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John Jantsch on Being “Referable” and Building a Following

John Jantsch (@ducttape on Twitter) is a marketing consultant, creator of The Duct Tape Marketing Complete Small Business Marketing System, and the author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral …

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Liz Strauss on Successful Blogging and Social Media Strategy

Liz Strauss (@lizstrauss on Twitter) is a leadership trainer and branding strategist who founded SOBCon (hashtag #SOBCon on Twitter), a social media think tank where business owners, marketing execs, and …

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Realtors in America’s Worst Housing Markets Share their Success Secrets

Since the economic bubble burst in 2007, housing markets all over the country have taken a huge hit — particularly in once-booming places like Florida, California, and Arizona, where average …

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Ann Handley: Enjoying Tweet Success at MarketingProfs

Most people know Ann Handley much better as @MarketingProfs. At least, that’s her Twitter handle for over 100,000 followers. She’s a prolific tweeter, blogger, promoter, webinar host, and the co-author …

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Street Smart Sales: 5 Tips on Hand-Selling from Ex-Con Randy Kearse

With the rise of social media and e-commerce, selling your wares by hand, person to person, may seem like an outdated approach. But it’s worked for Randy Kearse (pictured), a former …

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Chris Guillebeau on the Art of Nonconformity

Chris Guillebeau (@chrisguillebeau to his 60,000-plus Twitter followers) has the kind of lifestyle that many people only dream of. This globe-trotting entrepreneur is on a five-year personal quest to visit …

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How To Win Big by Giving Stuff Away

In October 2009, a fledgling newbie in the world of social media decided to invest $4,000 into starting a new website called Social Media Examiner. Offering rich, pertinent, and always …

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Scott Stratten on Twitter and “Unmarketing”

Scott Stratten (known as @unmarketing to his nearly 100,000 Twitter followers) is a music industry marketer turned marketing agency owner (or UnAgency, as he prefers to call it) who’s known for …

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Startup King Offers Free Advice to Financial Businesses

John Kogan (pictured) is founder, CEO and CFO of Proformative.com, his fifth startup. He’s been in corporate finance for 20 years at companies as large as Cisco Systems and Cardinal …

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Guy Kawasaki on “Enchantment” [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is your handshake too limp? Is your message too convoluted? Are you using too many PowerPoint slides? If you answered yes to any of the above, your business communications — …

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Marketissimo: Small Business App Helps Companies Improve Marketing

Let’s say you’re working at a startup or a company looking to grow its business. Then let’s say that you need to refine your strategy, build a marketing plan, make …

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Catch Me If You Can-Style Check Fraud Continues to Plague Small Businesses

In the hit 2002 film Catch Me If You Can, Leonardo DiCaprio brought to the big screen the notorious real life story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a youthful con artist …

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5 Principles of Small Business Success — Straight from the Masters

When it comes to running successful businesses, few people have made their mark on the world the way that Jack Canfield, Dale Carnegie, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, and Timothy Ferriss …

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Coaching CEOs In Three Languages

Cindy Steiner of Steiner International launched her business in Europe at the start of her 20-year career. She speaks English, French, and Spanish, with a working knowledge of German. Now …

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Insurance Broker Finds Niche in LGBT Community

Dennis Nix didn’t set out to be an insurance broker for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transsexuals. It just happened that way. Born in Staten Island, New York, Nix moved to …

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