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Marketing & Strategy, Trends

How Your Business Can Make Sales on Social Media

Did you know that The 500 biggest retailers earned $3.3 billion from social shopping in 2014, up 26% from 2013, according to the Internet Retailer’s Social Media 500. Social media is being used at unprecedented rates, and users are going…

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FG Philosophy & News, Trends

Six Changes Around the Office to Improve Morale

Unhappy employees make for an unhappy company. Decreased productivity (and the attendant costs), more sick days, increased turnover (and that associated cost)…the downsides to dissatisfied workers are many—and expensive. But it seems like keeping them happy can be expensive, too!…

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Six Easy Ways To Move Business Operations To The Cloud

Moving business operations to the cloud can help your small business save money, work more efficiently, and glean more valuable consumer insights. It doesn’t have to take several months either! Here are 6 easy ways to improve small business operations…

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Marketing & Strategy, Trends

3 B2B Marketing Trends To Try This Summer

School may be out for summer, but the rest of us are still in the office, trudging along toward Q2 sales reports while dreaming of a tropical getaway(which you should take, by the way- science says so!) Our tips for…

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Marketing & Strategy, Marketing Agency Guides, Trends

Top Marketing Trends from Ad Age’s 2015 Marketing Report

Whether you’re the in-house marketing point person for your company or the owner of your own small agency, it’s important to understand the trends in your industry. I took a look at Ad Age’s 2015 State of The Marketing Industry…

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Our Favorite Crazy Business Ideas…That Actually Worked!

You never know when that silly or crazy idea you had might take off. After all, these crazy business ideas became smashing successes!    1. Square Watermelons When it comes to wildly successful, “crazy” business ideas, you can’t go wrong…

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Part II: 5 Crazy Business Ideas That Actually Worked

As we proved in our first installment, there is no problem too niche or too weird to be solved by the right business. For entrepreneurs who are creative enough, finding the right intersection of useful, fascinating, and hilarious—paired with just…

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Marketing & Strategy, Trends

Small Business Website Ideas: 12 Ways to Optimize!

Optimizing, it means so much more than just SEO now. Everyone knows that for your storefront, the most important thing is location, location, location! Well when it comes to your online presence, the key is optimization, optimization, optimization! You want…

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Marketing & Strategy, Money, Trends

The Biggest Threat to Small Businesses in 2014 and Beyond: Data Breaches

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, so we wanted to bring you all a comprehensive guide to the biggest threat to small businesses in today’s world: data breaches. Unfortunately for many unprepared small businesses, 2013 was the year that…

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Customer Service, FG Philosophy & News, Marketing & Strategy, Trends

Want To Grow Your Business? Let Your Customers Be Your Guide!

In today’s world of small business, your should definitely listen to what your customers want. You can grow your business by quickly implementing customer feedback or suggestions to improve your services and increase customer satisfaction. However, gaining customer feedback to…

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