Mikal E. Belicove

Mikal E. Belicove

Mikal E. Belicove is a market positioning, social media, and management consultant specializing in website usability and business blogging. His latest book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Facebook, is now available at bookstores. For more information, visit MikalBelicove.com.

What's Eating Entrepreneurs Today
Entrepreneurs

What's Eating Entrepreneurs Today

Small-business owners have a lot on their minds these days.
New CEO Success Buzzword: 'Openness'
Leadership

New CEO Success Buzzword: 'Openness'

Openness, transparency and employee empowerment have become key to business success, a survey of global CEOs say. Social media can help you unlock it.
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Will It Always Be Fun and Gamification?
Marketing

Will It Always Be Fun and Gamification?

The future of gamification could include 'playbor' (play plus labor) and 'weisure' (work plus leisure).
When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers
Growth Strategies

When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers

Clicking the 'Like' button on a business, brand, organization or person's official Facebook Page may be grounds for dismissal.
Think It's OK to Ask for Employees' Facebook Logins? Think Again
Growth Strategies

Think It's OK to Ask for Employees' Facebook Logins? Think Again

State and federal legislation aimed at protecting freedom of speech is catching up with social media and employers.
How to Create a Social Media Content Strategy
Marketing

How to Create a Social Media Content Strategy

From posting content to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more, Entrepreneur writer Mikal Belicove offers his best tips.
Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business
Growth Strategies

Rating the Best -- and Worst -- States to Do Business

Find out how your state and county compare to the rest of U.S.
5 Tips on How to Present Like Steve Jobs
Marketing

5 Tips on How to Present Like Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was many things, including a master storyteller. Presenting like he did isn't that difficult. You simply need to create and stick to a particular focus.
Social Media Users Are Squeakier Wheels When It Comes to Customer Service
Marketing

Social Media Users Are Squeakier Wheels When It Comes to Customer Service

Not convinced your business should provide customer service via social media? Turns out, social media users spend more when they receive great service.
Women Are More Social -- When It Comes to Social Media, That Is
Marketing

Women Are More Social -- When It Comes to Social Media, That Is

A new report shows women are the major players in social media. Time to tweak your marketing?
10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors
Growth Strategies

10 Tips for Forming a Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors can help a business grow to the next level. Here are tips for recruiting and retaining one.
When Outsourcing Social Media Marketing Makes Sense
Marketing

When Outsourcing Social Media Marketing Makes Sense

While most businesses should handle social media in-house, Entrepreneur writer Mikal Belicove says there's at least one reason to hire a consultant.
Building a Profitable Wearable Device May Depend on Who You Partner With
Technology

Building a Profitable Wearable Device May Depend on Who You Partner With

Electronic devices that are worn on the body and relay information are starting to receive a lot of buzz, but partnering with a big company is the key to getting the product to see the light of day.
Facebook May Have Finally Nailed Local Offers
Marketing

Facebook May Have Finally Nailed Local Offers

In beta testing Offers and acquiring the assets of customer-loyalty application Tagtile, Facebook has opened the floodgates for businesses to market to their fans.
Businesses Can't Afford to Neglect Customer Service on Facebook
Marketing

Businesses Can't Afford to Neglect Customer Service on Facebook

Some well-known retailers are not responding adequately to customer-service complaints online. Your business should not do the same.