How to Use Article Marketing for Brand Promotion After Google Panda Update

This article about article marketing was originally written prior to introduction of Google Panda search engine update in February 2011. As such I've revised it to keep up to date with the latest accepted practices in article marketing and SEO. Article marketing is not what it used to be. Previous to the huge Google Panda search engine update, you could create and submit countless articles to top article directoires, which in turn distributed those articles to countless website owners looking for content. Now everything has changed. In an effort to reduce duplicate content across the web and provide unique search engine results, Google has seriously devalued article marketing and the content farms that hold those copied articles. Using this method of marketing to promote your brand must be done carefully…
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Leanna Archer: Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker before 13

Leanna Archer has achieved fame money and instant stardom at the grand age of 13. This young entrepreneur has already rang the opening bell for NASDAQ, been nominated as a star entrepreneur under 30 by top business magazines such as INC and Forbes, and manages a booming all-natural hair products business that manufactures a unique blend of ingredients invented by her family. "I don't want people to think that I'm trying to show off," says the eighth-grader. She develops and mixes each of her products and tracks orders and customer correspondence. Her parents and two brothers assist in bookkeeping, packaging, and product testing. The company sells its shampoos, conditioners, shea butter, and other products in stores and online. She generated an estimated $100,000 in revenue in 2007, and currently is…
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Chase Posey

Starting an ecommerce web site can be very exciting but will also produce many challenges along the way. The whole idea about "Build it and they will come" couldn't be further from the truth when starting any kind of web site. Programming and building the website includes many challenges on it's own but getting visitors to your site is more than half the battle. In order to start a successful ecommerce website one must start from the ground up. Chase Posey created new blog entry Challenges of Starting Up an Ecommerce Web Site in blog Starting an ecommerce web site can be very exciting but will also produce many challenges along the way. The whole idea about "Build it and they will come" couldn't be further from the truth when…
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Why You Should Register Your Startup Business in a Tax Haven State

What's so special about the states of Delaware, Nevada, and Wyoming? If you say one's a tiny state, one's a gambling state, and one has Yellowstone National Park you're correct. But this is business, so more precisely one answer fits them all. They're popular business "tax havens." Many LLC and S Corp business owners are drawn to these three states that promise relief from the long arm of Uncle Sam's tax collection. A large percent of newly formed small businesses have embraced consultanting and the internet for conducting business, but find it hard to be profitable in the initial stages due to high taxes levied against them. Your LLC or S Corp are considered separate legal entities apart from yourself. They have their own tax identification number just like real…
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Why New Businesses Should Target the Sub-Niche a Niche Within a Niche

It's hard getting to the number one spot in a crowded niche market and it's even harder staying there. With so many new and highly competitive entrepreneurs starting new businesses every day, the odds that you'll stand out in a unique way do not tip in your favor. You have a choice in business, either stay the course and battle competitors or change strategy and set up shop in a smaller market. Finding your niche is the first thing recommended when launching a small business, but if that niche is two competitive, a better idea might be to provide service to a niche within a niche or a sub-niche. Successful startups and small businesses have found that this strategy beats fighting an uphill battle against other businesses just as viable.…
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The Extreme Ups And Downs Of Running A Startup Business

The first time you make a decision to really take charge and run your own business creates a sense of escape and release, as if you've just been set free from long captivity on a road to nowhere. I'm referring to leaving the rat race that involves having a boss looking over your shoulder. However any honest startup business owner will confess, running a startup business is a far cry from a stroll in the park. There are many extreme ups and downs to deal with. You quickly find out you can't do it alone Sometime's even smart entrepreneurs get a warped sense of reality when they see the success of big business moguls and billionaire on pages of money magazines and tv shows. What they fail to realize initially is…
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SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, And Threats

In short, S.W.O.T. (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats). This is an analysis and planning tool used successfully by companies (profit and non-profit), to evaluate productivity. The S.W.O.T. analysis has helped many companies manage their internal and external branding environments. Concerning you as small business entrepreneur, what are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of your startup business?Consider the following, the S.W.O.T. analysis should be done with all levels of employees in a company. It can be done in one massive group if your company is a small business startup or with different groups (i.e. board, executive staff, managers, coordinators and office support staff). I recommend doing it in different groups, even as a small business. You would have an upper level employee selected to run the analysis and report the…
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Strategic Business Sales and Marketing for Your Startup

As you develop your business you must create a strategic business sales and marketing plan for at least three years ahead. This marketing and sales plan for your startup will target your niche, specific populations that you service, a geographic area, a timeline and specific ways you will sell your products. Here is a short list to get you started. Make sure to detail it according to your resources and budget. Social media – social networking sites, search engine optimization for your website and forums. Networking events – join business networking groups and become an active member. Building relationships is key here to building your brand. Trade shows – attend and set up tables at tradeshows specific to your product Conferences – attend business conferences or set up a table…
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Six Tips To Work Your Fulltime Job And Run Your Side Business

Entrepreneurs who work a fulltime job while running a  side business are like double agents or spies living dual lives. They have to give a hundred percent to both sides without compromising either one. Unfortunately most people fail to balance the two by not drafting a workable plan that involves being forthright with their boss.  The fear of losing their nine to five cause many to take the sneak approach while on the company clock,  but on the flipside, many overzealous entrepreneurs push full steam ahead with their start-up efforts neglecting their desk duties to the dismay of a dissatisfied boss. These six simple steps can help you balance the two to create a win-win situation for your start-up venture and your boss.  Get outside help. Unless you have the…
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Should You Register Your Startup Business as an LLC or S Corp

Since the state of Wyoming first introduced and used the Limited Liability Company as a form of business entity, the decision to create a startup business as an LLC or S Corp has required more thought. Each have their own advantages for new business owners depending on where that business is registered, the type of product or service being provided, who's running the business, and how ownership is distributed. The business registration aspect is simple enough, just follow the guidelines and procedures laid out by your individual state or federal government. It's weighing the pros and cons that make the decision a little harder for some. Both entities help you avoid paying personal and corporate taxes. This is a great thing for any business owner and not to be confused…
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