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  1. Anthony Bartolo Sr.
    Anthony Bartolo Sr.
    Anthony Bartolo Sr. on Twitter
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  2. Anthony Bartolo Sr.
    Anthony Bartolo Sr.
  3. Essential Oil Print
    The seasons are changing. Why not change your business card?
    Essential Oil Print
    dōTERRA Business Cards for Fall and Winter | EssentialOilPrint.com
    essentialoilprint.com As a dōTERRA business owner, the level of your success is up to you. Don’t let that intimidate you, though. There are potential customers all around you. All you have to do is show them that you have products that can help in their daily lives. A...
  4. ProducerErin Davis

    Erin Davis

     Oops I Did It Again! The unraveling of ObamaCare and a proposed solution to the crazy circus known as American healthcare.
    Oops I Did It Again! The unraveling of ObamaCare and a proposed solution to the crazy circus known as American healthcare.This is a story about a girl named Lucky. Well, not quite. But When I decided to reach out to my millennial peers to spark a discussion about the Affordable Care Act (aka "ObamaCare") and the health of American healthcare in general, I needed...
  5. ProducerJim Moodie

    Jim Moodie

    When you cut your staff expenses, you reduce your market!
    When you cut your staff expenses, you reduce your market!If you remove the human element from business in favor of profits, you are reducing your potential marketplace.Every person who is "let go" or " down sized" from a business in order to meet a profit expectation is a person who no longer has...
  6. ProducerJim Moodie

    Jim Moodie

    Process for the sake of process.
    Process for the sake of process.An HR person once told me, "Following process and existing procedures is really important when an employee,  a different situation from being a self-employed contractor", and it reminded me of a situation from long ago.Every day a clerk would...
  7. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Rebranding An Excellent Construction Management Company
    Rebranding An Excellent Construction Management CompanyHistorically, the best way to get people to understand what you do is by sharing actual experiences. This is one of the more memorable from the hundreds I have had since starting my creative services business in 1989.Interior Dimensions...Brits With...


    Jim Murray
    22/09/2016 #5 Jim Murray
    #3 Thnaks @Randy Keho...They weren't prepared to having me helping them prepare their proposals. Once the branding project was done they had enough material to do them for a couple of years.
    David B. Grinberg
    22/09/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, @Jim Murray. Excellent lessons learned. I shared in three other hives.
    Randy Keho
    22/09/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    Thanks, @Jim Murray, you always share the best examples of how projects evolve. Training that in-house person to work with the desktop publishing program was an invaluable contribution to their business moving forward. Many organizations are shelling out substantial funds to outsource that type of activity today, which has expanded to include numerous forms of social media and websites. I, for one, am glad they do.
    Kevin Pashuk
    22/09/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    It's not a good story without a bit of 'spooky'. I've treasured the times in my career when I was able to work with, or even work under visionaries and innovators.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    22/09/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Nice buzz, Jim. Good working relationships make the day go by fast and the job worthwhile.
  8. Matt Blanchfield
    Matt Blanchfield
    Small Business Invest in SEO Internet Marketing - 1st In SEO
    www.1stinseo.com 1st in SEO makes your life easier by doing much of the internet marketing for you. Contact us today to start taking your small business to the next...
  9. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    As promised yesterday, here's the next in my series of free excerpts from my books. This one is from Perfect Phrases For Running Your Onw Business. It will be available free for a few days. For those interested in purchasing the book, it's a great deal at http://amzn.to/2cwwVH3

    Because I'm distributing these free ebook chapters via my estore, you will be asked to register, but since I don't use your email for anything, you can enter something errr....fake if you insist, although you'll not get an confirmatory email that way.
    Robert Bacal
    Free Sample Chapters #1 Perfect Phrases Running Your Small Business
    bacalassociates.com Improve your success at work and at home by supercharging your learning about management, communication, conflict, customer service and much...
  10. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Common Myths About Starting Your Own Small-Business
    Common Myths About Starting Your Own Small-BusinessSOCIAL MEDIA IS REPLETE WITH SMALL-BUSINESS MYTHS, FOSTERED MOSTLY BY PEOPLE WITHOUT RELEVANT REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE...Preface:  This post pulls together two earlier posts which, I think, fit more comfortably together as a unit, and which form a...


