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  1. ProducerAnna Slyusareva

    Anna Slyusareva

    06/12/2016
    3 Elements to Build and Engage a Community for Your Startup
    3 Elements to Build and Engage a Community for Your StartupStartups and small companies do not have large budgets to build strong brands that attract customers to their businesses, so these startups have to reach out to potential prospects themselves. Building a strong community is a great way to...
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  2. Liz Lang

    Liz Lang

    05/12/2016
    5 Small Business Owners Share Their Digital Marketing Tips
    Liz Lang
    5 Small Business Owners Share Digital Marketing Tips
    bit.ly Use these small business digital marketing strategies to help your business...
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  3. Liz Lang

    Liz Lang

    05/12/2016
    The Holiday Survival Guide for small business owners
    Liz Lang
    The Holiday Survival Guide For Small Business Owners And Freelancers
    bit.ly How to balance work and life over the holidays without going crazy or losing out to a...
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  4. George Touryliov
    Learn why SMBs stand to make huge strides in business and revenue growth by implementing an Account-Based-Marketing (ABM) strategy.
    George Touryliov
    How Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Benefit From an Account-Based Marketing Strategy
    www.marketo.com Digital ABM technology has removed the barrier that kept many small and medium-sized businesses, or SMBs, from implementing the strategy. Download this cheatsheet to learn why SMBs stand to make huge strides in business and revenue growth by...
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  5. Essential Oil Print
    Promote Winter Wellness with a business card from Essential Oil Print.
    Essential Oil Print
    dōTERRA Essential Oils for Winter Wellness | EssentialOilPrint.com
    essentialoilprint.com Preparing and boosting one’s health in preparation of the severe winter cold months is a natural survival instinct from the earliest origins of humanity. Healthy practices such as taking vitamin and herbal supplements, indoor exercise like Yoga, and...
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  6. Essential Oil Print
    Keep your Essential Oil sales going throughout the winter with these seasonal tips.
    Essential Oil Print
    Tips for Selling dōTERRA Essential Oils in the Winter | EssentialOilPrint.com
    essentialoilprint.com Winter provides many reasons for using essential oils, as well as opportunities to provide your customers with welcome relief from the stress of the holiday season. Essential oils make the perfect holiday gift. From creating a pleasant chemical-free...
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  7. Anthony Bartolo Sr.
    Just released a series of online self paced e-courses and video courses. I will continue to release new courses over the coming weeks. Please contact me if you have any questions.
    Anthony Bartolo Sr.
    Sales and Business Development
    www.e-businessgrowthcoach.com
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  8. Ravi Bhatia

    Ravi Bhatia

    25/11/2016
    5 Creative Offline Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
    Ravi Bhatia
    5 Creative Offline Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
    www.fatbit.com Promotion hacks for small offline business to get more customers and improve footfall, get repeat customers, increase sales,...
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  9. ProducerLorraine Brown

    Lorraine Brown

    21/11/2016
    Small Business Marketing Tips
    Small Business Marketing TipsOften, small businesses are being run on teams of 1 to 10 employees that aren’t hyper-focused in their particular area of expertise or are doing multiple jobs at once. While that may not be a problem for the types of work they are doing, especially...
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  10. Anthony Bartolo Sr.
    My Sales Closing Skills Video Course is Now available. A small investment the comes with a Lifetime of Benefits.
    Anthony Bartolo Sr.
    All you ever wanted to know to Close Sales - Field Tested and Proven Methods and Techniques - 4 One hour courses
    e-businessgrowthcoach.thinkific.com Our winning series of Video sales skill development courses designed to enable a sales person to develop the skills to “Close...
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  11. ProducerAnthony Bartolo Sr.
    Do you know what the Most overlooked, yet Most Powerful Sales Lead Resource is?
    Do you know what the Most overlooked, yet Most Powerful Sales Lead Resource is? · 91% of customers say they’d give referrals. Only 11% of salespeople ask for referrals. [Source: Dale Carnegie]    · Each year, you’ll lose 14% of your customers because they never heard from you again after the sale.   [Source: Business...
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  12. Lori Boxer

