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Become the Local Expert in Your Field with Social Media

Chances are, if you’ve worked hard and risked a lot to start or run a business in your community, then you are likely a true expert in your field. You have a great product or service, and you have many satisfied customers to show for it. None of that does your company any good unless it translates to more business. Word of your quality service or product needs to get out so that customers know you are indeed the right company to go to if for great quality and service at a fair price. Customers need a company that operates with integrity. Let them know that you are the ones to contact when they wish to be educated or need help solving a problem. You need to be known as their personal & trusted local expert and social media can get you there.

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Taking Care of Yourself Will Help Your Business

It’s a common theme that entrepreneurs and business owners put a lot of hours in to make their business work. Hiring a good VA can take some of your daily tasks off your plate, but even then, owners often spend too many hours on the job. While hard work is certainly a virtue, not caring for yourself so you get burned out is not. Not only can “burning out” or focusing only on making your business work hurt your relationships and your health, eventually, it will hurt your business. Sometimes a little effort on your part to de-stress after work will help. Burn-out on the job isn’t helped by “doing more.” Ever hear the phrase, “work smarter, not harder?” Taking care of yourself is part of how that works.

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How to Start a Business

When you decided you wanted to be your own boss, you came up with a concept; an idea that has fluttered around in your mind but hasn’t seen the light of day, yet. A business idea is just that—an idea. It takes momentum and forward thinking to turn your idea into an action and then your action into reality. It can get overwhelming. Where do you start?

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How to Develop and Design a Webpage

You’ve realized that not having a webpage, or an outdated one, is business suicide. Nearly everyone is online accessing the world wide web day and night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It never closes, which is part of the appeal. You can shop at 3a.m in your pajamas if you want to. People do just that. That could be your customer with the right marketing. Let’s start with the development and design of your webpage.

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How to Make the Most of Your Time Once the Kids Go Back to School

The school supplies have been bought, the first day outfits have been picked, and now the kids are finally getting ready to head on that big yellow school bus and make it in time before the first bell.

Summer is a wonderful time for the whole family, but between the vacations, summer camps, and kids running around the house, it can be difficult to get things done at work. But as the kids head back to school and get back into “work mode,” it can be a good chance for you to get into gear as well.

Here are a few tips on making the most of this time so that you can get ahead.

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Tips on Attending Your First Conference

Attending a conference is a great opportunity to learn from experts in your field and meet new colleagues all over the country (or even all over the world) who can be a great asset for business advice and guidance. But attending your first conference ever can be a really intimidating experience, especially if you’re all by yourself.

It’s really easy to just attend the workshops and withdraw into your hotel room without interacting with anyone—but you would be doing yourself a disservice!

Here are a few tips on attending your first conference confidently and coming away with new contacts, fresh ideas, and a new outlook on work.

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