    Phil Friedman
    14/09/2016 #15 Phil Friedman
    #11 Thank you Debesh for reading, and for the exceptionally kind words. It genuinely helps to know that people such as you grasp the spirit in which I offer this kind of advice. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    14/09/2016 #14 Phil Friedman
    #10 Thank you again, Donna-Luisa. I admit to having strong opinions, but generally try to offer them up only "for what they are worth", and to encourage readers to reflect on the issues, and make their own decisions. That is also, by the way, how I treat consulting clients. Cheers
    Phil Friedman
    14/09/2016 #13 Phil Friedman
    #8 Thank you Gert for reading and for the kind words. It's gratifying that authentic business people such are yourself see it that way. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    14/09/2016 #12 Phil Friedman
    #7 Thank you, Jared, for reading and commenting. You are correct about social media hype. Often, I think, part of self-delusion, with the other part being the monetization of desperation. Cheers!
    Debesh Choudhury
    14/09/2016 #11 Debesh Choudhury
    As a learner any business advice is good for me .. but when I read this article, I feel to understand the risk and get an early arousal towards business, although business (small or big) option in India is always risky .. I salute you @Phil Friedman View more
    As a learner any business advice is good for me .. but when I read this article, I feel to understand the risk and get an early arousal towards business, although business (small or big) option in India is always risky .. I salute you @Phil Friedman for this one .. Close
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/09/2016 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Phil Friedman I'm back again. This post stirs many memories and fans a flame in motion.
    Your ' PostScript ' shows how careful you are with the feelings of others when it comes to business...I feel your respect .
    A business person needs good credible advice and support , even when it's not what they wish to hear. A think tank of information supported by experience. This is a great idea, starting this All Business Hive. It is not always easy for some folks to come forward and share....this makes it easier. Thanks again.
    Mark Anthony
    13/09/2016 #9 Mark Anthony
    Myth 8 reference ,"Actually, it may require more" this , along with the "you should not underestimate what you will need in terms of education, training, and experience" very much caught my attention. I find the whole post useful however , positive thinking, "I think therefore I am" and many other things, although, I believe, great traits and useful, will not pay the bills alone. Not in any way discouraging @Phil Friedman quite the opposite. Informative, helpful and useful info for those of us who have, and are, considering taking that plunge. Thanks
    Gert Scholtz
    13/09/2016 #8 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman New entrepreneurs are often seduced by the perceived freedom of having your own business and the mantra of follow your passion and the rest will take care of itself. Your post takes these and other myths and gives it a wise and experienced look. A reality check to all that envision going on their own. Thank you Phil.
    Jared Wiese
    13/09/2016 #7 Jared Wiese
    Thank you for the dose of realism and practically, Phil. It IS easy to get lost in social media hype about how great and easy this all is... 'If you just give me your email or attend a free event'.