    Lori Boxer

    15/11/2016
    A business plan — even just a one-pager with a few financial projections — can be a valuable tool for a small business owner in that it's a road map for even the smallest or earliest-stage idea. It can set the tone for the business, help you stay organized and remain on track, and even help you craft your brand messaging. Having a business plan is essential to all new and existing small businesses.
    www.theselfemployed.com As a small business owner, there are some common business plan mistakes you should be aware of, as well as the steps you need to take to avoid...
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  13. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Entrepreneur's spirit here .... Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
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  14. ProducerLance Scoular  🐝
    10 Reasons Social Media Won’t Work For Your Small Business
    10 Reasons Social Media Won’t Work For Your Small BusinessSocial Media, over the last number of years, has become an important part of online and mobile interaction as well as promoting offline businesses. The well established platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn have...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    11/11/2016 #21 Lisa Gallagher
    Worth sharing again, great article by @Lance Scoular 🐝
    Vikas Waghmare
    10/11/2016 #20 Vikas Waghmare
    @Lance Scoular 🐝 - wowsome good article!..
    Reza Sarkhani
    10/11/2016 #19 Reza Sarkhani
    Great points @Lance Scoular! It's incredible that so many small businesses ignore the power of the Social Media by not using it effectively. Thank you for the article.
    Milos Djukic
    30/09/2016 #18 Anonymous
    Thanks @Lance Scoular 🐝, very good article!
    Jim Cody
    06/09/2016 #17 Jim Cody
    Good points Lance. I don't know how I missed this earlier. 🐝
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/08/2016 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    Great share @Lance Scoular 🐝. Just the right kind of kick in the you-know-what to get me functionally successful again. Much appreciated.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    27/08/2016 #15 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10 Reasons why Social Media may not be working for your small business! I think this would have made a better title dear Lance ;) Right now it reads like a statement that states social media doesn't work for small businesses.That aside, yes indeed to all your observations. Some are the very basics that need to be established before campaigning begins.Great checklist in there! The smartphone is the newspaper, the TV, the Radio and the Internet all rolled into one right now. No sayin it! Thanks for sharing :)
    David B. Grinberg
    27/08/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    A very buzzworthy read by @Lance Scoular 🐝, "The Savvy Navigator" and one of the best social media pros in all of Australia. Really awesome advice, Lance!
    Jim Murray
    27/08/2016 #13 Jim Murray
    Good Stuff Lance. The trouble that most businesses have with social media is that they really aren't willing to make the investment in professional communications. That and the fact that they don't really understand how it all works or, as you pointed out, how long it takes to build their brand online. Thanks. You should consider joining the All Business hive and posting this there. https://www.bebee.com/group/all-business
    Don Kerr
    26/08/2016 #11 Don Kerr
    Good recommendations @Lance Scoular 🐝 I am puzzled though how you got my caricature to use on this post!
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/08/2016 #10 Lisa Gallagher
    Great tips @Lance Scoular 🐝!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/08/2016 #9 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    @Lance Scoular 🐝, please tag me in your future posts.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/08/2016 #8 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Excellent and valid points made @Lance Scoular 🐝. All the more reason for people to connect with beBee. BE PROFESSIONAL. BE PERSONAL. BE SUCCESSFUL beBee is a free social network that helps you connect with people that share your interests.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Shared to: "Entrepreneurs" and "Women Entrepreneurs" and "Business Visions, Goals and Accomplishments" RIGHT ON Target for the last Share, with @Charlene Burke as Co-Admin! Tweeting, Sharing with all my social media! Tag me in all future Buzzes, too!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 SmartAss Smart! Did I miss this in the SmartAss Guide? Izzy and Rosie what a Hoot! Pray tell more in a Production, can you please? ((Hugs))
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 Same here, right @David B. Grinberg? This is awesome ~ one question, @Lance Scoular 🐝: How would/could one sell a book through one's own 'beBee website? Refer offsite? Because, specifically, there is no place to have a "Store." I would like to see the addition of "Store" capability ~ I think that would set us apart. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Lisa Gallagher, @Ali Anani, PhD., @Dean Owen, @John White, @Juan Imaz. I also want to see a beBee Publishing House...and I realize I always come up with ideas before my time. ;-). SO, food for thought!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    02/08/2016 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Can I add another reason? You set up your social accounts, then passed everything over to Izzy the Intern, or Rosie the Receptionist, to manage. After all, only 'kids understand it."
  15. ProducerAnthony Bartolo Sr.
    Are You Missing the Biggest Source of Revenue Growth?
    Are You Missing the Biggest Source of Revenue Growth?Under constant pressure to grow their top-line, most B2B and B2C companies focus primarily on landing new customer and product revenue. But these companies too often overlook the greatest and most game-changing source of revenue: their existing...
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  16. ProducerAnna Slyusareva

