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Secrets to Conducting a Successful Job Interview
Business, Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog
Secrets to Conducting a Successful Job Interview
17 May 2013

If you’re like most small business owners, you hate interviewing potential employees almost as much as employees dread interviewing! Most entrepreneurs get stressed out about interviewing because they’re so busy they feel like they don’t have time for it, they’re shy and get nervous about talking to new people, or they just aren’t sure what to ask to do a good interview. Unfortunately, the way you conduct an interview can make the difference between hiring the perfect employee and hiring someone who leads to nothing but regrets. Be prepared. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Support Your Local Small Business
Business, Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog
forum.web.com
15 May 2013

Where do you shop when you’re not running your small business? According to the American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor, it’s most likely another small business. Seventy percent of entrepreneurs polled say they purchase and source goods and services from other small businesses, while 96 percent of small businesses are committed to supporting their local communities through a variety of activities such as donating to local causes and participating in community projects. Additionally, 83 percent shop at independently owned businesses in their neighborhoods for non-business related purchases. Read more…

When It Comes to Social Media, Mom Just Can’t Get Enough
Entrepreneurship, Facebook/Social Media, Getting Advanced
When It Comes to Social Media, Mom Just Can’t Get Enough
14 May 2013

If you’re marketing to moms, you need to know where Mom is spending her time—and increasingly, that’s on social media, according to BabyCenter’s 2013 Social Mom Report, conducted with comScore. From new moms to mothers of teens, social media is an essential part of Mom’s day no matter what stage of parenting she’s in. The study found mothers are 20 percent more likely than the general population to use social media, with a whopping 91 percent of moms reporting they use social media regularly–up 20 percent since the prior study was done in 2010. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: It’s the Experience That Counts
Customer Service, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
forum.web.com
13 May 2013

If customers don’t buy, don’t jump to the conclusion that your prices are too high. Your products may be awesome, but if your store service experience leaves the customer with a bad vibe, you may never see that customer again, says new research from Forrester. The study found that when it comes to building loyalty, the experience people have with the retailer matters more than whether or not they like the prices. Read more…

What You Need to Know About Hispanic Consumers
eCommerce, Entrepreneurship, Getting Advanced
What You Need to Know About Hispanic Consumers
13 May 2013

The Hispanic population in the U.S. is the nation’s largest minority group, and it’s still growing. Some 16 percent of Americans ages 6 and up were Hispanic in 2012, an increase from 14 percent in 2006, according to a recently released report from Experian Marketing Services. The New American Consumer: Trends in Hispanic Consumer Demographics. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Home-Based and High-Powered
Business, Entrepreneurship, Home Page Blog
forum.web.com
10 May 2013

Running a business from home is the perfect solution to avoiding the distractions of the office–except, of course, when you’re experiencing the distractions of home. To jolt you out of your slump and get you back in high-energy mode, try these helpful tips: 1) Get out of the house! If you can’t look at your computer for one more minute, take an hour and go to the gym, make a lunch date with a friend, or grab your laptop and work at a local coffeehouse. 2) Take on a different task and then return to the task that’s slowing you down. Read more…

Twitter 101: The Do’s and Don’ts When Getting Started
Entrepreneurship, Facebook/Social Media, Home Page Blog
Twitter 101: The Do’s and Don’ts When Getting Started
9 May 2013

Do you use Twitter? I love Twitter and use it a lot, but it’s funny how many people tell me they don’t get it and don’t use it. If you fall into that camp, this blog post is for you. Here are some do’s and don’ts for Twitter novices. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Social Media Confusion
Facebook/Social Media, Home Page Blog, internet marketing
forum.web.com
8 May 2013

Still muddled about which social media platform you should be spending your marketing efforts on? The easy answer is “All of them,” but if you’re thinking about slacking off on one of them, don’t make it Facebook. According to a new infographic from lab42. com, 87 percent of U.S. consumers who use Facebook have liked a brand on the site. Read more…

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