How I saved my Twitter account from certain death

Recently I’ve been feeling a little too self-satisfied with my efforts at social media marketing. My Twitter page has been going from strength-to-strength, I’m starting to get a handle on scaling content and scheduling across all the social platforms I run, and I’ve got big plans for Facebook.

Truth be told I was starting to think I’d really cracked it.

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6 employee motivation tips borrowed from Google

We all know the importance of happy and engaged employees. They’re the lifeblood of my business and have propelled me from a struggling start-up to a growing, profitable company. But motivating employees can be hard – especially when you don’t have the capital to compete with large businesses on salary.

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How I grew my Twitter following by 1000 in 90 days

Everyone who uses Twitter wants more followers. It’s almost an eternal quest, especially if you use it for your business. More followers equals more engagement and more engagement equals more business, right? Well, not necessarily, especially if your followers aren’t really interested in you or your product. There are tons of fake and ‘follow me and I’ll follow back’ accounts, neither of which provide any value, even if they do make it appear to the outside world that you’ve got loads of followers.

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How can you make time for social media

I like coffee in the morning. It helps focus my mind and while I drink it I’ll read emails, check my schedule and figure out what I need to do during the day. And that’s just the business side of things.

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Why I use social media for business

We’ve all heard the quote, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” It’s another way of saying that you don’t get something for nothing. As someone trying to grow my business I’m well aware of this, as I’m sure you are too. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to assist with the huge challenge of running a business.

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How to set up your Google business listing

Free and easy are two of my favorite words and that's exactly what Google's business listing service promises to be. Having recently set up one myself, and reaped the benefits, I can say I 100% agree with them.

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5 no nonsense time management tips for busy people

We've read tons of time management tips over the years, but rarely find anything that's a rare game changer. Sure, the apps are great - Evernote helps capture new ideas, and CamCard saves time off of converting business cards to contact list. But telling us to delegate where we can, prioritize a to-do list and only check your mail twice a day just doesn’t seem to work that well, even though for some it may makes total sense.

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