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.

The 10 Things Facebook Got Right Pre-IPO
Finance

The 10 Things Facebook Got Right Pre-IPO

Facebook has the potential to raise $10 billion in an IPO. Here's why that's possible.
Understanding Google's New Page Layout Algorithm
Marketing

Understanding Google's New Page Layout Algorithm

Where you place ads on your website now matters more than ever.
The 10 Ds of Creating a Social Media Use Policy
Marketing

The 10 Ds of Creating a Social Media Use Policy

Every business needs a social media use policy, and here's how to create one.
How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping
Starting a Business

How Fine Art America Built Its Business by Bootstrapping

Before you even think about asking someone to invest in your business, consider what Sean Broihier of Fine Art America did.
Why and How to Host a Hackathon
Starting a Business

Why and How to Host a Hackathon

Short on programming talent or ideas? Consider hosting a hackathon.
Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users
Marketing

Emerging Social Media Sites to Attract Users

As email and instant messaging loses prowess among users, smaller social-networking sites are stepping up.
Why Social Media May Weaken the Moral Fiber of Your Workplace
Growth Strategies

Why Social Media May Weaken the Moral Fiber of Your Workplace

Of all the benefits of social media, it could also lead to ethical woes in the workplace.
How to Find Beta Testers
Starting a Business

How to Find Beta Testers

Before you launch a new product or service, enlist some early users to take your vision out for a test drive.
How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee
Growth Strategies

How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

As movie studios go after those who've illegally uploaded their content to the Internet, business owners should determine their recourse should an employee cross the line on your dime.
Lawmakers Seek FTC Scrutiny of Google's Search Results
Starting a Business

Lawmakers Seek FTC Scrutiny of Google's Search Results

Even wonder why Google's own products and services appear at the top of search results? See how that could change if lawmakers get their way.
See What Attracts People to Your Business's Facebook Page
Marketing

See What Attracts People to Your Business's Facebook Page

Want to boost the stickiness of your business's Facebook page? Take a gander at what people look at on the typical business page.
Where to Focus Your Business's Ad Dollars in the New Year
Marketing

Where to Focus Your Business's Ad Dollars in the New Year

Here, new data that can help you plan where your business should spend on advertising in 2012.
10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers
Growth Strategies

10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

Not sure what to buy for your hard working employees this holiday season? Check out these suggestions.
A User's Guide to Facebook's New Timeline Feature
Marketing

A User's Guide to Facebook's New Timeline Feature

Facebook's Timeline isn't ready for business yet, but getting used to maneuvering it personally will save you lots of time later. Here's how to get started.
What Your Business Can Learn From Apple's Battle with Samsung
Starting a Business

What Your Business Can Learn From Apple's Battle with Samsung

If you think a competitor copied your patented products or services, here are some ways to stand in the way of their efforts.