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Small Business Startup Checklist: Tips from Those Who’ve Been There

Anyone who has successfully started their own business likely remembers the perils and pitfalls encountered in those early years, as well as the joys and victories. It can be equal parts exciting and stressful, rewarding and exhausting. That said, it’s … Continue reading

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How to Engage Employees: 11 Tips for Making Your Office Fun Again

Let’s face it: it was a brutal winter just about everywhere in the US. Coming out of the winter doldrums, especially at the office, is not always easy. But with these 11 tips, you can turn things around and make … Continue reading

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15 Eco-Friendly Promotional Products to Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, we thought we’d feature some of our eco-friendly promotional products.

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Customer Testimonials: How to Get Them & What to Do Next

Hearing kind words from happy customers always feels good, but did you know these testimonials can also impact your bottom line? McKinsey & Company, a global management-consulting firm, notes in one study that “word of mouth is the primary factor … Continue reading

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PR Tips: 4 Takeaways We Can Learn from Awards Season

The Academy Awards were held a couple of weeks ago, wrapping up an action-packed, never-boring awards season in Hollywood. And while there are many talented actors, actresses, and directors deserving of the gold statuette, there’s something else that’s equally deserving … Continue reading

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Mobile Marketing 101: Strategies for Riding the Mobile Wave

Last year, we wrote a detailed article about making sure your website is mobile ready. But the truth is that’s just one step you need to take in order to effectively ride the mobile wave (a wave that won’t be … Continue reading

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About Those “Other” Social Networks: Should You Use Tumblr & Instagram for Business?

We’ve talked at great lengths about Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+ on our blog. But there are other vibrant and growing social networks in town that may make sense for your small business, most notably Tumblr and Instagram.

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