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The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Keyword Research

Keyword research is an important strategic marketing practice that, when thought of correctly, never really ends. While many people think of this…

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Marketing Is a Habit
Make marketing your new habit in 2008! Habits are hard to form, habits are hard to break. It pretty much takes daily work to sink in. I know there’s never enough time to get it all done, certainly no time for marketing, right? I suggest you dive into 2008 by creating a marketing calendar and […]
Every small business needs a little presentation zen
Small business owners and marketers are often called on to give presentations. In fact, hosting workshops and seminars is a great way to get in front of a group of prospects in a focused setting. I’ve been a huge fan of Garr Reynolds’ blog for a long time and I would like to suggest that […]
Award winning brand marketer talks about small business
In this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast I went to a really big business that is doing a great job marketing to small business. Marcy Shinder, VP of Brand Marketing and Strategy for OPEN from American Express, spent some time talking about the ways AMEX is connecting with small business. B2B Magazine […]

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Calling all marketing oriented Virtual Assistants
I am developing a network of virtual assistants to support the delivery of Duct Tape Marketing coaching from the Duct Tape Marketing Coach Network. I need qualified and trained virtual marketing assistants to work with my coaches and strategic partners to help implement the marketing plans and tactics required by our customers to grow their […]
David vs Goliath isn't always that dramatic
A few days ago I wrote about how the smallmarts of the world compete with much larger companies. Then a story appeared in the Kansas City Star that really hit home and I couldn’t pass up revisiting this idea. There is a small coffeehouse in Kansas City’s Westport District called the Broadway Cafe. Broadway is […]

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Multiple passwords driving you mad?
The more we are online to do everyday things like manage CRM, create email marketing campaigns, send invoices and even manage project work with customers and partners, the more usernames and passwords we need to create and then recall. There are many solutions to this problem, you can do a great job of creating and […]
The finer points of top rankings
I got a chance to chat with Lee Odden on a recent episode of the Duct Tape Marketing podcast. Lee is the creator of TopRank blog and founder of the search marketing firm TopRank Online Marketing located in Minneapolis. Lee is a long time blogger and probably knows as much as anyone out there about […]
Heard any good interviews lately?
As part of an ongoing monthly series sponsored by the Duct Tape Marketing Coach network I have been conducting some fascinating interviews. I started off with Guy Kawasaki talking about how and why he created Truemors, talked Search with John Battelle and Awakening the Entrepreneur Within recently with Michael Gerber. The interviews, each containing their […]
Microsoft Webmaster Toolset
Microsoft is now offering a Live Search Webmaster Center that is a bit like Google’s Webmaster Central. If you are a site owner this is a great way to get some insight into how Live Search works, submit XML site maps and see how Live Search crawls your site. Worth the time and a good […]

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