Posts Tagged ‘Web2.0’

Why Winning the “SEO Game” is About Your Content

Icon Written by Alora on June 15, 2010 – 10:27 am

What role does content play your SEO strategy? And what do you hope to get from your SEO without being willing to develop content?

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Free Tools for Entrepreneurs – WordPress

Icon Written by Alora on May 24, 2010 – 10:04 pm

The single biggest struggles I encounter with entrepreneurs trying to build a business is marketing.  Some small business owners don’t think about it; some don’t understand it; some don’t like it; some cling to the belief that it simply shouldn’t be necessary, as long as their product is good enough.  One way or another, though, […]

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A List of Lists for Entrepreneurs

Icon Written by Alora on March 17, 2010 – 11:10 am

As if year-end wrap up lists weren’t enough fun by themselves, I thought I’d share another particularly good ‘list of lists’ specifically designed for small business owners. SmallBizBee compiles a list of their most popular published list, to create the Top 10 Small Business List Posts of 2009 master list. Ranging from topics such as […]

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Small Business Skydiving

Icon Written by Alora on March 15, 2010 – 12:27 pm

As my year-end consumption of ‘top ten lists‘ continues, I came across one on Chicago Now called “The Top 10 Small Business Trends of the Decade” by Barry Moltz.  In the list he mentions several things that have all dovetailed together to define the changing nature of work — most centered around the pros and […]

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Through the Entrepreneurial Looking Glass

Icon Written by Alora on February 17, 2010 – 10:35 am

In a recent blog post, author Scott Ginsberg recently asked Have You Executed These Ten Essentials of Entrepreneurial Excellence? He then listed off the ten things he highlights as essential for entrepreneurs to be truly successful: Prestige requires pandemonium Confidence requires congruency Fame requires flexibility Success requires surrender. Creativity requires curiosity Originality requires murder Serendipity […]

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Using Tech to Make More Businesses Non-Tech

Icon Written by Alora on January 22, 2010 – 10:30 am

I grew up in a family-owned business.  I remember, back in the early 1980’s, when my mother (the bookkeeper) got her first computer for the business: it was a Data General and it was bigger than our dishwasher.  It had five-and-a-quarter floppy disks; it had virtually no RAM to speak of; and it came with […]

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Information Economy Sources

Icon Written by Alora on December 14, 2009 – 11:58 am

As a business owner, part of my job every day is to stay on top of the news — particularly as it relates to both my community and my industry. Once upon a time, that would have been courtesy of a subscription to a local business journal or a few targeted trade publications. But these […]

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A Web 2.0 of Small Business Solutions – FreshBooks, Outright, BatchBlue, MailChimp & Shoeboxed

Icon Written by Alora on May 3, 2009 – 7:42 pm

What do FreshBooks, Shoeboxed, BatchBlue, MailChimp and Outright all have in common? Aside from being Web 2.0 businesses who serve the small business market, they are also the founding member organizations of The Small Business Web. An exciting initiative that launched earlier this year, The Small Business Web is a partnership of businesses dedicated to […]

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Interactive Austin Keynote Videos

Icon Written by Alora on April 30, 2009 – 7:58 pm

The second annual Interactive Austin Conference has wrapped up, and in true social media fashion, there is no shortage of online accounts of the day’s activities (with more to be coming over the next few days, no doubt). Online already are keynote coverage posts by Ricci Neer, for each Dion Hinchcliffe, Sam Lawrence and whurley. […]

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Interactive Austin Conference Overview

Icon Written by Alora on April 29, 2009 – 7:53 pm

This week was the second annual Interactive Austin Conference. Focusing on the value of social media for business, AI09 convened a broad spectrum of experts, locals and practitioners to share, debate, network and learn about how to take advantage of social media for the benefit of business. Keynotes Starting off the day was industry leading […]

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