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Avoid the Pitfalls of Social Networking

An online presence is a great way to connect with people, but remember: Everything you write or say online can be found . . . and held against you.
January 21, 2009 in Online Marketing

Action Backed by Confidence Sells

When learning and action are working in unison, they create the opportunity for sales success.
January 21, 2009 in Sales

How to Deal With a PR Disaster

Especially at startup, negative PR can be bad. Find out how to handle it before it does any damage.
January 21, 2009 in Marketing

Action Backed by Confidence Sells

When learning and action are working in unison, they create the opportunity for sales success.
January 21, 2009 in Make the Sale

IPOs Getting Rare

Selling to a larger company is now the way to go. Know how to guide your company to a great sale.
January 20, 2009 in Sales

A Roundup of Apps and Tools

Whether it's payment options or collaboration that's on your mind, we've got you covered.
January 20, 2009 in Social Media

Take Your Video Viral

Potential viewers: millions. Potential cost: next to nothing. Online videos are worth a look.
January 20, 2009 in Online Marketing

Steal Your Competitors' Clients

If your best prospects are someone else's customers, you better have a strategy for wooing them away.
January 19, 2009 in Finding Customers

DNA Testing: A Growth Market

The barriers to entry are daunting, but the DNA market provides opportunities.
January 19, 2009 in Market Research

Generate Buzz about Your Business

Sometimes buzz happens. Most times, however, you need to create it.
January 19, 2009 in Marketing

The "Unblinging" Of Millennials

The generation is affected by current conditions, but members will stay true to their characteristics.
January 16, 2009 in Marketing

Top Secret: Get Your E-mail Opened

When it comes to e-mail marketing, it's all about the subject line. Make the most of yours.
January 15, 2009 in Marketing

Sales Lessons From a Fly Fishing Master

I received some of my most valuable sales seminars from my father--while wearing hip waders. His mantra: Be yourself. Even if you smell like fish.
January 15, 2009 in Customer Service

You Never Know Whom They Know

Don't think a gardener can be a referral source to the rich? Think again. Discounting even one potential networking opportunity can be disastrous.
January 15, 2009 in Networking

How to Advertise Now

Unsure what to cut and what to keep? This smart, 4-point checklist is your guide to recession-era advertising.
January 13, 2009 in Marketing Ideas

Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Customers

If your customers don't give your marketing a warm welcome, its impact is lost. Here are 4 tips to help you avoid that fate.
January 12, 2009 in Online Marketing

Do Marketing Counterstrikes Work?

It's tempting to answer a competitor's ad campaign, but stick to what makes you unique.
January 12, 2009 in Marketing
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Selling Products Through Direct Response Marketing (Video)

Peter Bieler, founder of Media Funding talks marketing a product through direct response sales channels--including TV.
December 31, 2008 in Marketing Basics

5 Ways to Kill a Great Marketing Plan

Are your marketing campaigns too creative? Here's what separates a marketing plan that works from one that doesn't.
December 19, 2008 in Advertising

Get To Know Twitter

Microblogging is fast becoming the way to connect and keep up.
December 18, 2008 in Social Media

10 Blogs to Write Today

If blogging is part of your marketing plan, get started on these ideas.
December 18, 2008 in SEO | Search Engine Optimization

Convert Your Contacts

Without a solid system for networking, what good are good connections?
December 18, 2008 in Make the Sale

Start With the Top Dog: A Sales Primer

Learn how to approach the bigwigs, forge lasting partnerships with them and make sales even in a tough economy from the authors of Five Minutes With VITO (Making the most of your selling time with the Very Important Top Officer).
December 11, 2008 in Sales

Cultivate Stronger Customer Bonds

4 ways to market effectively in a downturn and maximize customer feedback.
December 11, 2008 in Online Marketing

2009: The Year of One-to-One Marketing

Great letters make for strong sales. Start the new year out right by building relationships one letter at a time.
December 11, 2008 in Branding

10 Advertising Words to Avoid in 2009

Shun meaningless words like "a lot" and "guarantee" in your copy. It'll help you out a lot--we guarantee it.
December 11, 2008 in Advertising
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