    Anna Slyusareva

    08/11/2016
    5 Steps to Develop a Viable Digital Marketing Strategy for Small Business
    5 Steps to Develop a Viable Digital Marketing Strategy for Small BusinessAs many advisers and business gurus discuss the importance of digital marketing for the business, business owners rush to create social media accounts, integrate their businesses into online communities, or invest in search engine...
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    Elisa Lorenzini
    08/11/2016 #1 Elisa Lorenzini
    omnichannel............
  17. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    05/11/2016
    By @John White, MBA on INC

    http://www.inc.com/john-white/what-11-million-users-taught-me-about-the-future-of-social-media-in-business.html
    Javier beBee
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  18. Lori Boxer

    Lori Boxer

    04/11/2016
    This kid is DEFINITELY a future successful #entreprenuer! Lori Boxer
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  19. Lori Boxer

    Lori Boxer

    04/11/2016
    I am not a freelancer but I think that setting a freelancer rate is far from an exact science, but the first step is to look at the current market rates, which can of course vary drastically in each profession. I think that two of the mistakes that new freelancers (based on what I've heard from colleagues who made them) often make are (1) They set a rate that's too high because they based the rate solely on their income needs and not on their actual experience/expertise/the current market rate and, therefore, they do not get work, or enough work; and (2) They set a rate that's too low and cannot meet their income needs (even if they were able to work 50 hours a week). I thought this article was quite informative.
    Lori Boxer
    How to Set Your Freelancing Business Rates and Not Get Fooled
    ow.ly A freelancing job can help you earn a good income which can be at par with a regular job, provided you have the right pricing policy. This Buzzle post will tell you how to set your freelancing business...
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  20. Gabriel Gheorghiu
    Comprehensive list of #ERP resources: #socialmedia lists, hashtags, websites, online communities, and influencers http://bit.ly/2eFl6QpGabriel Gheorghiu
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  21. ProducerAnders Liu-Lindberg
    Your Robot Accountant Has A Name, It’s Dixie
    Your Robot Accountant Has A Name, It’s DixieBack in June, I wrote a post titled “Have You Met Your Robot Accountant Yet?” and truth be told I hadn’t met mine at that time and the post was more based on the probability of it happening than actual real life examples. However, a few weeks ago I...
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    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    31/10/2016 #11 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #9 Thank you for the comments, Charles. Obviously nothing wrong with the views here. In my opinion, you will pay more for the product though (and if SaaS and cloud based systems your investment wouldn't be significant) and probably it (the human intervention) will be more errorprone. Of course, autiomation is not without risks so no one size fits all.
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    31/10/2016 #10 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #7 Thanks for the comment Irene,
    I believe the first step is automation of transactional processes but not any analytical review. However, I'd say that's it's most likely human intervention that leads to most mistakes in the first place rather than automation. When eliminating the human element it reduces the risk of mistakes. Naturally, if your coding of the automated system is wrong or it breaks down you will be in lots of trouble. So where lies the biggest risk?
    Charles David Upchurch
    29/10/2016 #9 Charles David Upchurch
    You asked
    "So what’s stopping you from jumping on the automation train?"

