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Forum: General Small Business Issues 11th October 2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,405
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Most Rewarding Aspect Of Being A Business Owner

We know the current state of the economy isn't easy on small business owners. However, there must have been a reason for why you went forth and opened your own business. We'd love to hear why. What's...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 7th October 2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Thanks, Logan. Has the announcement of the iPhone...

Thanks, Logan. Has the announcement of the iPhone 4S persuaded you otherwise?
Forum: General Small Business Issues 4th October 2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Smartphone Of Choice

Which smartphone do you use to complete the daily challenges of being a small business owner? iPhone? BlackBerry? Android-based phone? Something completely different?
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th September 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,152
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Dancorkill, Thanks for the response! As for...

Dancorkill,

Thanks for the response! As for the 82% statistic, you can find it here - http://mashable.com/2011/09/10/daily-deals-infographic/
Forum: General Small Business Issues 15th September 2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,152
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
What's Up With Daily Deals?

Daily Deal sites are certainly a hot topic right now. In fact, there are over 600 deal sites online today and 82% of those who bought a daily deal have returned at least once to the business since...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 16th August 2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,504
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Printer-Less Office - Is It A Reality?

We came across an interesting article the other day about how one can create a printer-less office. This raised an interesting question. Do you think it's possible? There are obviously ways to cut...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 2nd August 2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,706
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Increasing Business Productivity With Mobile Apps

Mobile apps have been proven to increase small business productivity and can save small business owners valuable amounts of time. Such mobile apps as Dropbox and Evernote top our list; sorry, Angry...
Forum: New Member Introductions 27th July 2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Welcome to the forum, Amber! We hope you receive...

Welcome to the forum, Amber! We hope you receive all of the resources and information needed for running your small business. There are some really great conversations going on here.

Best
Forum: General Small Business Issues 25th July 2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,505
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Sleeping On The Job

Many experts agree that a quick nap at work helps productivity levels. As a business owner, what are your thoughts? Do you think a short power-nap will help increase your employees' work levels?
Forum: Social Media 18th July 2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,656
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
trade-show-diva Yes, you would need a Google...

trade-show-diva

Yes, you would need a Google account to set up a Google+ profile. So far, it's one of the fastest growing social networks with over 10 million users. If you're looking to learn...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 12th July 2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,266
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
From what we've read, businesses are advised to...

From what we've read, businesses are advised to hold off on creating a Google+ profile. Google says business profiles will be rolling out in the near future.
Forum: Social Media 12th July 2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,656
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
We'd have to agree with Rojae. The 'circles'...

We'd have to agree with Rojae. The 'circles' feature is probably the best asset to G+. It definitely comes in handy when determining who you want to share an individual update or post with. We've...
Forum: Social Media 8th July 2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,656
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Thoughts On Google+?

We've recently been looking into Google's new social network, Google+. Do you think Google+ is too late to the party, or will its innovative features be enough to make users jump ship from Facebook?
Forum: New Member Introductions 21st June 2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,004
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Rojae, Nice to meet you. It's funny you...

Rojae,

Nice to meet you. It's funny you mention YouTube. We just wrote a blog post on how to leverage YouTube (http://buzz.waspbarcode.com/leverage-youtube-small-business/) for your online video...
Forum: New Member Introductions 21st June 2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,004
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Nice to meet you, John. Welcome to the forum.

Nice to meet you, John. Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 14th June 2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 45,456
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
We love using WordPress for our small business...

We love using WordPress for our small business blog, because of its robust set of plugins. There are plugins such as Digg-Digg to help your viewers share your great content as well as All-In-One SEO...
Forum: Direct Mail 7th June 2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,758
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Hello, I absolutely agree with hdm. Even if...

Hello,

I absolutely agree with hdm. Even if your direct mail garnered a no-response, the flyer or postcard has to be seen by someone before being placed into the recycling bin. Compare that to...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 11th May 2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,310
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Office Dress Code

As a business owner, what are your thoughts on dress code? Does it make your employees more productive, or do you think the idea of dressing more casual helps increase their creativity?
Forum: New Member Introductions 9th May 2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
Welcome to the forum, Mark.

Welcome to the forum, Mark.
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 5th May 2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 45,456
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
I've tried both; I used Blogger for a personal...

I've tried both; I used Blogger for a personal blog and we use Word Press for our business blog. Word Press is definitely the way to go - it's much easier to use, and adding basic formats like...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 5th May 2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 49,886
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
We recently purchased some foam rockets......

We recently purchased some foam rockets... basically, it's a foam dart with a rubber band. You pull the rubber band back and then release to get the rocket going. The trade shows and events we go to...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 5th May 2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,631
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
I'd recommend Constant Contact! It was a great...

I'd recommend Constant Contact! It was a great tool for us.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th May 2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,319
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
SEO Basics

gaga,

If you are looking for some SEO basics, here is a great infographic on some quick SEO tips for your small business.

http://buzz.waspbarcode.com/seo-small-business-cheat-sheet/
Forum: General Small Business Issues 28th April 2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,778
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
The Entrepreneur's Library

As an entrepreneur or an individual looking to start a business, what would you recommend as "must-have" books to line the shelves in his or her library?
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 27th April 2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 41,877
Posted By WaspBarcode_B.
At a recent trade show, we hired a Captain Jack...

At a recent trade show, we hired a Captain Jack Sparrow look-alike and a photographer to take photos as a give-away. It was a hit with the attendees, and comparable in price to other give-aways we...
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