Category: Business

Latest Trends in Social Media: Keys for your Business

March 3, 2016
Recently I hosted a seminar on the "Latest Trends in Social Media: Keys for your Business." The aim was to inform small and medium sized businesses as to what is changing in social media and online.  Things change fast and it's hard to keep up! For many small businesses, business life is already busy and […]

Serving versus Selling: Golden Tips for Sales Growth Today

February 18, 2016
Serving versus Selling makes great business sense today. Gone are the days of one way marketing and sales strategies that were more "bullhorn" (and bulldog) in approach. Social Media and Online tools have given the customer a voice like never before and with that voice they want more from you.  They want a dialogue and […]

Top 3 Tools for Online Accounting - Freshbooks, Quickbooks online and WaveApp

February 9, 2016
Accounting is one of the most important tasks businesses handle on a daily basis. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs, during the initial stages of the business, don't analyze what their accounting needs are. If you're not watching your business cash flow, it'll be difficult to reach your business goals. Some small business owners are overwhelmed and confused […]

How to Create an Instagram Ad

February 2, 2016
Instagram continues to grow in users and business uses. It’s a great visual platform and many businesses are seeing the power of connecting with their ideal customer audiences on the social network. Running Instagram Ads is a great way to harness the power of this social media powerhouse to reach more of your ideal audience. […]

The Why That Drives The What in Business and Life

January 21, 2016
Why do you do what you do in business? For the profits? To provide for your family/lifestyle desires? It's important to know the "why" that drives you in business. I call it "the WHY that drives the WHAT". The why must be of such substance that it drives you forward when the going gets tough. Guess what, […]

The Benefits of using LinkedIn Publisher

January 19, 2016
LinkedIn Publishing gives LinkedIn users more opportunity to build influence and reach a target audience. With LinkedIn Publisher, users can share (and prove) their knowledge and expertise and give advice while gaining an important source of professional connections. It’s basically a blogging platform within LinkedIn allowing users to reach their connections and beyond. With LinkedIn […]

Disruptive Thinking: You Need it. How to get it...

January 14, 2016
There's power in disruptive thinking! Too often we get "stuck" in small-minded, inside the box thinking in business and life. We do the same things, follow the same routines....and yet expect better results! It's "stinkin' thinkin'!"  What we often need is a way to get "out of the box". In this episode I dive into […]

What Is AgoraPulse?

January 5, 2016
Today, there are many web-based apps on the market to help companies and individuals with social media management. While each caters to a specific aspect of social marketing, a rising star with top features for social media management is AgoraPulse. AgoraPulse covers basically everything you could possibly need for social media marketing, monitoring, and management. […]

Things To Tweet About

December 31, 2015
Wondering what to tweet about? Here's some ideas for businesses to get started: Tweet out some advice Share a quote that reflects the business's values. Post a behind-the-scenes photo of work. Tweet info on a charity that needs support. Lighten things up with a joke! Remind followers of an interesting event or date coming up. […]

Review of Asana: Task And Project Management

December 29, 2015
  Asana is a project management tool designed to boost productivity and efficiency while eliminating unnecessary features such as a heavy reliance on communicating solely through emails. An Introduction to Asana Developed by a former Google employee (Justin Rosenstein) and a former Facebook co-founder (Dustin Moskovitz), it was originally created for use in Facebook's organization. The […]

Make Images A Part Of SEO And Social Media Strategy

December 24, 2015
Strong images are an important part of any marketing strategy. The old adage, "show, don't tell", rings doubly true in the realm of marketing strategies that are tailored towards social media platforms. Most people are visual, and images can project a feeling or message instantly. So use images to increase engagement: Optimize your images for […]

How to Effectively Set and Accomplish Goals for Business and Personal Life

December 17, 2015
It's that time of year..... goal setting. You hear about you.  You likely believe in it. Yet....it's so hard to follow through! Are you regularly reaching your yearly business and personal goals? What if there was a way....a path...a process? In this episode of Halftime Mike I dive into a clear outline of a path […]

Efficient Job Posting And Hiring With ZipRecruiter

December 8, 2015
At some point it happens in all businesses. In order to grow, you need to hire and you want the best people for your roles. The hiring process often lands upon managers and small business owners who already have many tasks on their plate. In the past job postings were handled mostly by newspapers. Over time, […]

Hiring Digital Workers for your Team: The Interview Process

December 3, 2015
Are you responsible for interviewing and hiring your team members? Including hiring digital workers? Are you using VA's (Virtual Assistants) or long-term contractors? How do you interview when you can't physically "meet" someone? It's all about digital techniques to vet potential hires in this digital age! This is Part II of Hiring Digital Workers.....the Interview Process. In the […]

5 Items Every Business Owner Should Invest In

December 1, 2015
Since its conception, the online digital landscape has gone through many changes. Businesses need to keep up with theses changes by developing an integrated marketing strategy, improving website design, and utilizing social media tools. I'll outline 5 keys I believe every business owner should be investing in for success on the web: Responsive Website A […]

The Perfect Backlink

November 26, 2015
Building the perfect backlink to your website is a powerful way to achieve higher page rankings and web traffic. Use these tips below to get higher traffic to your site: Use high authority links: These links are from .edu, .gov or top publisher sites. Google looks for high-authority links when it crawls the web, and […]

Transform Email into a Team Productivity & Collaboration Tool with Hiver

November 24, 2015
Increasing productivity can be overwhelming for small and medium-sized businesses. Customer Relationship Management tools may be feature-rich, but also overkill for a 3-10 person team. But what if a tool a team is already using could be transformed into a workflow and customer support system? Introducing Hiver for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. It’s a web […]

Hiring Digital Workers for your Team: A How To Guide

November 19, 2015
Is part of your team virtual and not resident in the same physical office? Are you using VA's (Virtual Assistants) or long-term contractors? How do you hire when you can't physically "meet" and interview someone? It's all about digital techniques to vet potential hires in this digital age! In this episode of the Halftime Mike podcast, […]

Why Content Marketing Is The Foundation For Organic Traffic

November 17, 2015
When building a business, every customer contact counts. Your website is the easiest and quickest way for potential customers to find and learn about your business. Your website tells people what type of products and services you have, where to find you, and what hours you're open. While this might seem like a simple task, […]

Businesses Online: Keys for your Digital First Impressions

November 12, 2015
How's your business first impression online? Are you aware you often have more than one avenue for a first impression online? Often we think of a company website as the first impression online, and rightfully so.  However, in today's social media day, a first impression a potential customer may have with your business may be […]

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