Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rising Above the Crowd


In this economy business growth is difficult for many, especially for those of us who are self-employed. We continually look for professional, yet cost effective tools to make our business rise above the crowd.


How do we keep up with up changing business strategies, keep our head above water, stand out from the crowd and do it all on a budget? Luckily, the Internet offers thousands of articles written by leaders in the industry, including my friend Bill Lampton, and they are just a click away.

Here are some articles I offered in the Business Buzz section this year in my newsletters. I have compiled them below to make it easier for you to find. You may also sign up for the free bi-monthly newsletter and access the archives as well at http://storybugnewsletter.blogspot.com/ . At the bottom of this post you will also find three links to previous blog posts I have shared with additional business resources. Come on, get clicking and start raising your game!

6 Low-Cost Marketing Strategies
 by Sharron Senter 
http://www.businessknowhow.com/marketing/affordmark.htm

7 Habits of Highly Horrible Networkers by Scott Ginsberg
10 for '010 - 10 Smart Leadership Questions for 2010 by Gayle Lantz.
http://tinyurl.com/yzr5fxb

10 Ways to Differentiate Your Customer Service & Make Your Clients Actually Feel Valued by Sara LaForest and Tony Kubica
http://www.businessknowhow.com/marketing/differentiatecs.htm 
17 Lost Cost Ways to Get Newsletter Subscribers
 by Janet Attard
Business Conferences: A Chance to Breathe New Life into Your Business by Brad Egeland
http://www.businessknowhow.com/marketing/businessconference.htm 

 
Differentiate and Dominate: 10 Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out by John Jantsch 

Email Newsletter Design Guide by Hostway
Five Tips to Organize Your Home Office by Kirsten M. Lagatree
http://tinyurl.com/ktkvnb
Getting Organized: 5 Secrets to Help Get You Started by Marcia Gracia 
Hallmarks of a Good Podcast by Sharon Housley

How Branding Can Lead to Your Business's Success or Failure by Michele Pariza Wacek
http://www.businessknowhow.com/marketing/businessbrand.htm 
How To Make A Strong First Impression by Bill Lampton
http://tinyurl.com/n6pxss
How to Target a Local Audience Online by Hostway
http://tinyurl.com/34ndrkb


Staying Positive About Business Success in a World Full of Negativity by Stacy Karacostas. http://tinyurl.com/372pc24
Storytelling When Creating a Press Release by Kate Engler 
Ten Tips to Ignore When Starting a Business by Cathy Goodwin 
Three Secret Weapons for Entrepreneurs by Renee and Don Martin 
Top 10 Network Marketing Newbie Mistakes by Laura Paulson
http://tinyurl.com/33289ff

Top 10 Things Customers Don't Want to Hear, And What You Should Say Instead by Bill Lampton, Ph.D. http://tinyurl.com/3aeqedl
What to Do when Someone Copies Your Web Site by Hostway

http://tinyurl.com/5rjd2e2

Storybug.net – You will find more business resources on three previous blogs posts:
Hitting the Business Bulls-eye at http://tinyurl.com/3tpqku2

Grow Your Business in 2010 at http://tinyurl.com/2ep3j42
T
he Business of Storytelling at http://tinyurl.com/37bvamh    



This blog post was painstakingly researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my newsletter via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

2 comments:

Addie May Hirschten Artist and Storyteller said...

Thanks for all of the articles Karen!

Karen Chace said...

My pleasure Addie May. Thanks for letting me know they will be useful for you.

Karen