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5 No-Brainers That Make a Successful Small Business

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Breanne Sagen 0 2339 Article rating: No rating
What’s the secret?  What’s the magic trick that gets all the balls rolling in the right direction?  The secret is, there is no secret.  The trick is, there are no tricks.  No magic pill.  No puff of green smoke.  If you want success, you’re going to have to work for it.  There are, however, a few tips that keep popping up –over and over and over.  I can either whack you over the head with a wooden mallet to get your attention –or you can start listening to the advice that’s been there all along.  Up to you.  It’s your headache; it’s your choice.  Since people these days are in a hurry and heck –maybe you’ve got an awful memory; I’ll just go ahead and make a nice neat list for you.  Pin this to your computer, your desk, or your forehead.  I won’t judge.  Successful small businesses are made up of a little bit of sweat, a dash of tears, a heap of stress, and a whole ‘lotta determination.

3 More Marketing Tips from Game of Thrones

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Kate Gingold 0 2324 Article rating: No rating
With season three due to wrap up shortly, those who follow the goings-on in Westeros will soon be going through Thrones withdrawal.  We suggest you spend this new free time on marketing strategy for your business or not-for-profit. But feel free to add some Game of Thrones flair – there’s much to learn from the competitors for the Iron Throne.

How Hootsuite Saved my Sanity

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Breanne Sagen 0 3209 Article rating: No rating

Hootsuite saves my life, sanity, the happiness and well-being of those around me on a daily basis.  Dramatic much?  Perhaps, but I’ll tell you this - anything on this planet that saves both time and money on a consistent basis is a win in my book.  So how does Hootsuite save me?  How does this delectable tool keep me coming back for more?  Well, I’ll tell you.

I Am The CMS!

Observations from CMS Expo 2013

Don Gingold 2 5762 Article rating: No rating

It's an intriguing thought. Website owners and developers alike spend a great deal of time considering what CMS to use, but that's not the most important part, as I came to realize at this year's CMS Expo. 

Tackling HTML, One Evil Character at a Time

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Breanne Sagen 0 2392 Article rating: No rating

Adding to the list of “things I didn’t know about before, but now I do –and so should you” is a little HTML something that goes by the name of “ ”.  It is what’s called a “non-breakable space” in HTML.  As a very wise man explained to me –they appear automatically in text when you double space after a period (like we were all taught to do in typing class).  In your text, they will display as spaces and that is all well and good, except for one thing: they are non-breakable. What does this mean to you, you ask?  It means that the text cannot wrap or be broken up into separate lines.  You may be wondering, “Why do these “ ” even exist?” They exist to irritate me I think.

Greetings from CMS Expo!

The "DNN Guy" checks out the "competition"

Don Gingold 1 3809 Article rating: No rating

The 7th annual CMS Expo began this morning at the Hotel Orrington in Evanston, although the fun began last night at our Chicago DotNetNuke User Group meeting, also held here. I'll tell you what happened last night, and what's in store for the Expo.

Game of Thrones Marketing Tips

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Kate Gingold 0 2554 Article rating: No rating
If you are one of the 15 million people enthralled by “Game of Thrones” you’ll be pleased to know that your obsession is also imparting valuable marketing tips that you can adapt for your business. Read on for counsel from the best schemers of Westeros on how to be kings and queens of Website Marketing.
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