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The 10000 Hour Rule by Malcolm Gladwell – 5 Years of Deliberate Practice Equals Expertise

Small Business Tips

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers” he makes an observation that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become a world class expert in a particular profession, topic or personal endeavor (hobby).  Gladwell appropriately notes in the book that  ”the biggest misconception about success is that we do it solely on our smarts, ambition, hustle and […]

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Social Sharing Impacts Google Rankings – Are You Writing Relevant, High Impact Content?

Social Media Tips for Small Business

Google is the 800 lb gorilla in search rankings.  They command 60% to 70% of the search market in any given year.  When Google says they are using Twitter or social media websites in their search engine algorithms any website owner MUST pay attention. In 2012 Google freely admitted they are using Twitter tweets, Facebook […]

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Statigram: My Favorite Instagram App Right Now

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Check out my new photo / image on Instagram. You can find Dan Ross as @BetterBizIdeas. Right now my #1 Instagram app is @Statigram followed by #2 Followgram and #3 Webstagram. I like Statigram because it enables you to see who you are following that isn’t following you back.  It also provides tons of great […]

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How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

How SMBs Are Using Social Media [ Infographic ]

Social media gives small businesses a chance to connect with prospective customers and increase their visibility in the community. For many small businesses, this is a rich opportunity, as you can see in the following infographic. From the below infographic we can observe the following: 9% of small business owners said a social media expert […]

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WordPhoto App for the Iphone Meets Las Vegas

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Check out my new photo / image on Instagram. You can find Dan Ross as @BetterBizIdeas

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Where Google Makes Its Money: The 20 Most Expensive Keywords in Google AdWords [ Infographic ]

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Next week I am going to share some tips, tools and resources surrounding Google’s + Social network.  Are you on the Google + network?  If you want to be here is an invite.  I think I have about 140 or so left but they are going fast! Today I share with you an infographic that […]

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BetterBizTip: Productivity = Profitability

BetterBizTip: Productivity = Profitability

Looking for a way to enhance your businesses bottom line?  Look at “productive outcomes.”  Find ways to increase output or decrease cost per unit and the bottom line results have a high likelihood of improving shortly thereafter. One of the most widely quoted / watched statistics by Wall Street analysts are productivity measures.  Lets forget […]