What NOT to Do When Advertising on Social Media

Reposted By: www.abdpromotions.com Written By: Judith Aquino, (Business Insider) Dec 17, 2010 – Facebook Deals, Groupon Stores, Foursquare, Gowalla — small business owners can take their pick when it comes to advertising through social media. It takes more than signing up on a few sites to pull in the dough, however. Savvy retailers know how […]

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Ten things I’ve learned (so far) about starting a freelance design business

Reposted by: www.abdpromotions.com http://graphicdesignblender.com/starting-a-freelance-design-business/comment-page-1#comment-5512 Originally Published Dec 14, 2010 by Dan Sweet Over the past few months I’ve been working on getting my freelance design business up and running. It’s definitely been a learning experience (in a good way, mostly), and I thought I’d share some tips that I’ve come across. Determining Business Structure There […]

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Marketing Tips: Are you a True Business Friend?

Reposted by www.abdpromotions.com Marketing Tips:  Are you a True Business Friend? Originally written through Noah Rickun’s Blog from 12/4/10 and The Gilroy Chamber of Commerce Business Focus Earning the friendship and trust of those you deal with will contribute to your success more than perhaps anything else.  These acquaintances, colleagues, partners, allies, vendors, customers, teammates […]

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3 Ways You Can Drive More Sales With Social Networks

Reposted by: www.abdpromotions.com from: http://www.morebusiness.com/social-media-tools Getting your small business on social sites and building a strong social media platform can help you gain more customers and ultimately make more sales. However, what specific actions can you perform on social media to drive more sales to your business? Here are a few ideas: Create Short Videos […]

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Distribute a Press Release

Reposted by: www.abdpromotions.com http://www.morebusiness.com/distribute-press-release Special Offer from MoreBusiness & PR Newswire Visit the PR Toolkit today!MoreBusiness has partnered with PR Newswire to offer you some terrific deals! Let PR Newswire help your small business gain valuable visibility. Their small business Web News Release harnesses the power of the Web by delivering your news to more […]

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Work with Power Partners to be Truly Successful!

Collaboration within a business and between businesses can lead to increased opportunities and potential growth for all involved.  This is important for small businesses to identify who they need to work with.  For example, a real estate agent needs to have a strong circle of power partners who specialize in mortgage lending, pest control, home […]

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The New Rules of Marketing and PR

The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Blogs, News Releases, Online Video, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly, 2nd Edition What a great resource for integrating social media into your business marketing strategies!  Quick read.  Very easy to follow.  One of the best resources out there.

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A personal referral for new business has proven time and time again to be the best source for leads.

The best way opportunities for new business has proven to be a personal referral. http://www.newbusinessintel.com/read/benefits-of-a-new-business-referral-system/ Benefits of a New Business Referral System The lifeblood of most agencies by Todd Knutson When you analyze the cost of acquiring a new client, generating new business from referrals is usually the least expensive. Realizing this, the natural question […]

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October is here! Come celebrate with local wineries all throughout the nation.

When October comes, different memories come about.  Growing up on the East Coast, memories of apple picking, pies, hot cider and fall leaves come to mind.  Now that we’re on the West Coast, tours of wineries, harvest festivals and cool, comfortable weather has come about. No matter where you are in the United states, or […]

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And now for something completely different

Take a look at the image to the left.  It is a morphing ball that changes color every time it is tossed into the air.  It’s completely mechanical, no batteries, no chemicals, just a smartly engineered product.  Children love them!  Adults like us are bewildered by the mechanics of it.  I can stare at it […]

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5 Truths That Lead to More Referrals

Many businesses enjoy receiving referrals, but feel they come by mixing good work with chance mentions from satisfied customers. Certainly, many referrals happen this way, but if you understand the realities of referrals listed below you might rethink your approach to referral generation, with an eye on taking a more proactive view of the process. […]

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