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10 Steps to Creating Your Internet Marketing Plan

Copyright 2006 Donna Gunter If you're the owner of a small service business, having a solid Internet marketing plan in place can both increase your name and brand recognition locally in your geographic area, as well as expose you to a whole new set of potential clients throughout the world. If you have a business plan or vision that is written, you only need to integrate this Internet marketing piece into that existing plan. However, if you are like many of my clients, you carry your business and marketing plans in your head without bothering to commit anything to paper....
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5 Critical Business Growth Tips

Here are some important business growth tips I’ve learned in working with client over the years. 1. Business Growth is a mindset. Yes, your growth may be influenced by factors like the economy or the market sector you have chosen to play in. But your growth is not fixed by fate. It’s driven by a growth mindset. Right now, there are growth sectors that have failing businesses in them. And there are sectors that have reached maturity which have growth stars rising in them. You decide to grow. You commit to grow. Growth follows the will to grow. What’s the...
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Give Angels These Six and the rest is History

by Dave Lavinsky In your business experiences, you may have noticed that "selling" is not particularly hard when you have the right product positioned correctly, in front of the right person who wants it NOW. But, when one of these factors are "out of whack," it can be a much tougher sale to make. Getting funding from angel investors is the same way. It's not so much about how good of a presenter or salesperson you are (though those qualities help). Because the most important time you spend influencing potential investors is done long before you present to them, even...
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My M.B.A. in Life by Susanne Veder Berger

Many people have heard the expression “the business of life” and wondered exactly what it meant. For me, that phrase has a great deal of meaning. It's how I forged a successful career in the corporate world based on the lessons I’d learned overcoming a variety of personal challenges. Those challenges included learning how to hide so that people didn’t notice the enormous “port wine stain” birthmark that covered half my face until laser surgery gave me “a new life” decades later, finding a way to support my two young children as a single mother when my husband left me,...
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Making a memorable Business Presentation

Making a memorable presentation/pitch goes beyond the fact that you have a big Idea that “no one has done before”. In fact your investors are more likely to think that if no one has done it before, then it is not worth trying out. So be ready to answer that question. However, today I want to place emphasis on sharpening your presentation skills: • Arrange your thoughts: Knowing what and how you are starting is one key to getting the attention of your audience. If the person who made a presentation before you was boring, you have an advantage. However...