Time to build your base with a weekend business long run. Remember these are articles that I have come across this week that would be good to look at to improve your business. So what do you have this weekend? I've been in New Orleans all week at the ASBDC Annual Conference (I'm actually writing this in the air between New Orleans and Chicago) and I didn't run at all. This weekend I'm looking forward to getting back into it, watching a bunch of youth baseball games and, oh yeah, reading these posts to improve my business.
A Child's 9/11 Project at Ideas To Deals, this week's I2D post of the week ~ This week marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Always a difficult time to recall but sometimes it is important to share your thoughts and experiences so we don't forget.
How to Make Social Media Less of a Time Suck at Spin Sucks ~ Would be nice if we had unlimited time to focus on our social media but as small business owners that is a luxury we don't have. However, if you prep and use the tools available you can make it work.
The Problem With Marketing at Tweek Your Business ~ Small business owners are typically great at their product or service but not great at marketing. Here are some thoughts to help.
Women Rule the Social Web and Your Sales at Spin Sucks ~ Respect the power of the woman in you business and your online messaging or you will lose.
Gaming the SEO System Won't Work (2 Things You Can Do About It) at Adam Lehman's Blog ~ I sat in multiple sessions this week put on by Google and they echoed the sentiment of this post. Don't try to scam the system just write for your audience.
How to Make an Impression in 8 seconds at Duct Tape Marketing ~ Attention spans aren't what they used to be. You better shorten your elevator pitch from your current 22 minutes down to 8 seconds to make sure get noticed.
5 Ways to Rekindle the Passion for Your Business at Entrepreneur ~ Regardless of how much you love your business it can become a grind at times. Here are some tips to get you back on top of your game.
10 Easy Ways to Spot Unnecessary Meetings at Time Management Ninja ~ Forward this to the person that creates all the "Meeting Spam".
7 Surprising Pinterest Insights Every Marketer Needs at Heidi Cohen ~ You know you secretly love Pinterest so here are some tips to make it work for your business.
Be sure to get out and put in your mileage this weekend so you are ready for your business marathon.