Five Low-Cost Local Marketing Ideas

Slutsky, Jeff, www.entrepreneur.com “’Five Low-Cost Local Marketing Ideas.” http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223917 Posted: July 5th, 2012. Retrieved July 6th, 2012. — Another low-cost marketing idea – come to 317 Virtual Service’s Networking Event on Thursday, July 26th 2012. The free networking event will be at 310 Lakeside in Downtown Orlando. Click here for more information. Contact us today to RSVP!  — Over […]

Face It: It’s Time to Hire an Assistant

Tabaka, Marla, www.inc.com “’Face It: It’s Time to Hire an Assistant.” http://www.inc.com/marla-tabaka/its-time-to-hire-an-assistant-already.html Posted: July 2nd, 2012. Retrieved July 2nd, 2012. — “How can I clone myself?” my client asks. I sigh because I hear those words often. My response is always the same: “You don’t want to clone yourself; you want to surround yourself with people who perform specific […]

‘Failure Is Not Trying’ and Other Fatherly Advice to Entrepreneurs

Evans, Teri, www.entrepreneur.com “’Failure Is Not Trying’ and Other Fatherly Advice to Entrepreneurs.” http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223772 Posted: June 15th, 2011. Retrieved June 20th, 2012. — Father’s Day can be a time to reflect on what for some may be the powerful relationship in our lives. Whether by conscious choice or recognized only in hindsight, a parent’s words of wisdom can become […]

3 Changes to Make Your Company Grow

Searcy, Tom, www.inc.com “3 Changes to Make Your Company Grow.”http://www.inc.com/tom-searcy/3-changes-to-make-your-company-grow.html Posted: June 12th 2011. Retrieved June 12th, 2012. — A company needs to make some philosophical shifts to go from scrappy start-up to big expansion. If you have been in a business for some time and it’s not growing quickly, you can probably boil it down to one […]

How Good Is Your Presentation?

Geoffrey, James, www.inc.com “How Good Is Your Presentation?” http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/how-good-is-your-presentation.html Posted: June 6th 2011. Retrieved June 7sth, 2012. — Each time you give a presentation, you’re putting your career on the line.  Few things are worse than making a fool of yourself in public–and few things better than a closing round of appause. A while back, I discussed what makes […]

Community Presence: 10 Offline Ways To Generate Word of Mouth Referrals

Marketing Matter Contributor, www.marketingmatters.dexone.com “Community Presence: 10 Offline Ways To Generate Word of Mouth Referrals.”  http://marketingmatters.dexone.com/3431/community-presence-10-offline-ways-generate-word-mouth-referrals/ Posted: May 25th 2011. Retrieved June 1st, 2012. — Word of mouth marketing (WOM) has always been among the most effective forms of marketing for many small businesses. And since social media has made networking and generating WOM referrals online easier […]

Be Rich or Be Happy: Which Would You Choose?

Haden, Jeff, www.inc.com “Be Rich or Be Happy: Which Would You Choose?.”http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/entrepreneurship-can-you-do-what-you-love-get-rich.html  Posted: May 24th 2011. Retrieved May 25th, 2012. — The stereotype of an entrepreneur is a person who starts a business—any business—in order to get rich. In reality that is seldom the case: Most entrepreneurs start their small business to follow a passion, do […]

3 Simple Steps to Marketing Even If You Hate Marketing

PW, Michele, Getentrepreneurial.com, “3 Simple Steps to Marketing Even If You Hate Marketing.” http://getentrepreneurial.com/archives/3-simple-steps-to-marketing-even-if-you-hate-marketing/  Posted: Nov 2nd 2011. Retrieved May 18th, 2012. Of all the things entrepreneurs struggle with, this one is probably the most difficult and most dangerous. Why? Because it directly impacts the success of your business. I know I’m not revealing any big eye-opening […]