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A Little Personality Goes a Long Way

By Suzanne Richardson | 01/14/2009

Getting people’s attention is a big part of success in the business world. As Internet marketing expert Yanik Silver says, “If you want people to remember [you] and keep coming back again and again, [you have] to project a unique personality.”


A Commonsense Approach to Getting Free Publicity

By Mary Ellen Tribby | 01/14/2009

Of the many channels of marketing, public relations is one that no business should ignore. And because PR is nearly free, that makes it an ideal channel for small and start-up businesses.


Finding True Wealth (in ANY Economy)

By John Carlton | 01/14/2009

I just spent a week with family – mostly my sister’s boys and their wives and kids.

I was sitting in my sister’s living room, watching the grandnieces and grandnephew play (ages 2, 4, and 6) with rambunctious glee… and I realized that all the adults were reading books.


What a Theme Park Can Teach You about Business

By Jason Holland | 01/13/2009

Say what you will about theme parks. (Too expensive! Too cheesy and artificial!) But at least some of them get one thing right: They bend over backward to make the customer experience as good as it can possibly be. Take, for example, a few conveniences for visitors with young children that I noticed on a recent trip to an unnamed park in Orlando. (Funny … I never even saw these things until I had a little one of my own.)


What? No E-Newsletter?

By Bob Bly | 01/13/2009

There are a number of business models for making money on the Internet. Of these, my favorite – and the one I recommend to those who want to sell information products, dietary supplements, or just about any other product online today – is the “Agora Model.”


How to Create a Perfectly Organized Office

By Mark Morgan Ford | 01/12/2009

What does your office say about you? That you are orderly and businesslike? Messy but creative? Hopelessly overwhelmed?


Have Fun, Lose Fat

By Craig Ballantyne | 01/12/2009

On Sunday morning, I was reviewing my daily motivational quotes when I stumbled across this one: “Enjoy life. Treat it as an adventure. Care passionately about the outcome, but keep it in perspective. Things are seldom as bleak as they seem when they are going wrong – or as good as they seem when they are going well. Lighten up. You’ll live longer.”


Measuring Social Media

By Wendy Montes de Oca | 01/9/2009

If you’re an online marketer or publisher, chances are you’re well aware of the power of social media optimization (SMO). If you’re new to the world of Internet marketing, you’ll be interested to know that this breakthrough method is a truly inexpensive (practically free) way to create buzz about your products, increase traffic to your site, build trust about your company, and boost your sales.


Rental Real Estate 101: The Ultimate Real Estate Match Up

By Julie Broad | 01/9/2009

Renting out your real estate properties is a great way to make money – in almost any market. But if you’re just starting out, there are some pitfalls you need to be aware of. One of the costliest is tenant turnover.


Here’s a Good Idea (If You Want to Bankrupt Your Business)

By Charlie Byrne | 01/8/2009

No wonder the U.S Postal Service is in serious trouble. They apparently think having too many eager new customers is a problem!

Let me explain…

On a recent trip to a small town in Maine, I stopped at the local post office


The Absolute Worst Place for Your Business

By Suzanne Richardson | 01/7/2009

The 113 miles of Highway 87 between Great Falls and Havre in Montana is desolate. A half-dozen or so tiny towns have cropped up in places. But mostly there’s just the two-lane road, vast expanses of prairie, and the enormous canopy of sky.


Read This Now, or the Puppy Gets It

By John Forde | 01/7/2009

Years ago, National Lampoon ran a cover showing an adorable – but worried – puppy with a revolver held to its head. The headline next to the image read something like, “If you don’t buy this magazine, the puppy gets it.”