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Mobile Banking: Casual, Convenient, Safe

July 17, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
Mobile Banking: Casual, Convenient, Safe

Around the world, mobile banking is picking up steam as a banking choice for a number of practical reasons.

One of the most prevalent of those reasons is that mobile banking is a convenient and simple way to bank; another is that it gives those who don’t have access to traditional brick-and-mortar banks, a way to safely deposit their money, shop, pay bills, and transfer funds between themselves and other individuals or organizations.

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LinkedIn Acquires Newsle, The Google Alerts Of Professional News

July 15, 2014 11:06 am0 comments
LinkedIn Acquires Newsle, The Google Alerts Of Professional News

LinkedIn has acquired Newsle, the news alerts startup for your professional and social network. Newsle sends email alerts to its users whenever it finds news about their social network connections. We founded Newsle with a simple goal: to deliver important news about the people who matter to you. Three years and [...]

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3 Questions Business Leaders Should Ask Themselves Before Solving ANY Problem

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3 Questions Business Leaders Should Ask Themselves Before Solving ANY Problem

A place you can see this lack of forethought in the business world is the rapid-fire manner in which entrepreneurs and business owners solve problems. For those leading a business, it can seem that every day is simply a pinball game in which they bounce from problem to issue to obstacle to annoyance to challenge.

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Mindreading 1.2: 10 More Questions To Take Your Team from 0 to 60

July 14, 2014 9:46 am0 comments
Mindreading 1.2: 10 More Questions To Take Your Team from 0 to 60

How do you discover what is going on in the minds of your employees? Ever wish that you had the power of mind-reading, or mental telepathy?

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Deal Alert: Plantronics M155 Marque Bluetooth 3.0 Headset $9.97

July 11, 2014 8:38 am0 comments
Deal Alert: Plantronics M155 Marque Bluetooth 3.0 Headset $9.97

Get a refurbished Plantronics M155 Margue Bluetooth 3.0 Headset at Yugster for $9.97, which originally retailed at $59.99. The headset has a noise-cancelling mic, weighs just 7 grams, and has 5 hours of talk time. You can also use the Plantronics’ Vocalyst Service to manage emails, texts and update Facebook or [...]

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When Does It Make Sense to Use Third Party IT Services?

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When Does It Make Sense to Use Third Party IT Services?

Some companies either don’t have the capacity or the ability to expand and manage their own IT infrastructure. The potential benefits of moving some IT resources off site can address many of these concerns, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that every company should immediately make the shift. There are a number of factors that could still impact your decision to use a third party service provider.

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Google Launches $100 Million Venture Fund To Invest in European Startups

July 10, 2014 10:36 pm0 comments
Google Launches $100 Million Venture Fund To Invest in European Startups

European entrepreneurs have a reason to celebrate this weekend as Google is bringing its bank account across the pond. Google Ventures announced today that they’re launching a new venture fund to invest $100 million in Europe’s most disruptive startups. “We believe Europe’s startup scene has enormous potential. We’ve seen compelling [...]

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Internet Marketing 101: Pay-Per-Click

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Internet Marketing 101: Pay-Per-Click

Have you heard about those huge enterprises that use custom tools to bit on hundreds (if not thousands) of keywords every day? Do you think there’s no way for you to compete with that kind of buying power? Or do you just think that Pay-per-Click (PPC) marketing is just going to be too expensive?

Hopefully, your answers to those questions should be: yes, no, and no.

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Deal Alert: Apple iPad 32GB 1st Generation For $114.97

July 9, 2014 8:32 pm0 comments
Deal Alert: Apple iPad 32GB 1st Generation For $114.97

Get a 1st generation Apple iPad from Yugster for $114.97 for WiFi only and $124.97 for WiFi+3G. The 32gb tablet is refurbished and may have scuffs or scratches on the back, bezel and screen. Generic accessories included. Will not come in original packaging. Get the Latest Deal at Yugster >>  [...]

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Yelp Is #1 Review Site Consumers Use to Find Local Businesses [NIELSEN STUDY]

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Yelp Is #1 Review Site Consumers Use to Find Local Businesses [NIELSEN STUDY]

According to a recent survey by Nielsen, Yelp is the #1 review site that consumers use to search for local businesses. The study, which was commissioned by Yelp, contained some interesting findings including: 78% of consumers find local businesses through review sites 85% make a purchase within a week of [...]