    I've been thinking of a side business. More thinking to come!...
    Phil Friedman
    13/09/2016 #6 Phil Friedman
    #4 Thank you Donna-Luisa for reading and taking the time to say so. I think that anyone who's actually started and run a small-business will quickly see that this piece is real, not made up like most of the pap that published on social media about starting one's own business. Which is the point of writing and publishing it. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    13/09/2016 #5 Phil Friedman
    #3 Thank you, David, for reading and taking the time to comment. And for the good wishes about my so-to-be-published book. I think my years as a yacht surveyor and construction consultant prepared me well for messing with people's dreams, that is, for trying to inject a measure of realism into a situation that is usually fraught with crazy, boundless, and baseless optimism. Ultimately, I think bringing realism to such situations benefits the participants... but admittedly most want to kill the messenger. Which is why you will see few, perhaps no other books like the one I've written about small-business. Cheers!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/09/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    I can share from experience that starting your own business is everything you've shared and more. The sleepless nights, cold sweats when debt collectors call and dealing with bankers who advise you need a degree and more capital to qualify for a loan was part of the package. Perseverance and persistence are necessary for anyone starting their own business. Yes, this article @Phil Friedman brings back memories I am now happy to own. Much to think about. Excellent business advice. Thank you.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/09/2016 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this excellent read, Phil. Your astute advice and important insights dispelling common myths and misconceptions about small business are very helpful -- especially to would-be entrepreneurs who might be on the fence about taking the leap. Wise words from a wise man, indeed. Also, good luck with your book!
    Phil Friedman
    13/09/2016 #2 Phil Friedman
    #1 Thank you, David, for reading and commenting. I wish you well I your business venture. As I am sure you understand, my point is not to discourage anyone, but only to offset the mass of unrealistic advice that is spread all over social media. Cheers!
    Dave Rynne
    13/09/2016 #1 Dave Rynne
    This is very helpful @Phil Friedman. As someone who is trying to build up a side business, I appreciate the dose of reality that comes with small business dreams. Thanks
  11. Shari @ Green Cottage Designs
    We can put your quotes, thoughts, and ideas on a plaque! If interested, request a custom order! www.etsy.com/listing/269386160/create-your-own-sign-diy-fun-quote Shari @ Green Cottage Designs
  12. Essential Oil Print
    Do you know the do’s and don’ts of designing the definitive business card? Check out our latest blog for more info.
    Essential Oil Print
    Tips for Creating the Perfect Business Card | EssentialOilPrint.com
    essentialoilprint.com You work hard to make your business a success. You treat your customers right, offer quality products and services, and hire the most knowledgeable, hardworking employees you can find. When it all comes together nicely, your company does well. Ask...
  13. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    Free Kindle books about owning, starting, running a small business. There's dozens and dozens here, but take advantage since some may be free for only a day or two.
    Robert Bacal
    Amazon.com: small business - 0-0 / Business & Money / Kindle eBooks: Kindle Store
    amzn.to Online shopping for Kindle Store from a great selection of Management & Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Marketing & Sales, Industries, Economics & more at everyday low...
  14. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Content Marketing. Not Everybody’s Glass Of KoolAid
    Content Marketing. Not Everybody’s Glass Of KoolAidThe core of this piece was actually the response to a comment on a post I did over in the Lumpy Kingdom of the Mighty Hamsters (LinkedIn) sometime in 2015.The opinions expressed here are my own, but they have most certainly been influenced by...


    Jim Murray
    13/09/2016 #4 Jim Murray
    #1 @Randy Keho. Agreed. But come on man, this face is so pretty people could stare at it for eons.
    Phil Friedman
    13/09/2016 #3 Phil Friedman
    If you're a manufacturer and want to employ "content marketing" then I think you need to arrange to have content that is relevant to your product, the area of techology involved, the relevant business sector, and so on -- in other words, you need to employ a writer or writer to create you content, who knows something about these things. "Fun facts" about sun spots and dog poop, written by some millennial with a laptop, aren't going to make it. Not even in the beginning. Moreover, if you want to do "inbound marketing", you need to arrange to have someone knowledgeable and articulate to engage with your prospects and customers. Cheers!
    Don Kerr
    13/09/2016 #2 Don Kerr
    Can't believe @Randy Keho that anyone would ever get tired of whassisname's face. You make a good point though as does @Jim Murray
    Randy Keho
    13/09/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Sustaining relevant content for any type of media-driven force is a no-win situation. Sooner or later the well runs dry or the content becomes stale.
    It may be hard to believe @Jim Murray, but readers may some day grow tired of seeing your ruggedly handsome face staring at them from their computer screen, no matter what you're writing about.
    ROI, in terms of measurement, is the biggest farce of all. It's nothing but a leap of faith. Let's jump on the latest bandwagon and see what happens.
    The early bird (content marketer) gets the worm, but, as you've stated, content marketing will eventually assume its proper place in the tool box.
  15. ProducerBen Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    Logos for inspiration
    Logos for inspiration I found these through...


