Author Archive: twyher

6 Free Ways to Grow Your Blog Audience

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Maybe you're writing a blog, but haven't made it public yet. Or, maybe your blog is public but the resounding crickets chirping in your comment boxes makes you want to curl up in the fetal position and cry. Whatever the reason you are looking for more readers, you can find six tips here, bound to make you feel like your written thoughts aren't the ramblings of a crazy person. Try Doing Guestposts Image via Flickr Annie Mole Establishing yourself as a writer means you need to write as often Read more [...]
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5 Start-Up Success Stories

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Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur is a rewarding experience, but there are some start-ups that land on best-of lists for their innovation. Here are five success stories born from the ideas of people oozing the entrepreneurial dream trait. Edible Arrangements Image via Flickr by Edible Arrangements  In 1999, Tariqu Farid founded Edible Arrangements at a cost of $100,000. In six months, the company boasted $80,000 in sales revenues. With a home office in Wallingford, Connecticut, Read more [...]
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5 Apps That Make Running a Business Easier

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Owning a small business is no small task. There are many people you rely on. On top of that, you rely on your cell phone. With so many apps out there for small businesses, it's important to make sure you have a good variety of options for your company. 1. Dropbox With Dropbox, you can not only save files to the cloud and make sure that you can open them from any device, you can also share documents with others. This makes sharing information with others in the company extremely quick and easy. Read more [...]
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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Conference

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You've escaped the office for a few days. Fantastic! However, you're not on vacation. You're attending a conference. Just as a well-planned leisure trip provides you with a refreshed mind and a recharged feeling, you can come away from your conference with the same positive experience. Here are five tips to help you squeeze as much as you can from this time away from the daily grind. Make Sure People Know Your Name Conferences demand a certain etiquette. For example, you really ought to wear a Read more [...]
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5 Business Communication Tools that Will Give Your Startup the Edge

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Pûpûkâhi i holomua is an old Hawaiian proverb that roughly translates to "Unite to move forward." In other words, all individuals of a team, whether it's a canoe or a start-up, must work in sync in order to achieve their goals. New technologies and breakthroughs in business communications can give your start-up the infrastructure it needs for success. VoIP Provides a Fresh Alternative to Traditional Phone Service Image via Flickr by FinleyGC360 Short for "voice over Internet Protocol," VoIP Read more [...]
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When is the Best Time of Year to Invest in a Car?

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Understanding the way in which car dealerships operate and how prices can fluctuate throughout the year can help to save you some serious money as you can time your purchase just right. Here is a guide on the best time of year to buy a car: Use the End of Year Lull to Your Advantage December is a great time of year to look around car dealerships as this is when traditionally sales become extremely slow. Due to the fact that people are spending vast amounts of money on holiday gifts and parties Read more [...]
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6 Ways to Guerilla Market Your Business and Save

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Marketing is a major component of any successful business. However, many companies do not have the funds to support an entire marketing department or full-fledged campaign. Here are six ways to effectively use guerilla marketing and still stay under budget. 1. Hire a Sign Spinner to Get Attention Image via Flickr by a_marga A sign spinner, also known as street advertisers, human billboards, sign dancers, and more simply the crazy guy outside of most pawn stores, is a cheap and effective way Read more [...]
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5 Things to Consider When Creating Your Business’ Marketing Strategy

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So you own a small business and want to develop a cost-effective marketing strategy.  What should you do? You should read on for five tips on tips to consider when coming up with a marketing strategy for your company. 1. Know Your Audience Image via Flickr by batmoo Small businesses commonly think all customers are equal, but to develop an effective marketing plan, small business should identify their most profitable customers and then investigate why they are spending more money than others Read more [...]
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Top 4 Up and Coming Online Businesses

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Online startups come and go but there are ones that make noise, gain excitement from online users and quickly find their niche. These four up-and-coming online businesses define success and their growth potential is enormous. Pinterest Pinterest hit the online scene in March of 2010 and was founded by Ben Silbermann. Sure his "pinning and sharing" idea would be a success, he quit his day job in 2008, and after Pinterest went live, it boasted 3,000 registered users. The idea to "pin" the things Read more [...]
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