Get Lead Generation Strategies From Fast-Growing Start-ups

Tim Paige of the stunningly successful LeadPages, a software company out of Minneapolis, shared his lead generation strategies with Larry Kim of Wordstream. Tim’s company has been growing at a rate of 20% each month, so his ideas are clearly working! They include creating a lot of opt-in opportunities on your website. Offer PDFs of […]

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Why Your Proposal Didn’t Win You That Contract

Losing proposals and the contracts that come with them is never fun. You know you can do the job, but for some reason your prospective client went with someone else. But there are reasons your proposals might fail, and oftentimes they’re the same reasons time and time again. For example, you first must pre-validate the […]

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Here the Social Media Marketing Mistakes You’re Making

Social media can be an invaluable marketing tool or a massive time suck. It all depends on how you’re using it. Many companies don’t even measure their social media statistics, but those that do are often making mistakes. For example, if you’re doing one thing on Facebook and it’s leading to a favorable outcome, simply […]

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Dumb Down to Scale Up?

Every successful small business is expected to get bigger, and many of the most successful can easily scale up. But what if your business is based around new decisions and new work? What if it can change based on the insight and passion of a few talented people? If that sounds like your business, you […]

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Make ’em Laugh: Humor in Content Marketing

According to former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, every two days we create as much information as we did from the beginning of time up to 2003. That’s a lot of ebooks, articles, blogs, presentations, and viral videos! So how can you help your content marketing stand out amongst all the information overload? The secret might […]

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You Don’t Have to be Perfect to be Successful

Silicon Valley has embraced the mantra of the value of failure, but there’s still often a stigma around the idea. Too often the business world maintains a “one strike and you’re out” policy with regard to failure. But if your latest venture has failed to get off the ground in the way you hoped, that […]

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The Four Worst Pieces of Start-up Advice

Once you start telling people you’re thinking of starting a business, everybody suddenly becomes an expert. You get tons of unsolicited advice in addition to all of the resources you can turn to online for guidance. So which common nuggets of wisdom will lead you astray? Beware of folks who tell you that investors need […]

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6 Essential Tips for Your Small Business Website

Did you know that the average internet user will spend just seven seconds on a new web page before clicking over to the next one? That means your small business site has just seven seconds to sell potential customers on your products or services. So how can you maximize your site’s impact and help your […]

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Being Relentless With Darren Hardy, Part 2

Awhile back we linked to Darren Hardy’s first part of his two-part post on getting ahead by being relentless. If you’re looking for a leg up on the competition, it’s definitely worth your time. In part two, Darren throws down a challenge to all entrepreneurs: to be your best self for the next thirty days […]

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5 Tasks to Outsource

You might think that outsourcing is costly drain on your small business, but there are certain tasks that are time-consuming and distracting enough to be worth paying someone else to do. You might only spend two hours building a Powerpoint presentation, but you could just as easily outsource that work to someone who can do […]

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