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Mikal E. Belicove

Mikal E. Belicove is an Entrepreneur magazine columnist & contributing writer and a business strategist specializing in market analysis, messaging and positioning, and content development for a select group of high profile businesses and individuals. Previously, Mikal started and sold a Boulder, Colo.-based Internet start-up and worked in Acquisitions for Alpha Books/Pearson plc and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. His latest book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Facebook, was published in August of 2010. When he’s not working, Mikal can be found training for half-marathons and enjoying life with family and friends in Laguna Beach, California. For more information, visit www.MikalBelicove.com.

30 Recent Stories

Selecting a Provider to Score Your Leads

Selecting a Provider to Score Your Leads

Here is a comparison of four marketing tools aimed at helping you score leads.
April 21, 2011 in Finding Customers
Why You Should Optimize Your Social Media Presence

Why You Should Optimize Your Social Media Presence

Many of the top consumer brands have dropped the social media ball. Here's how you can learn from their mistakes.
April 19, 2011 in Social Media
How to Prioritize Your Prospects

How to Prioritize Your Prospects

Attracting leads is only half the battle. Here's how to turn leads into customers.
April 14, 2011 in Finding Customers
How Marketers Use Social Media

How Marketers Use Social Media

New report reveals how marketers are using social media to reach their customers.
April 12, 2011 in Online Marketing
Mother's Day Advice for Online Retailers

Mother's Day Advice for Online Retailers

Six quick tips to help maximize sales during the big holiday.
April 8, 2011 in Selling Online
Which Daily Deal Site is Right for You?

Which Daily Deal Site is Right for You?

From Groupon to LivingSocial to GroupPrice.com, See which daily deal website is best for finding customers.
April 5, 2011 in Finding Customers
Google's Own Search-Engine Tour Guide

Google's Own Search-Engine Tour Guide

Business owners shouldn't get too worked up over Google's new +1 experiment. Mikal Belicove says it's likely to fail.
March 31, 2011 in Online Marketing
Because 20,000 Users Produce 50% of All Tweets

Because 20,000 Users Produce 50% of All Tweets

New research reveals that an elite group of Twitter users create half all tweets. Here's what that means for your business.
March 31, 2011 in Marketing Ideas
Which Service Will Get You on Your Customers' Map?

Which Service Will Get You on Your Customers' Map?

Not all location-based social networking service providers are alike.
March 29, 2011 in Finding Customers
A Competition for Your Startup

A Competition for Your Startup

The Start-Up, Boot-Up business plan competition promises $75,000 to one outstanding start-up.
March 24, 2011 in Starting a Business
Reid Hoffman's 10 Rules for Entrepreneurial Success

Reid Hoffman's 10 Rules for Entrepreneurial Success

LinkedIn's co-founder talks about what it takes to succeed in a down economy.
March 22, 2011 in Starting a Business

A Way to Win Back Online Customers

Retargeting can lead to increased conversions and turn abandoned site visits into sales.
March 22, 2011 in Online Marketing
Google's Panda Puts Content Farms Out to Pasture

Google's Panda Puts Content Farms Out to Pasture

See why Google's latest search algorithm, Panda, rewards original content.
March 17, 2011 in Online Marketing
SBA Fine-Tunes Rules for Disadvantaged Firms

SBA Fine-Tunes Rules for Disadvantaged Firms

New rules governing the SBA's 8(a) program went into effect this week. See if your business can benefit from the changes.
March 15, 2011 in SBA and Government Funding
Watch Where You're Swiping That Credit Card

Watch Where You're Swiping That Credit Card

Being able to accept credit cards on the go has been a boon for businesses, but one payment processor says it can be risky.
March 10, 2011 in Money
Starting Your Own Group Buying Site Without Joining Groupon

Starting Your Own Group Buying Site Without Joining Groupon

Group buying is growing by leaps and bounds. Get in on the action with a site of your own.
March 8, 2011 in Selling Online
A Group Buying Site for Rich People

A Group Buying Site for Rich People

To find consumers who have money to spend, you may need to look up market. Here's how the New York Times is aiming to help.
March 3, 2011 in Marketing
How to Look Like a Pro on Facebook

How to Look Like a Pro on Facebook

Between running a business and marketing it, you may need a hand building your Facebook presence. Here's how to get help.
March 1, 2011 in Starting a Business
How to Hire a Webmaster

How to Hire a Webmaster

How to size up and select a webmaster who can keep your site one step ahead.
February 22, 2011 in Building a Website
Tips for Interior Pages of Your Website

Tips for Interior Pages of Your Website

Treat every page of your website as if it's the homepage.
January 25, 2011 in Building a Website
When Should a Business Owner Get Personal on Social Media?Play Video

When Should a Business Owner Get Personal on Social Media? (Video)

Mikal Belicove, Entrepreneur Magazine columnist, on when to get personal or stay business-like on social media.
January 21, 2011 in Social Media
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