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5 Tips for Making New Business Connections at Networking Events

5 Tips for Making New Business Connections at Networking Events by @sbizideasblogNetworking events are a popular way to meet new people and form meaningful contacts. However, simply attending and handing out a few business cards usually does not provide a good return on investment for your time. Here are a few tips on how to make new connections at networking events.

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How to Host an Effective Meetup Group

How to Host an Effective Meetup via @sbizideasblogMeetups are a great way to make new friends and network with people with similar interests. Some meetup groups have been around for a long time and have active members. Hosting your own Meetups can also be a great way to find new friends and businesses connections.

Meetups are also often better than networking events for finding and developing new business connections and clients. One key reason is that if you attend regularly, you actually get to know some of the people and develop real relationships. Another reason is that you already have a common interest with the people that attend.

However, many Meetups struggle to get off the ground. What makes some Meetup groups a success while others fail? Here are some ideas on how to make Meetup groups work for you.

 

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10 Marketing Strategies Declining in Popularity, but Still Effective

10 Marketing Techniques Declining in Popularity, But Still Effective by @sbizideasblogContent marketing and social media marketing are some of the hottest trends in marketing right now in 2014. Google’s emphasis on the importance of quality content and the growing popularity of social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus, it’s not surprising that searches for these terms are continuing to increase.

However, there are quite a few marketing techniques that have shown a continued decline in search volume through the years, but are still effective. Are you using these strategies in your marketing mix? Let’s take a look at some of these marketing strategies.Read More

Lessons from My First Interview with a TV Producer

I got my first interview recently from a TV producer for the show The Balancing Act on Lifetime. It’s a morning show and they wanted to do a series about baby and bridal showers, and since I sell baby shower favors online, they called me and scheduled the interview for later that day.

In a previous post, I talked about how I got the interview in the first place. This all resulted in an experiment to get real publicity from the media.

In this post, I wanted to talk about what I learned from my first interview, including some things I did right (or at least I think so) and some lessons learned.

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How I Got My First Interview with a TV Producer

One strategy that is often overlooked by small business owners is trying to get media exposure. Small business owners often think that what they are doing is ordinary and boring and that media won’t care or want to interview them.

In this post, I want to explain how I got my first phone interview with a TV producer from a morning show in a recent experiment to get real publicity.

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