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I agree with 1 the most. There are plenty of social networks out there however you should be where your audience is. It is basic really. Why sell ice to the eskimo right? It is about being where your market is.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on 3 Tips to Creating a Killer Social Media Marketing Strategy
Real estate agents should do something about their negative reputation. Although not all of them lie, they are being generalized. It is sad especially for those who are really honest.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233100
Amazing read Ted. Our mothers are our first teachers and they unconsciously they are already forging us. A cheers for all our mothers!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233454
Storytelling is one way of catching the attention of your audience. It is important that you tell something that they can relate to. Based on the article, Kevin does not know anything about technology yet he captured the audience through his stories.
5 months ago on Kevin Spacey: Storytelling In The Age Of Disruption
Small businesses are important in our economy. It is only right that we acknowledge their contribution.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233573
You have a point. This is somewhat an psychological thing. Sometimes, people want to be in a certain crowd especially in regards with luxury brands.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233560
Sometimes it is good to work alone but it is so much better to work with others. Having a team allows you to collaborate and you can generate more leads and be more productive.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233480
Resumes are good but they don't tell you who they really are. They might have the educational degrees but if they don't work in your culture, its not going to work.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233474
I could not agree with you more. It is tough to be in business, you need to learn how to control yourself, understand your competitors and learn to walk away.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233361
Connections are really important.They will not only give you leads or network, but they can give you advices.
5 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233293
Wonderful article Chloe. It is important that we keep in touch with our network. It is not enough that we add them but we need to be connect and build a relationship. These are great tips on how to make the move.
1 year, 1 month ago on Simple Ways to Keep Your Network from Growing Cold
I could not agree more. The best teacher is experience. What you learn in business school is just half of what is waiting for you in the real world.
1 year, 1 month ago on 3 Entrepreneurial Skills You Won't Learn in Business School
Negative comments are common, the important thing is that you address this negative feedback. Make sure your ears are listening. A negative comment, once unresolve can cost you.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229910
This is one common problem that companies are facing right now. Some brands are being destroyed because their post reflects not only on themselves but on their company as well. What you are suggesting is great as long as firms advice their staff to be careful of what they post.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228339
This is the dilemma and pressure that HR has. Often times we are fooled by their resumes that we cannot see if they fit into our company.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229734
A single sentence when done right can say it all.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229923
I also salute the parents for supporting Ryan. They did a good job helping him and encouraging him. I bet one day, Ryan is gonna be a great entrepreneur.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229872
I used to rely on Yelp but not so much. However, it does not take away the fact that others turn to it to check on reviews. As a business, it really pays to listen and it is imperative that you handle issues in a timely manner.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228308
I think it will. People know what they want and by customization, they get exactly what they need. Technology has made it easier for us to do that.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229869
This are great examples of how storytelling can be used for marketing. You do not need to be extravagant or spend too much on it. Sometimes, it is just about telling a story to the right people and using the right medium.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228365
Agree with Sir Richard. You do not really need to hire a single person to network. Each and every employee is a representative of your company so they can network for you.
11 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229741
Branding can take time so it is important that you are consistent in what you deliver and what you want people to associate you with. Be real in providing great product/service.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229304
Of all the things listed above the one that I agree the most is mining customer database. It is important that we profile our database every once in a while, see who are great customers and those who are only causing problems. By doing so we will distinguish who we need to value more.a
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229294
Thanks for sharing this Lisa. I am one the millions who is chained to my chair for 8 hours or so. I agree that you need to create a workspace that fits you and is healthy at the same time. A wrong posture will not only give you aches but will develop into something in the long run.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228642
Well pointed out Ann. For me the biggest error in marketing is not knowing who your target market is. It is like walking in the dark tunnel and not seeing the light, you keep going and going nowhere. Before even starting a business, it is imperative that you know who you want to cater to. To whom is your product/service for? By understanding this will you be able to provide the best service/product.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227962
I could not agree more. Social media means socializing. In order to build your network, you need to be open to others. It is not about you, social media is about others.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229301
An editorial calendar is a great way to organize and schedule tasks. This will also make it easier to keep track of what you have posted and what to post.
1 year ago on How to Get Organized with an Editorial Calendar – it’s Easier than you Think!
We must be really careful of what we post online. A lot of brands have committed these mistakes and it created a lot of backlash. Social media is a powerful network. If we are not careful of what we post and share, it can cost us our customer and followers.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228574
I believe pre-filtering is important. Working with a company that does not appreciate your services can be stressful. They will most likely find fault in what you do which can lead you to question your business.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228572
Google analytics is one of the best tool to use when monitoring our site visits. it is important that we understand what our readers want so that we would know what they need. This way we create better content and service/product.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228493
One thing that annoys me the most is when people think social media is easy and quick. You need to exert effort and invest your time on it. The work is not done after posting a blog, you need to share it to others and engage.
1 year ago on 12 Most Powerful Tips to Succeed in Social Media
"Sales pitch in masquerade". This is so common with a lot of businesses. False pretense will not help your business. Thanks for the article Marcia, great read.
1 year ago on 12 Most Slimy Marketing Tactics to Avoid, No Matter Who Recommends Them
I Agree most with the first one. We need to let them see beyond our service and help them understand what our service/product can do for them. We need to let them know the benefits that they will get.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228398
Chipotle's video are really great. This is also what they call emotional marketing. You tap the emotions of the audience, tell them a story that they can relate and understand. They may have a lot of blunders but they win us back with these videos.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228389
I can't blame small businesses. I think one of the reason that they avoid social media is because they do not know its benefits. I like your advice, be a snob. They should make it a priority.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228345
I was surprised to see this data. Big companies are also going through challenges in generating online sales. I agree with your tips, you need to make your company recognizable and stand out in order to get the attention of your market.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228296
Thanks for the tips Stephen. Brief and concise is the best way to get people to call you back. Do not hide around the bush. Also it is important that you are honest with the details that you share.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228276
#3 is what I like most. A leader should be composed especially during stressful and high pressure situations. As a leader, employees look up to you during these times, if you panic they will too. Panicking will not get things done.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228277
Thanks for sharing this article Matthew. If you are implementing a social media campaign, you should expect to wait for results, depending on your market. It cannot be denied that social media marketing is very effective.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228225
I could not agree more. How would you know if it will work if you don't start first. If you are planning to launch a business or implement an idea, the only way you would know if it is good is if you do it.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228246
It does not really look special. It looks okay but does not really speak to me.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228211
This is what most companies are going through these days. More and more business open that competes with yours. I like what Karen has listed: great service, product and process. By doing these things you will create loyalty from your customers so stick with those things.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/answer/228177
Encouraging your employees is one way to help them. Allow them to explore new things and discover new skills.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228197
Confidence will make you a rock star leader. DO not let it get into your head however. Over confidence can lose you business and employees.
1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/228126
Drop your ego. Egos can break relationships. Like you said, it never did give you anything. I remember reading from a door somewhere that says "Leave your ego at the door".
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228134
Research. That is what you need to do in order to be ahead and be no.1. You need to know what your market wants and needs. How you can solve their problems and make it better.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228107
Love the infographic. Payment has indeed evolved. I won;t be surprised if bitcoin will be our currency in the future.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227951
Never let your interns handle your social media campaigns. Yes they might be good in social media but they do not know your company as well as you do.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228051
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the movie. No matter what critics say, one thing remains, Steve was a good at what he does. He is smart and courageous and I admire hm for that.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228064
Teens spend a lot of time on Tumblr. I was surprised to see that adults outnumbered teens.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228029