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These are really fun strategies! Be careful not getting too caught up holding these sales on holidays and occasions, though. There are unfortunate companies that hold promotions on sensitive issues such as holding sales on 9/11 which are barely even a tribute and more of an offensive approach.  

12 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229569

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For Content Marketing to be an SEO tactic, you have to “grind” your way through the rankings. But leaving content marketing just the way it is defined, the rewards will come naturally.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229458

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A distinctive design is one step closer to a good website atmosphere. It should speak for the company, even without any text, but just through graphics, colors and overall presence. 

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227921

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I agree with your views towards employee behavior, Mark. Sometimes it’s not the employee’s competence that makes them incapable to follow up instructions, but of course it’s not always the case so in order for you to make it all clear there should be proper communication between you and your team. Maybe conducting a meeting about team building can help.

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228663

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It’s kind of like being physically offline but mentally online. Either we can’t help it or it has become a part of our sub consciousness, which is a funny thing because we our bodies aren’t inherently programmed to use electronics. There’s always a moment when you need to disconnect from the matrix and reconnect back to the real world!

1 year ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228636

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I’m glad to see a more refined segregation of managers being brought up here. An introvert manager can perform just as effective as an extrovert, each have their own style of leadership. It’s important to be aware of what’s in a nutshell! By the way, I’m kind of a “Behind the Scenes” type. :)

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228253

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Referrals have layers—we mustn’t forget that. In order for conversion to be promising, you need to tap to their inner objectives. Sometimes you think you know what they want, but there is actually more to what you have known.

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228151

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Thanks for the helpful infographic. We need to utilize the latest web designing techniques and languages to modernize the overall website appearance. There’s hundreds of possibilities of what you can do using CSS and HTML5. Also, the use of flash is decreasing due to HTML5’s compatibility with mobile browsers.

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228217

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Great post. I think continuing education is a MUST. Even if you run a very successful company, it never hurts to keep up-to-date. Since everything is changing so rapidly, it's almost imperative that we all continue our education through out our entire lives.

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228165

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I think that finding your target audience is the most important because all of your hard work could go to waste if you don't know who to target. Making sure you are creating engaging content for your targeted audience is big if you want them to keep coming back for more and allow them to share your content with others. Social media marketing is one of the biggest tools for marketers to take advantage of right now and I think you gave some pretty good strategies here Matthew. I really enjoyed reading this!

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228225

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I mostly agree on micromanaging, this resonates with all the other qualities as this signifies a leader who does not trust his employees to do their job. For instance, cheaping out on equipment does not only give an impression of being conservative but it gives that sense of doubt that you don’t trust them enough to take care of valuable office supplies.

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228080

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Many say that anyone can be an entrepreneur, which is true, but the harsh reality of pursuing the business industry makes it hard to become a successful one. For beginners, it will be a pain if you have less support, financial aid, solid goals and whatnot. It’s not exactly a fun ride. But of course, it’s always about mind over matter and as what you say, refining your factors on what makes you optimistic.

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228117

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Beautiful words from Martin Luther King. It is never a withered lifestyle to live through the course of your dreams. We are too distracted racing through time that we forget that what keeps us prisoners is ourselves, and it only takes one big step to take action to what we believe in.

1 year, 1 month ago on 12 Most Freedom-Ringing Reasons Why “I Have a Dream” is Still Relevant Today

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It is also one way to step out of your comfort zone! When opening a door to success, it doesn’t mean you’ll see it right away. There are still numerous other doors to go through, and some won’t even meet to your expectations. But that’s just a part of your challenge, as you will only see your success once you go far enough.

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/startingup/start-ups/how-straying-from-the-pack-can-open-the-door-to-success/

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These are really interesting lessons from pop culture. I’d also want to emphasize on The Walking Dead’s philosophy: Fight the dead, fear the living. The “dead” can be the decrease in economy and low ROI, but shouldn’t we be also concerned about our own business culture? What’s important is you must know how to look for ones who have qualified skills and advance the relationship between you and your team.

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/227456

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Excellent advice, Rebekah. Social media is not a walk in the park. It is in fact, climbing a step mountain, and once you get close to the top, you have a bigger chance to fall far back down and it will hurt. Each platform has its own specialty, and you’re right that LinkedIn is good for searching for right b2b leads. 

1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227999

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Thanks for the informative article. It’s great to see business owners include social media as part of their marketing strategies. One tip I can give is always gather data like number of visitors on a given timeline and know which time of day they are most active. But don’t rely on data alone, because you also need to produce insight.

1 year, 1 month ago on 12 Most Frequently Asked Social Media Questions Answered

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Thanks for that motivational column, Erika. The only thing that stops us is ourselves. Going out of the comfort zone is never an easy thing to do. Though the first step is the hardest step, it gets you elevated enough to reach out to even higher steps!

1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226999

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This is how we confront our customers. Social media can be a troublesome place but we mustn’t forget that these negative comments are not personal, they only speak of what they think of your service or your product quality. You cannot go beating around the bush because that also reflects to your company’s behavior. We do not want another Amy’s Baking Company.

1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227707

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All these tips are very down to earth! You have to make your personal brand work for you. I can see that some just go way over the top that it shows he’s blatantly full of himself. Honesty really is never old-fashioned, so much more as being humble. 

1 year, 2 months ago on 12 Most Honest, Least Hypey Self-Promotion Tactics

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Very lucid infographic. Before I make deals, I look for their testimonials the most. As a business owner, you make sure your potential leads will become happy clients. Because visitors already know what they want, they now want to know if they get the best of what they will get.


1 year, 3 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227327

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Nice piece Rebecca!  Presenting a positive attitude, even if you are in a crisis is a sign of a being nice to the other people around you. And being nice to everyone doesn't cost you anything, you even garner a positive attitude. :)

1 year, 3 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/blog/entrepreneurship/charm-offensive-the-power-of-being-nice/

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@chrisabraham@OliverScott 

 Hi Chris, 

I'm sorry for the misunderstanding of my comment, What I mean is , there are many things that are beyond your sphere of influence: weather, traffic, economy, people’s emotions, even the taste of the noodles you buy from the Chinese deli. Let go of these, simply go with the flow, and you can reduce your stress. So that, we can spend more time for social media.

1 year, 8 months ago on Listen & engage to build a trusted community

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Let go those who cannot control. With this, there are many stuff that are beyond your sphere of influence like people emotions, perhaps the taste of noodles you buy from the store. Rid yourself of these, simply go with the flow, and you'll lessen your stress. Glad to read your post here.

1 year, 8 months ago on Listen & engage to build a trusted community

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Great points here. Knowing your job goal and that is certainly to make and nurture relationships to help you also earn their trust wich makes it easy to communicate them again.

2 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Practical Tips to Communicate Effectively on the Job

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Leadership skills and techniques can be learned. There are several clear characteristics which can be found in good leaders. These qualities may be developed or may be naturally part of their personality.  Thanks for sharing this great reviews.

2 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Laudable “L” Labels of Great Leaders

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