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Top 5 Accounting Software For SMBs

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Top 5 Accounting Software For SMBs

If you own a small business, you can likely benefit from using accounting software made for the typical SMB. There are so many programs available that it’s hard to choose the best one.

In general, accounting software will reduce your stress by increasing your efficiency. These five programs will do just that.

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SMB Workforce Part 2: Policies and Enforcement

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SMB Workforce Part 2: Policies and Enforcement

One of the greatest fears small business owners express when launching HR initiatives is the loss of their unique, close-knit working environment. Small business owners move away from corporate America because they don’t want to be bound by legislature and regulations, right?

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Box Announces BoxWorks Tickets for $150 Using Promo Code

July 6, 2014 10:38 am0 comments
Box Announces BoxWorks Tickets for $150 Using Promo Code

While Salesforce focuses on promoting Dreamforce, and giving away 24 free tickets to businesses that enter and win their Surfboard Sales Awards, Box is focusing on its own customer conference, BoxWorks 2014. The event is being held on September 2-4 in San Francisco and will feature keynote speakers such as [...]

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Internet Marketing 101: Social Media

July 3, 2014 5:00 am3 comments
Internet Marketing 101: Social Media

Social media works hand-in-hand with other, more traditional SEO strategies. Where SEO is about building a solid structure on which customers and search engines can navigate your content, social media marketing is about sharing that content and giving customers a reason to interact with you.

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More Free Stuff From Salesforce (New Ebook): 100 Ways to Run Your Business from Your Phone

July 1, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
More Free Stuff From Salesforce (New Ebook): 100 Ways to Run Your Business from Your Phone

Earlier, we posted about the 24 Free Passes to Dreamforce that Salesforce is giving away. We’re not sucking up to Salesforce, we swear. They just regularly provide a lot of good and educational freebies for businesses to take advantage of. Now, they’re giving away their latest ebook to promote its Salesforce1 [...]

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Salesforce is Giving Away 24 Free Passes to Dreamforce

June 30, 2014 10:25 pm0 comments
Salesforce is Giving Away 24 Free Passes to Dreamforce

With keynote speakers such as Richard Branson, Colin Powell, Bill Clinton and music acts such as Will.i.am of the Black Eye Peas, Green Day, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Salesforce’s Dreamforce is by far the top conference that any tech company throws for its customers. And Salesforce knows it. [...]

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Get A Refurbished Apple iPad For $109

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Get A Refurbished Apple iPad For $109

If you’re in the market for a cheap Apple iPad, take a look at the deals that Woot is running right now on first generation iPads. They may be sluggish and slower than the latest models, but if you don’t mind, the deals may be too cheap to pass up. [...]

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Internet Marketing 101: Local SEO

June 26, 2014 5:00 am1 comment
Internet Marketing 101: Local SEO

In the previous installment, we went over the best practices for getting your search engine optimization campaign off the ground. We talked about how you can use your strengths as a small business to compete with the big guys, even on a huge scale. Now, it’s time to look a little closer to home and optimize for the potential customers right in your own neighborhood.

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Internet Marketing 101: Modern Search Engine Optimization

June 19, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
Internet Marketing 101: Modern Search Engine Optimization

You may have heard that you can’t compete with those huge, multinational enterprises online. You may have been told that they can throw so much money at their marketing campaign that there is simply no way you could ever break into the market when these big companies are already dominating every aspect of the internet.

You may have heard all this… but you may be wrong.

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The South and Silicon Valley: 4 Tips For Bigger, Better Entrepreneurship

June 17, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
The South and Silicon Valley:  4 Tips For Bigger, Better Entrepreneurship

In Nashville last week, LaunchTN gathered entrepreneurs from 10 states and over 70 investment firms for a shindig known as SouthlandSE. The “investor-conference-cum-Southern-festival” goes on alongside Bonaroo. It is gaining steam as the “SXSW” of the South.

This year, CEOs from Silicon Valley companies, such as Box, Bonobos, PayPal, and Pando, shared the stage with top startups from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Memphis, and even Mexico.

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