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How to Do Less Work But Earn More As an Entrepreneur

Posted by Carole Mahoney  11/19/13 9:01 AM

One man's work is another man's party.

The topic of discussion from last week's live Inbound Networker's group meeting seems like an ageless question, and one that I think is completely subjective. For some, work is those things that they have to do, but don't like to do. Chores.

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Topics: book review, inbound networkers, entrepreneur

Book Review: Karma and the Small Town Rules

Posted by Carole Mahoney  8/12/13 2:45 PM

How Big Brands and Small Business Can Prosper in a Connected Economy

Why I read it: Despite the fact that the majority of my career has been with small business entrepreneurs, I have also consulted with large enterprise brands. Going between the two worlds gives to some interesting observations on what they have in common. And it has everything to do with one to one relationships.

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Topics: book review, entrepreneur, Ingagements, small business

Book Review: Sales Shift by Frank Belzer

Posted by Carole Mahoney  4/28/13 8:03 AM

How inbound marketing has turned sales upside down making it more difficult and more lucrative at the same time.

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Topics: inbound marketing, book review, inbound sales, Ingagements

Book Review: Authors, Publishers, Entrepreneurs (APE)

Posted by Carole Mahoney  12/31/12 12:03 PM

Why I Read It

My reasons may be different from yours. Even if you have no interest in writing a book, this is one I would still recommend for your business book library. Skip ahead to "What I Learned" and ask yourself how you could apply the lesson to your business, or life to see why.

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Topics: book review, Ingagements, APE

Book Review: What Switch and Smarketing Have in Common

Posted by Carole Mahoney  4/19/12 6:59 PM

Why I Read It

Change is hard. Knowing what to change, how to change, and predicting whether or not it will be worth it are daunting and overwhelming questions for anyone. Whether it is a change in your personal or business life, we are all trying to make some type of change happen.

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Topics: smarketing, book review

Social Networking for Business: Where To Start

Posted by Jess Stark  11/2/11 9:45 AM

Business Networking is Essential

According to Harvey Mackay in Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty, building your network is the most important thing you can do for your business presence.  It can make or break you. 

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Topics: book review, social networking for business

Profiting from Small Business Internet Marketing

Posted by Mary Ruth  4/27/11 11:19 AM

Internet conundrum for small businesses

The transition to internet marketing involves serious learning curves for businesses. Whether large, small, or teeny-tiny, businesses are increasingly aware that an internet presence is necessary. But the process of building up and maximizing your internet assets takes patience and commitment.

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Topics: inbound marketing, book review, social media, internet marketing strategy, small business internet marketing, internet marketing optimization

Book Review: Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead

Posted by Carole Mahoney  11/22/10 1:00 PM

Why I Read It

Although I grew up in the height of the 80's, my typical big-haired 80's girl persona was short lived. By highschool I was a closet hippie in boots, tie-dye and gypsy skirts. My favorite music included Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Doors and- yes, the Grateful Dead. My mother frequently told me I was in a misplaced generation. In fact I wrote a social studies paper on how I would reconstruct societial norms based on the Grateful Dead philosophy (I called it Stoney Island- my friends still tease me about it).

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Topics: book review, customer service, new age marketing

Internet Marketing Book Review: Who Moved My Cheese?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  11/20/10 3:00 PM

Why I Read It

This short 90 page book was given to me by a friend after I related to her the story of my youngest son who had a complete meltdown any time he was faced with a change that he was unprepared for.  Despite my attempts to explain to him that this was just how life went sometimes- you're thrown lots of curve balls and have to do your best to work through them, he never seemed to be able to handle it well.

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Topics: book review

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