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.

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Five Facebook Developments for Businesses
Social Media

Five Facebook Developments for Businesses

From deal making to commenting, Facebook's latest offerings shouldn't be ignored by business owners and brand managers.
A New Model to Help Improve Website Usability
Building a Website

A New Model to Help Improve Website Usability

Offering an optimal blend of text, graphics and white space will keep your visitors clicking.
Why We're Still Lost In Geolocation
Grow Your Business

Why We're Still Lost In Geolocation

If you expect services like Foursquare or Gowalla to help grow your business, move past the check-in and offer something of value.
Facebook and AmEx Offering Business Makeovers
Financing

Facebook and AmEx Offering Business Makeovers

Winners of The Facebook Big Break for Small Business contest each receive $20k. Learn how to enter here.
Selecting a Provider to Score Your Leads
Finding Customers

Selecting a Provider to Score Your Leads

Here is a comparison of four marketing tools aimed at helping you score leads.
Why You Should Optimize Your Social Media Presence
Social Media

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.
How to Prioritize Your Prospects
Finding Customers

How to Prioritize Your Prospects

Attracting leads is only half the battle. Here's how to turn leads into customers.
How Marketers Use Social Media
Online Marketing

How Marketers Use Social Media

New report reveals how marketers are using social media to reach their customers.
Mother's Day Advice for Online Retailers
Selling Online

Mother's Day Advice for Online Retailers

Six quick tips to help maximize sales during the big holiday.
Which Daily Deal Site is Right for You?
Finding Customers

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.
Google's Own Search-Engine Tour Guide
Online Marketing

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.
Because 20,000 Users Produce 50% of All Tweets
Marketing Ideas

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.
Which Service Will Get You on Your Customers' Map?
Finding Customers

Which Service Will Get You on Your Customers' Map?

Not all location-based social networking service providers are alike.
A Competition for Your Startup
Starting a Business

A Competition for Your Startup

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

Reid Hoffman's 10 Rules for Entrepreneurial Success

LinkedIn's co-founder talks about what it takes to succeed in a down economy.
Online Marketing

A Way to Win Back Online Customers

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

Google's Panda Puts Content Farms Out to Pasture

See why Google's latest search algorithm, Panda, rewards original content.
SBA Fine-Tunes Rules for Disadvantaged Firms
SBA and Government Funding

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.
Watch Where You're Swiping That Credit Card
Money

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.
Starting Your Own Group Buying Site Without Joining Groupon
Selling Online

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.
A Group Buying Site for Rich People
Marketing

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.
How to Look Like a Pro on Facebook
Starting a Business

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.
How to Hire a Webmaster
Building a Website

How to Hire a Webmaster

How to size up and select a webmaster who can keep your site one step ahead.
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