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The business and online world is constantly ringing the SEO bell – get your keywords straight, do your research, post often, and “content is king”. They also tout the power of Social Media, and sharing images of your work. It may seem that there are many moving parts to a business’s online presence, but there really is only one. Erica Bell from Business.com, explains that social media, SEO, and visuals are all pieces of the same puzzle. Take a look at her article, “3 Reasons why Marketing, Visual, and SEO Integration is Crucial“, for clarity and suggestions for your business. Read more
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CoWorking [koh-wur-king, koh-wur-] (noun) – a style of work which involves a shared working environment, sometimes an office, yet independent activity (Wikipedia)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an excellent city in which to start a small business. In the past I’ve named many resources for getting off the ground. Now I’d like to showcase a few coworking spaces that help to keep the ball rolling.
Why consider a coworking space in the first place? For a single entrepreneur like myself, sometimes I just need to get out of the house. For groups that have started something, a home environment doesn’t always cut it. Maybe a specialized space is needed for the kind of work you’re interested in. At the very least, coworking space means networking and the support of others in similar shoes. Read more
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I know what you’re thinking – Reddit is a giant time suck full of silly pictures and snarky remarks. While that is not totally off base (anyone like cats?), Reddit has provided me with an excellent tool for my business. Let’s get into the meat of it. Read more
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Starting a business is exciting. The idea that was bouncing around your head for years is finally turning reality. One feels compelled to spread the word, jump on social media, find investors, and start planning next steps.
Unfortunately, over and over I see start-up leaders missing the first and most important step – logo design. Read more
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Good day! I’d like to take a moment to talk to you about Google Analytics. As most of us know, Google is the number one search engine and a provider of many other services. One service that is important for you to take note of as a small business is Google Analytics. Google provides this program to aid website owners in monitoring their site and its value to both you and your customers. There are two sources I would like to share on this point. The first is an overview of seven important Google Analytics tools and how to use them, written by PR Daily. The second is the infographic to the left. Developed by Simply Business, it will walk you through the set up with Google. Finally, an important point for WordPress users – if you are not using the site Stats program provided by Jetpack, you are loosing a lot of data. Happy hunting!
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Technology has played a pivotal role in business, education, and personal connections. One can now easily connect with international clients, find papers from academic sources in Taiwan, and maintain friendships with folks not seen for years. While these advances are fantastic, technology has wreaked havoc on our language skills. Unfortunately for those who are accustomed to ‘brb’ and ‘imho’ as standard and accepted methods of communication, poor use of language will equal lost career opportunities.
Having been in a management role for over three years, I can personally attest to language playing a role in hiring. Read more
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What good is the social media and keywords I keep bugging you about? A good deal! Take a look at this infographic developed by The Whole Brain Group that explains Inbound Marketing at a glance. It will walk you through the major steps of the process and hopefully get you into the marketing mindset.
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As I’ve mentioned to many of you, Google Plus is a powerful tool for emerging businesses. The main reason is its tie straight to the Google Search Engine. The infographic developed by Search Engine People describes just how powerful Google Plus is and how best to use it for your company.
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It is not a surprise that Facebook is frequented at greater rates during evenings and weekends. These are great times to post an update or announce a new product. However, some industries find that certain days are even better than others. The infographic drawn up by LinchpinSEO is a great guide to these trends.
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