Archives for April 2011

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4/29/2011

Take Responsibility For Your Career

Who do you fault if something goes wrong in your career? Yourself or someone around you?

How about if no one is to fault, but someone is responsible? How about if the responsible person is you?

Most people don't like to take responsibility. First of all, it's not fun. Second, responsibility forces you to look deep inside yourself to assess and reassess your life and career, which is also not fun. Finally, responsibility requires...

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4/28/2011

Does Your Small Business Use Social Media to Recruit Employees?

What types of workers are most in demand today? Employers are hiring employees who are experienced in their businesses, team-oriented, customer-focused, have a track record for achieving the results they want, and work smart.

So says a new survey from global talent management firm OI Partners/FS&F.

Companies are more frequently using social media sites to recruit employees than last year, posting jobs on their company Web si... Read more
4/27/2011

How Surveys Can Help Your Small Business Grow

My first-ever job was doing telephone surveys for a company in Tampa. At the time, they paid 15-year-olds a premium to call a list of targeted zip codes and ask a list of questions.

So when I read about a company that offers free phone surveys, it got my attention. The company is called Free Phone Surveys. The firm provides a service that lets small businesses deploy automated telephone surveys to customers at no charge, and send text me...

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4/26/2011

Deals on Facebook or StartupBuys.com? Try Them Both.

Have you heard the latest buzz about Facebook? The social media giant is pushing out a Groupon competitor. Why not? They have 500 million reasons to give it a shot (in fact, they have 500 million members around the world.)

“While many Deals on Facebook offer discounts, it's more important to us that you find interesting experiences around you to do with friends,” says Emily White, director of local at Facebook. “We've worked with partner...

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4/25/2011

Amex Contest Offers Big Break From Facebook

Does your small business need a big break? American Express Open just launched the “Facebook Big Break for Small Business.”

It’s a national contest that aims to help transform the way small businesses use Facebook to connect and engage with customers. What does that transformation look like? More authentic and more personal. Of course, it takes a little practice.

That’s why American Express OPEN is footing the bill for hands-on ...

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