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8 Marketing Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them – Every business will make marketing mistakes. But since no company’s marketing budget is unlimited, it makes sense to avoid these mistakes if possible. How? First, know the classic faux paus that have been made by countless entrepreneurs before you. Then, follow these steps to avoid making them yourself.

Making Marketing Simple – When your marketing options seem endless it’s hard to decide what’s best for your business. One easy way to do so? Just answer these four questions – they’ll point you in the right direction.

12 Tips for Increasing Your Trade Show Success – Get the most return on your trade show investment using these easy, low-cost ideas.



Copywriting Resources for the Busy Business Owner – This collection of tips and tricks will help you write clearer, more compelling copy and prevent some of the most common writing mistakes.


Career and resumes

10 Ways to Improve Your Resume – Follow these simple tips to create a better resume now.

4 Things You Need to Know About Negotiating the Best Offer – The name says it all!

Answers to 5 Common Resume Questions – Use the answers to these five resume questions to make your resume stronger and more effective.


Business operations

The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Why You Need a Signed Contract – The ins and outs of solid service contracts, and why they are your friends. Posted with permission of

The Low Information Diet by Tim Ferriss – Feeling overwhelmed by the crush of e-mail, text messages, and voice mail surrounding you? Tim Ferris has some brilliant ideas for strategically unplugging – and getting a lot more accomplished as a result.