    My answer is "three things are stopping me from using automation:
    1) trusting something beyond my direct control (which is also a challenge when I decide to delegate or outsource specific tasks to human beings);
    2) not wanting to replace one job (i.e.bookkeeping) with another job computer operation and troubleshooting) with a significant investment needed before I start saving time and money; and
    3) a feeling that I am being disloyal to human workers if I replace them with automation (As sentimental as that might sound)."
    Irene Hackett
    29/10/2016 #7 Anonymous
    I remember when outsourcing became the distrupter in the world of Accounting. Collections was first, then Accounts Payable, Sales Tax and Property Tax filings, etc. But Full Service Accounting outsourcing can be a slippery slope. Not unlike the decision to hire someone else to manage your personal finances, it may be that no one can manage your finances better than oneself. The farther removed one is from personal commitment to an Organization's overall success, the more potential for sloppy financial results, which could be costly. True, bookkeeping is the elementary aspect of an Organization's financial statements, however, mistakes can be so costly that a business can 'go under' or suffer a 'big hit' due to lack of human review and analysis of the transactions. Examples: in the States, not appropriately accruing for sales tax liabilities on vendor invoices where none was charged or not disposing of retired assets from the books can mean big property tax liability. Robots may adequately perform the large volume, low complexity transactions - however, nothing can replace the proper analytical review of those transactions, to determine reasonableness in trends and anomalies as compared to an intimate understanding of the Business and Accounting knowledge. In conclusion, automation of transactions is smart, trusting the result without adequate internal audit is not.
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    29/10/2016 #5 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #4 Thanks, Donna! Indeed accountants need to consider where their career is going.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/10/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Anders Liu-Lindberg... very interesting . I will share with my son who is an accountant for a retailer.
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #3 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in beBee in English
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in Business Accounting
    Jared Wiese
    24/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in Business
  22. Anthony Bartolo Sr.
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    Harvey Lloyd
    27/10/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    And amazing concept in theory. But a difficult road of faith. Great reminder, thanks.
    Andrew Goldman
    27/10/2016 #1 Andrew Goldman
    That is so true!
  23. ProducerClaudia Ferreira
    IS YOUR SUCCESS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN?
    IS YOUR SUCCESS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN?Meet Mike. Mike got a job as a sales assistant at a precision tools factory. Having worked at a hardware shop for a number of years, Mike had always been interested in mechanics and engineering. From day one he fell in love with his new job. While...
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    Robert Cormack
    27/10/2016 #7 Robert Cormack
    Interesting story, Claudia. So often, people reach their limitations, feeling they just need to put in more hours. That's probably the worst thing they can do. Unfortunately, outside of courses, you can't very well go back to management and say, "I've reached my competency level." Really smart managers deal with this by hiring much smarter people under them and become great supporters of initiative. Stupid managers fall into the trap of believing if they hire smart people, they'll look bad. Their answer is to hire people less intelligent. This is when companies find themselves either losing money or in a static position. If you've noticed the state of present economy (no, we're not out of a recession), you'll see that most companies are running with stupid managers right up to the top CEO, CXO and CFO.
    Claudia Ferreira
    27/10/2016 #6 Claudia Ferreira
    #1 Sometimes those are the reasons, but I have found that more often than not, it boils down to lack of foresight. In other words you get promoted to manager because you are good at your job therefore you must be able to lead others. This is a crucial mistake! Like we see with Mike in this article, and we have seen with many other clients. A similar thing happens with entrepreneurs. Imagine you are a really fantastic baker, everyone lover your cakes and breads. Does this mean you can open a bakery tomorrow? The instinct says YES! but without business skills how far will you go? Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the large majority of new businesses don't last 2 years.
    Cepee Tabibian
    27/10/2016 #5 Cepee Tabibian
    #4 You hit the nail on the head! In my previous job I worked in HR and those were the exact problems regarding retention. Looking forward to more of your posts.
    Claudia Ferreira
    27/10/2016 #4 Claudia Ferreira
    #2 Yes indeed. Employee retention is a big challenge. Often made bigger by the fact that many managers will look outside themselves for the solution. E.I. giving more perks, more money, blaming lack of training and experience of the employee. The thing is a large majority of people are not motivated by money. They want appreciation, direction and clear view of progression route. If that is not clear, if they don't understand their impact or their contribution is not noticed or acknowledged, they simply move on.
    Cepee Tabibian
    27/10/2016 #2 Cepee Tabibian
    Thanks for the great write up @Claudia Ferreira. What a staggering stat "43% of UK workers find their managers ineffective or highly ineffective." I would say most people leave jobs because of bad manager, I assume with a percentage like that the turnover rate in general for a company is pretty high.
    Paul Burge
    27/10/2016 #1 Paul Burge
    Hi @Claudia Ferreira, thanks for sharing this interesting read. Yes it seems sadly that today's work culture doesn't allow for much management training/coaching either in-house or otherwise. I guess owing to budgets and/or time.
  24. Anthony Bartolo Sr.
    Proud to be adding my WiX Webmaster Certification to my portfolio. Now I can add web design & internet marketing to my list of services. Message me for more Info. Anthony Bartolo Sr.
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    25/10/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Real Rock n Roll will never be dead, perhaps for some,waiting to be rediscovered in it's true form. Long live Rock n Roll! 🎷 🎺 🎸
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