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    10 Steps to the Perfect Smartphone

    10 Steps to the Perfect Smartphone
    How much of your day do you spend on the phone? How about checking and answering e-mail? As important as your laptop or desktop may be, your smartphone has arguably become the most important tool in your personal tech arsenal. The right one can make you more efficient, better connected, and more attractive to the opposite sex. (Well, two out of ...
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    5 Steps to Writing an Effective Email

    5 Steps to Writing an Effective Email
    It’s a scenario we’ve probably all been in at one time or another. You’re working on a project when you realize you don’t have everything you need to complete it, so you fire off a quick email to request the required information. You watch for the reply, and when it arrives, you open it immediately. Unfortunately, you’re still unable to proceed ...
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    Tech Gadgets Often Vital to Entrepreneurs

    Tech Gadgets Often Vital to Entrepreneurs
    Small-business owner Julie Ruvolo is certainly tech savvy. She worked in ad sales and strategy for digital media companies AdBrite and DivX, and as a freelance writer for interactive media publisher iMedia Communications. In 2008, she co-founded Solvate, which helps folks find "virtual assistants" online that help with administrative tasks such as bookkeeping and travel planning. Ruvolo uses many gadgets to ...
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    Sociable! Integrating Social Media Into Your Sales Process

    Sociable! Integrating Social  Media Into Your Sales Process
    Today your front desk secretary who operates your customer service account on Twitter can have a larger positive impact on your brand than the transit ads you run, or the direct mail campaigns you execute. A junior executive who lands on a competitor’s blog and posts the wrong comments can undo your positive branding and marketing efforts in one click as ...
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    Sociable! Integrating Social Media Into Sales

    1. Identify Your Goal Getting on Facebook, because some marketing guru said you should is a bad idea. Blogging, because your competitors are, is equally bad in its strategic significance. Here are some good examples of annual goals: “To increase staff recruitment by 5% this year through engaging 18 to 23 year old men and women in BC through interactive blogs, ...
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    North America E-Commerce Report 2009

    North America E-Commerce Report 2009
    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "North America E-Commerce Report 2009" report to their offering. Effective Decision Support For E-Commerce Managers E-Commerce is the sales channel of the future. However, even the brightest prospects will not materialize, unless providers keep track of trends, consumer demands and competitors in this challenging market environment. The key to entrepreneurial success in ...
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    InfoNow Introduces Next Generation of Indirect Sales Channel Management and Optimization Solutions

    InfoNow Introduces Next Generation of Indirect Sales Channel Management and Optimization Solutions
    InfoNow Corporation, the leading provider of SaaS-based channel solutions, today ushers in Channel Performance Optimization to help customers understand every channel business process, relationship and interaction in real-time, while delivering the insight to find and implement the optimal mix of channel actions to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. In support of Channel Performance Optimization, InfoNow is also introducing InfoNow 2.0, the next ...
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    Technology Transforms Real Estate

    Technology Transforms Real Estate
    The Internet and mobile technologies are transforming the lives of real estate professionals by challenging long-held assumptions about the business. A new generation of agents is eager to find an advantage from their familiarity and comfort with MP3 players, online video and other staples of the digital age. Today's agents tote Treos and tablet PCs. They buy specialized software packages to ...
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    Internet Impact on Retail Customer's Buying Process

    Internet Impact on Retail Customer's Buying Process
    The internet has changed the face of retail selling. Customers are able to search for information and evaluate alternatives on-line. In store retail sales processes have, in many organizations failed to adapt to the increased power consumers have now. All retail sales people at some time will be taught a sales process. h4. The sales process and the goal of each ...
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    Web Strategies to Maximize Sales During Downturn

    Web Strategies to Maximize Sales During Downturn
    Online retailers believe they are in a better position to weather the recession than bricks-and-mortar-only stores, and that stepping up their online marketing efforts is one way to gain on their competition. This strategy, according to a study released this week, manifests itself in multiple ways, including: • Shifting marketing plans from traditional advertising to social-networking sites such as Twitter and ...
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    How to Buy a Laptop