    Ben Pinto
    13/09/2016 #4 Ben Pinto
    @Paul Walters, I like iBallet very much. "I love beer" is very creative, I agree. Black Cat, too. You missed on Mouse University, though. YA!OO is really great when you see it, but when you realize that people will type it that way, you see the inherent problems: YA!OO. I used the same technique on the Pin logo for the hive: https://www.bebee.com/group/pinto
    Paul Walters
    13/09/2016 #3 Paul Walters
    @Ben Pinto Thanks for that. As an ex advertising exec I still cannot resist a great logo. Ballet, Amnesty and Beer all pretty clever !!
    Ben Pinto
    12/09/2016 #2 Ben Pinto
    #1 Hi @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, I created this honey on my iPhone and that is why the resolution is bad. The images had been saved there, too.
    As far as doing a buzz in your interest fields, I am sure that I will, but I would like to think that the majority of my buzzes are for all people including women, women entrepreneurs, parents, those handicapped through mental illness and invisible illneses. You are first in line and of course...
    There will be TAGS for the MAGS.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    05/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    These are cool Logos. The resolution on some doesn't look too great - perhaps a reflection of putting the image at 100%? Can you please do a Buzz for Women? Women Entrepreneurs? Positive Parenting? Mental Health? Invisible Illnesses? I'd like to put in an Order while there's no line as of yet lol. HaHaHa. Just do one, seriously dear & Tag me please! Can't wait!
  16. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    A Quick and Easy Tip to Grow Relevant Followers on beBee
    A Quick and Easy Tip to Grow Relevant Followers on beBee I get asked all the time about growing followers on social networks. People want to know, do I need quantity or quality followers? It's almost like they think they have to choose one over the other.My answer is simple: if you are using social media...


    Neil Smith
    12/09/2016 #13 Neil Smith
    Thanks for this reminder John.
    Jared Wiese
    08/09/2016 #12 Jared Wiese
    Well said @John White, MBA, and a great approach that solves the quality/quantity dilemma... predicated on putting good content out there first!
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    07/09/2016 #10 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    I think that a great tip .Also, try to comment on intresting posts on BeBee .
    Sarah Elkins
    07/09/2016 #9 Sarah Elkins
    It takes time! If you haven't read this yet, you probably should.
    John Valledor
    07/09/2016 #8 John Valledor
    Great insight and advice. Very helpful buzz!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    07/09/2016 #7 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Social Media and Networking.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    07/09/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Step by step @John White, MBA. Motivating post.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    07/09/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Shared to My NewBeeZ, Stirring Authors Along, and Invisible Illnesses. Here's your Pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/263671753164020636/
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    07/09/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Love the 'social' part of 'media.' I'm taking it one step further with my recruits, and asking them to go into a new Commenter's Profile, check out their Buzzes, and open & Comment there, too! 'Like dissolves Like,' right #2 @Milos Djukic ;)?
    Fran Brizzolis
    07/09/2016 #3 Fran Brizzolis
    Allways great @John White, MBA!!
    Milos Djukic
    02/09/2016 #2 Anonymous
    Small Steps are harbinger of progress. Thanks @John White, MBA!
    Jennifer Schultz
    02/09/2016 #1 Jennifer Schultz
    Thanks @John White, MBA - great buzz! I remember struggling our first year when building our brand and followers - but now it's easier because we learned patience in the process of building relevant followers.
  17. Christine Andola
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    Christine Andola
    01/09/2016 #1 Christine Andola
    End your frustration managing employees with my Successful Hiring guide, packed with detailed step-by-step instructions and tips you can start using right away. Available today for just $5.00. Offer expires soon.
  18. Christine Andola
    Christine Andola
    What's the Big Deal about On-Boarding, Anyway?
    www.businessconsultingstrategies.com Imagine you accept a new job and your first day is terrible. No one greets you or explains anything to you about the company. There is no work station prepared for you, and, in fact, no one seems interested in the fact that you are...
  19. Christine Andola
    Christine Andola
    Why Employee Engagement is Awkward and How to Fix it
    www.businessconsultingstrategies.com The new buzz word (phrase) is employee engagement. Every manager wants it but few can honestly claim success. Mostly they recognize the lack of employee engagement and bemoan the reasons. Of course, the fault is usually laid squarely on the...
  20. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    What Every Small Business Needs To Know About Communications Synergy
    What Every Small Business Needs To Know About Communications SynergyThis is the third is a series of posts on marketing and communications for small business and startups. The other two posts...
  21. ProducerSean M Gray

