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RIP LinkedIn Signal

July 23, 2013

                                                                                              Like so many other features that I’ve enjoyed […]

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Marketing That Makes You Money!

July 9, 2013

  MARKETING THAT MAKES YOU MONEY! I realize it’s not your typical title for a blog post, but after having read David Newman’s book, Do It! Marketing, I’m thoroughly convinced that if you follow a number of the 77 instant-action ideas that David provides that you will see clear benefits to your business and make […]

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Even In The Social Media Era, Business Is Still A Contact Sport

May 13, 2013

 It’s amazing how people tend to become so enamored with Social Media, and all of the benefits attributable to it, that they completely neglect the fact that most businesses rely on contact with other individuals to close the sale. Like football, business is still a contact sport, even in the Social Media era.     […]

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Let’s Stop The Gaming of LinkedIn- Keyword/Job Title Abuse Run Amuck

April 2, 2013

It’s been a year or so since I published an original blog post on the keyword and job title abuse on LinkedIn, but nothing has changed. In fact, it appears to be getting worse and LinkedIn has failed to do anything about it.  When will LinkedIn wake up and stop people from gaming the system […]

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How to Pitch to an Angel Investor- Guest Blog Post by Alan W. Urech

March 19, 2013

Over the years many (many) people have asked me how to pitch to an Angel Investor for funding. To me it is very simple. As Tom Cruise said “Show me the MONEY,”   Simply put an Angel Investor wants a clear, crisp and compelling path to how they are going to make much more money in a risky […]

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The 9P’s of Marketing- A Framework for the Social Media Era

March 16, 2013

For so many years, those who have been engaged in the marketing profession, have always used the 4P’s as the basic framework for their work in this area. This concept, however, has been challenged in recent years by many Social Media pundits as being irrelevant in this era of two-communication and direct engagement with audiences. […]

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Personal Branding: A Critical Key For Success In The Social Media Era

March 12, 2013

Whether you like it or not, we are not only in the Social Media Era, but the era of temp or contract work. Whereas this previously had negative connotations, as a recent Fast Company article pointed out, temp is no longer a four-letter word. Unlike years ago when joining a firm meant many years of […]

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Top Ten Quotes From This Past Week- 3/9/13

March 9, 2013

I, like many people, enjoy reading quotes. One good quote can really enlighten your day and provide you with the catalyst to spark your inner self to overcome obstacles or challenges that are in your way. Read often enough, they can help to change your mindset by continually feeding it with positive affirmations. Below I […]

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Unable To Attend SXSW? Don’t Miss Out!

March 8, 2013

It’d be great to be joining all of the others attending SXSW, but many of us are simply unable to do so for one reason or another. It ‘s hard to say if Austin would even be able to accommodate all of us if we decided to all attend at one time. Many of us […]

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Are You Ready For The 2013 Super Bowl? How About Your Own?

February 2, 2013

WOW! The big game is only a day away. It’s hard to believe. It should be quite the EVENT.  Both the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49er’s are great teams. It will be very entertaining and enjoyable for anyone, whether you’re a fan of football or not. Just the commercials alone are worth the price of […]

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