Using Twitter Hashtags for Your Small Business

It is no secret that social media sites are becoming popular by the day; these platforms are being used for more than just meeting new people. Businesses around the globe are starting to utilize them as a way to increase their marketing efforts and help to get their brand noticed online. This is considered to be a tool that small businesses can use to increase their market reach and build a larger global market. Twitter is without a doubt one of the most popular social media platforms … [Read more...]

“Shortcodes” To Owning Popular Sites Like Blog Success

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There was a new sheriff in town (for about 3 1/2 minutes). His name was The Merchant and for a brief time in Blog Success history, he was it's glorious owner. Shortcodes do nifty things with little effort on Wordpress blogs. Well, here's how I shot to the top of this pro blogging site the same way. Let's get "mindset" out of the way I'm not your typical "make money" blogger. I don't promote every Tom, Dick, and Harry out there, my mother raised me better than that. Instead I sail the seas … [Read more...]

Powers That Be And Personal Branding

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Personal branding's the big story on Blogsuccess right now, so let's talk about it. As contributor, I feel an urge to support our friend-in-blogging, Nancy Marmolejo in her time of re-branding. What better way to do that than with related content? It's time to lift the veil a little, and share my own branding and rebranding experiences. I never really get to talk about The Merchant of New York City. Few people are ever really interested. I'm not one to brag so having a subject like personal … [Read more...]

Conquering The Precarious Road To Entrepreneurship

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There are business people and then there are serious entrepreneurs who are extraordinary superhumans of any age with an enterprising idea and the understanding of how to get the results he or she wants. They secure the necessary funding through an angel investor or venture capitalist. They launch a megasite that attracts millions due to its attractive, useful appeal. And finally, they make serious money in the end. This is the path to becoming a serious entrepreneur, and although many people … [Read more...]

Online Marketing Rebrand: Watch It As It Happens

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Since 2003, I've used online marketing to sell my services as a consultant and coach to entrepreneurs wanting to position themselves as sought after, recognized experts in their fields. It's a great business, it's profitable, and I've created a name for myself in online marketing. But... one day last fall I had this FEELING. Something was amiss. I couldn't quite pinpoint it, but for some reason my business didn't excite me in the way it used to. I got on the phone with my friend Andy, … [Read more...]

Social Media Marketing How To Handle The Day To Day Operations In Your Small Business

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Running your own small business keeps you busy dealing with customers, your staff, your labor requirements, and let's not forget to mention the daily marketing requirements that come with marketing your business on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube. If you have ever marketed your business on any site such as Twitter or Facebook you know that there is time required not only for making a simple status update, there is also time required for networking, research, content … [Read more...]