My friend Oliver recently launched airlene.com, a forum for the travel industry. The site is growing very fast with thousands of members joining every month, however, when Oliver recently applied to run Adsense on his site, he was rejected.
Have you ever gotten stuck in an endless loop in your own head? The antidote to many productivity death spirals is a brisk walk around the block, or a moment of meditation. When these techniques don't work, I suggest reaching out to a peer mentor.
One of the best direct sales booking ideas is to go to vendor events as a guest and network with the vendors. Not only does this work and work well but it is cheap—a lot cheaper than going to a vendor event as a vendor!
Clearly identifying the customer is critical in focusing our sales and marketing where we have the greatest insights, where we have the greatest impact, and where we get the greatest return on our investment in time and resources. Doing this focuses us on the customer where we create the greatest value.
LinkedIn is by no means a static social networking site. It changes, seemingly on the hour, presenting users with new challenges in navigation, negotiation and real world application. Social business moves a light-year per second.
Whether the task of optimizing your site for the search engines is directly under your control or has been delegated to subordinates, it's still important to be aware of what new technologies can help your small business flourish in search.
It's clear we're in a frenzy of networking and connecting. There seems to be a rush to establish connections, friends, whatever. People are reaching out, connecting, racking up the numbers. They're using every channel possible—LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google +, and more. But then there's this odd phenomena.
In the public domain, discussions on branding are almost exclusively focused on multi-national brands, brands we see in our daily lives. Brands such as Apple, General Motors, Google and McDonald's. In discussing these powerful brands it becomes hard for small and medium size enterprises to recognize the value of branding. To these entrepreneurs, branding is the domain of world companies. Not so.
Trade shows are events that can help businesses gain new customers, connect with existing customers, and get the exposure that they need. In order to stand out from the crowd, there are many things you can do.
The biggest challenge for any blogger, content creator, and publisher is to "start." Many of us wait to be perfect before publishing. Others are afraid that what they create will be judged as more of the same or they have nothing that will be seen as meaningful or insightful. Some are afraid of making a mistake.