ll see them coming from a mile away. They go from booth to booth, taking pamphlets and putting

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Got a Goal to Improve Your Blog Next Year?

Now is the time of year when we start thinking about what we want to accomplish during the next year. I know I work on my goals pretty much year ’round. What about you? Because a big part of my business

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Test Your Marketing Message Before Sending To Everyone

Please enjoy this guest post by Wendy Lowe of Campaigner. When small businesses are preparing to do email outreach to a list of customers and prospects, often it is very hard to decide what to highlight

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My New Plantronics Audio 995 Wireless Computer Headset Is Awesome!

I am so excited! I have a box full of computer headsets. None of which I like. They are either uncomfortable, or I can’t hear, or people can’t hear me, or, or, or… Until now. I’ve

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Nextiva Online Fax Service Review – Top Notch Choice for Small Business

I've used an online fax service since 2007 and have been totally happy with it. If you're looking to ditch your fax machine and "go green" with faxes, it  might be worthwhile to take a look

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Get Your Copy of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog

Who doesn’t want more blog traffic? I recently took the 31 day challenge to build a better blog. It’s an enlightening experience and one that newbie or veteran bloggers alike can learn from. I’ve

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It’s Important to Understand Your Autoresponder Service Before Making Changes

Sometimes I forget to put my critical thinking skills hat on -- that ever happen to you? Today I was tinkering with my autoresponder files for one of my subscriber lists and decided to

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