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Quick Tip: Keeping it Personal Without Technology

Online marketing is a powerful tool. Small businesses that otherwise wouldn’t be able to compete with huge corporations for the attention of consumers are now on level playing field because of the technology available today. The tools to facilitate this are countless, and growing every day. Nonetheless, all that technology doesn’t replace good old-fashioned business sense. People want and need to connect with other people, and they still prefer to do in person.

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Using Google Chart Tools [Quick Tip]

Big data is all the rage right now. Everyone seems so excited about it. I find this rather amusing because the thing is, data has been important for a long time, big or small. It is great that new tools for managing data and new methods for extracting valuable information from it are available, but chances are you are not going to be dealing with big data if you are a small business. Your focus is going to be on, shall we call it, regular data. The great news is that there is a tool from Google that will help you out—Google Chart Tools.

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Automate Tasks With IFTTT [Quick Tip]

If this then that, or IFTTT for short, is a free tool that makes it easy to automate everyday tasks. IFTTT is so powerful and versatile that you can use it to do all kinds of things, from grabbing a photo that you are tagged in on Facebook and uploading to Dropbox to tweeting articles you start in Google Reader. There are nearly 50 services supported by IFTTT that make it easy for your create all kinds of automated actions.

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Getting More Out of Twitter [Quick Tip]

Twitter is a great way to generate more traffic for your blog and build real relationships with your followers. You are probably already using Twitter, but might be wondering how you can get more out of it. Here are some tips that will make your Twitter experience more fun and rewarding.

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Know Your Competition [Quick Tip]

How much do you know about your competition? You probably know who they are and you have looked at their websites. Perhaps you have even met them a few times at conferences. You need more than this. You need to research you competition to build a profile of their strengths, weaknesses, successes, and failures so you can find opportunities to grow your own business.

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