How The Cloud Can Help Your Small Business Get Big

I find myself using more and more cloud-based tools in my business, especially those that allow me to access the same data on my laptop, tablet, or smartphone. John Terra returns this week with a few of his favorite apps, including some I haven’t seen before. Check them out – perhaps there’s one or more that you can use yourself or recommend to a client.

There are plenty of resources out there in the cloud that can help the small business owner or enterprising freelancer run with the big dogs. ~ John Terra

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Digging into blogging, Pinterest, podcasting and video marketing

The first half of Week 3 of the Social Media Success Summit offered an in-depth look at two social marketing platforms that I’ve been using for some time: blogging and Pinterest.  Later in the week, the focus moved to podcasting and video marketing, neither of which is in my current arsenal, resulting in a very different learning experience!

Social media: blogging, Pinterest, podcasting and video marketing

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Your business is susceptible to chargebacks: Are you prepared?

Having the ability to accept credit cards can increase your income opportunities by selling products online or serving clients who simply prefer that method of payment. In an ideal world, you’ll never run into any problems, but it could happen. Lindsey Dahlberg of Chargebacks911 explains the risks of chargebacks, when and why they occur, and what you can do to prevent them.

Credit card chargebacks: are you prepared?

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Diving into Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

In Week 2 of the Social Media Success Summit, we moved from general strategies, tactics and tools to Deep Dives into Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, with another spectacular roster of presenters and topics.

social media: Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter

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Top mobile apps for boosting your productivity

Are you always on the go? Between client sessions, networking events, and trade shows, not to mention personal errands, you probably find yourself relying more and more on your smartphone or tablet to stay connected when you’re away from your computer. Fortunately, there are lots of apps to help you stay productive anytime and anywhere, like these three recommended by Christian Abbas.

Top mobile apps for boosting your productivity

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Social Media Strategy, Tactics and Tools

I’m currently participating in the Social Media Success Summit, a four-week online conference featuring many of the world’s top social media experts and authors. My head’s already spinning with all the great information, so as I piece it all together, I thought I’d share some of my key takeaways with you.

Social Media Strategy, Tactics and Tools

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Contact Management for Networking – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

As a business owner, you are hopefully involved with one or more local networking groups, because they’re a great way to build relationships with people with whom you can share ideas, information, and referrals. If keeping track of the people you meet is a challenge, you’ll want to read the excellent contact management tips in this month’s edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, sponsored by EasilyDo.

Contact Management for Networking – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Find me in these popular business books

When I launched this blog in 2009, my goal was to make it a “go to” resource for information to help you succeed in your organizing business. Since then, I’ve also had the privilege of being featured in a number of business books and e-books.

business books featuring Janet Barclay

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