Monthly Archives: October 2008

Be Careful Out There!

If you're going to be out and about this evening, don't forget that it's Halloween.  Small ghosts and goblins are excited (and probably on an intense sugar high).  They may or may not be watching for you, so please watch … Continue reading

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Online Training is Plentiful and Inexpensive (Maybe Even Free)

We live in a changing world.  It seems like every day we hear about some new technology that has an effect on our business.  Either it's some new tool to help us operate more efficiently or it's some new advance … Continue reading

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Yet Another twitter Post

I promise this will be the last post on twitter for a while, but I came across a short e-book on the subject that you should check out.  It's called "" by Luke Razzell.  I like the analogy that twitter … Continue reading

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The WSJ on twitter

Jessica E. Vascellaro put together an interesting article for yesterday's Wall Street Journal called "Twitter Goes Mainstream".  She points out that the micro-blogging service has enjoyed phenomenal growth over the last few years.  While twitter doesn't release usage figures, they … Continue reading

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Now’s the Time to Invest in Your Brand

Amber Naslund is a principal of Altitude, a social media and marketing consultancy.  She offers an interesting take on the current economy on the Altitude blog.  She writes that rather than panic if business is a little soft, we should … Continue reading

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Obama & McCain in Their Cups

Happy Monday! You've probably already heard about this, but you may not have thought about how to apply it to your business.  From Andy Sernovitz's Damn! I Wish I'd Have Thought of That! website!  (I wish I'd have thought of … Continue reading

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Godin, Peters, and Fleener

Happy Friday!  Today I thought I'd point you to a couple of excellent free resources.  Regular readers will recognize the three names in the headline because we refer to each of them from time to time.  Seth Godin and Tom … Continue reading

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McCain, Obama, and the Subtle Power of Suggestion

I was reading an excellent ebook today called "The Psychological Power of Suggestion" by Lee Hopkins (more on Lee in a minute) that is very timely here in the US.  While it's always best to stay away from political discussions … Continue reading

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IRS Appoints New Small Business Commisioner

I know you’ve been waiting impatiently for this news so here it is.  According to the Washington Post, the IRS has appointed Christopher Wagner to the post of Commissioner of the Small Business and Self-Employed Division (SB/SE).  Wagner replaces Kathy … Continue reading

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Social Media and Your Customer

Thanks to Ben McConnell and the Church of the Customer blog for pointing out the results of a recent survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation.  Ben gives a good summary of the results and here’s a link to the original … Continue reading

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