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Work is not work when you’re having fun

Are you a small business owner?  Are you having fun doing your job?  Work is not work when you are having fun.  Suddenly, you’re not watching the clock go by and waiting till 5:00.  The time flies by because you know you have many productive accomplishments you need to complete before the end of the […]

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Top 10 list for why you should use screen ads to promote your business

We’re all busy as small business owners so I’ll cut to the chase.  Why should you use screen ads to promote your business?  Here’s why: 10) Branding – you should always be conscientious of putting your brand out there at multiple venues.  Screen ads are located at many high traffic areas. 9) Easy – It’s […]

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Small Business Owners: You Need a Professional Website

So interesting, the calls we get about bargaining for a professional looking website.  There is no better time to remind people that you get what you pay for.  Even more so, if you’re smart and kind, you just might get even more.  It’s the world we live in.  You need a professional looking website and […]

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Why should I buy from you? Think from the customers’ point of view.

As a conscientious small business owner, it’s important to get feedback from your customers and understand what it looks like for the customer’s point of view.  Usually, if you can hear what is most important or solve a problem or crisis, that is the best way to help your customer. Imagine what would happen if […]

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What’s happening with you?

When you are a small business owner, it is important to network.  While mingling, it’s important to tell people how you are doing?  One great icebreaker is always “How’s business going for you?”  In return, people want to know how you are doing too. Communication keeps people involved with your world, your business world.  You […]

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Business cards….tell me who you are!

Why does a small business need Video business cards?  You would think in this age of technology that business cards would be outdated.  Actually, not true.  Business cards help strengthen a relationship that you are trying to cultivate or grow. It’s important to think about what a business card says about you, according to our […]

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Stay Ahead of the Curve

As an entrepreneur, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve.  Being a visionary is great but being able to adapt the real life situations and how the world is changing can make the difference between surviving and thriving.   Looking at trends is not just for the fashionista….  it’s is for those who want […]

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Entrepreneurship – It’s Limitless

To be an entrepreneur means to as Beyonce says “Free Your Mind….and the Rest will Follow”.  Possibilities for how to navigate your business will depend on the ability of its leader to problem solve and critically think throughout the journey.  There are so many challenges and barriers but the outcome of success is so worthwhile.  […]

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Hey, That’s a GREAT idea!

Ever wonder what is means to have enough time in the day to allow for creativity.  What I mean by this is that sometimes, as small business owners, we think being busy all day, every day will help us achieve our intended business outcomes.  Work Smarter my friends….not harder.  When we are not overbooked, we […]

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Gilroy Chamber of Commerce Screen Partner

ABD Promotions proudly welcomes our newest member of the screen partner family.  We have just finished installing two advertising locations at the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce.  What a great opportunity to advertise to all of the local businesses that deal with the Chamber every day. One of the screens is located in the reception area […]

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10 Steps to 1 million YouTube Views while attracting traffic to your website

This article began with a little bet we made our children. We bet them they could not get 10,000 YouTube views on an original video they created. We even tried sweetening the deal with a prize if they succeed. They made a couple of attempts but were easily discouraged because creating a compelling viral video […]

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Remember the Name -ABD

Sometimes it amazes me how you can be inspired by a simple song.  In this instance, a song by Linkin Park called “Remember the Name” inspired me to write about why branding for your business can be so difficult, yet important.  The lyrics go “This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, Fifteen percent concentrated […]

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