    Sean M Gray

    Webedesk Review - Professional Digital Marketing Service
    Webedesk Review - Professional Digital Marketing ServiceWebedesk review - Webedesk is a company offering professional digital marketing service for your business. They have offices in India, Sydney and London with over 100 digital marketing professionals standing by ready to serve their clients.4 Main...
  22. ProducerBill Granzig

    Bill Granzig

    BUSINESS FUNDING MADE EZBusiness Funding Made Easy! Working Capital Programs offering “INNOVATIVE” Business Financial Solutions that work for you, CPN is leading the way for Business Owners to get fast working capital that is needed to keep their businesses...
  23. ProducerPhillip Louis D 'Amato
     The art of Mentoring.
    The art of Mentoring. One vital thing that every professional needs is a mentor.Since ancient times, guides help develop future leaders, scholars, and athletes of nations.From the days of Plato, mentors were vital to leading the mentee down the right path.Would Plato...


    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    19/08/2016 #8 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    #7 I agree completely with your thesis @Mohammed A. Jawad.Mentors are vital and can positively shape the lives of people.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    19/08/2016 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Good parenting is after all good mentoring. Like a teacher to pupils, we all need good mentors in our lives so that we can traverse life journey in an orderly, righteous manner. Any deviations, without guidance or right mentor, can jeopardize our lives to indecisiveness, loss and vain complexities. Genuine mentors are, in fact, social scientists who play vital role by translating their workable thoughts to realities and shaping societies with their concrete guidelines.
    Zachary Ostin
    19/08/2016 #6 Zachary Ostin
    Love this topic.
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    19/08/2016 #5 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    #3 Thanks for your insight. No promblem with mentioning the links.
    Ella de Jong
    19/08/2016 #4 Ella de Jong
    So important! I even have written a small e-book about it: How to bring out the best in your Mentee and yourself? (See the comment section).
    @Phillip Louis D 'Amato is right: it is an "art"!
    Ella de Jong
    19/08/2016 #3 Ella de Jong
    Great @Phillip Louis D 'Amato ! I think it is very important and have written a small but valuable e-book about Solution Focused Mentoring. 5 steps to bring out the best in your Mentee and yourself. Useful for every mentor!
    Is it okay that I mention the links?
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TPQ858O#nav-subnav
    Bookboon: https://premium.bookboon.com/?affiliate=Z8sIqc8Ris85GkoApCJmcAa4
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    19/08/2016 #2 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Thanks, Jenifer Schultz. Good insight and business mentors are important​.
    Jennifer Schultz
    19/08/2016 #1 Jennifer Schultz
    Great buzz Phillip - I'd like to add that there is a 4th mentor - which is a business mentor. Not the same as a career mentor - and as an entrepreneur, I can tell you that many of us could use one. :-) I'll be sharing this in some other hives as well.
  24. Renée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

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    Renée Cormier
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    Renée Cormier
    10/08/2016 #1 Renée Cormier
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD would you please share this link?
  25. Producerjanuary goins

    january goins

    Realtors...Gotta' Catch 'Em All. Errrr. Sell Them All.
    Realtors...Gotta' Catch 'Em All. Errrr. Sell Them All. Pokemon + Marketing Strategies + Real Estate + Kids + Adults = words my little marketing strategist heart never imagined I'd utter. But - here I am. And. So, I'll admit it.  Pokemon + Real Estate + Simple Marketing Strategy = Pure. Freaking....
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