What’s Your Number???

OK…  Based on my expericence (and Facebook Insights), I am guessing that you are not 20 years old! Remember back in the 70’s or 80’s or 90’s when the best pickup line was “What’s your Sign?” or What’s your number?”.  Well that’s made a comeback in 2012…  especially if you run your own business and…

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Does Your Website “Measure Up”?

Thank you Coke & Dunking Donuts for liking this blog (at least a dewd can hope : ),  but this one is not for you…  It’s for the Solopreneur, small business and local business person who is trying to get a toe into the market!  If you are part of a franchise, you may have…

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And I Still… Haven’t Found… What I’m Looking For!

I wanna be #1… How many times have you got this email…  ” We can make you #1 on Google!”, “Offering a Free Evaluation of your website!”, “Rank #1 in the Top 10 Search Engines!”. I have a dare for you…  Search Google, Yahoo, Bing, (and the other 7 companies they are promising – whatever…

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Content is the Court… & Your Audience is King

A picture is worth a 1,000 words. To prove it, I posted this picture in Facebook and started a caption contest (no prize) with these rules… “Caption Contest – 2 Rules – NOTHING Religious/Political, or Sexually Gross : )”.  OK, I only got 764 words in reply but they are still coming in. I had…

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All You Need is Love… With a Little Google Search!

Most businesses are designed to make money…  but they can also be a resource for your family, friends and the community! Now, I am not talking about creating Ponzi schemes or doing anything illegal, but more about using your time, talents and treasures to help make the world a little better place! At one point…

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Be Resourceful… Be the “G”

Who Wudda Thunk??? Our Dog Buddy Guy is very good at Social Networking!  This mild Chicago winter has allowed us to get some exercise with daily walks. Each day Buddy gets to network with the neighborhood dogs by checking his P-Mail (thanks to Kizer & Bender for that reference). He stops occasional and says “Hi…

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The Question???

Today was like most other days… A little bit of networking, and a lot of work. Work that was born out of networking and presentations. A friend of mine said that I should call them lunchworking, or brunch working because I take a lot of pictures of food when I network… but that’s what people…

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Is Your Website a Ruler or a Merlin?

Oh-Oh-Oh It’s Magic…  Ya Know!   Magic is mostly about diverting your attention and slight of hand. My wife and I were at the Roundhouse (In Aurora – now Two Brothers)  last year for Valentines day.  After our dinner we stopped in the bar for a glass of wine.  While sitting at the bar, a man…

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SP vs PS… What Your Messages Say About U!

People spend a lot of time on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn along with a whole bunch of other sites. They go there for specific reasons…  Facebook for fun, Twitter for news, LinkedIn for business advice and ideas.  I know at least two things that they don’t go there for…  to know when you go to the…

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You Want Me to Pay for That?

[box type=”note” size=”large” style=”rounded” border=”full”]”I had a pet peeve once… It ran away!” – Steven Wright[/box] SOPA…  It’s Not Italian Irish Spring! Unless you’ve been under a rock lately, you’ve probably heard of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) which is a bill that’s supposed to protect internet content from being stolen or shared without copywriter…

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