How Apple’s Siri Could Destroy Local SEO

Kumar, AJ, Entrepreneur.com, “How Apple’s Siri Could Destroy Local SEO.” http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220756. Posted  November 17, 2011. Retrieved November 30, 2011. — Have you met Siri yet? If not, it’s worth taking the time to learn more about the iPhone 4S’s digital ambassador, as she could represent the future direction of local search engine optimization. On the surface, Siri […]

Five Signs You’re Losing a Sale — And How to Save It

Porter, Jane, Entrepreneur.com, “Five Signs You’re Losing a Sale — And How to Save It.” http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220689. Posted  November 21, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2011. — Marla Kaye could not afford to lose this deal. She had watched sales at You Name It Promotions, her Oakland, Calif.-based promotional products company, drop by more than half since the start […]

What’s Your Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe?

In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we at 317 Virtual Services wanted to post our favorite Thanksgiving recipes! What is your favorite recipe?  — Alexis Daly’s Favorite Recipe: Coca-Cola Ham “This Coca-Cola Ham is one of my favorite recipes! All the ingredients combine and caramelize to make the most perfect, sweet and juicy ham!”  ½ ham […]

The 4 Forces of Cash Flow – How Not to Stress Out Your Cash Cow

Crabtree, Greg, BusinessKnowHow.com, “The 4 Forces of Cash Flow – How Not to Stress Out Your Cash Cow.” http://www.businessknowhow.com/money/cashflowforces.htm. Posted  November, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2011. — Managing cash flow is a challenge for most small businesses – especially younger ones. There are four forces pulling at your cash. Find out what they are and how to […]

What do you need to look for in a Virtual Receptionist?

What are virtual receptionists?  Virtual receptionists are employees that work in an office other than you own. They are usually equipped with high-tech Computer Telephone Integration Software, and are trained by you to act as an in-house receptionist would. Virtual receptionists are different from a call center or an answering service. A virtual receptionist is […]

How to Adopt a Sales Mindset

Mackay, Harvey, Entrepreneur.com, “How to Adopt a Sales Mindset.” http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220658. Posted  November 07, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011. — As a business owner, you’re in sales whether you think so or not. Every day you have to sell yourself — and your product or service — to grow your business. If you’re not sure you have the personality to succeed […]

New Google Search Update Could Spell More Trouble for Business Websites

Fell, Jason, Entrepreneur.com, “New Google Search Update Could Spell More Trouble for Business Websites.” http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/220662. Posted  November 07, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011. — If you don’t update your business website very often, you may want to rethink your online content strategy. A little more than eight months after unveiling “Panda,”an update to Google’s search algorithm that puts […]