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    Stay-at-Home Mom & Entrepreneur Shares How-to’s

    By Renae Christine

    Dreaming of launching a business from your home? You’ll join an ever-growing number of entrepreneurs, according to a broad new report based on 6,000 surveys.

    Renae Christine, a serial entrepreneur who has created dozens of successful home-based businesses, says she learned a lot from early colossal failures and from her successes, too.

    If you’re thinking about starting a home-based business, she shares some tips for laying the groundwork.

    Business Start-up

    By Marsha Friedman

    Boosting your following on social media for just a few bucks can be tempting. Popularity increases perceived value, so a large audience conveys clout and credibility. But paying for those followers can have the opposite effect. 

    Our in-house team of social media strategists at EMSI Public Relations shared their thoughts on how to filter through and get rid of fake accounts for the largest platforms – Twitter and Facebook.

    Social Media

    By Ben Stewart

    As Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of e-commerce marketing platform Social Rebate, Ben Stewart constructed successful social media marketing campaigns for over 300 online retailers in 2013 alone.  Drawing from his extensive background in social media marketing and SEO tactics, here are Ben Stewart’s “5 Ways to Boost SEO Using Social Media.”

    Social Media

    By Dan C. Steenerson

    The difference between entrepreneurs who fail and entrepreneurs who wildly succeed can be summed up by their appetite for one, four-syllable adjective: UNCOMFORTABLE.

    Let me tell you a story to illustrate this point. 

    Working Smarter

    By David L. Brown, Chairman, CEO and President of Web.com

    Fast-paced lifestyle, never-ending to-do lists and mountains of paperwork – sound familiar? Let’s face it, women are known for being excellent at multi-tasking, perhaps even better than men. 

    Web.com, an Internet marketing solutions company that caters to small businesses, teamed up with the National Association of Women Business Owners to identify the keys to starting a successful small business. 

    Internet Marketing

    They’re not always smooth sailing, but most client relationships can be salvaged and improved. Here, I identify some of the toughest types of clients—and explain what you can do to cope with them.

    By Andrew Sobel

    You’re a master at the work you do. Unfortunately, you’ve got a client who’s so hard to deal with you can’t get to a place where you can prove your value. Sound familiar? It should. From time to time, we’ve all struggled with a client who seems indifferent, constantly questions our judgment, or calls our cell phone demanding attention on a Saturday night. 

    Here, I describe seven types of tough clients you need to be aware of and the strategies for dealing with them.

    Management

    Marketer/MLB Lover Shares 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs from America’s Pastime

    By Alex Hinojosa, Expert for HBM

    Excitement in the first few weeks of a new baseball season is high because fans of every team believe this could be their year to win the World Series. But interest fades with a schedule of 162 games. 

    In the business world, you may be immersed 365 days a year with prospects, meeting payroll and delivering for your customers. Every day can become a “dog day”. You can’t let the grind affect your game. Apply these concepts from the baseball diamond to keep your long-term vision pumped.

    Working Smarter

    By Sherilyn Colleen, Experts Editor for Home Business Magazine

    In a room filled with influential women including beauty bloggers, fashion editors, social media guru’s, celebrity stylists, and entrepreneurs, magic happened and lasting connections were made!

    Home Business Magazine recently attended Renee Simlak Production’s Power of Beauty social networking event hosted by plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie’s Motykie Med & Wellness Spa just off of Sunset Blvd in beautiful West Hollywood.

    Health & Fitness

    By DJ Muller, Founder of WebLink International

    Each and every day, small business owners and their teams are confronted by a relentless list of demands. Although facing these pressures is no easy feat, there is an endless list of solutions that can drive you and your team to increase productivity and effectively maximize time and resources.

    Believe it or not, each of these solutions can be found within the capabilities of your mobile device.

     

    Technology

    By J.D. "Jamey" Power IV, former senior executive at J.D. Power and Associates

    My father, Dave Power, founded J.D. Power and Associates in 1968. He had a lifelong interest in understanding people’s motivations that allowed him to effectively lead the more than seven hundred people in his organization. I observed the qualities and characteristics that my father brought to his interactions with employees and clients as well as the way he integrated his values into business strategies. Here are some of the most valuable lessons I learned from him. 

    Working Smarter

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