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What Gurus Always Get Wrong About Blogging

This blog post from Gary Vaynerchuk discusses blogging, what the experts aren’t doing and what you can do to take advantage of the various blogging sites. Blogging isn’t dead. It’s just getting started.

If you write a blog, social media needs to be the gateway drug to your content and site.

 

Social networks, specifically Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, should be treated as the stepping stones of content to drive to the aforementioned “home,” whether that’s a blog or media site or whatever.

Read more here: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/starting-a-blog-and-where-to-start-a-blog-1215151571.html

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Tips for Bootstrapping Your Business

Many businesses are started with just $100 or whatever is in that entrepreneur’s pocket. That is the definition of bootstrapping. Many entrepreneurs say they don’t have enough money to turn their idea into a business but often the ability to bootstrap a business and build it what makes the difference between success and failure. Check out these tips for entrepreneurs on how to bootstrap your business.

  1. Do your research.
  2. Be a jack-of-all-trades.
  3. Only hire people that are complimentary to your own skill-set.
  4. Make it personal.
  5. Be persistent.
  6. Don’t be above free or cheap.
  7. Start by scouring the “Freebies” section of Craigslist for items you might need for your office. They might be used but, like the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

Read more here: 5 Tips for Bootstrapping Your New Business

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Tips for Small Business Travel

During the summer a lot of entrepreneurs and business owners will be traveling domestically and internationally. We came across these tips for entrepreneurs and business owners to help out with the sometimes bumpy road for traveling.

  1. Create Your Own HotSpot
  2. Use Messaging Apps for Communicating
  3. Use Prepaid SIM Cards
  4. Use Prepaid Phones
  5. Use Services Like Skype
  6. Travel During the Off Season
  7. Shop Anonymous Hotels
  8. Source Discounts
  9. Ask for Reduced Rates When Possible
  10. Call Before Leaving
  11. Compression Sacks
  12. Ostrich Pillow
  13. SeV Woman’s Trench Coat
  14. Travel kits
  15. The Train Reaction
  16. Check Out Smaller Companies
  17. Find Discounts and Coupons
  18. Start on the Weekend
  19. Go Further Afield for Your Rental
  20. Shop Around
  21. Watch Out for Extra Charges
  22. Back Up Your Computer Files
  23. Join a Rewards Program
  24. Book Nonstop Flights
  25. Dress Up a Little
  26. Charge Up the Gadgets

Check out the full post here: Savvy Tips for Smart Business Travel