    How to Buy a Laptop
    Over the last few years, laptops have become powerful, portable, and inexpensive enough that it's easy to get by without a desktop machine. As laptops have become more of a default than a luxury, the range of features, models, and prices has expanded greatly. Sorting through all those options isn't always easy, but these 10 rules for laptop buying should help ...
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    InsideView Harnesses Twitter to Power Sales

    InsideView Harnesses Twitter to Power Sales
    InsideView today announced the immediate availability of real-time social media monitoring on Twitter and Google Blog Search along with Compete.com Web statistics, in all major Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications through the company's leading Sales 2.0 application, SalesView. The new SalesView "Buzz tab" is the first instance across all platforms where intelligence gleaned from Twitter and other forms of social media ...
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    Twitter, Facebook, Etc.: The Demise Of Human Connections?

    Recently I had a talk with a wonderful lady who has been a successful marketer for many years. She was lamenting all the commotion with Twitter, Facebook, email, and social networking today. She commented that she likes to connect by talking with people on the phone — “real communication” is what she called it. I understand where she’s coming from and ...
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    Inertia Beverage Group Launches Social Networking Community for Winery Clients

    Inertia Beverage Group Launches Social Networking Community for Winery Clients
    Inertia Beverage Group has launched INSITE, a web-based direct sales community for users of its REthink EngineTM direct sales platform. Built around a social networking frame, INSITE gives Inertia clients access to comprehensive support documents and instant online access to support staff. INSITE also includes forums and user groups where Inertia clients can interact with each other and discuss marketing and ...
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    Using the Web to Drive Sales

    Using the Web to Drive Sales
    The explosion of online social media can feel daunting. Not only do you have to figure out how to use Twitter, you have to figure out how to use it effectively. Is Facebook a prospecting gold mine or a monumental waste of time. With new web technologies cropping up almost every day, it is even harder to figure out which ones ...
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    Learn to Be Your Own IT Help

    Learn to Be Your Own IT Help
    By Anya Martin, Monster Contributing Writer Do you always call your office's tech support staff to solve your every computer quandary? Office workers can be divided into two groups: "those who believe in the promise of technology and those who are perennially disappointed; the users for which everything goes wrong," says Gini Courter. As partners in Traverse-City, Michigan-based TRIAD Consulting, LLC, ...
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    WhiteboardSelling Prevents "Death By PowerPoint"

    WhiteboardSelling Prevents "Death By PowerPoint"
    WhiteboardSelling emerged from stealth today with the introduction of a sales enablement solution that is transforming the way sales teams communicate with high-level buyers. WhiteboardSelling gives salespeople the ability to convey their organization's message and value proposition visually - on a whiteboard or any other writing surface - in a compelling, confident and consistent fashion. The WhiteboardSelling solution combines whiteboard message ...
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    Social Media: Is It Real?

    Social Media: Is It Real?
    On Monday Nigel Edelshain discussed how important embracing social media will be for sellers of the future. And by future, Nigel wasn’t speaking of the distant future; he was referring to the relatively immediate future. His contention is that those sellers who don’t embrace social media and learn how to connect with their prospects via these technologies will be left in ...
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    Online Plan Helps Startups Present Ideas: Funding Roadmap Aimed at Entrepreneurs

    Online Plan Helps Startups Present Ideas: Funding Roadmap Aimed at Entrepreneurs
    Russell Leff said he can handle making Southern Nevada a global source for rechargeable, biodegradable batteries. Writing a business plan and getting it to investors is another story. "The hardest thing I've ever done is put together a business plan," said Leff, whose company, Foxx Power, makes batteries for everything from golf carts to power tools. Leff, who wants to move ...
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    Tweeting Isn't Just for Birds

    Tweeting Isn't Just for Birds
    Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Bebo, Linkedln, YouTube - how many of these inescapable social media platforms have you signed up to? One or two, perhaps? Unfortunately, this is simply not good enough. Because far from being the waste of time you perhaps berate your staff or your teenage children for perusing endlessly, social networks are actually an innovative way of bringing benefits ...