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Understanding The 4 Types Of Small Business Referrals

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Like any business person, you want new business opportunities to fall into your lap, by everyone and their mother sending you small business referrals. However, like any seasoned professional, you understand that isn’t the case. Small business referrals take time, through building business relationships and giving value. In this article, I want to prepare you for success in receiving small …

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Order of Business Networking Operations – Etiquette To Create Value

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Business networking isn’t rocket science. It is a simple process that you can repeat as many times as you want to build new relationships. Below, I have prepared the order of business networking operations for you to get into the routine and improve your business networking performance. Keep in mind, you are not required to complete all steps, but the …

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MailChimp Templates For The Customer Review System

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The CRS email templates for MailChimp follow the strict guidelines provided by the service. Keeping the templates simple in design and functionality maximizes their effective use for as many users as possible and minimizes the technical requirements to manage them. Asking For A Review – Customer Review Email Templates This email template for MailChimp is the most basic method for …

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Your Small Business Reputation Is Visible Online

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In order to understand the importance of your small business reputation online, we first need to understand a prospect’s intent. A prospect, the person who is in need of your services, but is currently unaware of your services, will turn to family, friends, and online social spaces for referrals. In addition, your prospect will also use Google to locate options …

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Display Your CRS Within Your Website Using An Iframe

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Using the CRS in your website does take a few steps and a little bit of knowledge of HTML, but nothing complicated. The iframe allows for a webpage to be displayed within another webpage. The iframe code below will allow you to display your CRS within a page of your website. We suggest using it in a page with no …

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The Power Of Asking For Customer Feedback Using The Customer Review System

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The customer review system is designed as a communication response tool for your business interactions with customers. However, like any tool, the CRS is only as good as how and why you use it. Left alone, the CRS will not help your business gain feedback, reviews, or testimonials. You will need to bring the CRS into your business sales, marketing, …

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The Pitfalls Of Abusing Online Customer Reviews

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Getting customers to leave online reviews for your business, products, and services can seem like tricky business. On one hand, it is great to have a customer publicly celebrate how awesome their experience was. On the other hand, it can be downright painful to wake up to a negative review that shines your business in the worst possible light. Since …

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Why Your Small Business Needs A Great Alignable Profile

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About a year ago, I received an email notification from a new online business network. Since I receive countless invitations to many services daily, the notification went ignored. Only after receiving several more invites to the service from other businesses I trusted, did I take the time to look through Alignable and make an account. In only a matter of …

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Recommended Reading For Small Business Owners

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All business owners and entrepreneurs need to keep up with their education. I turn to books as often as I can. A book is a teacher for life, as long as you listen, comprehend, and take away each time you read it. Here are a few of my personal favorites that I recommend to all. Note: While some of these …