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Juggling your schedule

Schedules are a necessary evil As an entrepreneur, schedule juggling, shuffling and rejiggering is an art form. As we add responsibilities, clients and products or services, we are constantly rearranging things. It’s not always easy to stuff more into what seems to be a schedule already bursting at the seams. And to make matters worse, everything has to work around doctors appointments, networking meetings, business lunches and everything else life

Communicate with your prospects and clients regularly and keep your name in front of them.

Communicate regularly with your target

Your best source of referrals is your current list of clients, prospects and friends. Communicate with them with a monthly newsletter via email. You will this this is a good way to make the most of your list. The process doesn’t have to be painful. Build your mailing list Of course, the more people who are on your mailing list, the better. Use your contacts, referral sources and friends to

16 ways to help search engines find your website

Get some tips on how you can make your website rise in the ranks of the search engines.

11 tips to make the most of your Facebook posts

Grow your following We all have Facebook pages, but getting new followers is can be tough. Here are some tips to increase your following and engagement of your posts. 1. This one is obvious. You can buy page likes. However, when you buy followers, they might not remain followers. Some will follow for a short period of time and then disappear. 2. Using the correct demographics for your business when

How do you define success?

After watching the Barbara Bush funeral on Saturday, I have been thinking about legacies. What will your business leave to the world? How do you measure whether or not your business, and you as a person, are successful? How do you define success? We had a discussion in my networking group today about this topic. Of course, there is the money definition. A successful person is one who has a

Dangerous spam

        Lately there has been a lot of talk about hacking. Criminals are getting into corporate databases and getting people’s email addresses or even credit card information. For those hackers who get your email, they may send you something that can wreak havoc on your life. We’ve all received suspicious emails without knowing whether to open them or not. If you’re in doubt, do not click on

Fake news

A couple weeks ago one of my Facebook friends posted a news bulletin announcing the death of an actor. I had seen the actor that very morning on live television and I doubted the post was real. A few of the person’s contacts doubted it as well. We all responded to the post saying we thought it was fake. She took it down immediately, but I’m sure many people posted

Comcast: A lesson in customer service

I will start by saying, this is not the type of customer service we offer Social Squids. If we did, we would have no clients. This is more of a cautionary tale. I’ve been a Comcast/Xfinity customer for about 30 years now. Not sure why. Many problems over the years, including the fact that none of my phone jacks work any more and all of the phone wires are a mess, have been a

A word for the ladies…

With all of the talk about sexual harassment and abuse in the news today, I feel like I need to go off topic and address this issue myself. I was a victim more than once of this type of abuse when I was young. The men were not billionaires or famous, just predators who thought they could do anything and get away with it at work. And they actually did.

Twitter analytics

Using Twitter analytics in business Using Twitter for business purposes is a vital part of sales in today’s marketplace. Twitter analytics gives you insights to the people who are visiting your profile, looking at your tweets and responding to them. As you use Twitter analytics month after month, trends begin to develop. Who is retweeting my tweets? Who is my most popular follower? Which post did the best in the past

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